Best router/DSL modem.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by brocher, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. brocher

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    Hi, i am looking to get a new modem/router, it needs to be both wireless and cabled. What is the best value for money in the market at the moment???
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I still think the Linksys WRT54G is the best one out there.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The WRT54G isn't a modem.

    I'm happy enough with my Netgear DG384G, they seem to have dropped in price recently too.
     
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    I guess that part usually helps :p
     
  5. brocher

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    IS the Netgear DG384G also wireless and at what speed. What is the difference between b,g. And what is compatible with which other
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The DG834G is wireless, it supports both B and G.

    The difference between B and G is that G is faster. B = ~11mb, G = ~54mb.
     
  7. brocher

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    Is it worth going for the 108mb one for a home set up. Only for surfing and transfering files?
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've never used any of the so called "speed boosting" models, therefore don't know if they really work as advertised, however to fully use them you need the router, and then a compatible card in each machine you intend to use at the full speed.

    Provided your internet connection isn't faster than 10mb/s, then you should be find using wireless for browsing.
     
  9. kcnychief

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    Also to be noted that if you do get the speedy model, if any of your hardware (wifi cards) only runs at the speed of B (11mbps), your whole network will slow down to that.

    Same goes for G really, just wanted to point out that you may have to upgrade current hardware to support the faster technology.
     
  10. brocher

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    I have checked both laptops and they are good for G = 54, so it will just have to be a 54mbps. I will have a look round for the best price.

    Thanks for your help.