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Recomend me a router

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mat13

Original Poster:

1,899 posts

78 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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My old thompson router seems to be losing range and being generally slow so im looking to replace, budget of 40 to 50 quid, cheaper would be preferable but i dont mind paying if theres something good to be had.

c123

270 posts

46 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Avoid the cheaper ones. I took a belkin ADSL router back because I thought it was broken and got a cheap netgear DGN1000 and that was just as bad. Went from a stable 5 megs to cutting out every 10 minutes the only way to solve it was to get the ISP to reduce the speed down to 1.5 megs until it was replaced. Mind you this is talktalk so who knows!

Try and tap your ISP up for a free one before buying.

GTIR

24,741 posts

163 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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I've got a Netgear and it's ste.
Constantly cuts in and out, even though all the lights flash, especially on wifi.

I think it's just not compatible with Mac's or IPhones.

mat13

Original Poster:

1,899 posts

78 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Just seen this on ebay, http://www.ebay.co.uk/ctg/Linksys-WAG160N-300-Mbps... look any good? Does it matter it that it doesnt have the little aerial things?

Berlin Mike

168 posts

94 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Fritz!Box 7390, or one of its lesser cousins. I find them really easy to use, all the features are reasonably logical. You can run VOIP telephones off them. I've seen them on the UK Sipgate website so I expect it's possible to get them in GB too.

Stu R

21,223 posts

112 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Apple Airport Extreme. Fantastic piece of kit, but out of your budget. Airport Express might suffice though?

66comanche

2,369 posts

56 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Have a Netgear 834 or summat, has been fine, wasnt cheap at the time - bought to replace a nasty cheapo unit which was st.

antspants

929 posts

72 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Who's your service provider and why aren't they replacing it?

surveyor

8,778 posts

81 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Billion.

next.

14-7

5,996 posts

88 months

Thursday 28th June 2012
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Slightly over budget (well double actually) but I got a Netgear N900 about 6 months ago.

It's the 4th router I've had in the last 8 years and by far the best and easiest to use.

The interface is simple and easy to use, it set itself up and it's only been powered off a few times in the time I've had it when going away for a week or so. It's never needed rebooting or anything doing to it, it just does what it says on the tin. It is also DNLA ready so you can plug in up to two external hard drivers to the router and anything on the network can access them for media etc.