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Recomendation of a good router for heavy use


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At the moment i have a cheap router that handles 4 pc's, on a daily basis my router will crash (because of too many connections) this is due to server / p2p issues. Can you guys recomend a good router/swich that will handle a lot of connections? money is an issue but not a very large one ;) would buying a router / switch for more pcs be a solution? (say for 8 pcs?)

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cyph

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I use a D-Link too (704-P or something (4 ports)), but that one will crash too with to much download/upload P2P connections.

Try to look in the 100-200 US$ range, there are some good routers for heavy use. Also, I would use the router only for the firewall and DHCP server. After that it´s better to use a good switch.

Also, if you donwload much, why not buy a dual-LAN router from XiNCOM. That´s the next step for me B).

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Hi,

Thanks for the replys , the dlink 608 is a hard one to find, i can find a review but no place to buy. I may put up with it for the mo and go for a dual-LAN router from XiNCOM then. i will definitely look in to it. Do you have any recomendadtions? cicso? dlink?

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cyph

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My router could be with an old rev. of the hardware. Some times it´s crashing with P2P software of ARES. Also mu provider isn´t the best one, but hey!, it´s Mexico :P.

Other than that, D-Link is nice for the price, that´s why I bought it ;) .

@ cypher_soundz,

Cisco is too expensive for "home" use. Try to buy a switch first to connect your computers to that one. Only use one port of the router to connect to that switch (It could help).

Try to find a DLink 604. The 704-(U)P has a LPT-printerserver in it if you like that (U for USB).

:)

PS. Linksys is also form Cisco... and why not order online? You are part of the USA so there are a lot online shops that will send it to you (newegg for example).

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hehe never cud put the Professor's mubbles/"episode's" into words lol nice work ;)

My 3Com 3CRWE754G72-A used to reset alot when using alot of connections in p2p. I managed to update the firmware that solved the problem - think it was one of the latest firmware's avaliable for it (in case anyone has one and wants to know).

I know it sounds obvious and I'm sure you've already tried it, but have you visited the manufacturer's site for a firmware update?

I know the model I've got is buggy at best, but it cost me a cool £100 so it wasnt a cheap one - its not avaliable anymore but the newer model is meant to be nice 'n' stable - dont know the exact model offhand tho sorry.

Regards,

Nath.

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Get something from USRobotics... they make very high quality routers that can hold up with a lot of data transfer.

My old Linksys used to crash all the time with Shareaza transfering... But now with this new USR one it hasn't crashed yet.

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thanks for the replys, i have already upgraded the firmware, (from 1st revision to the latest ) there was no notes saying not to , but maybe such i big leap caused instability(i dont remember it crashing as much before the new firmware). so im gonig to try flashing back to the original and working my way up , they are all diffiernt sizes and the latest one is about 100K smaller than the 2nd to latest :blink: i will let you know if it fixed the issue.

Thanks again guys

Regards

cyph

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I can recommend a good router that will only cost you an old computer and some hard work. You could try building your own router using IPCOP or Smoothwall that run on a dedicated computer and can actually run on a 486 (if you still have one). I'm testing it out in the next couple of days... but according to its users its pretty stable and should fix your problem.

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I am using Di-804Hv without any problems. Try to DISABLE the Log service in a router can give that router longer life.

"The log file keeps a running log of events and activities occurring on the device. The log will display up to 200 recent logs in Di-804 and newer log activities will overwrite the older logs. It also can be set up to send the log files to a specific email address. "

The above statement will be too hard and add tons of rock to the router. My friend has a internet cafe near by me with 70 units of pc's. He used a GOOD Brand router with only 2 months and that router 'fried'!! :realmad: After he changed that router (same brand) with Log function Disable, his told me that his router works fine and smoothly until now (6 months++). :yes:

Hope this help.. :yes:

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