Migrating from BT....now which modem should I buy?

  GordonWT 23:51 10 Mar 2003

I've just signed on with Nildram using their Migration service. I've been with BT Openworld Broadband Home 500 for about 15 months and I've never really been happy with it.

Web pages take longer to load sometimes than a dial-up :(

BT will ask for their frog back so I'll have to buy a new modem....anybody got any ideas which one I should get?



  Psiman 07:29 11 Mar 2003

After 15 months BT will not ask you for the modem (frog) back.

As for a new modem, I would go for a router instead as it gives you future upgrade possibilities. This would give you additional access the net when you have more than one PC.

BTW, I have and still am happy with my BT broadband link.

  GordonWT 19:17 11 Mar 2003

Thanks Psiman

I was under the impression that those people, like myself, who got an engineer installation of Broadband had to give up at least the modem, and possibly even the splitter box etc....but perhaps not??!!

I am planning a laptop in the future and fancy getting a wireless router/modem.

Any ideas of a good model/price?

  Psiman 06:58 12 Mar 2003

Wireless routers/modems from companies like "Netgear", "Linksys" or "D-Link" will meet your requirements. They are designed to IEEE 802.11b (WiFi) and will more than meet your present needs.

As for prices, well they are dropping all the time. click here for an example.

Good luck.

  Psiman 07:03 12 Mar 2003

which gives a better link. click here

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