Router purchase - which one to go for?

  CurlyWhirly 21:15 18 Mar 2006
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I have now decided to go ahead with the purchase of a router as I want to get maximum benefit of BT's Max DSL service when it is launched on 31st March.

I have just been on Live Help and AOL officially support these routers:


Netgear DG834 ADSL Modem Router

Netgear DG834G Wireless ADSL Modem Router

Netgear WG511 54Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Network Adapter

Netgear WG111 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
Thomson SpeedTouch 510 4-Port ADSL Modem Router

Thomson SpeedTouch 576 Wireless ADSL Modem Router

Thomson SpeedTouch 580 Wireless ADSL Modem Router

Thomson SpeedTouch 110g 54Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Network Adapter

Thomson SpeedTouch 120g 54Mbps Wireless USB Network Adapter

Thomson SpeedTouch 121g 54Mbps Wireless USB Network Adapter


Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with any of these routers as I need to know before commiting myself.
I don't need to use a wireless router as I have no need to set up a home network as I only have the one PC.

Thanks.


p.s. the reason why I want to upgrade to a router is that I have been told that you need to leave your router on continously for 10 days in order for the exchange software to sync at the correct speed with your PC therefore giving you the fastest possible speed.

If I use my current BT Voyager 100 modem, I will have to leave my PC on continously for 10 days solid which I have never done before!

  CurlyWhirly 21:32 18 Mar 2006

Thanks VoG™.

Yes I want to upgrade to a router as it is allegedly a more secure connection as most routers have a hardware firewall built in.

However the main reason why I want a router is that it can stay connected while I can still turn my PC off - at least I think that's how it works?

Also they don't use up any CPU resources which can only be a good thing.

VoG™, what do you mean by 'deja vu'?
Have you recently bought a new router then?

  CurlyWhirly 21:39 18 Mar 2006

Oh right! lol

  CurlyWhirly 22:19 18 Mar 2006

Sorry I had no idea what PIBCAK or RTFM was until I googled - now I know lol

It seems that if I avoid a cheap modem then I should be okay then so I will tick.

Thanks.

  CurlyWhirly 22:19 18 Mar 2006

Sorry I had no idea what PIBCAK or RTFM was until I googled - now I know lol

It seems that if I avoid a cheap modem then I should be okay then so I will tick.

Thanks.

  kjrider 23:03 18 Mar 2006

Why do you need a router if you have only one PC?

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