what is the best modem router in the world?

Discussion in 'polls' started by xandros, Jun 6, 2008.

?

what is the best modem router in the world?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2009.
  1. Linksys

    34 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. dlink

    13 vote(s)
    19.1%
  3. usropotex

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. lucent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. speedstream

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. simiens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. belkin

    3 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. Aztech

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  9. Siemens

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  10. anohter modem router (plz write it)

    15 vote(s)
    22.1%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Posts:
    411
    what is the best modem router in the world?
    im sure modem router coming with builtin firewall
    so give us your openion about it
    thanx
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  2. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    USA
    Well I can't say whats the best,but I use neatgear and It has been 100 percent reliable so far but it is only 4 months old.
     
  3. GrailVanGogh

    GrailVanGogh Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Posts:
    97
    Location:
    US
    I have had no issues with any Linksys WRT series I have owned and find their support on those rare times I used it to be very good.
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Posts:
    989
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    The neighbor's who has high-speed unsecured wireless internet?
     
  5. Dark Shadow

    Dark Shadow Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    USA
    LMAO,Free Internet Access is the best.:D
     
  6. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Posts:
    1,620
    Location:
    Canada
    Same here, I have my Netgear for over two years and no problem so far, nevertheless I cannot say it's the best router in the world.:doubt:
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2008
  7. Hugger

    Hugger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts:
    1,003
    Location:
    Hackensack, USA
    The one you can figure out how to use.
    All others will be useless.
    Hugger
     
  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    I didn't ask myself : "What is the best modem router in the world ?"
    I installed one that was compatible with my cable connection in Belgium : D-Link DI-604 = €39.00
    I don't know anything about routers, I'm too stupid.
    Meanwhile this router is already discontinued and I installed the latest firmware and I was lucky it was still working after that.
    I know it DOES something, because it has quite an extensive log, but I don't understand that log and all these settings, it's so embarrassing. :oops:
     
  9. MikeNAS

    MikeNAS Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Posts:
    697
    Location:
    FiNLAND
    Any router where you can install OpenWRT. I bought used Buffalo WHR-HP-54 for a 18 euros.
     
  10. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2004
    Posts:
    4,748
    Location:
    The Netherlands
  11. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Posts:
    411

    Attached Files:

  12. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    "what is the best modem router in the world?"

    None of those that you have listed.

    Just about all those brands you have listed up there...are "home market" brands....so that eliminates them from being "best in the world". Because "best in the world"...brings big iron enterprise brands to the table..such as Cisco, Juniper, Foundry, etc.

    I'm guessing you're only talking about broadband at home though...so which do you have? Because a combo modem/router is meant for either DSL, or cable. A plain router itself (withOUT the modem combo built in)..can be used for either..assuming it has ethernet on the WAN interface.

    I don't believe Belkin makes a combo modem/router..so that should probably be scrubbed off of the list.

    Speedstream and Siemens....one 'n the same.
     
  13. ashishtx

    ashishtx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Posts:
    389
    Location:
    Houston,Texas
    I use apple airport extreme and it runs nice. Never felt i like i had a router. one caveat: It has No stealth firewall but keeps all ports closed. So far no problem encountered since i bought it in sep 07.
     
  14. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    Stealthed ports are a little over rated I think. Not really any less secure than closed ports.

    Because we have pockets just as deep right?
     
  15. jfd15

    jfd15 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Posts:
    234
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA


    thanks for clearing that up.... i didnt know what OP was talking about, i had never heard of a "modem router"....i have a USB Cellular broadband "modem" and i thought he was talking about something like that......
     
  16. Firebytes

    Firebytes Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Posts:
    903
    Best router in the world....don't have a clue. I have never had any problems from my Netgear router though.
     
  17. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    The OP did not state the purpose/environment for the "best modem router in the world". Without knowing the intended use for this, the type of broadband, the amount of users, the firewall requirements, etc etc...the question is impossible to answer.

    It's like asking "What's the best transportation in the world?" Uhhhh..for what? Getting 1 person from point a to point be the fastest? Or on the least amount of gas? Or hauling cargo? Or transporting a family of 7? Or...or...or....
     
  18. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    They have become common over here in the Unites States..from DSL ISPs. Pretty much 1x little box...DSL jack for the WAN, 1 or 4x LAN ports for the inside. Just a single box that combines both the DSL bridge/modem, and a little basic router.

    Even though the actual router component is usually quite limited in functionality, features, and performance...it's a good thing. Since they started deploying these..the amount of malware infections we'd see has gone down. Prior to that, the average home user just had their PC plugged into the DSL modem/bridge...with the PC obtaining a public IP address...thus..well, ya know....infection city...
     
  19. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    Not quite. Its like asking "What is the best transportation in the world?" in a sports car enthusiast forum with a poll for sports car brands. I'd assume that we were talking about sports cars and not trucks or planes :p
     
  20. Cloudcroft

    Cloudcroft Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Posts:
    433
    Location:
    The Hill Country of Texas
    I second the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54!
     
  21. focus

    focus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Posts:
    276
    Location:
    USA
    Ah, can't vote, I have a separate modem and router, they are both D-Link and work fine. D-Link because they were on sale and had good reviews.
     
  22. SonyaM32

    SonyaM32 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2004
    Posts:
    718
    Over a year ago I used linksys for about a week and the connection went out, everyday. So I traded it for a Netgear and havn't had any problems since.:cool:
     
  23. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    Not quitex2. It remains just as vague....again, still, we weren't given requirements, connection type, firewall needs, amount of computers being protected, etc etc etc.

    And...to me..."best transportation in the world" means the same thing...be in a sports car forum...a GT forum...an Austin Healey forum...an Alfa Romeo forum....a truck forum....a motorcycle forum....a powerboat forum...a sailboat forum....a train forum...a hangglider forum...
     
  24. matt231

    matt231 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Posts:
    19
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
  25. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2003
    Posts:
    4,456
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.