Sunday, March 2, 2014

Good Cheap Fast ADSL2+ Modem

Who doesn't love the age-old question "what ADSL2 modem should I buy"?

And thanks to Australia being scrooged in terms of the piss-weak watered-down version of the NBN now being rolled out, we're going to be asking that question for a little while longer...

So - what makes a good ADSL2 modem?

The chipset and the operating system/firmware.

Who makes good chipsets?


Who makes good firmware?

Billion, Netgear and occasionally TP-Link.

What broadcom based ADSL modems are kicking around now for a good price?

At the moment, if you just need an ADSL2+ modem router using the Broadcom BCM6358 chipset that can run in bridge mode as well, has a basic 802.11n AP and syncs up at one of the best rates I've ever seen, the TP-Link TD-W8960N is the way to go.

What's even better is that this little sucker costs all of $45 from good old UMart :)

1 comment:

  1. Between ADSL2+ and NBN, Guess I gotta stick with ADSL2+ until I get forced to find another connection. But for NBN, I think FTTH seems to be too enticing. In the long run.