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Standard User Intenti0n
(newbie) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:13:25
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FTTC being installed next week.. So what router do YOU use?


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Hi All,

Long term lurker, first time poster smile

I am having FTTC installed next week from IDNET. I chose to decline the offer from IDnet for the WNR1000 as I really have had a bad experience with netgear routers (most recently from Virgin hub)

The only real concern I have is that I might get a router that doesnt have enough "ooomph" to run FTTC .... or am I being silly ?

I would like the router to have wireless N and to cost less than £100.

I am not too fussed about gigabit ports and i have a 8 port gigabit switch.

I have done some digging and one of the ones that seems to fit the bill is:
Linksys e3000 The problem is, how do you know how good it is before actually buying it ?

Anyway, which router are you using / would recommend?

any tips / advise would be appreciated smile
Standard User eddie1150
(regular) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:38:53
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i recently started a thread like this,
thats a good router so ive read!
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Thu 03-Mar-11 21:44:35
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http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-rev...

> 200 Mb/s WAN to LAN routing so it should be fine for FTTC.


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Standard User orly
(experienced) Thu 03-Mar-11 22:03:56
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We have the BT supplied Home Hub 2...does the job but it's not spectacular by any stretch. But it was free.

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BT Infinity 8th July 2010
Connected to: P23 Kilmaine Road, Bangor, BT19 6DT (NIBA)
600m (approx) to cabinet
25.5mbit down / 7.6mbit up

Previously:
BT Broadband, roughly 4mbit sync
4KM line / 54dB atten / 9dB SNR / Netgear DG834GT
Standard User Intenti0n
(newbie) Thu 03-Mar-11 22:45:17
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Thanks for the replies so far.

Sods, law, this guy had 10 of those E3000 for £80:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LINKSYS-E3000-EW-Dual-b-Wirele...

a few days ago and they have all gone !

Unless i can get a better recommendation, I think this is the one I would go far.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 04-Mar-11 10:02:51
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Smallnetbuilder recommends the v1 of the WNDR3700. That is Netgear, however.


If you don't want to go Netgear, you'll find the e3000 perfect for a router under £100.

Right now, I'm inclined to buy a e4200, but as it's a brand new router, you have to pay full retail price.. I.e. £169.99
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 04-Mar-11 10:12:31
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In reply to a post by Intenti0n:
Hi All,

Long term lurker, first time poster smile

I am having FTTC installed next week from IDNET. I chose to decline the offer from IDnet for the WNR1000 as I really have had a bad experience with netgear routers (most recently from Virgin hub)

The only real concern I have is that I might get a router that doesnt have enough "ooomph" to run FTTC .... or am I being silly ?

I would like the router to have wireless N and to cost less than £100.

I am not too fussed about gigabit ports and i have a 8 port gigabit switch.

I have done some digging and one of the ones that seems to fit the bill is:
Linksys e3000 The problem is, how do you know how good it is before actually buying it ?

Anyway, which router are you using / would recommend?

any tips / advise would be appreciated smile
I got a Buffalo Airstation Nfiniti WHR-G300Nv2 from Amazon £23.56 delivered. Currently £23.40.

Seems great.

Ignored the CD, waited till the engineer had tested the FTTC connection, ran the Connection Wizard in the GUI, and within 20 seconds it connected fine to IDNet!! No hassle since.

Seemed a no-brainer to me at that price and returnable.

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

Edited by RobertoS (Fri 04-Mar-11 10:17:09)

Standard User mrnelster
(regular) Fri 04-Mar-11 10:32:14
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I got a Buffalo Airstation Nfiniti WHR-G300Nv2 from Amazon £23.56 delivered. Currently £23.40.

Seems great.


Hi RobertoS

Fingers crossed I hope to upgrade to FTTC in a few weeks time (most likely with Aquiss) and wonder whether to grab one of these while at that price.

I dont know much about router compatibility etc., but I dont really want to use my HH2 once I am away from BT. And at that price upgrading to something else if necessary (as FTTC develops), wont be that painful. smile

Neil

Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 04-Mar-11 10:47:43
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Smallnetbuilder recommends the v1 of the WNDR3700. That is Netgear, however.


If you don't want to go Netgear, you'll find the e3000 perfect for a router under £100.

Right now, I'm inclined to buy a e4200, but as it's a brand new router, you have to pay full retail price.. I.e. £169.99



So I just went and bought one.. The price has some down by £23 on Amazon.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 04-Mar-11 10:52:45
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I got one, paid a little more as amazon delivery was early may.
Eddie1150
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