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Wireless ADSL Modem/Router Recommendations

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by RichardB, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. RichardB

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    Hi, I'd like to setup a wireless network at home and was looking for recommendations on which hardware to purchase. Ideally I'd like a modem/router that I can plug my PC into via cable as well as wireless - the router is going to be next to my PC but I want to use the wireless for my XBox and possibly some other bits and pieces in the future.

    So, initially I think all I would need would be the modem/router (into which I wire my PC) and a suitable wireless access point for the XBox.

    Thanks - hope that makes sense

    Richard. :thumbsup:
     
  2. The Dude

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    Netgear DG834 if you want a standalone Router/Modem (£45?)

    Netgear DG834GT if you want it with built-in wireless. (£80?)

    And about a tenner for an antenna upgrade, always worth doing whichever WAP you get.
     
  3. lisag

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    As a point of info, I spent a whole weekend trying to wirelessly stream ripped DVD's (vob) files from my pc to my xbox using a 108mbps SuperG connection and, well, failed, and sent all the wireless stuff back.

    It should be ok for for lower bitrate files like divx/xvid, and for a net connection. But it does depend on the environment, I am told, so you may not have the same problems as me. With the Cat5 cable everything just works properly, all the time.

    lisa
     
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    It's all down to the 50pence 2db Antennae that come with APs... :mad:
     
  5. RichardB

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    Cheers for info - I'd seen the DG834GT on Dabs and it looked pretty popular and had good writeups. Think I'll swoop for that one assuming XBox can be hooked up to it.
     
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    Linksys WAG54G V2 (make sure you get a V2 V1 and V1.1 are "buggy") excelent spec reliability and perfromance dabs and ebuyer have them for just over £50
     

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