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    Question Best ADSL Modem Router in Market??

    Hi All,

    Just curious which ADSL Router is best in market??


    I tried Netgear, DLink & Huwai...Netgear provided gud service for more than a year but now its dead, Dlink is also not that reliable and in last now just using BSNL provided Huwai MT882.

    Huwai is OK types, but after an hourn so it gets hang & than I need to restart the router, its cauing me this sort of crapy problem for last 2-3 days!!

    we've 9000 Buisness plan and we're using it in office where we've 10-15 pc in LAN, all connected.


    I wud highly be grateful if anybody suggest any gud & reliable Modem!!



    thanks in advnce!!


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    i believe linksys modem/routers are good.they are manufactured by cisco a very big name in networking devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitestar_999 View Post
    i believe linksys modem/routers are good.they are manufactured by cisco a very big name in networking devices.
    Linksys indeed makes the best routers in the consumer (home) segments. Cisco makes routers that are meant for the business segment. Linksys is a company aquired by Cisco. Cisco does not make Linksys routers. In fact Cisco or Linksys do not make the routers at all - the manufacturing is completely outsourced. But they have stringent quality checks.

    The downside is that Linksys routers are a bit expensive and in India even more so (because of duties, taxes, dealer margins, etc.). WRT54G is about $50 in USA and around Rs. 2500/- on eBay India.

    Note that WRT54G is not an ADSL modem; but a pure router.

    I have BSNL provided ADSL modem/router (UTStarcom UT-300R2U) and Linksys Wireless Router WRT54G.

    The query is for ADSL modem/router.

    I am pretty happy with UT-300R2U as it does the job. BSNL also provides Type IV modem/router (wireless) - Siemens SL2-141. It is priced at Rs. 1800 which I think is a pretty good deal.
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    Some other facts about BSNL supplied modem/routers:

    a) BSNL modem/routers are not expensive.
    b) Consequently they are not the best. As I say myself quite often:

    *** When you shell out peanuts, you get monkeys ***

    c) They are usually discontinued models. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to find drivers and latest firmware for the routers.
    d) Ditto for guides
    e) So if you loose your CD, you had it.

    So why buy BSNL modems? Three reasons:

    a) BSNL does not support modems purchased indepnendently
    b) They are cheap
    c) They do their job well
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Some other facts about BSNL supplied modem/routers:

    a) BSNL modem/routers are not expensive.
    b) Consequently they are not the best. As I say myself quite often:

    *** When you shell out peanuts, you get monkeys ***

    c) They are usually discontinued models. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to find drivers and latest firmware for the routers.
    d) Ditto for guides
    e) So if you loose your CD, you had it.

    So why buy BSNL modems? Three reasons:

    a) BSNL does not support modems purchased indepnendently
    b) They are cheap
    c) They do their job well
    Well said just
    well i bought a connection & modem from BSNL in july 06 named like DareGlobal (DB 108) ADSL Modem. (rather i was forced to accept the modem coz they were having the shortage of modems & for that reason they were postponing my connection....so no clue)its on off switch lost its spring action in 6 months or so........hence i always tunr on-off modem with the help of the adapter.....rest everything is ok with the modem....

    & on u r last sentence "They do their job well",only if ur luck is on ur side
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logik View Post
    & on u r last sentence "They do their job well",only if ur luck is on ur side
    If they do not do their job, you can go back to BSNL and ask then to repair or replace it free of cost (if you are within one year).

    After one year: If the modem has worked for one year without issues it is likely to work for another three years at least, unless:

    a) It gets 'fried' by electrical surcharge. Even in this case, it is likelier that the power supply will burn out rather than the modem
    b) You keep it in very dusty and unventilated environment and so not clean/vacuum too often
    c) You try unknown firmware updates. Firmware updates should never be attempted by non-technical people. Also never try to fix something that is not broken.

    Please note that most small electronic gadgets has a lifespan of 3/4 years. Do not expect that it will work forever, especially cheap modems. You may be lucky but have pragmatic expectations.
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    Default Netgear DG632

    Netgear DG632 is pretty good and economy range

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    linksys and thomson are good campanies and their products are reliable. you should buy any of their product and you will be satisfied. I am sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post


    b) You keep it in very dusty and unventilated environment and so not clean/vacuum too often

    Dust!!!!! In India DUST is everywhere dont forget that in fact the modems provided by BSNL gets heated up so better to keep them in freezer

    modems from Linksys and Asus are good atleast they have good reputation in the market rest is upto your luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Some other facts about BSNL supplied modem/routers:

    a) BSNL modem/routers are not expensive.
    b) Consequently they are not the best. As I say myself quite often:

    *** When you shell out peanuts, you get monkeys ***

    c) They are usually discontinued models. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to find drivers and latest firmware for the routers.
    d) Ditto for guides
    e) So if you loose your CD, you had it.

