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    Router Thingymabob

    Ok so sorted most stuff for new house.

    Going to need a thingy for ASDL or VSDL internet service. I see some companies give you a free one, are they any good.
    Paramount importance is easy setup and maintainance and good security.
    Bandwidth usage will be general stuff, uploading ccctv from security system, sporadic gaming with world of warships and whatever flatmates get up to.
    What do I need and how much should I pay?
    thanks
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    Get whichever one has the most RGB lights.

    I mean, you can just use the free one supplied and staple gun some light-strip to it, it'll give the same performance I guess...
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    cisco. pay as much as hurts. change default password from "admin" and you'll be sweet.
    AVOID telco router.
    if you plan on fibre (you might) buy one now.
    More eth ports=win.
    "uploading cctv" - secure that shit. open only req'd ports and de-jew the fuck out of it.

    port scan your addy remotely to see what holes are gaping. or... i will

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    I've not long changed over to combined power & internet with Trustpower; their supplier is Chorus. I'm on unlimited broadband VDSL connection
    they supplied the router, it's a NetComm NF10W has 4 ethernet ports & WIFI...usual connection speed is between 50-60Mbps through the ethernet & lowers to mid 40s on the WIFI. $59.95per month fee. Seems pretty good so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    cisco. pay as much as hurts. change default password from "admin" and you'll be sweet.
    AVOID telco router.
    if you plan on fibre (you might) buy one now.
    More eth ports=win.
    "uploading cctv" - secure that shit. open only req'd ports and de-jew the fuck out of it.

    port scan your addy remotely to see what holes are gaping. or... i will
    ^^^ not bad advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    world of warships
    I thought all the KBers except me stopped playing?

    What you got in your port these days?

    I've had exceptional fun with HMS Minotaur
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    Telco provided routers are almost universally shit. Spark's Smart Firewall or whatever it is apparently loses it's port forwarding rules on occasion, like power outage, sun rising at the wrong time etc. The kind of problems you didn't think existed... apparently they do.

    I'm a fan of Draytek modems. In terms of full recommendation, it does depend on usage, budget etc. ie, for the average home user, Draytek modem with built in wifi will suffice, but as soon as you're loading it, trying to increase coverage, then a bigger solution may be required, like wireless with n or ac separate to modem. I don't make my modem do any switching, have an HP switch for that and wireless is separate to both of those. Horses for courses.
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    Some ISP-supplied routers have back doors set up so that their staff can log in remotely. Another reason to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    I thought all the KBers except me stopped playing?

    What you got in your port these days?

    I've had exceptional fun with HMS Minotaur
    Busier these days but still randomly play.... Montana, Nikolai, Shimakaze are most used then sometimes Tirpitz, Hipper, Atago, Kutuzov, Nagato, Chapyev.... others in lineup too that don't really get used....

    Just resurrected my Origin login and mucked around briefly with battlefield Hardline and need for speed.

    Trouble with not playing often you press play and its time for some shitty 2gb game update to start downloading..... I wish IT ferkers arounbd world could just leave well enough alone......
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    Ok folks ive been googling those draytek things, seems the business but so hard to choose a particluar model.

    Just like bike bits the 'next' model up always sound slike it has bells and whistsles you might need etc....

    So recommendations pleae
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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Ok folks ive been googling those draytek things, seems the business but so hard to choose a particluar model.

    Just like bike bits the 'next' model up always sound slike it has bells and whistsles you might need etc....

    So recommendations pleae
    buy a model from last year. should last the next 8 and half the cost of the latest and greatest.

    throughput is king. probably largely irrelevant in a domestic situation, but m0ar baud wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    buy a model from last year. should last the next 8 and half the cost of the latest and greatest.

    throughput is king. probably largely irrelevant in a domestic situation, but m0ar baud wins.
    Baud?

    The 1980s are calling, they want their bandwidth back lol.

    but yeah - what Akzle said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    buy a model from last year. should last the next 8 and half the cost of the latest and greatest.
    Not really. Some Drayteks like the Vigor120 and 130 have been available for years, price doesn't fluctuate much.

    Depends where you're buying, give us the link. No point me recommending something the distributor is carrying, but you can't buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    Baud?

    The 1980s are calling, they want their bandwidth back lol.

    but yeah - what Akzle said.
    yeah well, when the solar flare and polar shift, i'll be comms on my tincans and string while you're scratching your balls cos the wifi derpderp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Not

    Depends where you're buying, give us the link. No point me recommending something the distributor is carrying, but you can't buy.
    hook a nigga up cuz.

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