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Im quite an un-technical person, but im looking for a router to make my laptop properly wireless. Not sure what i need to look for, called into my local pc shop - he has one for £40, sure theres …
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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
Im quite an un-technical person, but im looking for a router to make my laptop properly wireless.

Not sure what i need to look for, called into my local pc shop - he has one for £40, sure theres cheaper elsewhere to be had.

Im on NTL, any help much appreciated!
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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
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#1
Anything with no built-in ADSL modem will work for you. Such as this one.
#2
Many thanks kommunist, always appreciated when helped out :)
#3
I am guessing you are on cable so linksys routers are usually best for cable connections. Otherwise go for D-Link equipment, both Linksys and D-Link are companys of CISCO which are regarded as the dogs ******** of professional networking. You could compare Cisco in the networking market to Microsoft in the Operating Systems market.
#5
the.capt
You could compare Cisco in the networking market to Microsoft in the Operating Systems market.


Thats not really giving me any confidence what-so-ever !
#6
Yep im on cable, now known as NTL :)
#7


Thanks alot :)
#8
Er... since when DLink is part of Cisco? Linksys is but DLink?
Also, their latest incarnation of WRT54G series is simply rubbish unless using unofficial firmware (which I don't think Joshanna will do :)).
#9
Kommunist
Er... since when DLink is part of Cisco? Linksys is but DLink?
Also, their latest incarnation of WRT54G series is simply rubbish unless using unofficial firmware (which I don't think Joshanna will do :)).


Im not very techincal so wouldnt have a clue what unoffical firmware is anyway :giggle:
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#11
Joshanna
Im not very techincal so wouldnt have a clue what unoffical firmware is anyway :giggle:

There was tech discussion on this forum on how to bring Linksys WRT54G v5 (and later) to life :) Basically, you need to get rid of VxWorks firmware and install Linux-based one. If you don't understand the above, don't worry :)
#12
Linksys is my ISP :thumbsup:
#13
Joshanna
Im quite an un-technical person, but im looking for a router to make my laptop properly wireless.

Not sure what i need to look for, called into my local pc shop - he has one for £40, sure theres cheaper elsewhere to be had.

Im on NTL, any help much appreciated!


you can buy wireless power these days to make ur laptop TOTALY wireless......HERE
#14
big_anth
you can buy wireless power these days to make ur laptop TOTALY wireless......HERE


:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
#15
by the way.....

i was kidden :p hope i didnt offend any 1 :)


would be a good invention tho
#16
Joshanna, you might be going to Staples soon! :)
#17
my Linksys WRT54GS version 5.1 has just stopped working for no good reason...so I'm in the middle of " e-mailing " their tech support but I'm not holding my breath....

I've only had it a couple of months so it is either a) a load of sh*t or b) a one off once in a million malfunction (hmmm...)

So anyways I want my wireless network back up and running and need a cheap but highly capable broadband router that will last longer than a couple of months......

so there :-(
#18
So - no Netgear fans then ??

I did a review of their MP101 music streamer and also the WGR614 wireless router, excellent, no problems in 4 years use.
#19
I guess that brand doesn't mean much. Some Linksys products are excellent, some complete rubbish. Same is with D-Link/Netgear/whatever.
For example, I never been big fan of D-Link after using one of their routers (can't recall model number) and realizing that they are only using 256 entries NAT table.
However, I do like DLink DSM-320 streamer. Maybe that's because it is not DLink product as it is made by Redsonic? :)

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