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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-May-11 12:12:47
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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To be honest, at £30 its worth a punt isn't it.....
That was exactly my approach to it. I fully expected to have to send it back.

What I did find was that trying to set it up beforehand (on IDNet) failed miserably. As a result I had to do a factory reset, then clicked the wizard, and all it asked for was my ISP username and password. DNS and even the fixed IP address were picked up automatically within seconds.

Huge number of options. One I like is that you can let WEP devices connect as well as your main WPAx ones, and the WEPs only have access to the net, not to the LAN.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Tue 03-May-11 12:37:56
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Multi SSID's you mean, ie: one for visitors?

Though must confess, i really like the look of the Netgear...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002P54B80/ref=asc_df_B00...


Also this is the same one right?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-RangeMax-Wireless-N-...

I cant see any difference other than the price...



All that said, After looking around i'd quite like one with the vdsl modem inbuilt, that way i can do away with the original OR one (less clutter)

Like this...

http://www.technicolor.dslshop.co.uk/789_datasheet.a...
Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-May-11 12:57:10
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Also this is the same one right?

Yes they are the same, one is just shown on the vertical stand.

There are at least two versions of it available, not surprisingly V1 and V2. V2 has more internal memory of some sort, but reading the various reviews on the web it appeared that V1 was actually the better of the two versions.

One other thing, it is quite large, especially if you're used to a DG834GT.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 03-May-11 13:44:19
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Multi SSID's you mean, ie: one for visitors?
No, on the same SSID.
Though must confess, i really like the look of the Netgear...
Sorry, I know nothing about the Netgears. I just thought anything above £50 needed strong justification, in the same way as a high price on ADSLx routers has to be looked at critically, so as I said before, thought I would try this first.
All that said, After looking around i'd quite like one with the vdsl modem inbuilt, that way i can do away with the original OR one (less clutter)
The trouble with that is the Openreach requirement that you use their supplied modem. A few have risked replacing it though, with various combination kit. The Fritz box seems to be coming out on top from what I see.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - IDNet Home Starter Fibre. Live BQM.

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Standard User colesy10
(regular) Tue 03-May-11 14:06:24
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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I have the wndr3700 and I think it's a great router (with the latest firmware).
Wireless range is excellent, although I don't have 5Ghz devices so I just turned that off.
One downside is if you share the usb port with an external hard drive or usb stick, then you can password protect it, but it must use the same password as you set to access the router user interface. Which can be a problem if you want friends to share things off the attached device, as they will then know your router password.
Standard User mattypi
(newbie) Tue 03-May-11 18:05:43
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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op:
i take it you have looked at this if you don';t need ethernet
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AirPort-Express-Station-AirT...
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB321B/A/AirPort-E...
or this if you do ?
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC340B/A/AirPort-E...
Standard User mrnelster
(committed) Tue 03-May-11 19:27:38
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Re: Moving to FTTC, Which Router?


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Doesn't the router prevent access to the control panel via the wireless port/s?

Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.

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Standard User colesy10
(regular) Tue 03-May-11 20:15:04
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No you can access the GUI via wireless, it also displays fine via an iPhone.

Edited by colesy10 (Tue 03-May-11 20:39:19)

Standard User Squirrel
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 03-May-11 20:45:44
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I know - replying to my own post smile

Just a quick photo though to give you some idea of the size compared to a DG834GT

https://picasaweb.google.com/redsquirrelmeister/Desk...

Standard User Cruncher
(newbie) Tue 03-May-11 21:30:36
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Ok.

@Squirrel, Cheers for the info and the pic, it is a big one isn't it! tongue Seriously though, does look nice done it. smile

Must confess, i am a bit of a Netgear fanboy, I have always liked them. If i dont get that i think i may go for the WHR-G300N/U as its that cheap and worth a go.

The trouble with that is the Openreach requirement that you use their supplied modem. A few have risked replacing it though, with various combination kit. The Fritz box seems to be coming out on top from what I see.

Am i right in saying that i cant see my line stats if i'm using the OR modem? Or did i miss read that?

Did look at the Apple idea, but not for me at the mo....




Next question, Am looking at ADSL24 (Fibre 30 Pro) or IDNET (Home Plus Fibre)

Which one would be considered the better service? If any.
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