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Standard User jtthedevil
(newbie) Tue 15-Oct-13 22:13:35
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Advice re new Modem/router


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Ok I've been chugging along on my 0.5mb line with a Netgear DG834 for the last 6 years and Wimax may be possible at my house. The sales guy told me I would need a cable modem to connect as the adsl one would be no good.
Haven't looked at these before so advice is needed before the install in a couple of weeks time.
I've been told it will be a line of sight mast and the cable drilled through the wall to a computer. Rather than this I was hoping to use a hole already drilled for sky into under eaves storage where there is power and its fairly central in my home. This would be a good point for wireless too.
Now to the point, can anyone recommend a modem/router that will do the job. I'm in the country so no conflicts with other wifi and the product will be a 50/10mb service. I have two computers that are currently connected wirelessly and serveral phones and ipad/pods used by the family. I may even be able to use various ondemand products in this brave new world.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 15-Oct-13 23:21:02
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Re: Advice re new Modem/router


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The Asus RT-N66U has been proving popular as a fast cable router

A long review of the many features is over on our main site
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/76-as...

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User jtthedevil
(newbie) Wed 16-Oct-13 00:00:30
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Re: Advice re new Modem/router


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Thanks Andrew. Is that an all in one solution or does it require a separate modem to connect to?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Oct-13 01:11:36
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Re: Advice re new Modem/router


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Cable routers always need a modem to connect to. Your ISP should supply one, WiFi or satellite whatever.

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Standard User undecidedadrian
(member) Wed 16-Oct-13 09:25:20
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Re: Advice re new Modem/router


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
The Asus RT-N66U has been proving popular as a fast cable router

A long review of the many features is over on our main site
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/76-as...


I can vouch for this, my Draytek 2750n went kaput last weekend and after all the rave reviews I picked the ASUS up and it is a very nice router indeed.

Also it has ha d a recent price drop and is currently selling for about £110 which is expensive but has brilliant features such as dual band wireless on both 2.4 and 5Ghz similtaniously. Also the wireless is extremely strong and now out shines all the other competeing signals from my neighbours.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Oct-13 13:55:16
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Another ASUS cable router choice if you want to go with the new coming 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

http://www.asus.com/News/RhRGRF9xiiVPIG1y

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-AC66U-AC1750-Gigabit...

http://www.businessdirect.bt.com/products/asus-rt-ac...

http://uk.tp-link.com/products/?categoryid=201

http://www.dabs.com/products/tp-link-ac1750-wireless...

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Standard User jtthedevil
(newbie) Wed 16-Oct-13 21:24:50
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Thanks for the replies. Confirmed with the suppliers that the modem is on the mast and all that is required is a router. Like the features on the ASUS, especially the separate channel for the kids and time restrictions.
Standard User jtthedevil
(newbie) Fri 18-Oct-13 18:51:56
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Deal on WD N900 including 1TB hard drive


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Ordered one of these from Currys on ebay for £60 which has a lot of the features of the Asus router.
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