What kind of router to use with ADSL USB modem?

  thedogisdead3 21:25 18 Feb 2008
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Hi... hope you can help.

We have a Supanet Broadband Dial Up connection which connects to the PC via USB.

I'm just wondering what kind of wireless router we should buy?

Will any ADSL modem be okay? I'm just a bit concerned that the USB only connection will limit our options and make it difficult to make the right choice!

Supanet are absolutely woeful at support!

Cheers.

  setecio 21:28 18 Feb 2008

You need an adsl router with built in modem as the USB modem cannot connect to a router. The USB modem will not be used.

You will also need an ethernet port on the computer to link it to.

My recommendation is to buy a wireless adsl router as they are only a few pounds more and give you wireless as a future option.

eg Netgear DG834G at Amazon for £41

  citadel 21:31 18 Feb 2008

see if you get a free modem when you sign up for broadband.

  thedogisdead3 21:37 18 Feb 2008

Thanks for the advice!

"My recommendation is to buy a wireless adsl router as they are only a few pounds more and give you wireless as a future option."

Yeah- we're looking to buy a wireless router.

So you're saying that if we buy the router you recommend, we can bypass the modem, connecting the internet connection directly to the wireless router...

router sends out signal.... and bob's your uncle?!

Haha. Thanks.

Have set up a cable modem/ router combo in the past, which was a breeze.

These USB modems are funny things!

  setecio 22:12 18 Feb 2008

Yep >>>

adsl wireless router has a built in adsl modem (for adsl)

whereas a wireless router doesn't (for cable)

So make sure you get an adsl one with a built in adsl modem (eg Netgear DG834G)

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