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Feb 02

Netgear DGN 1000 n – 150 vs D link DSL2730U wireless n 150 ADSL2+ router

So when it comes to buying a wifi modem, you often narrow down your search to Netgear or dlink . these are no doubt the big players but offer great hardware and inbuilt firewall, keeping you internet surfing more secure.

Design

DGN1000 has a sleeky and handy design and is extremely light, weighing just 265 g . It has 9 LED indicators in the front panel, for power status, the 4 LAN ports, DSL link, Internet connectivity, Wireless and WPS status. The DSL 2730 U has similar 9 LED’s but its glossy and has a more futuristic look.

However in DGN1000, the LED’s are placed much low down to be visible from above and there aren’t labeled unlike D link which looks more organized.

Connectivity

Both modems have 4 ports each, for connecting 4 LAN computers and an antenna at the rear. A noticeable feature of Dlink DSL 2730 is that it has ADSL2/2+ standard which is the latest in the market and more suited for bsnl broadband. The IEEE 802.11b/g delivers a wireless speed upto 150 mbps for Netgear while its only 54 mbps for DSL 2730. But let me tell you, this is not a criteria to defer DSL as internet speed is set up by your ISP.

Both work with 2.4Ghz frequency band .

Security

Both modems have inbuilt NAT(network Access Translation), Denial of service and Stateful Packet Inspection or SPI.

However, Netgear DGN 1000 has advanced security features such as WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK and WEP encryption which is a must need. The Push ‘n’ connect with wifi protected setup or WPS present in the DGN 1000 allows you to connect to all your devices with a push of a button. But talking of access to multiple devices, DSL 2730 provides multiple priority queues which allows a group of users to have a smooth network connection. Also DSL 2730 works well with the previous generation wireless G devices.

Pro’s

Netgear DGN 1000

Better online security features like live parental controls  and flexible and customizable filter settings.

It allows virtual private network VPN pass through which allows you to access data on networks which you have access

DSL 2730

The 802.11e Wireless Quality of Service (QoS) support allows you to enjoy high ADSL transmission for applications such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), streaming multimedia and online games over the Internet.

 

Recommend?

Regarding availability and performance, DSL 2730u does pretty good as it just marginally wins from Netgear. More popularity among buyers and retailers (a recent survey among local sellers) Check out the customer feed backs below!!

 

Well,  I’m not posting good reviews about this product as you will find these anywhere on the net, the bad one’s are tuff to find. Go through these and make up your mind

Personally, I’ve advised my friends to buy dlink, though some still bought Netgear. Those using Netgear have problems like connection drop outs, bad design, over heating. Dlink though works fairly better but is reported to be very slow. The new adsl2+ does not live up to its expectations as we expect more from dlink. However you should consider the cost to performance ratio too. For around 2000rs, Dlink is fairly sufficient for home use.

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