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I am not actually requesting any deal as such.. Just wanted some opinion from other HUKDers about my future purchase.. I have some Gift vouchers from Amazon.co.uk and I am planning to buy a dece… Read More
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
I am not actually requesting any deal as such..

Just wanted some opinion from other HUKDers about my future purchase..

I have some Gift vouchers from Amazon.co.uk and I am planning to buy a decent wireless router from that amount..

I have Tiscali Broadband hence I will need to have a router with built-in ADSL modem.

I am not sure which one is really good and worth the cost..
I heard from my friend that Netgear will be a good choice.. but still I would appreciate if you could suggest me even better one

I have short-listed few:

Netgear DGB111GUK - DG834G Wireless Modem Router & USB 2.0 Adapter http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-DGB111GUK-DG834G-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B000INDL50/ref=pd_ka_4/202-5875542-1373458?ie=UTF8&s=electronics Click here
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000INDL50.01._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg


Netgear DG834PN RangeMax MIMO-G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with 4-port 10/100 switch http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-DG834PN-RangeMax-MIMO-G-Wireless/dp/B000BRYOQ8/ref=pd_ka_12/202-5875542-1373458?ie=UTF8&s=electronics Click here

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000BRYOQ8.01._AA197_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Any other choices/recommendations?? :)
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#1
Netgear routers of late keep getting held in high regard.
Vanity imo, they seem to look pretty so people think they're great.
They do the job but far superior alternatives exist....

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=346205&postcount=156
&
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/45025 (or cheaper check froogle)

= the dawgs ballericks.
#2
Does it have built-in ADSL modem?

I couldn't see it in the product description
#3
Ah no, my bad

Have a gander at http://www.dsldepot.co.uk/index.asp?
#4
Thanks schizoboy..

But I am looking for something on Amazon.co.uk...

Actually I am looking for a decent ADSL Wirelss router...the better model/product..
#5
Ordered LinkSys Gateway (modem/router) today @ Misco

~ £41 inc delivery. Quidco tracked £1.50 as well.

http://www.systemaxdev.com/productmedia/htmlimages/cten/Networking/Q77393-front.jpg
#6
Well I have a netgear DG 834 G v3 and it works fine and I am pleased with its performance..not tested any other brand so cannot further comment on a recommendation.
#7
I prefer the Linksys WGKPC354G modem router with Free wifi card which was purchased from PCWorld for £37. Quite easy to set up and although only 2 weeks old, quite pleased with the performance so far. :)
#8
If I connect to brodband internet through wireless router, instead of modem, do I have to sacrifice on speed, somewhat??
#9
you_never_know
If I connect to brodband internet through wireless router, instead of modem, do I have to sacrifice on speed, somewhat??

It should be better as you're using the ethernet connection for the router whereas a modem is USB.

Sorry I thought you were attaching the router to your desktop and then setting up a wireless network in your home.
#10
But as it would be wireless..I would not use either ethernet or USB..

??
#11
you_never_know
But as it would be wireless..I would not use either ethernet or USB..

??

You have to have a Wireless Receiver on the PC (PCI or USB) or Laptop (PCMCIA or USB)...

Unless it is a Laptop with it built in of course.
#12
mine is brand new Dell Inspiron 6400..so it has built-in wireless...
#13
I have the Netgear DG834PN RangeMax MIMO-G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with 4-port 10/100 switch
It was bought with the intention of sending wireless signal next door ,to brothers house but wireless signal was crap, even a line of sight signal from desktop pc to my kitchen 25/30ft the signal strength dropped to 46% on a laptop with a
Netgear RangeMax WPN111 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter.
In the end we ran cat5 outdoor cable to brothers pc and all ok, but
every setup is different. No easy answer to this question .
I am with Tiscali as well
I thought I would pay top$ for the extra range when a cheaper option to start with would have served me better.
Hope this helps
#14
http://www.wifi-antennas.co.uk/products/product/9dbi_2_4ghz_wireless_networking_antenna___rp_tnc/

http://www.wifi-antennas.co.uk/uploads/images/aeb3fc685e0eaac92de7701bce520690.jpg

Most wireless devices including Netgear use RP-TNC antenna connections where they have an externally attached antenna, cisco and linksys use RP-BNC sometimes.

Anyways one of those on any wireless router/access point makes a significant difference, even more so if you can put custom firmware onto tthe router to increase the milliwatt power setting that goes into the antenna.

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