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Free router info. please! Confused!

JonG
Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: 20-08-2007

Free router info. please! Confused!

Hi
I'm planning to switch to plusnet but need to know more about the free wireless router.
I find it bizaar that there is no make, model number or real spec. at all on the home site!!!
OK So I need to decide whether to take the free 1 port wireless router or pay for the 4 port wireless router!
Basically I'm confused as to how many PC's I can run on each.
I assume I only have one ethernet port - No problem that can run to my existing cabled network with its switches and routers.
But how many wireless PC's can I connect? or does the 1 port/ 4 port refer to the ethernets sockets?
If you have a make and Mod. number so much the better as can do my own digging then.
Thanks Jon
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

The number of ports specified refers to wired (Ethernet) connections. There is no concept of ports with wireless so you can connect as many wireless PCs as you like subject to the sharing of the wireless bandwidth.
The one port wireless router is the BT Voyager 2091 which actually has 1 Ethernet and 1 USB port so you can connect 2 PCs, although I would not recommend using USB.
The 4 port wireless router is the BT Voyager 2110 or the BT 1800HG depending on what is available.
Both 1 port and 4 port routers support the connection of up to 254 wired PCs and to extend the number of physical ports just use a switch or hub.
James
Grafter
Posts: 21,036
Registered: 04-04-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

Hi Jon,
It's a BT Voyager 2091.
There is one ethernet port.  I don't believe that there are any restrictions as to how many computers can connect wirelessly.
http://www.voyager.bt.com/wireless_devices/voyager_2091/product_info.htm
Hope this helps.
JonG
Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: 20-08-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

Thanks
That's a great help.
Jon Grin
clockley
Grafter
Posts: 235
Registered: 07-04-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

On our wireless routers, you can connect up to 10 computers wirelessly.
I hope that this helps.
Plusnet Staff
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Registered: 05-04-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

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you can connect up to 10 computers wirelessly.

It's actually possible to connect approx 250 but it's not recommended Wink
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puddy
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Posts: 1,571
Registered: 10-06-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

why not buy your own/plusnet sell or use to sell speedtouch routers.  That way your not tied in to a contract.
If you fancy making free voip calls the speedtouch 716wlv5 or a newer speedtouch 780 has  4 ports is wireless and adsl 2+capable is a great buy
Plusnet have a trial on with gradwell that allow you to choose any std code in the UK and depending what account you have you could get free voip telephone calls with these routers i get 240 free minutes of free phone calls via my router free every month.
use it don't lose it
puddy
The_10th
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Registered: 08-04-2007

Re: Free router info. please! Confused!

Quote from: Chris
Quote
you can connect up to 10 computers wirelessly.

It's actually possible to connect approx 250 but it's not recommended Wink

254 if not using the 4 ethernet ports Wink
The speedtouch models are probably the best standard devices out there and I read their chipset is less likely to be affected by various manufacturers equipment chipsets at the local exchange.