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Hi, Looking for a cheap wireless Dsl router. Not to familiar with whats good or not. But I've read people writing about some routers needing a seperate modem, and some which have them inbuilt. So I wo… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Hi, Looking for a cheap wireless Dsl router. Not to familiar with whats good or not. But I've read people writing about some routers needing a seperate modem, and some which have them inbuilt. So I would like one which is inbuilt, and ready to connect and go... Also if it comes bundled with an usb abdaptor, would be better, but not a must. Thank You
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Routers for ADSL broadband (that comes down your phone line) have the modem and router in the one box.

Routers for Cable (Virgin, NTL, Telewest) DONT include the modem, you use the one supplied by Virgin, NTL or Telewest.

I have a LinkSys which works well, but there are other well known makes that are all just a good.
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guilbert53
Routers for ADSL broadband (that comes down your phone line) have the modem and router in the one box.

Routers for Cable (Virgin, NTL, Telewest) DONT include the modem, you use the one supplied by Virgin, NTL or Telewest.

I have a LinkSys which works well, but there are other well known makes that are all just a good.


Thank you for that, Im getting more and more confused with all this. lol

So whats the modem which is supplied by Virgin which i should have? I've got a motorola surfboard... is this the modem?

Theres a phillips one for sale on tesco direct for about £20 with an adaptor. But the salesman in tescos told me to stay away from phillips as it has bad connection issues. I was wondering if you knew anything about this?

Sorry about all the questions, just want to get it right, and not end up buying and returning things!
#4
Sister in law has one and had no probs whatsoever.
Worth a try for 20 if its no good for you take it back within 28 days, full refund :thumbsup:
#5
I have a Netgear for sale HERE if ya interested??
#6
Go back to your internet provider and ask to cancel, when they ask why say you are going to switch to a supplier who is going to give you a wireless kit for free. They should then offer one FOC providing you stay another 12 months.
#7
have you tried this???
#8
weebigal
Go back to your internet provider and ask to cancel, when they ask why say you are going to switch to a supplier who is going to give you a wireless kit for free. They should then offer one FOC providing you stay another 12 months.


Im not sure how long I have left on my current deal, but could try this. What if they say ok, we'll cancel ur deal? Then im well and truly screwed haha :oops:
#9
birdyboyuk
I have a Netgear for sale HERE if ya interested??


Is that for DSL? Also they're generally goin 4 around £30 on ebay? I mite try the phillips, unless anyone knows of any bad feedback on it? Thanks for the offer tho birdyboy :thumbsup:
#10
Just front it out and tell them you're going to think about it. Any company worth it's salt will do what it can to keep you as a customer. If they don't try then probably better to change anyway. I assume you're with virgin (because you asked about DSL)so you probably have TV and phone from them as well. Mention you've seen a good offer on a freeview + box and your mobile is now so cheap that youdon't really need them at all.
#11
khel
have you tried this???


I did this with my current supplier and oh guess what?? Contract up next month. I'll be telling them that with BT option 1 I can get a wireless N home hub it's £1 less a month and has twice the download limit. If I change there is also £50 Quidco. It's up to them if they want to keep me as a customer or not. You really have to keep on top of these people, there used to be such a thing as a valued customer. Most companies now rip us off because we can't be bothered to do anything about it.

Sorry, rant over.
#12
weebigal
I did this with my current supplier and oh guess what?? Contract up next month. I'll be telling them that with BT option 1 I can get a wireless N home hub it's £1 less a month and has twice the download limit. If I change there is also £50 Quidco. It's up to them if they want to keep me as a customer or not. You really have to keep on top of these people, there used to be such a thing as a valued customer. Most companies now rip us off because we can't be bothered to do anything about it.

Sorry, rant over.


Well said, if only they thought the same..... all they care about is £
#13
gotit4cheap
Im not sure how long I have left on my current deal, but could try this. What if they say ok, we'll cancel ur deal? Then im well and truly screwed haha :oops:


Well you can simply call them and ask them "innocently"what is the procedure for disconnection ! Normally, their next question will be"why do you want to leave us" and you can take it from there. Make sure, you have done your home work, search for some competitive deals (with free wireless router) and keep the information handy while you talk to them.

Cheers :whistling:
#14
gotit4cheap
So whats the modem which is supplied by Virgin which i should have? I've got a motorola surfboard... is this the modem?


Yes, the Motorola Surfboard is the modem.

I think I had one of those a few years ago and Virgin replaced mine with a newer one when I went up to 20Mbs.

I believe Virgin will also supply a router free if you are on one of the faster broadband services, no harm in asking them.
#15
guilbert53
Yes, the Motorola Surfboard is the modem.

I think I had one of those a few years ago and Virgin replaced mine with a newer one when I went up to 20Mbs.

I believe Virgin will also supply a router free if you are on one of the faster broadband services, no harm in asking them.


So I have to connect the wireless router to that, thats a bit ******. Wanted to get rid of that all together. Oh well, il guess il just give it a go and see what happens.
#16
it * out c r a p p y? lol, even 6 year olds say that don't they?
#17
As im only on the M package for virgin broadband they said il have to upgrade in order to get the free wireless router. I don't want to do that, so am just going to go with the phillips one wit usb adaptor from tescodirect for £20. See how that goes, hopefully I dont have any problems with it!

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