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Standard User Corbula
(member) Sun 20-Nov-11 13:44:09
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Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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Ok, so i've got a Netgear DGN1000 that was supplied by virgin and it's been quite poor. Mainly with the wireless constantly dropping out. I've been looking at the Linksys e2000 and was wondering if it's any good and would it be a good replacement.

Here's my network setup. I've got one PC wired to the router, a laptop wireless, 3 wireless mobile phones and a ps3 wired via homeplugs.

I'm currently on Virgin ADSL 8mb but but might be moving to another provider for either ADSL2+ or FTTC. Will this router be capable with all of these?

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 20-Nov-11 22:26:52
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Re: Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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How good the E2000, no idea not used one.

The E2000 does not have an ADSL or ADSL2+ modem built into it, i.e. ok good for use with FTTC where the modem is supplied, but not as a direct replacement for a DGN1000

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Standard User Corbula
(member) Mon 21-Nov-11 11:23:33
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Re: Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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Thanks, i've found that out about the modem.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a router that has a modem but would also work with FTTC? I'm not sure what the requirements for a router capable of FTTC is.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 21-Nov-11 11:52:07
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Re: Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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Router that works with FTTC, i.e. where the Openreach modem is supplied is

An Ethernet based WAN port.

Devices like http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters...
(NOTE Not a recommendation, just the first I quickly found)

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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Nov-11 12:40:12
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Re: Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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Have a look at the Billion 7800N spec, there are forum members who use this model so they could provide a users recommendation and I'm sure I've read that billford (moderator) uses one on a FTTC connection.

Alastair

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Standard User Corbula
(member) Wed 23-Nov-11 16:12:28
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Re: Linksys e2000 to replace netgear DGN1000?


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What about the 7700n?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-BiPAC-7700N-Wireless...
Moderator billford
(moderator) Wed 23-Nov-11 16:21:02
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In reply to a post by Apprentice:
I'm sure I've read that billford (moderator) uses one on a FTTC connection.
He does indeed... Hard to be able to say much about it, it just sits there and works!

With an FTTC connection I obviously can't comment on the ADSL modem side of things.

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