Best router/DSL modem.

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???
 

kcnychief

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

SPeedY_B

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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.
 

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
 

SPeedY_B

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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.
 

brocher

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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.
 

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