Best wired router?

  ajn9000 10:58 07 Feb 2009
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Hello, simple question - does anyone have an opinion on what is the best wired router on the market (with 4 ports)?
Many thanks

  mgmcc 19:52 07 Feb 2009

Firstly, you are unlikely to make any significant saving by buying a "wired" router instead of a "wireless" one, even if you can find such a thing. The only difference is that a "wireless" router incorporates a Wireless Access Point, in addition to the conventional 4-port switch.

Secondly, there are two distinct types of Router, depending on whether you are connecting to an "ADSL" service via the phone line or Virgin's "Cable" service via either a Cable Modem or a TV Set-top box.

With ADSL you use a *combined* Router & ADSL Modem.

Have a look at models of the correct type from Netgear, Linksys, D-Link, Belkin etc.

With Cable you use a Cable/DSL Router which doesn't incorporate a Modem.

  Switcher 20:26 07 Feb 2009

Have a look at the Rolls royce of internet routers
the Draytec Vigor 2820. Well that is what Draytec claim !!

  ajn9000 21:52 07 Feb 2009

thanks - I already have a Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem so I'm looking for a router to connect to 3 pcs. I have found info on D-Link DIR-100 and Netgear RP614. One of the Ethernet cables will connect into a wireless router in an office.

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