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Any preferences to adsl modem/routers from Maplins for XBox Live?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by MacReady, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. MacReady

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    I need an ADSL modem/router to replace the BT squished frong modem I have at the moment and to get on XBox Live.

    I need to get one tomorrow though and am a limited to being able to get from Maplin (it's a freebie from a new store) so wondered if anyone had any positive or negative experience with any that they sold?

    As far as I can see on their site there is the following :

    ADDON 4 port ADSL modem router £54.99
    SCOM 4 port ADSL modem router with usb £59.99
    ETEC PT3810 ADSL modem router £49.99

    Is there a list anywhere (other than the very limited one over on the official XBox pages) of all the XBox Live compatible modem/rouyers available?
     
  2. IanW1977

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    When I looked 6 months back the popular choise was the Netgear DG834G.
    Mines been fine.
     
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    I've used both Netgear and Linksys and they've both been good.

    Netgear seem to have got their firmware upgrades spot on and the model that Ian recommends coupled with the latest firmware would be where my money would go.
     
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    Thanks for the advice....allthough I should have added to this a few days ago to say what I actually ended up getting :oops:

    My Wife works in a retail park where a lot of new stores have opened up so there were a few 'special offers' between the store staff going on.....I needed a modem/router so asked her to get one from the Maplin store.

    ...they didn't have any in yet :(

    I am going to get the wireless version of the Netgear D834 as quite a few people seem to like that one but my other half managed to get a pretty good deal on a Zoom X5 to keep me going till I go wireless.

    Thanks again for the advice though :thumbsup:
     
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    i had the zoom x4 which was a bugger to set up but they do have excellent customer support who talked me right through the process.

    I have now changed to Netgear 834GT which is magic and so easy to set up
     
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    The X5 was pretty painless to set up to be honest. I have been having a problem getting on some sessions in PGR2 though and believe it may be down to some of the ports not being open. Have just opened them in the set up (again, pretty straight forward to do) and changed the DMZ settings and am hoping that will solve the problem.
     

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