Netgear DGN3500 wireless-n gigabit modem router £79 + £5.40 postage @ Pixmania - HotUKDeals
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Been looking for a gigabit modem router and this is the cheapest I could find for this model.

DGN3500-100PES Wireless-N Router & Modem + 4-Port Switch

Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Switching Protocol Ethernet
Remote Management Protocol HTTP
Features NAT support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), VPN passthrough, Quality of Service (QoS), Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Encryption Algorithm 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Type DSL modem
Digital Signaling Protocol ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+
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#1
can anyone tell me how these are better than the routers you get with your broadband provider thanks
#2
dexter7176
can anyone tell me how these are better than the routers you get with your broadband provider thanks



It really depends on what you've had supplied by your ISP.

Pro's for ISP Provided Modems:
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[*]Easy to set up (normally come pre configured with settings)
[*]"Newbie" friendly
[*]Guranteed to work with ISP's Service
[*]If having issues, these are supported by your ISP
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Cons for ISP Provided Modems:

[LIST]
[*]Can be limited in what you can set up
[*]Most will not support wirelless N standard unless you paid extra for a more expensive model
[*]Can be very basic
[/LIST]

Pro's of "Non-ISP Supplied Router/Modems":

[LIST]
[*]Increased fuctionality
[*]Increased settings options
[*]Can choose a model that Support Wiress N standard
[*]Can be more pleasing on the eye (Some ISP's Modem/Routers can be just down right ugly ...AKA the one that orange used to provide was best hid behind the sofa.
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Con's of "Non-ISP Supplied Router/Modems:

[LIST]
[*]Can require more technical knowledge
[*]Can be harder to set up
[*]ISP will not normally give support for these if you are having technical difficulties
[*]Not NewBie Friendly
[/LIST]

Just a few points to answer your question, but they are just a personal opinion.
#3
It depends what modem/router you get from your broadband provider.

The "important" bit of this one is the wired gigabit link. This potentially offers a faster connection (upto 1000Mbps) than you can get wirelessly. Can be useful for transfering files over your home network, HD streaming & online games, if you do not need it for that there are cheaper non-gigabit modem/routers out there.
#4
I'd go for that Linksys N - Gigabit router on HotUK earlier which was at £30, but now proper pried. Still cheaper with the £15 cashback

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/634476/linksys-by-cisco-wrt320n-dual-band-
#5
Max-Power
I'd go for that Linksys N - Gigabit router on HotUK earlier which was at £30, but now proper pried. Still cheaper with the £15 cashback

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/634476/linksys-by-cisco-wrt320n-dual-band-


Not a modem router though...
#6
Expensive.
#7
thanks for the tips guys greatly appreciated

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