Hi everyone, before you comment, yes I have read this months magazine.
I currently have a Linksys ADSL2 Gateway wired router with four PCs sharing.
This is about 4 years old and I wonder if it would be better to replace it with a newer one and switch to wireless at the same time.
Looking in the mag the Asus looks like a good option but it says it does not have a modem, can someone explain what that means please.
I am looking for some general advice really and would appreciate you comments.
Hi onthelimit, that is what I thought, in the mag it shows an £85 asus router
which is fairly expensive anyway but in the tech bit it says it does not have a modem.
So do I have to buy another component and if so what spec?
I think I will give that a miss.
Any suggestions for a reliable wireless router budget £30 to £120max.
bumkin. I recently bought a Belkin Share 300 wireless router. Seems good if a little tricky to install. I have it wired by ethernet cable to my desktop and to a Vonage broadband phone black box, also in its wireless N mode to my wife's laptop and 2 grandchildren's iPod Touches. My house is quite sturdy and the wireless signal seems very good. I think it was £69 in Staples.Do have your ISP user name and password ready when installing.
I had a Linksys like yours a couple of years ago. I think this one has a better wireless range.
With Virgin cable the router and modem belong to them and are maintained free of charge. You should be careful about replacing routers that are ISP provided that you don't fall foul of their terms and conditions or maintenance. When I left Orange they wanted their Livebox back or would charge me £100. I actually used a D-Link as I didn't like the Livebox and it was a good job that I kept the Livebox.