Technical Discussion
  >> DSL Hardware Discussion


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


  Print Thread
Standard User Frink
(regular) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:36:44
Print Post

Which wireless router?...


[link to this post]
 
I currently have a Netgear DG834v4 which I've had for about 3 years. It has been very reliable and stable for me, but I don't really ask much of it. It usually syncs at 8 meg or just under on my line which if memory serves is 2.1km from the exchange.

I've just bought a new smartphone and realised how much I now need a wireless connection here. I know I know, why didn't I buy a DG834G in the first place? I've no idea tongue

Anyway, I was wondering what you guys would recommend. I'm on a tight budget so I don't really want to be spending more than £50 or £60. My ISP seems to recommend routers with Broadcom chipsets which my current router has.

I could get a new 'N' wireless router.. perhaps a D-Link 2740B or maybe a Netgear DGN1000. Or perhaps I could just stick with what I know and pick up a second hand DG834G off Ebay. I know that the DG834 routers are now considered ancient though.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Standard User john2007
(legend) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:42:10
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: Frink] [link to this post]
 
I have been using a second hand DG834Gv3 for years with wireless. It's fine. I'd buy one from eBay but try to be sensible about the seller.

No point in having wireless faster than 8Mbs unless you plan to regularly transfer large files between PCs.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-11 18:47:48
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: Frink] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by Frink:
It usually syncs at 8 meg or just under on my line which if memory serves is 2.1km from the exchange.
If you're on a normal ADSL 20CN connection then 8128 is the maximum you can sync!

So it might be worth posting some more details and stats smile

The 'v4' has a Broadcom chipset which I'm a fan of - but depending on your line stats a wet bit of string can do! If your line attenuation (length/quality) is low then you have a lot more choice.

Or you can just add a wireless access point (WAP) to your existing router which will give you wireless and not mess up your ADSL connection...


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User Frink
(regular) Thu 10-Nov-11 19:26:40
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: b4dger] [link to this post]
 
Oops, forgot to mention that my line is bog standard ADSL max. Still on 20CN here.

The router has sync'd at 8128 once or twice, but usually syncs at just under these days.

Edit: the router is currently reporting downstream connection speed as 8000kbps, downstream attenuation as 33.0db and downstream noise margin as 6.0.

Edited by Frink (Thu 10-Nov-11 19:31:36)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-11 19:37:19
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: john2007] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by john2007:
a second hand DG834Gv3 ... from eBay
But get a Gv4 or GT.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 17 Meg Untweaked 19 Meg Tweaked WBC
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 10-Nov-11 23:00:50
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: Frink] [link to this post]
 
You could just plug a Wireless Access point into your existing router. Though getting a second router does mean you would have a spare.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.

Edited by RobertoS (Thu 10-Nov-11 23:01:28)

Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Sat 12-Nov-11 00:54:36
Print Post

Re: Which wireless router?...


[re: Frink] [link to this post]
 
You might be able to get one FOC from your ISP perhaps by agreeing to stay with them for another year. I got a free DGN2200 which does wireless N from Plusnet.

Michael Chare
  Print Thread

Jump to