[Scottish] Router suitable for a small home network

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 8 22:35:15 UTC 2013

I have a Buffalo Dual Band Nfinity WZR-HP-AG300H-EU. Works well, DD-WRT (so
dnsmasq etc). Only real issue I have with it is that it isn't possible to
separate wired traffic (e.g. port 1 for untrusted [TV], port 2 for work,
ports 3 & 4 for home). There may alse be a compatibility issue with OS X
(Safari hangs - but the MBP is suspect). GNU/Linux and Windows work
perfecly. That may or may not be an issues for you.

About £70, I think there's a new version out too.

Also...surge protectors! :-)

On 8 December 2013 22:16, John Gordon Ollason <john at houseofdeer.co.uk>wrote:

> I have a small domestic network comprising my linux box (wired), my wife's
> PC (wireless), an Iyonix (a computer that nobody has ever heard of)
> (wired), the tv (wired) a RaspberryPi (wired), and a network printer
> (wireless). I am connecting to a bog-standard dsl broadband ISP.
>  On Thursday last at 0640 we had an almost directly overhead stroke of
> lightning: flash, bang, and the lights went out. We were lucky: the only
> casualty was the router; a neighbour lost all of his electronic equipment.
>  I went to town to the only computerish shop and bought the only
> replacement router that they stock TP-Link TD-W8961ND and I am not very
> impressed with it.
>  The web-interface is extremely slow and hangs a lot. The router seems to
> be rather sensitive to temperature and has needed to be restarted after
> only about 8 hours of service, and with the feeble web interface, that took
> about 20 minutes. In fact the web-interface has died altogether now so I
> can't reconfigure it or do a soft reboot, but at least it's talking to me.
> So off I went to PCWorld was sold a Netgear D6200, get it home and
> discovered that it can't be configured by an ethernet connexion: it has to
> be configured wirelessly. So I configured it and it was easy to get my
> wife's PC online. Then I tried plugging in the ethernet connectors.
> Nothing, Downloaded the manual from Netgear: nothing helpful. Fiddled about
> with the connectors and got two out four connected but only for a short
> while (the sockets have a nasty floppy feel about them). So it's going back
> to PCWorld tomorrow.
> So can anybody recommend a decent no-frills, solid router with at least
> four ethernet sockets and wifi that can be reliably configured from a
> web-interface?
> Thanks in advance.
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