Spec me a router please

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I'm having lots of problems with my Zyxel Prestige 600HW recently. Torrent downloads are causing lots of reboots and general slowness. Sometimes i can't even ping the router when it's downloading.

What i need is something very robust which can handle a lot of traffic, being on continuously and preferably QoS of some form so i can set certain PC's and / or traffic types guranteed bandwidth. Has to have intergrated wireless too as well as 4 internal ports. Would be nice to be compatable with Nintendo DS wireless too. None of the router reviews i've found really go into detail about performance so im a bit in the dark at the moment. The only promising one i've found so far is a SpeedTouch 585 but again reviews are fairly sketchy.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I'm in the same situation and looking to replace my shockingly awful Linksys router. My current idea is a Netgear DG834PN, or maybe the Speedtouch 585. It's all very confusing though, as customer reviews for all the products seem to vary hugely in opinion!
 
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The Cisco 857 looks great but out of my price range :(.

The USRobotics Wireless MAXg ADSL2+ Gateway looks fairly decent, same problem with finding performance reviews.
 
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So it looks like it's between the SpeedTouch and USR, about 30 quid difference between the 2 but i think most of that is due to the MaxG stuff. I still can't find anything to help me choose between the 2 :(.
 
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I've got a Buffalo WHR-G54s and it can be flashed with DD-WRT firmware to give you QoS and other fancy options. Mind you the flashing process is tricky and therefore I would not fully recommend it to other people. It is a bargain for £35 though but you might want to look at higher end options.
 
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I've all but decided on the Cisco really, it's the only one out of them all that i know will perform as expected. Means i have to wait a little longer though to save the money.
 
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i had the same problem with my Zyxel 660HW, it wasn't really up to the job. ive now got a Billion 7404VGO and love it. does a lot more stuff and the QoS stuff works too, its a VoIP router with PTSN fallback. there are a number of different routers in the 7404, 7402 ranges which are all similar but they have different more advanced features. (VPN and VoIP etc)

worth a look!
 
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