Networking / Broadband advice please

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  1. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Lets try again

    Ok, help me out please. This is all theory at the moment, but I just want to get some tings straight.



    If I where to get adsl, then I would need a modem, obviously, I would also want a router so I can get my mothers machine online.

    I was looking at the “Netgear ADSL Modem, Router with 4-port 10/100 Mbps switch DG 834” (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000E0YHF/ref=sr_aps_electronics_1_2/202-6043620-6746255). First of all is this any good? If not what is a good one.

    Second of all would this be all I would need for connect the machines together?

    I would get something like this USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter for my mothers machine (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000062R4P/ref=er_ra_acc_dp_5/202-6043620-6746255)

    And I have a D Link DFE-530TX network card in my machine. Could you tell me if all this would work together, or what I would need???!!!!!



    I don’t know network hardware. Please help me !!! J
     
  2. JJB6486

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    I would just buy a router without the DSL modem. Most ADSL Companies include a modem lease/rental in their monthly access fee; a modem should come with the service.

    I recomend Linksys routers for home use.

    -JJB
     
  3. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    the one i am considering doesn't include a modem, its a bare bones, cheapy do it yourslef style thing
     
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  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    what i mean was the ADSL service i am considering doesn't provide a modem, so i need a modem and router. and how do they fit al together
     
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    Oh, then get the NetGear dohickey you posted in your first post.

    -JJB
     
  7. MdSalih

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    Khayman - just out of interest - who's the ISP your signing up to?

    MdSalih
     
  8. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I am considering tiscali
     
  9. Zedric

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    Just a small point. If you ever change from DSL to anything else you'll have to replace the router if you get the one with a modem. Otherwise you just chuck the modem.

    It may not be a problem by then, but it's worth considering.
     
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    Oh No!

    Tiscali is absolute rubbish, stear well clear, their billing is ridiculous. Also
    what are you considering? Their "Broadband" 150k. Huh!!!

    I've been with Pipex Ltd for more than a year and it's great !!!
    I work at a large firm which employs around 600 people and many have asked
    the same question and have signed up for Pipex on my recommendation.
     
  11. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I've been with Pipex since April 2002 and it's worked quite well... except when BT dropped the connection of thousands of DSL subscribers a while back.
     
  12. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    not going anywhere
     
  13. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    well I can still help you :p

    The NetGear DG834 is a good DSL modem router choice, it will allow you to have a home LAN, and it also features a pretty strong firewall with DDoS protection and all sorts like that. Its actually the newer version of the thing I have both here at home and also at Uni where I provide internet for 18 other people via a wireless network, but that is plugged into a DG 814 which provides the DHCP lan config and the ADSL service.

    So yes the 834 is a good model and no you dont need any other equip appart from NICs in each machine on the LAN and NetGear router will work fine with the other DLink hardware

    Hope that helped
     
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