    So why buy BSNL modems? Three reasons:

    a) BSNL does not support modems purchased indepnendently
    b) They are cheap
    c) They do their job well
    Hi,
    there is one brand called BELKIN which has modem router and also Life Time Warranty, and good deal for money.

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    Not just Belkin but there are plenty in the market, e.g., Netgear, D-LInk, etc. Problem is BSNL (or any other ISP) will not support modem not supplied by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Linksys indeed makes the best routers in the consumer (home) segments. Cisco makes routers that are meant for the business segment. Linksys is a company aquired by Cisco. Cisco does not make Linksys routers. In fact Cisco or Linksys do not make the routers at all - the manufacturing is completely outsourced. But they have stringent quality checks.

    The downside is that Linksys routers are a bit expensive and in India even more so (because of duties, taxes, dealer margins, etc.). WRT54G is about $50 in USA and around Rs. 2500/- on eBay India.

    Note that WRT54G is not an ADSL modem; but a pure router.

    I have BSNL provided ADSL modem/router (UTStarcom UT-300R2U) and Linksys Wireless Router WRT54G.

    The query is for ADSL modem/router.

    I am pretty happy with UT-300R2U as it does the job. BSNL also provides Type IV modem/router (wireless) - Siemens SL2-141. It is priced at Rs. 1800 which I think is a pretty good deal.
    ZTE is also good.

    Quote Originally Posted by player View Post



    the modems provided by BSNL gets heated up so better to keep them in freezer

    Yupe. My ZTE modem does gets heated.
    I think a FAN is required :P ... just like CPU :P
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    The best option is buy type - I modem from BSNL and use it with better router purchased from market ...........
    Sad or Fever, Smile Forever!!!

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    IBall router is the best according to my opinion. It costs just Rs. 1400. Very good performance. Just brought, plugged in and started using without any problem. Secondly they have very good customer service.

    http://www.indiabroadband.net/bsnl-b...all-baton.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumit020 View Post
    The best option is buy type - I modem from BSNL and use it with better router purchased from market ...........
    Please do not bump old threads.

    Please read Forum Etiquette.

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    Smile DareGlobal DB with alternate firmware

    I have a crappy Dare Global DB 108 from BSNL . I have this one with all the probs heats up too much, frequent ADSL link loses u name it. So I was thinking about a firmware update but found none. So I decided OK I'm gonna lose money anyway buying new, lets open this thing up and look for chipset and may be I can find similar modems around. And it turned out to be Broadcom 6338. which made me search for same around for similar chipset ones. The beetel 220BX/BX1 has similar configs and I got a link from another forum to ifile.it AND IT WORKED


    I tftp-ed to my modem connected on my LAN port and sended the .img file in.
    waited for five mins. and voila it was working and working nice for last 24hrs or so with some minor hickups.. mostly I believe since I'm 5-6 kms away from exchange.

    Hope this helps some...

    Beetel 220BX/BX1 Firmware link is not allowed to post since am new.
    (mods please note)

    WARNING: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE THIS WORKS FOR ALL. DONT BLAME ME IF NOT ALSO DO IT IF UR MODEM IS CRAPPY DONT FIX IT IF ITS NOT BROKEN

    STEPS

    1. DOWNLOAD & UNZIP IMAGE file to HDD
    2. rename it to 1.img or something short for ease of use(dont want type 20 letter)
    3. goto Start Menu -> Run
    4. Type cmd
    5. Change Directory to where u stored image (i put in c:\ again for easy access)
    6. Make sure ur modem is connected to ur PC's LAN/Ethernet port
    7. type tftp -i IPADDRESSOFMODEM PUT 1.img
    8. wait 5-10 mins . switch off and switch on router/modem

    fire up ur browser and goto web config of modem
    something like h ttp://192.168.x.1 (check manual or ethernet settings)
    you will see beetel instead of DB108 also there are many more options for NAT and the works...


