Best ADSL Modem Router in Market??

Discussion in 'BSNL broadband' started by cooljat, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. cooljat

    cooljat New Member

    Hi All,

    Just curious which ADSL Router is best in market??

    I tried Netgear, DLink & Huwai...Netgear provided gud service for more than a year but now its dead, Dlink is also not that reliable and in last now just using BSNL provided Huwai MT882.

    Huwai is OK types, but after an hourn so it gets hang & than I need to restart the router, its cauing me this sort of crapy problem for last 2-3 days!! :(

    we've 9000 Buisness plan and we're using it in office where we've 10-15 pc in LAN, all connected.

    I wud highly be grateful if anybody suggest any gud & reliable Modem!!

    thanks in advnce!!

    Rock on
  2. whitestar_999

    whitestar_999 Platinum Member

    i believe linksys modem/routers are good.they are manufactured by cisco a very big name in networking devices.
  3. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Linksys indeed makes the best routers in the consumer (home) segments. Cisco makes routers that are meant for the business segment. Linksys is a company aquired by Cisco. Cisco does not make Linksys routers. In fact Cisco or Linksys do not make the routers at all - the manufacturing is completely outsourced. But they have stringent quality checks.

    The downside is that Linksys routers are a bit expensive and in India even more so (because of duties, taxes, dealer margins, etc.). WRT54G is about $50 in USA and around Rs. 2500/- on eBay India.

    Note that WRT54G is not an ADSL modem; but a pure router.

    I have BSNL provided ADSL modem/router (UTStarcom UT-300R2U) and Linksys Wireless Router WRT54G.

    The query is for ADSL modem/router.

    I am pretty happy with UT-300R2U as it does the job. BSNL also provides Type IV modem/router (wireless) - Siemens SL2-141. It is priced at Rs. 1800 which I think is a pretty good deal.
  4. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Some other facts about BSNL supplied modem/routers:

    a) BSNL modem/routers are not expensive.
    b) Consequently they are not the best. As I say myself quite often:

    *** When you shell out peanuts, you get monkeys ***

    c) They are usually discontinued models. It is very difficult (if not impossible) to find drivers and latest firmware for the routers.
    d) Ditto for guides
    e) So if you loose your CD, you had it.

    So why buy BSNL modems? Three reasons:

    a) BSNL does not support modems purchased indepnendently
    b) They are cheap
    c) They do their job well
  5. Logik

    Logik New Member

    Well said just
    well i bought a connection & modem from BSNL in july 06 named like DareGlobal (DB 108) ADSL Modem. (rather i was forced to accept the modem coz they were having the shortage of modems & for that reason they were postponing my no clue)its on off switch lost its spring action in 6 months or so........hence i always tunr on-off modem with the help of the everything is ok with the modem....

    & on u r last sentence "They do their job well",only if ur luck is on ur side :D
  6. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    If they do not do their job, you can go back to BSNL and ask then to repair or replace it free of cost (if you are within one year).

    After one year: If the modem has worked for one year without issues it is likely to work for another three years at least, unless:

    a) It gets 'fried' by electrical surcharge. Even in this case, it is likelier that the power supply will burn out rather than the modem
    b) You keep it in very dusty and unventilated environment and so not clean/vacuum too often
    c) You try unknown firmware updates. Firmware updates should never be attempted by non-technical people. Also never try to fix something that is not broken.

    Please note that most small electronic gadgets has a lifespan of 3/4 years. Do not expect that it will work forever, especially cheap modems. You may be lucky but have pragmatic expectations.
  7. pchandhu

    pchandhu New Member

    Netgear DG632

    Netgear DG632 is pretty good and economy range
  8. umeshkumawatsa

    umeshkumawatsa New Member

    linksys and thomson are good campanies and their products are reliable. you should buy any of their product and you will be satisfied. I am sure!:)
  9. player

    player New Member

    Dust!!!!! In India DUST is everywhere dont forget that in fact the modems provided by BSNL gets heated up so better to keep them in freezer :D

    modems from Linksys and Asus are good atleast they have good reputation in the market rest is upto your luck!!!
  10. Hi,
    there is one brand called BELKIN which has modem router and also Life Time Warranty, and good deal for money.
  11. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Not just Belkin but there are plenty in the market, e.g., Netgear, D-LInk, etc. Problem is BSNL (or any other ISP) will not support modem not supplied by them.
  12. talktoanil

    talktoanil New Member

    ZTE is also good.

    Yupe. My ZTE modem does gets heated.
    I think a FAN is required :p ... just like CPU :p
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2009
  13. Sumit020

    Sumit020 New Member

    The best option is buy type - I modem from BSNL and use it with better router purchased from market ...........
  14. vijaykhairnar

    vijaykhairnar New Member

  15. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Please do not bump old threads.

    Please read Forum Etiquette.
  16. zcabal

    zcabal Guest

    DareGlobal DB with alternate firmware

    I have a crappy Dare Global DB 108 from BSNL . I have this one with all the probs heats up too much, frequent ADSL link loses u name it. So I was thinking about a firmware update but found none. So I decided OK I'm gonna lose money anyway buying new, lets open this thing up and look for chipset and may be I can find similar modems around. And it turned out to be Broadcom 6338. which made me search for same around for similar chipset ones. The beetel 220BX/BX1 has similar configs and I got a link from another forum to AND IT WORKED

    I tftp-ed to my modem connected on my LAN port and sended the .img file in.
    waited for five mins. and voila it was working and working nice for last 24hrs or so with some minor hickups.. mostly I believe since I'm 5-6 kms away from exchange.

    Hope this helps some...

    Beetel 220BX/BX1 Firmware link is not allowed to post since am new.
    (mods please note)



    2. rename it to 1.img or something short for ease of use(dont want type 20 letter)
    3. goto Start Menu -> Run
    4. Type cmd
    5. Change Directory to where u stored image (i put in c:\ again for easy access)
    6. Make sure ur modem is connected to ur PC's LAN/Ethernet port
    7. type tftp -i IPADDRESSOFMODEM PUT 1.img
    8. wait 5-10 mins . switch off and switch on router/modem

    fire up ur browser and goto web config of modem
    something like h ttp://192.168.x.1 (check manual or ethernet settings)
    you will see beetel instead of DB108 also there are many more options for NAT and the works...

    PS: my old password for the router was there if its not working with you try using default password or reset ur modem and try default passwords google online

    Thanks to all
  17. ashoka

    ashoka New Member

    Dear Zcabal,

    My Dare global is dead, tried defalt factory setting, and I dont mind to change firmware as it is dead already

    do this to guide A URL
    type url without http, www or .xxx it will work I also new member and it works.

    Is this the URL you are referrring, see the size 1891KB
    // | 1891 KB

    What is the version ?
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2010
  18. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    Beetel 110BX1 on Dataone Bsnl connection.
  19. ashoka

    ashoka New Member

    I tried like above but here is the what DOS says

    "Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    E:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>tftp -i IPADDRESSOFMODEM PUT 1.img
    tftp: don't know host 'IPADDRESSOFMODEM' "

    what went wrong?
    Is there Any other way/commond?
    The downloaded file is "T2Q-0Q-007_bcm96338R_2M_16M.img" 1,848KB size
    downloaded from rapidshare and was is not zipped.

    My problem in Modem is when you reconfigure and reboot
    NAT is disabled
    Firewall is disabled
  20. essbebe

    essbebe LEARNER

    can you access the modem menu pages directly
    ( this is usually the Ip address of the modem
    try this
    Start RUn type cmd Ok
    new window
    type telnet
    id admin
    PW admin or password
    or new Pw you used/changed.

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