Wanted: Reasonable wireless router/modem recommendations.

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Tim Downie, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Tim Downie

    Tim Downie Guest

    My friend wants me to set him up with a combined wired/wireless home
    network on broadband.

    Without spending silly money, which wireless router/modems would folk
    recommend. I see some routes now come with a USB printer port which would
    be nice, but not essential. Would also prefer one with at least 4 ports.

    Is the USRobotics jobby here
    any good?

    Tim Downie, Sep 7, 2004
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  2. Is the USRobotics jobby here I have the USR Wireless access point which shares the same circuitry as the
    radio part of the one above. It works a treat and compared with the
    performance of others I have tried knocks spots off them. I chose this
    method to give me more choice of ADSL modem/router. I currently run it with
    a Draytek router. It is easy to set up. Thoroughly recommended. I can't
    comment on the rest of the item.
    Peter Crosland, Sep 7, 2004
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  3. Tim Downie

    poster Guest

    A friend is using the Belkin 7630. His nephew is using a Netgear.
    Neither cost 'silly money' and both are happy with their kit. PGM
    poster, Sep 7, 2004
  4. Tim Downie

    Alex Heney Guest

    Look here <http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=456> for
    some reviews.

    Then look here
    for the real prices (excluding VAT), or
    including VAT.
    Alex Heney, Sep 7, 2004
  5. For the benefit of the OP I feel I should point out that this is an
    unusual review as it differs very considerably in its findings from
    every other review I have read (which is at least another 6). If I
    can find where the other reviews were I will post the links for
    reference. The above review is definitely something of an "outlier"
    with their results on wireless range.
    Good recommendations - I'd have automatically gone for ebuyer as they
    are generally cheaper, but once you take other factors into account
    (see below) they may not be the best option.

    For example - the Belkin F5D7630(UK), which is a popular and seemingly
    reliable unit:

    Prices inc VAT if I ordered today (Wednesday)

    Misco £72.84 + free next day P&P
    Simply £67.99 + unspecified delivery costs and times....
    Ebuyer £68.57 + £5.28 P&P delivery next week.
    Simon Pleasants, Sep 8, 2004
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