New router - need ADSL2+ / Gigabit / Fastest Wireless / Dynamic DNS

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  1. mark.carline

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    I am looking for a new router to replace my old one and I would like a single box that does:

    ADSL2+ (My ISP pipex is offering 8Mb upgrade and I currently only have ADSL / 2Mb)
    Gigabit
    Fastest Wireless available
    Dynamic DNS (I currently use Dynamic DNS service - www.no-ip.co.uk) and I dont want to install the DDNS service on my MCE PC.

    Anyone know of a router that will do all of the above - if not I am happy to do without gigabit.
     
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    No router/modems do gigabit, afaik. It's no problem though, you just buy a gigabit switch for £20 and plug that in.

    By the way, 8mbit is only adsl1, any modem can do it. If you want to think about possible future adsl2+, which is up to 24mbit (though most tend to get 10-18mbit), get either a Speedtouch 5x6 model, or a d-link DSL G624m (reduced atm, £40 at some places). Both of these are excellent at adsl2+, while many others that claim to do it perform very poorly indeed.
     
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    For 8mbit purposes, literally any modem will do the job - I've got a 4-port box that's 7 years old, it connects and works just fine. The only problem might be if you have a particularlu noisy line, in which case it's worth getting one with a Broadcom 6338/6348 chipset. These are also a necessity for adsl2+, that or the D-link mentioned above (has a Globepsan chipset with similar performance, and models based on are normally £100ish so it's a good deal).

    Wireless performance of a particular model is as much down to your local environment as anything. Multipath issues and house construction materials make it almost random what result you will get.
     
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    Just out of curiousity, I've often tried to think of an instance where you would use >100Mbps on a small Gigabit network, bearing in mind a 7200rpm HD is less than 100Mbps even with a 150Mbps interface.
     

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