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Which home modems and other network gear for reliability? [closed]

Which home modems and other network gear for reliability? [closed]

Do you have a home modem/router that occasionally doesn't function exactly like it should. I find this weird behavior completely unpredictable and I can only guess that maybe it is overheating. Does this happen with all home network gear as they prefer to not add fans to keep noise to a minimum.

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Guest [Entry]

"I run a pair of older ZyXEL routers: an x550 functions as the main brain which handles all of the heavy lifting (DHCP, QoS, NAT, etc.) and a p330 sits behind my TV to provide access to items in my entertainment center. The p330 connects back to the x550 via wifi so I do not have to run Ethernet cable all over the house. Despite the back-and-forth traffic this setup creates between the two routers I have not noticed a significant speed hit to my wireless devices.

I have experienced one failure in this setup in the 3 years it has been running and that was when a power surge killed my x550 which ZyXEL replaced under warranty.

Both of my units have been discontinued in favor of Wireless N models and I plan on upgrading if/when these start to fail."
Guest [Entry]

"I really like my netgear router. I've been using it for 3 years and it runs like a champ.

I had a linksys and a D-Link before that. The wireless was very unreliable on both. I settled on netgear because it just worked. I never lose wireless. The only time I lose internet connection is because of my ISP. My internal network never goes down. I'd recommend netgear to anyone."