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iano
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Registered: ‎20-03-2011

belkin router

Hi
I am new to this site, can any one tell me if my belkin fd57632-4 ver 4 g router is better than my thomson tg585v8 as i would perfer to use my belkin

many thanks
ian
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Superuser
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Re: belkin router

As long as the Belkin works OK on your line, isn't prone to dropping the connection and supports ADSL2+ there is no reason to change.
David
iano
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Re: belkin router

Hi
Thanks for the reply and yes it does not drop the line but how do I know it supports ADSL+2, I know that sounds dump because maybe it already does but how do I know for sure.
Ian
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Re: belkin router

The technical specification that is likely to be on the box or near the back of the user guide should tell you. It might even be mentioned on the product label underneath the router.
I assume you are not currently on ADSL2+ or you would already know. However, it doesn't really matter whether it does or doesn't, you will still be able to connect to Plusnet but using ADSL1. Whether you would notice depends how far you are from the exchange and whether you ever check your router stats including sync speeds.
David
iano
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Re: belkin router

hi
thank you for your info I have looked at the manual and found this quote:
ADSL Modem with
Wireless G Router
Designed to Meet ADSL2+ Specification.
So yes I assume it does meet the requirments according to this info.
So I do not think there is much difference between the 2 routers.
many thanks again
Superuser
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Re: belkin router

Yes, I would expect it to be OK for ADSL2+ Smiley
David
the_groundsman
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Re: belkin router

I had a belkin of this type.
I'd give the Thompson a go personally. The Belkin was no end of trouble
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Re: belkin router

Have you updated your firmware check http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&aid=5027
podman