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Hi there. Looking to purchase a wireless router/modem (to replace standard USB broadband) but offer me wireless. Speed wise, all I'm looking to do is make my connection wireless and use it for the…
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
Hi there.

Looking to purchase a wireless router/modem (to replace standard USB broadband) but offer me wireless. Speed wise, all I'm looking to do is make my connection wireless and use it for the Internet.
I also need a USB wireless adapter too for another PC.

Thanks :thumbsup:
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1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months ago
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#1
Are you with AOL?...if so give them a ring and they will usually give you a free Netgear wireless router and a reduction in your monthly fee...if not then I can recommend the Netgear DG834DG router...there was an offer on Amazon that threw in a free USB adapter so worth checking to see if its still available.
#2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000I1OA6G/ref=amb_link_35922765_1/202-5660372-5907819

not sure if this is any good ..maybe other members can comment?
#3
Argos have a D-link one inc usb adapter for £49.99
I installed one this weekend on AOL
#4
get one made by a good decent reliable brand i.e. netgear or linksys. I currently have the linksys WAG54GS and i think that is bril.
#5
I've had one of these for ages. They're dead easy to set up, from a reliable make, and cheap too!

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/images/886496_01_huge.jpg

Only £37.13 from PC World, if you pick it up in store. (Special Web Price)

Remember Quidco cashback of 3% for collect or 6% for delivery, but you will pay extra for delivery.
Also, I'm sure there's a working 5% discount for PC World.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#6
rorynolan
Speed wise, all I'm looking to do is make my connection wireless and use it for the Internet.


If by this you mean that you are willing to settle for a slower connection speed, you could go for the older & cheaper 802.11b routers.

To get full speed on the broadband connection that you're already paying for go for a 802.11g router (which will be a tad more expensive).
#7
I'm looking for the same sort of kit to link up an Xbox 360/Plasma tv with my Pc in a seperate room. What kit do I need apart from the Router? Currently just have an ADSL cable modem.
#8
spudgun
I'm looking for the same sort of kit to link up an Xbox 360/Plasma tv with my Pc in a seperate room. What kit do I need apart from the Router? Currently just have an ADSL cable modem.
You will need: -

* Wireless router (preferably with built-in ADSL modem) - 802.11g if you want best use of the 360's connection

* Wifi card for your computer (either PCI or USB)

* USB wifi plug for the xbox 360 (retail at around 60 quid I think)

Alternatively you can use wires and pop them under the carpet.
#9
You might be interested... I've got a brand new Belkin wireless router & usb adapter for sale on the sales thread on the forum. I've priced it up at £60 plus postage.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30912

Steve
#10
Another option from Misco: Linksys Modem/router + Free PC Card for £41 delivered + 5% Quidco

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31484

HTH :)
#11
I'm also after a router, I've used belkin before and I like their support, have always got me sorted when NTL have messed up my settings

Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router wireless router for £45 via amazon or £46 via pcworld

has anyone experience of these, I'm looking to easily share files, broadband connection etc

would the best bet to go though Quidco for the 3% or is there any savings any one knows of with Amazon?
#12
Be careful when buying a router, it depends on what provider your with as to which kind you will need. I know NTL use dsl cables therefore that is the type of router you will need but if you are with BT they use adsl and will not take standard ethernet cables.

Here are some tips for router purchases:

--> USB receivers do not work as well as pcmi(laptop) receivers or the wireless cards (desktop pc's)

--> When possible use ethernet cables as you will get a constant connection of 100Mbps, if you use a wireless adapter, dependant on the router it willl only connect at 54Mbps

--> buy second hand, i managed to get a belkin router from the local adtrader for £15. dont be put off if they dont have instructions as windows xp is very useful and installs the drivers off the net. Windows should detect the signal instantly if using ethernet. Most instructions are downloadable off the manufacturers website!!

--> If using a router that supports wireless put a password on it otherwise people will sponge your internet which your paying for!! this should be explained in the instructions as WEP encryption, excuse the jargon its not hard to do!!

--> if you have an xbox 360 link that up too, you will unlock the full power of the xbox and can stream media from your pc to you telly, ideal if you have .avi files which you want to watch on the big screen and not your pc!
#13
Thanks sion5 for the advice, I did wonder about the dsl cable bit.
I was looking for second hand as well, as Belkin are offering a lifetime guarentee on their routers, just depends on if you need the original receipt when you make a claim on the warranty

I'd be looking to have one compatible with both PC and Mac (macbook), Xbox 360 (potentially)

Looks like the one at pcworld coudl be a decent bet,

ANY THOUGHTS though on the Belkin Pre N????cannot find any literature on the Belkin website about this router, but looks like it could work
#14
If you are on NTL you will need a DSL/Cable router.

Ebuyer have good prices for Belkin routers (DSL tend to be cheaper to buy than ADSL)

Regarding Pre N - personally i'd stick with a 802.11b/g wireless router. Pre-N will give more signal coverage and faster speeds over a network, but for most home setups this would be far more than required. It will also work out more expensive as you would need to pair with a pre-n card/adapter too to gain the networking increase. An xbox 360 with a wireless adapter will transmit at 802.11b/g so you would notice no difference.

Belkin's lifetime guarantee would require the original receipt of purchase,

Steve
#15
this is the router i have

http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/product.asp?pr=F5D7632

I live in student accomodation and i run my xbox 360, my pc and 2 laptops off it fine. If you plan on using the Belkin Pre N router you will need a compatible Pre N wireless adapter, the xbox wireless adapter only supports 802.11g

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