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Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

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Grafter
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Registered: ‎13-09-2010

Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

Hello. I just phoned up to upgrade from my pitiful 2-3mb broadband to the 80mb fibre broadband.
I heard that my old router will not work.
Can anyone recommend me a wireless router which will be able to keep up with my new speeds?
I primarily do a lot of gaming so a good connection is important to me.
I also stream games and movies from my desktop to my laptops and TV via Steam Streaming - so local network speed is very important to me. As in top of the range local speeds.
I'm not too fussed about price but keep it sensible.
Any recommendations?
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Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

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Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

How about a HomeHub 5 or EE Bright Box 2?
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎13-09-2010

Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

any other suggestions? I'd prefer to use a well known brand like linksys or netgear or belkin or asus.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎13-09-2010

Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

and how do i actually know which routers are compatible with my new fibre broadband?
is it an "adsl router" ?
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Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

no, an ADSL router is for ADSL.
you need a router cable of fibre connections.
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Re: Just ordered fibre - recommend me a router?

I have been using a Netgear DGND3700v2 dual band router initially on ADSL and now for over a year with a fibre connection, it can be used for either ADSL or Fibre, not had any problems with it and have good wireless range on both 2.4 & 5 Ghz bands. 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Wireless-Gigabit-ADSL2-Router/dp/B004TR5HF8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1...