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    Another Netgear Router just died :-(

    My Dad's got a Netgear Router (834G) and it's just died on him

    Thats the second Netgear that's died on my family. My first was replaced by Netgear under warranty, but this one is out of warranty now.

    SO..what I need is a sensible money (sadly not Draytek then) Wireless Firewall router.

    And this might sound silly, but does anyone make one with a few HDD slots in it, so he could use it as storage too? A NAS with a router? If they did he might be convinced tobuy a load of SATA drives. He has external storage as it is and I know he wants more.

    Cheers for any suggestions people

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    Netgear suck. It's the sad truth, and I will stick by my sentiments

    My other sentiments are that you can't go wrong with Linksys. Also, I think it might be Linksys that do those routers with USb ports for a HDD, but I can't be sure.

    Get a WRT54G or this http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/90827

    if it's ADSL you're talking about, Belkin http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/79070
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    i was on the look out for exactly the same thing, i was advised that the Asus one from Scan is of some quality. I ordered one for my parents but sadly wont get my hands on it until after xmas when im back home so i cant recommend it.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=420920
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    ok..any other suggestions?

    I'm a Scan man now by the way.

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    I have had no probs with belkin personally. Staples sometimes have good offers on them too.
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    I use to have a belkin.... the 125mbps one... it was rubbish, so i bought a netgear rangemax thinking it would be better, it was just as bad... then got a wr54tg linksys thing.

    works amazingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinger161 View Post
    then got a wr54tg linksys thing.
    yeh i heard good things about these...pity Scan dont sell them
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    the old man has sorted it himself!!!

    He found this!

    http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/852034

    for £39.99

    Inc extra wireless access point and USB adpator!

    Incredible...the old man is sorting stuff!

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    nope...he's still a silly old sod

    It's a Cable router, not ADSL!

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    i was going to say you've got yourself a DSL router, i thought i'd made the mistake posting a link to an ADSL router
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    I must have been lucky then as my original NetGear DG834G is nearly 4 years old and is still going strong in a friends house, I replaced it with a NetGear DG834PN (for better wireless performance - which it gives...) which is only 11 months old, but so far so good......

    Having said that I will probably involk 'commentators curse' and it will fold and die withintn the week!

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    I've got a couple of BT modem/routers at home, one of which is the New Home Hub

    Stuck with my belkin however, as it has been more reliable up until now (though its starting to become a bit shakey under heavy load

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    Personally i've only ever used D-Link with the small and home networks i've dealt with and have not ever had an issue with them.
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    my ntgr dg384 v1 has lasted me over 3 yrs , i gues i been luki. hmm , d link are not so nice looking but if ur on a budget , id go 4 them !

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    Ouch, I'm on DG834G Which version was your dad's and did he place it horizontal or vertical?

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