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Re: [SLUG] Dlink Adsl Modem dropping Packets
- To: Ryan Verner <ryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Dlink Adsl Modem dropping Packets
- From: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 08:44:11 +1000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: LANNet Computing Associates
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Ryan Verner wrote:
On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 12:39 +1000, prundle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
1. Do I just have a bad apple and should I just get a replacement or is the a
fundamental problem with this model of D-link modems?
Sounds a lot like other Dlink modems I've played with. I've replaced
dozens of them due to similar behaviour - the brand seems to have a
plague of horribly broken modems that like to misbehave.
Their network cards do silly things also. They don't drop packets, just
bits which corrupts the data stream. I avoid them like the plague.
Billion 5402's (ADSL2+ capable) are under $100/each - do yourself a
favour and get one of those, or something similar. :-)
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