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    Default Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    I got a 50 meg upgrade from virgin today but am only getting 31meg downloads through my Linksys wrtgl with wrt firmware on it.
    Going direct through the modem im getting 45meg speed. I dont think the Linksys can go any faster so it looks like ill have to get a new cable router that supports full 50meg and more importantly Wake on Lan. Anyone using a cable router that is capable of both?

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Virgin should have given you a dlink 615... this can be easily re-flashed with dd-wrt firmware that will support WOL.

    Phone them up and moan like mad...

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Quote Originally Posted by Conkers View Post
    Virgin should have given you a dlink 615... this can be easily re-flashed with dd-wrt firmware that will support WOL.

    Phone them up and moan like mad...
    No, don't phone up, the dlink-615 is one of the worst 'n' modems, even with dd-wrt, the wireless performance is utter shit! I know, I've got one

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    I didnt know different routers didnt support WOL, I use an app on my iphone to get everything ready for when I get down stairs on a morning (I tend to get stuck in traffic at the moment due to some council building work closing the roads I normal use so find it easier to reply to sort out the days shedule and to reply to my work email first thing on a morning rather than going into the office early to get it done, and if I turn up late no-ones waiting on me to give them what they need to do their jobs)

    I am on ADSL2+ though not cable although i wouldnt have though it would make huge differences but then again I am frequently wrong

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Are Virgin still charging an activation and installation fee on this. I wouldnt mind getting this in if it was free installation and activation.
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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    I think it is free at the moment.
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Quote Originally Posted by bobo06 View Post
    Are Virgin still charging an activation and installation fee on this. I wouldnt mind getting this in if it was free installation and activation.
    Installation is free at the moment but activation is £20.
    Virgin are sending me a dlink615, so thanks for the tip. In the meantime i re-flashed my Linksys with Tomato firmware this time and im getting max download 45meg. Is anyone actually getting the full 50meg? Also Astraweb (newsgroups) speeds are about 35meg

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    I get the full 50MB and i am going to be upgraded to 100MB this weeks for the pilot trials.... :-)

    I use a Belkin NVision which has a speedo on it so you can see how fast it is actually going all the time...!!!!!

    Sometimes i have to play with myself just watching that and ignoring the porn on the screen....!

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestmac View Post
    I get the full 50MB and i am going to be upgraded to 100MB this weeks for the pilot trials.... :-)

    I use a Belkin NVision which has a speedo on it so you can see how fast it is actually going all the time...!!!!!

    Sometimes i have to play with myself just watching that and ignoring the porn on the screen....!

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    100meg, blimey i bet a lot of pcs wont be able to cope with that kind of speed. Is WOL working for you? because my Tomato firmware is hit and miss at the moment

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    I am guessing that you mean Wake on LAN, if so then i have no idea as i have never used it at home, i am bad and just leave it all switched on...!

    My systems seem to break when i give them a rest..!

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    I had looked into the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for joining other contractor's lans to ours on sites, although they are intended for cable modem applications. Device is rated up to 800Mb, pretty much all other drayteks we are currently using support wol, but I haven't ever used a 2130 so I can't say if it does or whether the device is any good.

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Thanks for replies, just an update on download speed. Firstly i disabled my avast antivirus and changed my cat cable from router to modem and download speed shot up to 55meg download, im thinking it was more a dodgy cable. Thats me sorted.

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    That's good to know.
    I get a rock solid 50meg on newsgroups on a wired connection from my dir-615 but the wireless is rubbish. I have though just updated the dd-wrt fimware to build 15279 so we shall see...

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    Getting it put in on Friday free installation and free activation. Nice one thanks guys
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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Just done a speed test....
    Check this out....


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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    Fucking hell mac that's quick. But if I where you I would phone up and complain it's the 100mb you offered lol.
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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    It is not supposed to be going live till next week so i have no idea what is happening...!


    But i like it.....

    Not had chance to test newsgroups yet but i am guessing by the look of it that i will max that out again....

    Happy days..!

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    Default Re: Best cable router for WOL and 50meg

    nice one, now how the hell do i get on these trials?!

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    I got an email asking if i wanted to take part...!

    I was on 50 already though and have been since it's launch....
    I am hoping that i get a discount when it goes "proper" live..!

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