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ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall Recommendations

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by caylem, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. caylem

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    Can anyone recommend a reliable ADSL Modem/router/switch/firewall?

    I will be connecting 2 PCs and 1 xbox, at this point wireless is not essential, but would be nice down the road.

    I was looking at the Netgear DG834 but heard it had probelms with Peer to Peer

    Has anyone had experience with the DG834 or similar products?
     
  2. KraGorn

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    I have a Netgear WGR614, works fine, no experience of other Netgear products.
     
  3. JohnS

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    I've got a number of machines in a peer to peer network including a few wireless devices through a dg834g with no problems, a couple of mates have the same router too, all good.
     
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    I have a 3Com Office Connect 11g Gateway modem wireless router, nice and easy to set up, plus part of the excellent 3Com family.

    £79 and a lappie card bundle delivered :)

    look here

    it is usually cheaper than the netgear

    might be worth searching on price runner, dealtime and www.planetprices.co.uk as there are sometimes better deals / bundles not always advertised on one or the other sites
     
  5. Mark Ward

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    I had 3-Com and went to Netgear DG834G, the absolute best choice IMHO.

    Very easy to configure and with a powerful hardware firewall :smashin:

    Worth the few quid extra.

    Mark.
     
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    It depends what you want to do with it.

    If you are just using it for if its just wired and local file sharing the Netgear will be fine as will a D-Link, Belkin etc.

    However if you get a bit frisky with your p2p i would recommend you get your hands on some Zyxel hardware. Basically the best you can get within reason.

    I generally have a constant 200 ip connections loging into my router for various things including p2p and my netgear and Dlinks kept falling over and needed restarting etc.

    Since i had a Zyxel not a problem, even after an electrical storm that fried my mates netgear settings (in the same building).
     

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