Wireless Routers

  shaunmasterson 17:30 17 Jan 2005
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I am thinking of buying a new wireless router, it must have at least 2-3 ethernet ports and obviously the wireless connection. I already have a broadband modem and a Wireless PCMICA (??) card for the laptop so that isn't a problem.

What is the best and or what does everyone use?

I also use XBox live.

Shaun

  TomJerry 17:32 17 Jan 2005

broadband, ADSL or cable?

broadband modem: good one with ethernet connection or just free (cheap) usb one?

  shaunmasterson 17:34 17 Jan 2005

I am on a 1Mb ADSL Broadband connection.

Shaun

  Jeffers22 17:46 17 Jan 2005

I use a Netgear WGR614 and have been more than pleased with it. No down time, wireless signal always good, easy to set up. 4 Ethernet ports (most have 4). I've had it since April last year so I think the model has been superceded.

  TomJerry 18:18 17 Jan 2005

and get D-Link 54mbps DSL-G604T Wireless ADSL 4 Port Modem Router £71 click here

if your modem is ethernet D-Link DI-624+ 54Mbps AirPlusXtremeG+ Wireless Broadband Router £48.41 click here

  georgemac 18:57 17 Jan 2005

I have a netgear dg834v2 - has been great for me

click here best bundle I can find at the moment - Dlink DSL-904 with free usb adapter - instructions and router software for set up is not brilliant but I managed to set it up for a mate and it is working great.

  georgemac 18:59 17 Jan 2005

seems I have found the same and more for less? if you know what I mean!

  shaunmasterson 15:37 18 Jan 2005

It is the D-Link DI-624 that is causing me problems. Would not touch D-Link again if they were giving them away, far too much trouble.

  jaysue 17:08 18 Jan 2005

i just brought a 2.4 ghz wireless usb network adapter and still cant get on the net can some one plase tell me y i cant get on the net &if any wot else do i need to buy

  TomJerry 20:51 18 Jan 2005

wireless usb adaptor only enable laptop to get the signal, but you need to get signal somewhere

you can get from a WiFi hotspot (many starbuck cafe and some railway station, not cheap)

or you need to set up a access point in your home

  Heefie 09:08 20 Jan 2005

Why do you say "if your modem us usb, throw it away" ?

I have a USB ADSL modem and I have never had the slightest problem with it ...

I'm in a similar situation to shaunmasterson, having just uninstalled a Netgear DG834G router that has given me nothing but trouble !!!

So I, too, am looking for a wireless router that doesn't have an inbuilt modem ... anybody got any suggestions that don't include Netgear ?!?!?

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