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Choosing a Router

I will be joining an isp for broadband tomorrow and would like your opinions on which make of router to get.
At least give me some tips on what to look out for.
I don't want to spend more than £50

I also read that modems need software and routers don't (is this correct)

modems need drivers, and depending on ISP possibly needs software too, Routers with built in modems are usually connected via ethernet and the only software needed will be the drivers for the Network Card (mine doesnt need software, just drivers for the card)
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oh, and you will need a seperate modem if you DONT buy a router with a modem built in..
nitrogen said:
Netgear is another reasonably priced reuter

I would go for built in adsl modem and wireless connection as well.


I have the next version of this router DG834GT, it's suposed to work at 108 Mbps but it doesn't! There are lots of problems with triying to make it work at that speed it loosing ASDL connection every 5 minutes etc.

If you are going to go for wireless and you don't mind 54 Mbps then go for it, otherwise look somewhere else ;)
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TRIaXOR™ said:
oh, and you will need a seperate modem if you DONT buy a router with a modem built in..

You see, thats the sort of info ppl need to know.

You could bet your bottom dollor I would have bought one without a modem.

Thanks for that!!!!!

Any more info is still welcome
What about this one: D-Link DSL-604+ for £45.83 ? I've got this one and it's never given me any problems.

Manufacturer - DLink
Interface - RJ45
Ports - 4 x RJ45 & 1 x RJ11
Data Rate - 22Mbps max
Wireless Standards - 802.11b
Security - 64/128/256-bit WEP & limited Firewall features
Frequencies - 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz
Range - 300m Line Of Sight, max
Features - ADSL broadband only - has inbuillt ADSL modem & 4-port 10/100 switch
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