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Which of these USB modems?

Claremac
Grafter
Posts: 62
Registered: 05-08-2007

Which of these USB modems?

Hi,
I signed up for ADSL Self-Install on Sunday and, following some very helpful advice in another thread, decided to buy my own hardware. It will have to be a USB modem as I have no spare PCI slots. I have had a good look around on various websites including www.adslguide.org.uk and have found modems varying from £34 to £79.99 inc. VAT. The trouble is, I don’t know enough about modems to know which one I should get and whether price is any indication of quality. I list the modems with the price and the website I found it on below. Any advice or comments would be gratefully received. If none, then I hope the links may prove useful to anybody else in the same position.
One further complication is that, assuming I get the green light, it will be just as all presumably grinds to a halt for Christmas so the temptation is to just dash into PC World for the Zoom or US Robotics anyway!


Ebuyer Conexant USB modem £34.08 (think this may be same as supplied by Plusnet?)
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3NwZWNpZmljYXRpb25z&produ...

Dabsvalue USB modem £42.30
http://www.dabs.com Quicklinx 17P6WS

D-Link DSL-200 £51.69
http://www.insight.com/uk/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=DLKLA02YVA#mainspecs

Solwise SAR100 £58.75 (not sure if Windows Me compatible)
http://www.solwise.co.uk/adsl-usb.htm

DSL-Warehouse EA900 £64.04
http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/DSLWEA900.html

ZyXEL Prestige 630 £69.33
http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/P630.html

Fujitsu FDX310 £71.58
http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/FDX310.html

US Robotics SureConnect 900 £73.43
http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/USR9000.html

Zoom ADSL USB Modem £79.99
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/store/martprd.dll/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0113503613.1040161611...

Regards

Clare
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espresso_mick
Grafter
Posts: 225
Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: Which of these USB modems?

I can recommend the Zoom modem. It's what I bought when I did my self install.
It's the Zoom 5510. Although one of the more expensive ones, I am one to believe that you get what you pay for and I have not been dissapointed with it.

VERY easy to set up. Insert setup disk, install the drivers, it asks you to plug the modem in and thats that. I was online in a couple of minutes.

Only thing...if you have Win XP. The default ATM driver that's installed displays an incorrect speed in your system tray.

It has no effect on your connection, but if you insist on it displaying the correct speed, you will need to choose customize during the installation and select the WAN driver.
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RE: Which of these USB modems?


Dear Clare,
I have a Fujitsu FDX310 and have had no problems whatsoever with it. Was easy to setup and worked straight away and has continued to do so.
Good luck,
Rog


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RE: Which of these USB modems?

Claire: I have a Zoom 5510 it comes with 2 filters and behaves perfectly (got mine at pc-world). Easy installation (win 9Cool and it does not draw too heavily on the USB power and cut out like some of the cheaper ones.
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missenden
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 31-07-2007

RE: Which of these USB modems?

> Hi,
> I signed up for ADSL Self-Install on Sunday and, following some very helpful advice in another thread, decided to buy my own hardware. It will have to be a USB modem as I have no spare PCI slots. I have had a good look around on various websites including www.adslguide.org.uk and have found modems varying from £34 to £79.99 inc. VAT. The trouble is, I don’t know enough about modems to know which one I should get and whether price is any indication of quality. I list the modems with the price and the website I found it on below. Any advice or comments would be gratefully received. If none, then I hope the links may prove useful to anybody else in the same position.
> One further complication is that, assuming I get the green light, it will be just as all presumably grinds to a halt for Christmas so the temptation is to just dash into PC World for the Zoom or US Robotics anyway!
>
>
> Ebuyer Conexant USB modem £34.08 (think this may be same as supplied by Plusnet?)
> http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3NwZWNpZmljYXRpb25z&produ...
>
> Dabsvalue USB modem £42.30
> http://www.dabs.com Quicklinx 17P6WS
>
> D-Link DSL-200 £51.69
> http://www.insight.com/uk/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=DLKLA02YVA#mainspecs
>
> Solwise SAR100 £58.75 (not sure if Windows Me compatible)
> http://www.solwise.co.uk/adsl-usb.htm
>
> DSL-Warehouse EA900 £64.04
> http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/DSLWEA900.html
>
> ZyXEL Prestige 630 £69.33
> http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/P630.html
>
> Fujitsu FDX310 £71.58
> http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/FDX310.html
>
> US Robotics SureConnect 900 £73.43
> http://www.dsl-warehouse.co.uk/acatalog/USR9000.html
>
> Zoom ADSL USB Modem £79.99
> http://www.pcworld.co.uk/store/martprd.dll/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0113503613.1040161611...
>
> Regards
>
> Clare
>
To Clare,
The E buyer model is the Plusnet supply. I have one and no trouble. It's cheap, so if it goes wrong-just buy another one!

Roger
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RE: Which of these USB modems?

Hi C.

Buy the D-Link DSL 200.
it's the best of that cheap bunch.

I'd never buy Zoom. they are made in china and are rubbish.

D-LINK for you love.
You will thank me afterwards :-)
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Jason
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RE: Which of these USB modems?

Forgot to say, 3Comm has a great USB modem out at moment, which lets you connect "two" computers at same time.

Better than the normal USB.
it is £100 each or only £60
if you go to my speical offer page Wink

Two PC's at same time on a USB modem..
have a look

http://www.itchest.co.uk/big-name.asax
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Jason
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RE: Which of these USB modems?

Hi Clare,

Have a look at this link and then you should get a better picture on which one to go for.
http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/default.asp



rgds
Dan