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Standard User mikej
(experienced) Tue 24-Sep-13 13:31:20
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Current PlusNet-supplied ADSL router - worth a punt ?


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I'm thinking about upgrading my broadband package and was wondering if the latest PlusNet-supplied ADSL router is worth a look for the price of the postage ?

My trusty old Netgear DG834G is still working (just needs the odd reboot) but it's not wireless N and a lot of my current wireless devices are. The solid walls in my house also limit the Netgear's range.

I'd need to be able to tweak it to allow PS3 game hosting (COD etc) though - is this easy/possible with the latest PN router ? I tried (and failed) to do this on the previous PN-supplied Thomson router, but the better interface on the old Netgear made this simple.

Cheers.

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My ADSL : PlusNet Pro, Netgear DG834G router
Standard User marillionuk
(newbie) Tue 24-Sep-13 15:50:39
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Personally, I'd forget the Technicolour router from Plusnet as they are, on the whole, rubbish and the RMA's on these are quite high. The postage being £5.99 but you get recontracted for another 12 months otherwise you pay the full £49.99. For this kind of money, you'd be better looking at say the Netgear DM111P-100ISS - Take a look at Amazon.
Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Tue 24-Sep-13 17:04:42
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In reply to a post by mikej:
The solid walls in my house also limit the Netgear's range
That rules out the Technicolor!

You could perhaps try a BT homehub 3 or 4.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001 - not sure for how much longer


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Standard User mikej
(experienced) Wed 25-Sep-13 01:04:06
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Thanks guys - I decided not to take it and will look into alternatives.

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My ADSL : PlusNet Pro, Netgear DG834G router
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 25-Sep-13 01:04:58
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Netgear DGND3700v2 is very good router and it support fibre too. http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,1144...

plusnetADSL2+16 Meg

Edited by adslmax (Wed 25-Sep-13 01:05:49)

Standard User blfamily
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 25-Sep-13 06:57:28
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I agree. My son couldn't get a wireless connection on his phone 20ft from the router!

Steve
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Standard User WelshWArrior
(experienced) Wed 25-Sep-13 14:06:31
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I live in a 5-storey Victorian house with 4ft thick stone walls. Take it from me - the Technicolor as supplied by PlusNet is useless.

I've tried many, many routers over the last few months and the one I found best - and still use, is the ASUS DSL-N55U.

I can now use my Wireless 4 floors down in the basement!!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 25-Sep-13 14:49:56
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How often do you get banished to there?

Or is that where the wine is kept ...?

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Standard User WelshWArrior
(experienced) Wed 25-Sep-13 14:55:23
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lol I wish wink

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Standard User meldrew
(experienced) Tue 08-Oct-13 19:58:24
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It would be nice if PN could offer a subsidised "proper" router for perhaps half price. I would be happy to pay £50 for one that would cost me £100 elsewhere and PN could probably buy in bulk at the lesser price. I still regret giving my "old" Netgear to my sister.......
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