although my personal preference, when it comes to wireless router/modem combinations is for the Netgear wireless cable/DSL router.
I've installed several for clients, and each time they've worked perfectly, first time, and have continued to do so. It's just my preference though, and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the Belkin model - the company makes superb products.
I use the Belkin USB adapter on my own network - they're trouble-free, and set up is easy. Install the software before connecting the adapter though.
That's made me feel a bit happier about what I have ordered.
I didn't realise that it was quite as complex as it is. After a visit to PC World yesterday I was totally confused. The "expert" there kept changing his mind and by the time I left he was more confused than me. I knew that I would get a sensible answer on here though.
Well, I finally got my Netgear Modem/Router, and had it up and running within minutes.
It worked fine for all of 8 hours, then gave up.
I phone Netgear up, only to be told that the router was faulty and would have to be returned to Amazon. Amazon told me they couldnt get hold of another one for 6-8 weeks so gave me a refund instead (including P & P).
This morning I received the Belkin model that I originally mentioned. Hopefully this will last a bit longer than it's Netgear counterpart.
I have just spent 4 hours on the phone to BT OpenWorld and Belkin.
Basically between the two of them, they had absolutely no idea what they were doing. Both were reading from scripts and neither had the slightest idea what to do when things didn't work.
In the end I managed to work out that BT had given me an incorrect VCI number (whatever that is). I got this by plugging my old USB modem in and looking at the Diagnostics. As soon as I put the correct number in everything sprang into life. So not really the Belkin guys fault I guess.
Why can't BT ever give out the right information. When I asked for this VCI number I was assured that it was correct!!! Should have known better than to believe BT.
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