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    Question What Wireless Router? Draytek/Netgear

    Hi,

    I need to upgrade my Speedtouch 510 V4 as i'm having massive problems with Port Forwarding to VOIP software. Anyway that's another story!

    The 2 routers i'm looking at are...


    Draytek Vigor 2800G £148.71 108mbps
    Netgear DG834G £74.35 with free netgear wireless PCI card 54mbps

    I'm a techy and we use the Draytek routers at work, and they have by far the best interface out of all routers i've used! The netgear interface is very good and i have no problems with them at all.

    I have probably setup around 6 wireless networks using Netgears DG834g and they sometimes drop off the wireless signal. I dont know for sure but i reckon that the Draytek would be more stable?

    I play Football manager over my network and i would prefer 108mbps, but we all know that depends on the conditions the wireless is in.

    I'm not too worried about price, but if there isnt going to be a major difference between the two then i'll go with the Netgear. It would be interesting if any of you out there have a Draytek wireless router?

    Thanks in advance chaps.

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    Also i have seen the Draytek 2900G £155.38 but it's only 54mpbs......however it is a newer model.

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    I bought the netgear dg834g, initally fairly happy with all but the range of it. I then 'topped it up' with the newer Netgear Pre-N MIMO router and the range is spot on, no signal loss in my house.
    Netgear have now rolled these into one, the DG834PN.
    Dabs are selling one here for £94 with free usb adaptor, seems like a bargain.

    Also Trusted Reviews seem to like it too.
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    The 2900 doesn't have an ADSL modem built in. Netgear probably fine for home use, there are thousands of them happily churning over out there. But... why do you think they prefer the Draytek at work?
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    go for the draytek... i love mine....
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    The 2900 doesn't have an ADSL modem built in. Netgear probably fine for home use, there are thousands of them happily churning over out there. But... why do you think they prefer the Draytek at work?

    We use VPN at work and it's very easy to set up. The same goes with Port forwarding.

    We only have the wired version.

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    tbh I have owned (still do) both.

    The Vigor Cusotmer support is superb, but even Netgear helped me with a faulty one and sorted me to my happyness

    Draytek for me of the two. LOts of extra features, reporting tools and stuff.

    Besides, IL-2 was easier to set up on it!!

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    linksys are superb. Used them with no problems.

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    the Draytek is quality, its worth the extra money as you'll get no hassle from it. Always had trouble with Linksys/Netgear overheating and rebooting under heavy load in the past

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    Linksys wireless router

    Hi!
    got a wireless router
    LINKSYS
    WAG54GS
    WIRELESS 125G ROUTER WITH SPEEDBOOSTER
    and
    LINKSYS
    WPC54GSUK
    WIRELESS-G PC ADAPTER WITH SPEEDBOOSTER

    quite easy to set up,make sure your acces are secured
    Had no problems so far,had it set up for 3 weeks now and the result is quite positif,i can take my laptop anywhere in the house and looking forward to the summer in the back garden

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    Draytek - great routers.
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    How freaky, I was just considering exactly the same choice today as my linksys is starting to show its age. (and its impossible to open individual ports on the firewall)

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    Draytek Vigor 2800G. I bought one a few weeks ago and have never looked back. It has never required a reset or reboot. I use it with a D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 PCI wireless network card in my PC.

    Here's what it can do:

    - Sustain a 108Mbps wireless network connection to my PC
    - Sustain a 54Mbps wireless network connection to my Netgear WGE111 wireless bridge for my games console
    - Sustain a 11Mbps wireless network connection to my Centrino-based work laptop

    ...all of this simultaneously! I've never had a router do that before! It is very expensive but worth it. A few years ago I had the older Draytek Vigor 2600We (11Mbps) router and that was equally impressive.

    If you are going to get the Draytek Vigor 2800G then a new firmware has just been released. I flashed it on Friday and it works fine but it's hard to tell if there's any improvements as the router was rock solid solid before. There was an important note about the firmware for which i'll start another thread in case anyone does buy this router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb
    The 2900 doesn't have an ADSL modem built in. Netgear probably fine for home use, there are thousands of them happily churning over out there. But... why do you think they prefer the Draytek at work?
    They don't, they prefer Cisco or Foundry Networks. But thats shooting a fish in a barrel with a thermonuclear bomb in a home situation.

    I have a netgear router and for the price I paid it exceeded my expectations.
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