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Standard User timmys
(learned) Tue 05-Aug-14 11:08:32
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Cheapish reliable modem/router?


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I'm very out of touch with current routers but after something for my elderly Dad.

My main requirements are;
- solid as a rock connection
- good wireless range (g is plenty fast enough)

I perhaps foolishly told him I thought I could get him something for about £30 so cheap would be good!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 05-Aug-14 12:42:37
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Re: Cheapish reliable modem/router?


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ADSL2+ modem or for use with a white Openreach FTTC modem? Or cable? Or built in VDSL2 modem?

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Standard User BarKeep
(member) Tue 05-Aug-14 12:43:30
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Re: Cheapish reliable modem/router?


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Get the free one from his ISP.

Failing that, TP-Link TD-W8970 Gigabit Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router,£36 at the rain forest.

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Standard User timmys
(learned) Tue 05-Aug-14 12:53:34
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Re: Cheapish reliable modem/router?


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Sorry, ADSL2+.
Standard User timmys
(learned) Tue 05-Aug-14 12:56:12
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Just checked their website, the ISP want £40.74 for an un-named modem router!

Agreed, the TD-W8970 looked the best bet from my quick scan of amazon.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 05-Aug-14 12:58:54
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B&Q are having a clear out at the moment! Yes the DIY shed.

Last night I noticed they had some Belkin modem/router/hub ADSL2+ compatible with WirelessG capability at £10 & £15 each.

If you have one close, might be worth a quick look.


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Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Tue 05-Aug-14 15:05:02
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And tomorrow is the 10% off day for people aged 60 and above on absolutely everything including clearance items! (B&Q Diamond Card available in store)

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 27-Aug-14 22:55:21
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How about £29.99 with FREE delivery for new Netgear DGND3300 UK N300 Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router. smile

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Netgear-DGND3300-UK-N300-R...

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 27-Aug-14 23:00:11
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In reply to a post by timmys:
Sorry, ADSL2+.

Draytek Vigor 2820n or 2830n off eBay - If you look hard enough you will find one for around £35.00, and well worth it.

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