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    Hi

    Thinking of going wireless. Want to know if this - ebuyer.com/UK/…336 would be all i would need to go wireless. also is this a good deal.

    Thanks.

    Tim.

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    Yes that's all you'll need for a wireless connection. £38 for the lot is pretty good. If you've got broadband and you been a customer for over 12 months, you can some times blag a free wireless router (especially from bt) by threatening to leave. After that you can pick up a wireless client device for about £14.

    Be careful if you have a video sender device in the house as they tend to operate on the same frequency (2.4GHz) making the wireless network useless until you turn off the video sender.

    suchafunkymonkey

    Yes that's all you'll need for a wireless connection. £38 for the lot is … Yes that's all you'll need for a wireless connection. £38 for the lot is pretty good. If you've got broadband and you been a customer for over 12 months, you can some times blag a free wireless router (especially from bt) by threatening to leave. After that you can pick up a wireless client device for about £14.Be careful if you have a video sender device in the house as they tend to operate on the same frequency (2.4GHz) making the wireless network useless until you turn off the video sender.



    Yes.......I eventually found out about this problem when i set up my wireless network !
    Tried everything until the penny dropped it might be the video sender.

    I'd be careful about buying a router that isnt of well known make.

    What ISP are you on?

    Some dont like certain routers and will work better with a more known one such as Netgear.


    Worth ringing up your ISP first see if they can honour you a free one like I did with AOL. Just tell them its either for a project, theres a current offer on, you're a valued customer or threaten to leave lol.

    I wouldn't say that Zyxel isn't "well known make". They were quite a big name since long time ago.
    I think I read some review and this particular model had problems with WPA security. I can't remember what site was it though...

    Original Poster

    Designz

    I'd be careful about buying a router that isnt of well known make.What … I'd be careful about buying a router that isnt of well known make.What ISP are you on?Some dont like certain routers and will work better with a more known one such as Netgear. Worth ringing up your ISP first see if they can honour you a free one like I did with AOL. Just tell them its either for a project, theres a current offer on, you're a valued customer or threaten to leave lol.



    Im on Blueyonder and had internet with them for over 3 years now.

    So you got broadband via cable then? In which case this router isn't right for you. Take a look at something like this, without ADSL modem built in.

    Original Poster

    Kommunist

    So you got broadband via cable then? In which case this router isn't … So you got broadband via cable then? In which case this router isn't right for you. Take a look at something like this, without ADSL modem built in.



    Ok, why isnt this router for me?

    Because if you have cable modem, then you need some way to connect it to your router. Normally, this is called WAN port. If you buy ADSL modem/router, there is no such port but rather phone connection socket to be plugged straight to phone line.

    tim_rishi

    Im on Blueyonder and had internet with them for over 3 years now.



    Hi, I too am on Blueyonder & use a wireless router, which I bought from Telewest as they had an offer at the time (April this year).

    It is from Netgear & the model numbers are 1X WGR614UK router & 1X WG111GE wireless adaptor, which at the time cost £54.25 including del although I'm almost sure I've since seen this advertised elsewhere for less!

    95% happy with it, although set-up was a bit a of nightmare & their helpline is in India so didn't really help but sorted eventually.

    HTH :thumbsup:

    Take a look at this offer.

    'I'd be careful about buying a router that isnt of well known make'?? :shock:

    Zyxel make some of the best and most reliable networking products on the market. I have a Zyxel router (which I have used with both BT and SKY ISPs) and I have had no problems whatsoever.
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