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    ADSL modem/router recommendation?

    I'm getting rather excited 'cos after being told for a long time by BT that we'd never get broadband where I live (way out in the sticks) suddenly they've said we'll get it in June this year! Apparently they re-organised their rural exchanges in this area, following which a very industrious and determined lady went door-to-door round all the villages and farms getting people to register.

    Anyway, I've now got to decide on a broadband provider, and buy some kit. Can anyone recommend a not-too-expensive ADSL modem/router with wireless capability and built-in firewall? I've looked at the Netgear DG834G, but its close to a hundred quid. I wonder if there's anything else a bit cheaper?
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    LOL, when i've got a netgear DG834G, my dad's work got a netgear one, Zak33 got the Netgear router, and i love them, easy to configure, easy to allow extra stuff open up.

    DHCP server works a treat lovely bit of kit, sorry to hear that you've not had a good time with yours Spazman but i love mine.

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    I'm pretty partial to the drayket kit , but it isn't cheap.

    as for the netgear stuff I like their router but dont like their wireless kit.
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    I have a Netgear DG814 and it's been fine, very easy to setup and is stable too.

    I'd go for an adsl router and a seperate wireless gateway, its gonna be better for upgradability in the long run. You can buy exactly what you want that way without having to compromise on either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    I'm pretty partial to the drayket kit , but it isn't cheap.
    Ditto, we install draytek's all the time at work they never seem to go wrong, but like Moby says they are a bit pricey. I use a Dlink 504 at home I've had it for about 18 months with no problems. . . .

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    If you're after some REAL fun, and a PROPER router then get yourself an old PC, and a modem, and a copy of Linux (eg ClarkConnect.)

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    I have the ebuyer brand router does the job for me, really easy to setup as well.

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