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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-May-12 11:56:12
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Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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I have an old 834G2 and it is many years old and has been erratic recently. I'm going to buy a new modem router from the Trafford Centre later, I'm not (too) worried about the supplier but I don't want to spend more than £80 - I have simple needs. I know I could trawl the forums but it's a quick ask before I go shopping; I'd appreciate recommendations. Ta!

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 22-May-12 12:19:49
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Re: Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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What functions do you need?

Wireless? and Standard
100Mb or 1Gb Ethernet?
ADSL2+? but capable of a WAN input for FTTC?

Give us some clues and advice might be more appropriate.


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Standard User greenglide
(member) Tue 22-May-12 12:24:02
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Re: Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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Why Netgear?

If you plan on making a retail purchase at a bricks and mortar shop your choice will be severely limited!

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BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload,
Moved house, now BE Unlimited 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
FTTC Cab installation commenced 12th April - expect full 80 / 20 - bye bye BE, hello BT Infinity soon!


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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-May-12 12:27:55
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Re: Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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I guessed the price point would be a clue and then the most I could buy for it? No?

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Standard User JonasTone
(newbie) Tue 22-May-12 12:32:21
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Re: Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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In my honest opinion regardless of the over all need, there's one clear option for performance and price, i did a lot of research before buying this my self, as the one provided by my ISP was rubbish.

EnGenius ESR9850

It have 4 gigabit Ethernet ports and has a very high Wan to Lan throughput around 650 Mbits, it also has a very strong WLAN throughput and very strong wireless range and reception and over the network wireless transfer speeds upto about 350 Mbits, All in all a brilliant router and it cost me £30 of ebay but new you will pay about £60 with PnP.
Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-May-12 12:47:04
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Re: Could someone recommend a new Netgear router please?


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I know a shop limits and I like Netgear because it's been a good device. I'm not into the technical stuff, I don't really understand it, I just want the best Netgear Modem Router for around £80 that I can walk into a shop and buy within a few hours. smile

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Standard User NICK_ADSL_UK
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 22-May-12 13:02:41
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NETGEAR Rangemax DGN3500 is good at around £60 down from £110 with pc world

Technical specificationsPeripheral type Wireless router
Standards IEEE 802.11n version 2.0
IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b 2.4 GHz
WAN (ADSL): ITU 992.1 (G.dmt) Annex A, ITU
992.2 (G.lite), ITU 992.3 ADSL2(G.dmt.bis), ITU
992.5 ADSL2+
Routing protocols TCP/IP
Safety features Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK)
and WEP
Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)—push-button
and PIN
Push ‘N’ Connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™
(WPS) and Smart Wizard®
Exposed host (DMZ) for secure gaming
Privacy & parental controls
Double firewall protection
Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention
Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS)
Management features Supports Wireless Multimedia (WMM) based
Quality of Service (QoS)
Modem type ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+
Connectivity 1 x USB
4 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x RJ11
Configuration requirements ADSL broadband Internet service
2.4 GHz 802.11n specification adapter
or 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g wireless adapter.
Alternatively, an Ethernet adapter and cable
for each computer
Microsoft® Windows® Vista™, XP, 2000, Me,
Mac® OS, UNIX®, or Linux®
Internet Explorer® 5.0 or Firefox® 2.0 or higher
Recommend using this product with the
RangeMax™ Wireless-N Adapters (WN511B,
WN311B, WN111, WNDA3100)
Dimensions 223 x 153 x 31 mm
Weight 0.5 kg
Contents RangeMax™ Wireless-N Gigabit Modem Router
(DGN3500)
Stand
Ethernet cable
Setup CD
ADSL phone line filter
Power adapter

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