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Standard User keith_thfc
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:11:51
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Recommended Fibre router


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What routers would you guys recommend for Fibre?

Thinking of joining Zen soon when Fibre enabled, who recommend the Netgear WNR2000 at £60 incl VAT but I've read mixed reviews of this.

Will definitely need to purchase a new router anyway so if I'm going to spend upwards of £50 then I want to make sure I am getting good value.

Are there any others which people would recommend?

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be* Value (be* since Jan 2006)
3.5 Mb down/1 Mb up using Thomson TG585
Poplar (LNPOP) exchange

(ex Wanadoo/AOL/Zen/f2s LLU)
Standard User Zadeks
(member) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:21:21
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:26:18
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Re: Recommended Fibre router


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Do you need gigabit LAN?

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.

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Standard User keith_thfc
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:29:09
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Do you need gigabit LAN?
Don't think so. Why would you need this? Does it improve speeds/performance?

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3.5 Mb down/1 Mb up using Thomson TG585
Poplar (LNPOP) exchange

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Standard User kasg
(committed) Sat 13-Aug-11 13:36:35
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Do you need gigabit LAN?
Don't think so. Why would you need this? Does it improve speeds/performance?
Not for your Internet connection, but handy if, for example, you are backing up to a network drive or streaming HD video in your house and your hardware supports it.

Kevin

plusnet Value Fibre
Using OpenDNS

Edited by kasg (Sat 13-Aug-11 13:37:13)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sat 13-Aug-11 15:36:46
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I got a Buffalo NFiniti WHR-G300NV2 in February for £23.99 delivered. No problems, and the setup wizard just worked, even finding my static IP address automatically.

Three or four others have bought one since.

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 lenaspell
(committed) Sat 13-Aug-11 16:38:58
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In reply to a post by keith_thfc:
What routers would you guys recommend for Fibre?

Thinking of joining Zen soon when Fibre enabled, who recommend the Netgear WNR2000 at £60 incl VAT but I've read mixed reviews of this.

Will definitely need to purchase a new router anyway so if I'm going to spend upwards of £50 then I want to make sure I am getting good value.

Are there any others which people would recommend?


I have been very happy with the Netgear WNR2000, much better than the Thompson Router originally recommended by Zen so it was sent back. Good coverage throughout the house including converted loft, in the garage and in both front and back gardens. But as Robertos says there are cheaper ones around but I was happy with the outlay on the Netgear.

Len

Zen Fibre Active. Router Netgear N300 WNR2000.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit and iMac 9.1 and MacBook both running Snow Leopard smile
Standard User Garyilka
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Aug-11 18:09:57
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I use the Netgear WNR3500 with BT Infinity and love it.......
Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Aug-11 18:12:58
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Zyxel NBG 4604
Has Gigabit ethernet ports. The only gotcha, do NOT use spaces in the SSID.

Looking forward to getting a combined modem/router in the future, but not one of the units that are currently available.

DrT

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Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 13-Aug-11 18:19:11
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In reply to a post by Garyilka:
I use the Netgear WNR3500 with BT Infinity and love it.......

I use the Netgear WNDR3700 and am more than happy with it

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