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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by fryup, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. fryup New Member

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    hi guys

    have just had broadband from virgin installed and planning to buy a new router and pci wireless card, am looking at gettin the : Edimax EW-7728IN nMax 300Mbps pci card as it seems to be the latest tech? looking on overclockers.co.uk at router and am confused what the difference is between a cable and an adsl router? im proably being daft here but at the moment i have the cable connected to the modem virgin gave us and then that liked to the rubbish wireless router they also supplied.

    Any help would be appriciated,

    cheers.
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    You want a cable router, as you have cable broadband. ;)

    My recommendation is not to get a cheap one, I used to have to reboot it every few hours. I am currently using a US robotics cable router for Virgin media cable, its an excellent router, can be left on 24/7 with no probs. A lit bit more outlay, but definetly worth it.

    ADSL routers are used when you receive your broadband down the phone line, via BT for example.

    If it was me I would prob get one of these two:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...NG&groupid=46&catid=1014&subcat=&name=Netgear WNR2000 300Mbps Wireless-N Cable Modem/Router

    or

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...LS&groupid=46&catid=1014&subcat=&name=Linksys WRT54GL 54Mbps Open Source Wireless Cable Router
    fryup says thanks.
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    lol, cheers for quick reply, thought i was being a bit simple. will look into them.cheers
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    The Linksys is prob the best. And recommend on here. but I only picked the other one out cus it has N capabilities. If you arent bothered about em, and arent gonna use em, go for the Linksys. Its a damn good router

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