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Wireless Router advice please???

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My current Dynamode router has just packed up so want to get a new one. I'm not on cable (i'm told that makes a difference) and need some advice about a good one to get. Can I get an 'n' or do I have … Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
My current Dynamode router has just packed up so want to get a new one. I'm not on cable (i'm told that makes a difference) and need some advice about a good one to get. Can I get an 'n' or do I have to get 'g'?
I'm so bad at all this that I thought i'd ask you lovely people to recommend an all rounder for general web browsing, wireless printer and the wii.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, Thank you xxxx
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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The n router supports all. That b, g and n. so i would go for a n one as it supports upto 300mbs. The one i got which i found really good is the Linksys WRT160n

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?SEO=yes&page=ProductList&category_oid=-28361&show_all=true&source_id=aw&camp_id=everyday%20SALE
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although the 'n' wont work unless you have a supported pc/laptop.....
#3
om4r
The n router supports all. That b, g and n. so i would go for a n one as it supports upto 300mbs. The one i got which i found really good is the Linksys WRT160n

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?SEO=yes&page=ProductList&category_oid=-28361&show_all=true&source_id=aw&camp_id=everyday%20SALE


Thanks for your help but isn't this for cable users? I didn't realise this was going to be so hard to buy a new one lol:?
#4
Unless your pc/laptop is draft n enabled there is not really much point getting a "n" router as you wont notice a difference, so if only have an b/g enabled pc/laptop go for one of those, waste of money if your hardware isnt up to it, always found netgear to be good,reasonably cheap routers, who is your ISP?
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thomasc123
although the 'n' wont work unless you have a supported pc/laptop.....


Just beat me to it:)
#6
thomasc123
although the 'n' wont work unless you have a supported pc/laptop.....


erm, how will I know that? It's a compaq presario v6000 that's about a year old. Does that help anyone??
I'm with talk talk/aol by the way.. Thanks
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unseenangelwings
erm, how will I know that? It's a compaq presario v6000 that's about a year old. Does that help anyone??
I'm with talk talk/aol by the way.. Thanks


my dad has that and no it doesnt support 'n'

we have a new home hub (bt) and i have a new netbook but cant use 'n' because he cant get on it....

you see.... i have had to disable 'n' as he cant use the internet with it enabled....

One thing though...if you decide to update your pc/laptop in the near future you may aswell get a 'n' enabled router.... i think id get one anyway
#8
If you're just sharing the internet (and have a normal <8mbps connection) and not files across the network (except for the printer) then the only advantage an n router will offer over a g is extra range, which is a disadvantage if a g router provides all the range you require.
#9
clondikemike
Just beat me to it:)


sorry :)
#10
thomasc123
sorry :)


lol:thumbsup:,

Also i would give talk talk a call and see if they offer a free wireless router for existing customers, Virgin do and i called them a few months ago and they sent me one for free:) well worth a try
#11
My house isn't huge so range isn't really an issue. Can you turn the n off of some of them? I've just looked at pc world for adsl ones and there's only 1 or 2 that aren't n.
#12
unseenangelwings
My house isn't huge so range isn't really an issue. Can you turn the n off of some of them? I've just looked at pc world for adsl ones and there's only 1 or 2 that aren't n.


go for 'n' - you can turn it off and it will be of use one day in the near future.....

i personally wouldnt buy a router without it
#13
and just to clarify one more thing... do I have to buy a wireless pc card? haven't a clue what one is but I didn't have to buy one for the dynamode I was using previously.
#14
unseenangelwings
and just to clarify one more thing... do I have to buy a wireless pc card? haven't a clue what one is but I didn't have to buy one for the dynamode I was using previously.


well you shouldnt...have you used it wireless before ?
#15
thomasc123
well you shouldnt...have you used it wireless before ?


:?:?, this may take a while:-D
#16
clondikemike
:?:?, this may take a while:-D


I'm not that bad! lol. Yes, I have used wireless before it's just when I was looking on amazon for a router it was recommending the card and I didn't have to buy one before.
#17
unseenangelwings
I'm not that bad! lol. Yes, I have used wireless before it's just when I was looking on amazon for a router it was recommending the card and I didn't have to buy one before.


ok you dont need one then as it has a wireless card built in.....

and yes you are that bad ! lol :p

just get a wireless router with draft 'n' and you shall be fine.... maybe google around for good reviews before buying...
#18
Thank you soooo much for your time and advice (and putting up with me). Rep added for your kindness xx
#19
unseenangelwings
Thank you soooo much for your time and advice (and putting up with me). Rep added for your kindness xx


no problem :)

good luck !! :p

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