Broadband's finally coming to toilet town

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by carpeteyes, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. carpeteyes

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    Broadband is finally coming to my town "Looe" on 14th Jan.
    Please could someone recommend a broadband ISP and also a modem router.
    I will be connecting it to a PC and an Xbox. Also is it worth going for the wireless option? It would be neat not to have to worry about cables but I don't want any loss of performance.
    Also It is my wife's birthday on the same day, do you think there is there anyway I can persuade her that she really wants a router as a present?

    Cheers Carpet
     
  2. Stereo Steve

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    ISP - Nildram, Zen, Plusnet all have good reports, check www.adslguide.org for comparisons.

    Routers, I use a Draytek 2600 which is expensive but bullet proof and very secure. You can get cheaper ones and most are perfectly OK. I just need a good one as my business depends on the connection.
     
  3. Synchronicity

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    A lot of people give their reccomendations here:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=106071

    Unless you really need the wireless connection,ie your gonna be wandering round the house with the laptop or your mrs objects to any cables I wouldnt bother,its less reliable and more expensive.

    and Im sure your wife would love a rooting,err,sorry I mean router:smashin:
     

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