    PS: my old password for the router was there if its not working with you try using default password or reset ur modem and try default passwords google online

    Thanks to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by zcabal View Post
    I have a crappy Dare Global DB 108 from BSNL . I he search for same around for similar chipset ones. The beetel 220BX/BX1 has similar configs and I got a link from another forum to ifile.it AND IT WORKED


    I tftp-ed to my modem connected on my LAN port and sended the .img file in.
    waited for five mins. and voila it was working and working nice for last 24hrs or so with some minor hickups.. mostly I believe since I'm 5-6 kms away from exchange.

    Hope this helps some...

    Beetel 220BX/BX1 Firmware link is not allowed to post since am new.
    (mods please note)

    WARNING: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE THIS WORKS FOR ALL. DONT BLAME ME IF NOT ALSO DO IT IF UR MODEM IS CRAPPY DONT FIX IT IF ITS NOT BROKEN

    STEPS



    Thanks to all
    Dear Zcabal,

    My Dare global is dead, tried defalt factory setting, and I dont mind to change firmware as it is dead already

    do this to guide A URL
    type url without http, www or .xxx it will work I also new member and it works.

    Is this the URL you are referrring, see the size 1891KB
    //rapidshare.com/files/112733463/T2Q-0Q-007_bcm96338R_2M_16M.img | 1891 KB

    What is the version ?
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    Beetel 110BX1 on Dataone Bsnl connection.
    192.168.1.1/look.html
    系统信息

    软件版本 V8.24.01.01
    软件编号 T2Q-0Q-007
    SVN版本 3.12L.01_India.13
    编译日期 Wed Apr 16 13:12:33 CST 2008
    固件版本 3.12L.01.A2pB023k.d20k_rc2
    CFE 版本 1.0.37-0.7
    IP 地址 192.168.1.1
    MAC 地址 00-1e-40-ba-cc-44
    上行速率 (Kbps) 510
    下行速率 (Kbps) 2047

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    I tried like above but here is the what DOS says

    "Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    E:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tftp -i IPADDRESSOFMODEM PUT 1.img
    tftp: don't know host 'IPADDRESSOFMODEM' "


    what went wrong?
    Is there Any other way/commond?
    .
    The downloaded file is "T2Q-0Q-007_bcm96338R_2M_16M.img" 1,848KB size
    downloaded from rapidshare and was is not zipped.

    My problem in Modem is when you reconfigure and reboot
    NAT is disabled
    Firewall is disabled

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    can you access the modem menu pages directly 192.168.1.1
    ( this is usually the Ip address of the modem
    try this
    Start RUn type cmd Ok
    new window
    type telnet
    type 192.168.1.1
    id admin
    PW admin or password
    or new Pw you used/changed.

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    mocrosoft telnet> 192.168.1.1
    I get invalid command

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    DAREGlobal 108 FW update.

    problem in Modem is
    you reconfigure and reboot
    NAT is disabled
    Firewall is disabled
    after > telnet
    type o 192.168.1.1
    login admin
    password xxxxxxxx
    ?
    all commands for telnet.
    ========================
    Welcome to ZXDSL 831II
    ========================

    ZTE Inc., Software Release ZXDSL 831IIV5.5.1a_E09_OV

    Login name: admin
    Password:
    > ?
    confirm you cannot access 192.168.1.1 directly

    Update:
    AT YOUR Own RISK !!!
    Firmware update in command mode.
    Later you can update to latest versions.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=62CRCXTQ
    //www.megaupload.com/?d=62CRCXTQ 1.9 MB
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    done
    I got MOdem menus

    next what?

    I cannot Ping 192.168.1.1
    shows timed out

    but can ping gateway 117.192.160.1.

    Here is my number 080 23151971/9480616363 Bangalore,

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    Default Dare Global 108 FW update .

    DareGlobal 108 FW update.
    access modem settings

    1.
    post screenshot (jpg) as annexure..
    Device info page .
    2.
    type 192.168.1.1/look.html
    and confirm Firmware version and Software version.
    3.
    Check under statistics ADSL menu.
    Post screenshot.

    4.
    Copy/PASTE here
    ipconfig /all

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    I think u can go for IBALL routers, Cheap and Best. 3 years warranty.
    BSNL gives only 1 year warranty.

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    Hi,

    Could help me with a comparison on below 2 wireless adsl2+ modem/routers

    D-Link DSL-2750U Wireless N ADSL2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi Router
    TP-LINK TD-W8961ND ADSL2+Wireless router/modem

    Especially please elobarate on the USB Port transfer rate as one of the review on the Flipkart website selling the D-LINK modem says its only drawback is its USB transfer rate - 2.5mbps. This will be a big deciding point as it will hamper USB portable HDD transfer rates over networks.

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