New modem/router

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Georacer, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Georacer

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
    Since I installed ADLS in my flat, 5 years ago this is the router I had:

    It's a PHILIPS CGA5720N/TE. My ISP gave it to me and it was alright by my standards.

    Over the last year, however, strange things started happening. Wiki pages wouldn't load, random webpages wouldn't either. I didn't pay too much attention and blamed my ISP.

    3 days ago, the download rate dropped to 2/3 and I got massive lag in online games. I gave my ISP a call, who confirmed the drop in down rate, remapped my user profile and suggested a splitter change.

    I bought this instead:
    and, oh boy, the internet has a new face. Even those pages load again!

    I hope it stays that way.
  2. Markd77

    Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    I like Netgear, good reliability and not too expensive. I wish mine had READYshare, that's a handy little feature. USB hard drives are much cheaper than NAS ones.
  3. Georacer

    Thread Starter Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
    True, I was surprised by that feature.
    Not that I 'll be using it anytime soon...