Hi all, would be grateful for some guidance. I'm about to take adsl broadband for the 1st time, having been on cable before. I've got a bt line and I realise I need a modem - or is it a modem/router? My proposed ISP (NAIMS) will sell me one, but I'm sure I can get one cheaper myself - are there any pitfalls to be avoided or can I assume that they all do the same job?
Also, my PC is not in the same room as the phone point. Is there any reason why I shouldn't get a long data cable (or is it a network cable) and run it to the PC? The alternative would be to go wireless and use an adaptor on the PC but that just seems to add another layer of things that could go wrong and further expense, unless anyone out there thinks its better.
Finally, what's this about USB or ethernet modems? How do I know which to get and why? I've got an ethernet port and spare USB port on the pc.