I couple of times I've lost internet here, but each time, the DSL light remains on on the modem, but I don't get the broadband light on on the HH3.
How do the two devices interact and what's the difference between the DSL light on the modem and the Broadband light on the HH3?
The modem shows you only that a DSL signal is available, HH3 connects to that signal if a profile has been activated by BT, showing you the fact you are connected to the available signal from the modem.
I ditched the HH3 for a Vigor 2820 & have 0 issues since i did, HH3 is a cheap piece of **bleep** dressed up as a silk purse, don't use it if u can afford not to.
I'd read that the HH's aren't great, however, the 2820n is a bit pricey for me.
Are there recommended cheaper alternatives?
There's quite a selection of devices available, so it appears that you takes your choice and pays your money...
However, I quite like the look of the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Nfiniti.
Has anyone any experience of this device? Looks a good prices for a good feature set, complete with DD-WRT aswell.
Taken from another forum...
The Buffalo WZR-HP-G3000NH ships with the DD WRT firmware.
A lot of people have been complaining about issue with the Buffalo DD WRT Pro firmware.
Example of the current issues is the wan port locking up, wifi issues etc.
Buffalos own forums and the DD WRT forums are full of these problems.
The Buffalo CD and website also offer the non DDWRT firmware for this router where again alot of people have found this to be more stable.
The cheaper Nfiniti WHR-G300N/U model seems to get better reviews, it doesn't have a GigE port (bothered?)
Hmm, that's for the feedback.
I've also been looking at the couple of the Billion routers, such as the 7800N, but don't really want to spend that much, would like to spend half that max really.
Also been looking at few NetGears as I used as 834GT for years with no problems...
Then there's the Zyxel NGB4604.
It's a minefield out there to choose from!
You could always do what I did. (a little bit of savvy needed)
I bought a Belkin N1 vision from ebay at a knock down price as it wasn't working correctly. The seller didn't realise that the N1 comes with a lifetime warranty , contacted Belkin and received a brand new Belkin Play MAX as a replacement.
Yes there's a lot to pick from and everyone has their own tastes and views.
I've used most router brands over the years and liked most of them.
My HH3 works just fine, but if it goes on the blink soon I certainly wouldn't spend a lot on a replacement.
£22 for a Nfiniti WHR-G300N/U from the BT shop, yeah gimme