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Standard User captainmouse
(member) Mon 07-Nov-11 13:52:13
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Old modems/routers


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I am currently working at a charity and we have a huge amount of old modems/routers.

what is the best way to dispose of these?

is there any use for them anywhere?

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Nov-11 14:25:08
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A lot will depend on how old they are and what they are smile

Old dialup modems will be worth less (or nothing but scrap value!) but old Speedtouch routers or Netgear DG834GT from SKY could all be eBay'd for the charity.

Standard User captainmouse
(member) Mon 07-Nov-11 14:38:52
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Mainly old ZyXel and Dlink routers plus a pile of old us robotics and hayes modems

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 07-Nov-11 16:40:04
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Try some searches to see if they are fetching any money...

Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 07-Nov-11 18:21:31
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If they're ADSL routers they'll definitely be worth something.

Might only fetch a few quid each but thats better than sitting in a box...or skip.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 07-Nov-11 18:24:22
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http://www.broadbandrecycle.com/ send in freepost parcels of 5kg size.

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Standard User rarrar
(member) Mon 07-Nov-11 19:14:45
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Sell them or donate to a charity which can test and sell them in their shops - the one I volunteer at does.
Standard User captainmouse
(member) Tue 08-Nov-11 11:42:04
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Great, thanks, that is just the job, expect a pile of old dlink and zyXel stuff.

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Standard User captainmouse
(member) Fri 18-Nov-11 19:33:24
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well dozens of old routers and modems have been sent off.

Anybody know anywhere that takes old pc's and monitors? is there a charity that would take them sans HDD?

Also has anybody used a HDD shredding service?

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Standard User captainmouse
(member) Thu 01-Dec-11 16:22:11
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Just to update, found a company which refurbs for schools and charities in the kent area, although he will pick up out of county if anybody is interested

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