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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-May-14 13:06:56
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Looking for inexpensive FTTC router


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I’m searching out a router for an elderly neighbour who has just upgraded to FTTC. Since the upgrade, the router supplied by his ISP has packed in and been replaced. The replacement has a “shop-soiled” look and isn’t giving good performance. My neighbour did not realise he could choose a router for himself until I enlightened him but he can’t pay top whack…or anything like it. I’m wondering about one of these T-P Link models:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TD-W8970-Wireless-Co...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BP0SASI/ref=s9...

More detailed spec of the more expensive model is here:

http://www.ebuyer.com/432805-tp-link-n600-wireless-d...


Reviews seem reasonable.

Thinking back a few years, an early wireless n TP-Link was a great stopgap for a few months. More recently, a TP-Link USB wireless adapter helped me get an older system online and gave great results. But that was my money, not my neighbour’s! Thoughts, anybody?

Edited by ARD (Mon 12-May-14 13:13:48)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 12-May-14 13:22:24
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Re: Looking for inexpensive FTTC router


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While the ADSL2+ modem version will work for FTTC too, i.e. supports a port as an Ethernet WAN it might be simpler to get a router whose sole aim is this sort of thing...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008QBAXI4/ref=as...
WDR3600 has roughly same wireless spec.

The TP-Link are generally great, but web interface can be a bit old school and confusing if not used to router terms I find.

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Mon 12-May-14 14:40:01
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Re: Looking for inexpensive FTTC router


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Thanks, Andrew.smile I'd ignored that model. I liked the TP-Link interface myself- plenty of stats. I doubt my neighbour will ever look at it so it won't matter.


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