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  1. jgunning

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    Hi all,

    So I have been using my trusty netgear DGN1000 for AGES now..and I think it is starting to fail as a router..the actual web interface is running pretty slow, cant seem to find any more firmware updates for it. I think its time I updated..

    My price range is up to $150AUD. What are your thoughts/suggestions..?



    Cheers,

    J :toast:
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    best bet is to figure out your requirements: speed, range, extra capabilities. Lots of wireless N routers out there, but some support better speed/range than others. Find a few you like, if you're not sure, post those to see if anyone can sport an opinion.

    If you want lots of software features, look for one supported by dd-wrt.
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    Ok that's fair enough. :) Those are three that I had bookmarked..thoughts about them?

    J :toast:

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_1439&products_id=22905

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_1439&products_id=19737

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_1439&products_id=20032
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    Netgear WNDR3700. Its dated but one of the most reliable routers out. I have the Netgear WNDR4300 its just a little faster.

    I have used the TP Link in your post. Its a good router. The only thing I didn't like about it was all the blinking lights.
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    For sure not the second one. Its a modem with routing. Only mbit ports not gbit. I have an asus rt-n16. I've been quite happy with it. Maybe look at reviews of that asus and the to link; if possible a comparison. See which is more reliable and which has better bang for buck.
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    Both very useful advice lads!Thankyou! I will look into the Netgear WNDR3700 and the asus rt-n16 and do some comparing!

    Cheers guys!

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    The WNDR4000 is $16 more expensive than the WNDR3700, do you think it is worth an extra $16? the 4000 comes with a lifetime warranty whereas the 3700 only comes with 1yr.
    Or would you still say to stick with the 3700?
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    I dont see why not. But check reviews
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    Am doing that as we speak.
    Thanks for the help guys


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