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    I'm getting a Toshiba Laptop next week that's WiFi enabled. I'm looking at getting a wireless router for home. I'm pretty hopeless with the technical side of computing. Could those in the know recommend a good wireless router for less than a £100.
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    Set up the security as well. Otherwise anyone can steal your bandwidth with their own wireless laptop.

    I can pick someone's up at home. No idea whose it is.

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    Netgear DG834G or DG834GT

    Easy as hell to setup, and I have had no problems with mine since day one.

    www.broadbandstore.co.uk or www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk

    Enter the product codes above and buy online. Very fast delivery too.

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    Thanks guys. Is there any advantage for the average user to go for 108mbs over the 54mbs. I can still only get 512kps on my broadband due to line length.

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    I run a wireless router mate... if you need any help setting it up I can help... also I have a techy mate who can do it if I cant.

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    who you with paul bt or cable as there are different routers for each
    iam on ntl and have got a linksey's that cost about £40 from amazon
    pc world have got some good deals on at the moment aswell

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    I'm on adsl with F2S.. The 54mbs are around £30 but the 108+mbs are around £80. Are they worth the extra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    Thanks guys. Is there any advantage for the average user to go for 108mbs over the 54mbs. I can still only get 512kps on my broadband due to line length.
    Hi Paul, Ive got a 2meg connection with a 54mbs belkin router and mine is virtually instantaneous, so I don't think it would be that noticable, the main thing you have to make sure of is the router supports 802.11g as well as 802.11b, as most WiFi laptops run only this.

    In case you don't know 802.11g is the firmware and the difference between the two is better security and a slightly faster network speed. (Basically without getting into it to deeply)

    The one I got was basically plug and play, and setting up the security was easy too, which as ste has already said is a must.

    If you want more info Paul, let me know and I'll try and find you the one I have on T'internet.

    Edit: just found this: Difference between 54Mbps and 108Mbps+ and MIMO Wireless Speeds

    Standard 54Mbps The ratified IEEE 802.11g specification is a standard for wireless local area networks (WLANs) that offers transmission at relatively short distances at up to 54Mbps (Megabits per second) over the harmless 2.4 GHz radio frequency. 802.11g is ideal for 2 storey, 1-3 bedroom homes with standard brick or plasterboard interior walls.

    108Mbps+ known as Super G / HighSpeed wireless networking increase up to 40 percent greater performance throughput over standard 802.11g. As these products are based on 802.11g antenna technology, poor range and signal reliability that’s found in 802.11g is evident here when deployed in demanding environments.

    MIMO products deliver phenomenal range and are capable of providing strong, stable wireless coverage in the most demanding environments. MIMO is ideal for Victorian or modern 4+ bedroom homes.

    The majority of routers normally have 4 ports and so if you need to expand on your wired network further, you will also need to purchase a network switch. Broadbandbuyer has an extensive range of wireless Routers for residential users and small to medium sized businesses. We also provide solutions where additional functionality is required, such as VoIP and secure VPN access.

    Difference between ADSL Wireless Router and Broadband Wireless Router

    ADSL Wireless Router can only be used via BT's copper phone lines which have been enabled with ADSL broadband. All major ISPs are compatible. Wireless ADSL Routers combine multiple products into one unit, such as, a high-performance ADSL modem, Ethernet Switch, Router, wireless access point and Firewall.


    ADSL routers will work with BT Broadband, ntl Freedom Broadband and any other ADSL Internet Service Provider (ISP).


    Broadband Wireless Router can only be used by customers who have cable broadband supplied by NTL or Telewest. The router will need to be connected to your cable modem or set-top-box via an ethernet cable. Your modem or set-top-box will be supplied by your cable Internet Service Provider (ISP).


    Hope this helps.
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    Netgear DG834GT £71.90 here m8. http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=78906

    Personally i'd go for the DLink DSL 904 £62.34 inc free USB adapter. http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=77141

    I've tried Belkin, Netgear and the Dlink and the best by far has been the Dlink. the others caused too many "drop outs" (lost signal)
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