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ADSL Modem & Vista

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ADSL Modem & Vista

Does anyone know of an ADSL Modem (preferably USB) which is compatible with Windows Vista?
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Why don't you use a one port router
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ADSL Modem & Vista

I've got the same problem as hebershouse, and I wasn't sure about holtlane's reply. Most of the devices I look at on manufacturer's sites don't appear to be Vista compatible. The Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List (Microsoft technet) is a bit difficult to wade through as well (for me at least). I don't need wireless, although it might be useful one day.
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The router doesn't need to be Vista compatible as you don't install anything on your PC all it doing is providing a feed to your network port.
What you do is connect through a network port and use the a web interface to setup the router then you can connect to the router via any PC
shellsong
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Ethernet based router/modems don't need to be on Vista's compatability list because, unlike USB devices, they're beyond it's intrusively incompetent jurisdiction!
Liam
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Wireless Routers are the way forwards! :-)
shellsong
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Until you get out of their range, or in a wireless black spot or someone else tunes another piece of equipment into the same channel(s)! Tongue
Isitme
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Most USB modems will be compatible with Vista, the problem is that drivers have not yet been written for the. Drivers are available for some Thomson models and no doubt others will become available.

Apart from keeping one for a backup, USB modems are a waste of time, the router/modem is the way to go and wired ones are very cheap now.
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Got it. Thanks everyone!
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One more thing ...the voyager 105 usb modem that plusnet ships, is NOT compatible with vista Wink
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Hi,

It doesn't look like BT will be supplying updated Vista drivers for the 105, I believe there is a workaround to install it though. We are currently looking around for an alternative.
Simon_M
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Wireless Routers are the way forwards! :-)


Routers certainly, for all sorts of reasons. I wouldn't connect even a single computer via a USB modem given any sort of choice.

Also, of course, more routers = more 24/7 connections = more sessions needed = more centrals = more capacity. Cool

In another 12 months that argument will be irrelevant, because the demand for capacity is going to go up faster than the demand for sessions will, even if everyone has routers by then.
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On the flip side, the more routers, the more sub-nets, the smaller the IP range that a ISP needs to provide for the same number of connections to the internet. I do agree though that session numbers are probably a more difficult issue to deal with from an ISP's point of view.
Didn't I hear PN introduced time-outs about fourteen months ago that closed your session if you hadn't used your connection for a while? We opted-out of this, I'm just curious if this is in fact being used.