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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

hmm im thinking of getti8ng a router and modem ( combined unless otherwise pursuaded against them)
which would you say is the best im looking to speand around 250 quid or cheaper if possible, im considering this as an option because my USB modem is poor, very poor.
so any ideas boys n girls?

cheers
marc
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

Right, well my ethernet ADSL router costs £70, is very good, but it only has one ethernet port and one USB port. (It's the Binatone ADSL 2000.)

How many devices do you plan to connect?

Thomas
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

just the one, my computer, I may connect 1 more but that wont be till very late next year, by which time im sure soemthing else will arise
also could you give me some tips on hwo they work, im a bit confusled
thanks

marc
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

i like the look of the DSL-302G by D-link any good? and how does it all workHuh
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

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just the one, my computer, I may connect 1 more but that wont be till very late next year, by which time im sure soemthing else will arise
also could you give me some tips on hwo they work, im a bit confusled
thanks

marc

Well, an ADSL router is totally independent of your computer. This means that it will make your ADSL connection totally on it's own, as long as it has power from the mains. This means you don't need drivers; thus they are platform independent (as long as that platofrm supports simple ethernet drivers!) Which brings me to remember to mention something: to use a router at it's best you will need a cheap (£10 from Belkin) ethernet card for your PC, if you don't have one.

Thomas
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

You mean you really want to be logged on to plusnet 24/7?
mike001
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Re: routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connectio

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hmm im thinking of getti8ng a router and modem ( combined unless otherwise pursuaded against them)
which would you say is the best im looking to speand around 250 quid or cheaper if possible, im considering this as an option because my USB modem is poor, very poor.
so any ideas boys n girls?

cheers
marc


Hi
ModemRouter is the way to go if you are going to connect more that one PC BUT you will need a pci network card instaled in you PC.about £10-£15

If you are thinking about playing on line games then get a modem router.

If all you are going to do is emali www ftp p2p then just stick with what you have
or just try a dif USB modem or cheap ADSLmodem PCI card


Try this page
http://www.adslguide.org/hardware/reviews/
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

I was pissing myself laugthing at £10-£15 for a network card :lol:

There about £3 on ebuyer whack one in each machine (or the one) and then buy a Adsl Router (Note the term ADSL Router) this means it will have a build in ADSL modem and will dial in and open the connection perminatly. Normal Routers (or Broadband Eouters) require an external modem or internet connection

Not only will itallow you to connect it to a lan (most up to 255 pcs some more) but they will be instantly able to access the net if you buying extra hubs etc

You may wanna get one with uPnP to ensure max compatability but any cheap one will usually do the job I paid £50 for mine new
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

I wouldn't touch the Ebuyer stuff with a barge pole.

However, they do sell Allied Telesyn products. Two of these are just over £7.30 each.

These are excelent cards and could be classed as close to 3com and Intel, without the managment features.
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

If you looking for a card to get you on the internet why buy an expensive one?

Granted I dont have an ebuyer one in this machine but I notice no difference when using a machine I have put one in
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

woohooo, gotcha and my router is great, now im connected and i have been for the last 90 mins - lognest ive ever been connected to +net. yay. cheers guys
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

So which router did you go for in the end?
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

i went for the D-link 500, has everything i wanted and was REALLY easy to set up ( after i figured out NOT to use the crossover wire , silly me)
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routers are they the way to go for a PERMENANT connection

Yeah, you won't go wrong with that one - 8 months of trouble-free operation with mine thus far Cheesy Now if only I could get ICQ to work with it...........

GM