Router,ADSL modem, firewall and 54g wireless all in one.

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Ian McNeill, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Ian McNeill

    Ian McNeill Guest

    Hi there,

    Title says if all really, I can't seem to find a one box solution that
    has g wireless as well as a router and ADSL modem. Can anyone point me
    in the direction of some.

    Regards

    Ian
     
    Ian McNeill, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. I have seen hints of a possible addition to the Draytek range, but no
    definite details yet. It's the logical thing for them (or any ADSL modem
    manufacturer) to produce next, so not really surprising. It'll probably
    be called the 2600Wg. Has the 802.11g standard been made official yet?
    Maybe they're waiting for that?

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Aug 26, 2003
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  3. Ian McNeill

    Paul H Guest

    be called the 2600Wg. Has the 802.11g standard been made official yet?

    It has but no one is offering the combo box in the UK yet. There are some
    US models so a Europe version should logically follow. However there are no
    dates for a suitable release that I've come across.
    Odd really as there are a lot of customers waiting out there....
     
    Paul H, Aug 26, 2003
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    Hamman Guest

    The 802.11g standard is now official, it was finalised about a month ago
     
    Hamman, Aug 26, 2003
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  5. Ian McNeill

    Ian McNeill Guest

    Ok, It appears that I han't missed something, and in fact there isn't a
    ADSL modem,Router,firewall and 54g wireless all-in-one-box. I notice
    there are a few all-in-one boxes just missing the ADSL modem. If I buy
    one of these, am I likely to get inter-operational problems unless I buy
    the same companies seperate ADSL modem.

    At the moment I have ordered a wires only ADSL. So I dont' have any kit
    at all. I want a wireless setup as I'll be operating 2 computers, and
    want 54g as I think it'll be useful for swapping files between the PCs.
    Currently the PCs are not networked at all.

    So if I have to buy a separate ADSL modem to go with a 54g
    WAP/Router/firewall, whats the best combination to go with, or is there
    a website thats covered this before (adslguide.org.uk doesn't seem to
    cover this issue).

    Regards

    Ian
     
    Ian McNeill, Aug 27, 2003
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    Peter Watson Guest

    The other way of looking at it is to buy an ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall
    and then buy a separate 54g Wireless Access Point.. It's probably "six
    of one and half a dozen of the other" but this possibly gives you more
    choice of kit and (IMHO) gives a better 'split' - WAN access in one box,
    LAN infrasructure in another.

    I have a Speedtouch 510 and a Belkin 54g WAP, but when I bought the WAP
    I already had a router :)

    Peter
     
    Peter Watson, Aug 27, 2003
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  7. I'd suggest a more practical way of splitting the functions would be to
    get the wireless unit as a separate box, and everything else in one. The
    best physical location for a wireless link won't necessarily coincide with
    the best position for the cabling to the rest of your network from the
    hub. A separate wireless unit can be fed with one network cable, so you
    can experiment with its positioning if necessary. Also, you may be able to
    start without wireless and decide later whether you really want it.

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Aug 27, 2003
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    Simon Dobbs Guest

    why not simply buy a wireless base station and plug it into your router?
    works for me- part wired, part wireless networking
     
    Simon Dobbs, Aug 27, 2003
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    Paul King Guest

    I've just done all of this. I bought a D-Link DSL-300G+ ADSL Ethernet modem,
    D-Link DI-624 2.4G Wireless Router with 4 LAN ports, and two D-Link DWL-G520
    PCI Wireless Adapters from DSL-Warehouse
    http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/product.asp?pr=DLINKGCOMBO&pm=0
    I've now got 6 'puters all humming nicely! 4 on the LAN ports and 2
    wirelessly, one of which is in my workshop at the bottom of the garden over
    80 feet away! It all worked together "out of the box"

    HTH
    Paul
     
    Paul King, Aug 31, 2003
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