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Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Mon 02-May-11 21:52:57
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Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Ok, Am with Be at the mo running a DG834GT with DGTeam FW.

I'm about to jump to FTTC via ADSL24 or IDNET. (Still trying to decide which one)

Am a bit out of the loop when it comes to the new stuff!

What router is the one to get at the moment? What are the favourites?

Budget isn't a major concern, providing it isn't a silly figure.

Needs good wireless, other than that all is good.

All opinions welcome.

ta. smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 02-May-11 22:08:08
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Does it need to be gig ethernet, or is 100Mbps OK?

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Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Mon 02-May-11 22:10:29
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Either to be honest, but the faster the better would be good. I do a fair bit of network transferring.

Just looking at me options at the moment,

What are you thinking? smile


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Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-May-11 22:27:42
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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http://www.dslsource.co.uk/View/NBG4604

Does not miss a beat, but do NOT use spaces in any wireless SSID. There is a persistent bug that will bite if/when you reboot the router.

Cheers

DrT

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 02-May-11 22:33:22
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Because at 100Mbps ethernet there is a stupidly cheap Buffalo WHR-G300N/U. (Prices rising, though they often drop again - mine cost £23.56 with free delivery. Despite what the order system says, the free delivery was sent next working day and arrived the day after).

There are a few (happy users) around on these forums, but the gig equivalent seems to be a bit more troublesome. Something to do with shipping with a third-party firmware that gives trouble frown. See this thread.

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My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-May-11 22:53:57
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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I also used a Netgear DG834GT (ex-Sky) router for many years. When I went to BT Infinity I got a HomeHub 3 but missed the features on the Netgear so went for a Netgear WNDR3700

http://www.netgear.co.uk/service-provider/products/r...

Been absolutely rock solid since I got it.

Standard User mattypi
(newbie) Mon 02-May-11 23:12:39
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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In reply to a post by Cruncher:
Ok, Am with Be at the mo running a DG834GT with DGTeam FW.

I'm about to jump to FTTC via ADSL24 or IDNET. (Still trying to decide which one)

Am a bit out of the loop when it comes to the new stuff!

What router is the one to get at the moment? What are the favourites?

Budget isn't a major concern, providing it isn't a silly figure.

Needs good wireless, other than that all is good.

All opinions welcome.

ta. smile

if your desperate for one with a vdsl2 modem in the cheapest one is by far the one ive got (zhone)
Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Mon 02-May-11 23:56:53
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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@RobertoS Hmmm, worth looking at, whats the wireless range like, reviews dont seem too positive... Garden connection is a plus. smile

@Squirrel Well that looks the part, its it bad i do actually want one that looks nice?

Not overly fussed if it has a modem in, but that said i'm quite tempted by this...

http://www.technicolor.dslshop.co.uk/789_datasheet.a...

Thoughts?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-May-11 09:01:22
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I seem to remember there were only a couple of reviews, and the bad one didn't seem to be particularly reliable?

Anyway, my laptop has a 130Mbps maximum, and the other day I was in the garden 20-30 feet away from the back of the house, getting a connection speed of 52Mbps. Only browsing, but it was fine. (Before any wags jump in, no, I wouldn't have been browsing there if it had been raining instead of fine tongue).

Router is right at the front of the metal-framed house, on the first floor, at the opposite side to where I was rekative to the house in the garden.

Remember, it's returnable!

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.
Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Tue 03-May-11 11:17:21
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Maybe, i'll read them again later, i did only quickly scan the Amazon reviews tbh, and generally they can be quite random as to how good they are...

To be honest, at £30 its worth a punt isn't it.....

Anyone else got any options? smile
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