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Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

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Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

Looking to get a cheap router to check if my current Draytek 2800VG is dying or not, I have an old Origo but it doesn't work on ADSL2 enabled exchanges.  So for £50 or less with 4 port lan and wireless G any recommendations?
I've had a look at what broadbandbuyer.co.uk have for sale, but all the much cheapness routers with wireless have bad reviews and Thinkbroadband.com no longer actively review new routers so next port of call is here.
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

If you have no plans to leave PN in the next year why not ask for one of theirs and you will only need to pay p&p.

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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

The Thompson is covered by those reviews
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations


I recently bought a BT Home Hub 3 from Ebay.  It was a steal at £22, and it has the latest Wireless.

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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

I'd get a cheap (£20 delivered at most) ex-Sky DG834GT on fleabay and flash it to standard.
(needs an XP system to do this)
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

I would recommend a DG834G v4 if you can find one
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

BT Business Hub (2Wire 2700HGV) is highly regarded and readily available cheaply on eBay.
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

As its possibly to be a replacement, I would rather it was new than ebay'd and suspect lifetime left.  Currently looking at the DG834G v4 after finding a link oldjim posted recently with a site selling them and a Buffalo AirStation
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

Note that I have removed the link as it seems to be the non wireless variant
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Re: Looking for cheap test/replacemnt router recommendations

Went for the Buffalo anyway Jim, http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=8269 cheap enough and good enough reviews with a little digging, even if it has a poor web interface.
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