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Best Router for 80/20

jbatt
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Best Router for 80/20

Hi
What routers have you got working on 80/20 connections?
I have a Draytek 2820 sitting at home not doing anything.
I'm using the standard netgear one which comes with the 80/20 trail
Thanks
James
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

I believe the 2820 only has a thoughput of 50Mb ( http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/comparison.html ; through its firewall so it might be a limiting factor.
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

If you want built-in VDSL2, concurrent dual band wi-fi, built in DECT VOIP/Landline with number based dialing rules (and fax and answering machine), Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x USB for NAS / 3G backup connection, etc. and don't mind a slightly quirky and rather expensive device then the Fritz!Box 7390 is good on 80/20. It also works on ADSL or can be connected to an OpenReach modem by ethernet
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jbatt
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

Hi
Thanks, that router looks very interesting indeed. I will probably get one
James
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

and it has full IPSec VPN  endpoint ( not just passthrough! ) support should you ever need it. Smiley
minimos
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

Here's another vote for the 7390.  Rock solid since I installed it a couple of months back (after some great help from Walker getting the settings right).
Word of caution though if you use the in built VSDL modem it's not technically supported by Plusnet or BT, but thus far no issues for me.
Picnic
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

Do you guys using the  Fritz!Box 7390 use the telephone capabilities? Seems lots of people complaining CLI doesn't work, or they're getting echo on voice calls etc. Also seen people complain the sync speed using the inbuilt VDSL modem is lower than they get swapping back to the bt modem. The feature list does look very good but if half of the functionality is rendered useless then it does become a pretty expensive router.
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

CLI was pretty much fixed a while ago with Frimware 05.22 (still current).
I find there's a slight echo for a couple of seconds at the beginning of an incoming landline call (but not to the extent of it being a problem to me)
I particularly like the ability to route calls via landline or VOIP using number based dialing rules (would like to see this extended to time based rules too but not currently available).
My sync was slightly lower than the BT modem when I swapped over but, again, not enough to worry about, I haven't tried swaping back to the BT modem.
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Picnic
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

Thanks, that's encouraging feedback Smiley
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

Just heard about this one: http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/p_2812hnu_51c.shtml
No idea how good it it though.
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grahamt
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

It certainly looks versatile! Maybe trying to pack in too many features at once. They seem to be trying to target it at ISPs, which might explain the ridiculously unmemorable model number: I can't imagine saying to anyone, "I've got a P-2812HNU-51c"
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wardie2437
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

I've got a TP-LINK  W9860N working brilliantly - 2 wired and one wireless.
BTW - What happens if the BTOPENREACH cable modem?? goes titsup? Can we buy replacement for that? can anyone recommend one?
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Re: Best Router for 80/20

If the OR modem 'dies' then you get a replacement from OR by reporting it as a 'fault'.
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