Technicolor TG582n or Netgear DG834GT

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Dean Jackson, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Dean Jackson

    Dean Jackson Guest

    I have been using a Netgear DG834GT Router for around six years. Now
    with o2 I have been given a Technicolor TG582n.
    Which is the best one to use?
    Dean J.
    Dean Jackson, Jul 19, 2012
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  2. I'm on BE. They provided me with the earlier TG585v7, but I find the
    command line user interface too complicated. I believe one can do
    almost anything with the box, but it's hard to get to grips with.

    I've been using a Netgear DG834GT with the DGTeam firmware on BE for
    ages. I understand how it works, I can telnet/ssh to a Linux shell
    prompt if I need to do anything special. It has features I use
    (e.g. snmpd) which the Technicolor boxes no longer have.

    The TG582n is a more recent device. If you don't want to play with
    the router settings very much, then it might be the better one to use.
    If you want to play with the settings, and you understand the Netgear,
    I'd stick with the Netgear.

    Having said all this, there have been problems with Netgears on O2/BE
    with using DHCP to obtain the WAN IP. I'm not sure if the problem
    was fixed - although there appears to be another problem on BE's new
    network which I've been looking into.
    ( )
    Andrew Benham, Jul 20, 2012
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  3. Plusnet also supply the Technicolor 582n in a pre-configured version
    (although I believe that it can be configured to personal preferences if
    I've just received mine from Plusnet, which I intended using as a spare,
    in case my D-link goes faulty, so I haven't yet connected it.
    However, I note that the Technicolor is Wireless N, which my D-link
    isn't, so I might be tempted to change them over.
    I have no experience of Netgear stuff, so I can add nothing on that aspect.

    George Weston, Jul 20, 2012
  4. Ah, very good point George - the DG834GT is only Wireless G.
    [ Well "108 Mbps Super G", but I've never had a client which
    supports that, so I'm stuck with 54 Mb/s ].
    Andrew Benham, Jul 20, 2012
  5. Dean Jackson

    DrTeeth Guest

    I you are into writing batch files to achieve the simplest
    configuration, go with the Technicolor. If you want a simple and
    intuitive, go with the Netgear. The Technicolor is for masochists,
    especially as the CLI manual is not well written.


    We may not be able to prevent the stormy times in
    our lives; but we can always choose to dance
    in the puddles (Jewish proverb).
    DrTeeth, Jul 28, 2012
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