Cisco 837 ADSL Router – Any Good?

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CottonEye

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Hi,

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been having problems with routers crashing (freezing) when there is a large amount of p2p and Bittorrent (Azureus) activity. I then have to manually reboot the router; recently I’ve had to do this every few days and its becoming increasingly annoying.

I’m currently using;

1) Efficient Networks 5861 (ex BT running firmware v6.1.001)
2) Draytek Vigor 2600 (annex A running firmware v2.5.6RC1)

A colleague suggested that I get myself a “real router” and recommended the Cisco 837, which supports DHCP, Firewall, NAT and has a built in ADSL modem etc

I’m not a Cisco expert however I’ve worked with a PIX 515E at work, nothing fancy just opening ports etc

Would the Cisco 837 be the best unit to fulfil the above, I’m not looking for advance features, just web browsing but lots of Bittorrent and p2p downloads and stability is priority?

Is there anything I should be made aware off before going ahead with the purchase? Please treat me like a complete n00b!

Thanks,

Imran
 
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