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Which ADSL router?

SM_3
Super Advisor

Which ADSL router?

I want to share an ADSL line.

I've read about some ADSL routers (Draytek, Netgear, D-link to mention a few) but I don't know which one to buy.

Is anyone sharing an ADSL line with an ADSL router.

If so can you suggest or recommend an ADSL router.

Thanks in advance!
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Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Linksys... Linksys.... Linksys

Did I mention that I really like Linksys?

:-)

They're also on several committees pushing wireless standards through.

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

But, especially now that they're owned by Cisco! (IMHO)

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Hello,

Also add to your notes that you can buy the :

Linksys Cable/DSL Wireless router.
It has 4 ports LAN (RJ45).
It has Wireless Access point built in.
Easy to install & configure through the Web Based management http://192.168.1.1
once it's installed.

Should you require any addtional assistance, please let us know.
Good luck.
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Jon Finley
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

hmmmm... if you're Linksys certified does that make you a CCNA now?? :-)

I agree with XMAN.. You can now get 8.11g (53-54M down) for the same price as 8.11b was 3 months ago. And it's 8.11b compatible!

Jon
"Do or do not. There is no try!" - Yoda
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

i see

so it's Linksys all the way

from the products I've seen most of them require a ADSL modem

I want one with a built-in ADSL....

ALSO- Will a DSL modem work with an ADSL line?

And- can a Linksys ADSL router have wireless connections as well as wired connections simultaneously?

Thanks
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Forgot to mention

I wasn't aware of the Linksys products

the Vigor Draytek 2600 looked really good, so did the D-Link 504- I was about to get one of those

Thanks for the poniter to Linksys
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Hi SM,

Yes, Linksys Wireless can be used for both, for it has 4 ports as I've mentioned before and hence you can use the ports to connect your PCs and this will be none wireless.
For the wireless to work, you need wireless NICs installed at the PCs.
DSL/ADSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is the same protocol but different upstreams/downstreams speeds.

If you need any help installing it, please drop us a line.
Hope this help.
Thanks and good luck.
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Thanks Xman

there are so many Linksys routers, I'm looking throught them now

a lot of them require an ADSL modem since one isn't built in

I'd like one which has a built in ADSL modem
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

SM,

There you go:

http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=DEB2998&cat=pc&blind=


Good luck.
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

SM,

I don't know what happened. But this is another try to give you the link:

http://www2.warehouse.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=DEB2998&cat=pc&blind=
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Michael Dillman
Valued Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

I'm using the Linksys BEFSR41 four port dsl router. It works very well and with XP I actually didn't have to do any configuration at all. In addition, my VPN connection to the corporate network works like a charm.
If at first you don't succeed, you must be installing Windows
Keith_62
Occasional Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Another Manufacturer is Allied Telesyn

Look at the AT-AR240E Router/Modem

Very good value

www.alliedtelesyn.com


Cheers
Keith
Keith - HP Partner
John Bolene
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

Well, the ADSL modem is normally provided by the phone company as they want you to use their brand. They know it and know that it will not cause problems and they are better able to support the end user.

I have to throw my preference to Linksys and I have had them for years.

The first 4 port router/switch I bought was $200 after they were first introduced. This one eventually died and I replaced it with the same model for $50. The only consideration I had was that I then got 2 more computers and had to get an 8 port switch to connect to the 4 port one as I had run out of ports. I might have had enough ports had I gotten the 8 port router.

Wired gives you faster transfer speeds than wireless, don't believe the wireless hype. If you have the option of wire, it is cheaper for the router and network cards, but can be more expensive and a real pain to run wire depending on where it has to run. I had one wall that I had to patch after getting past obstructions in the wall.

These routers have DHCP, so they are a plug and play install.

Connect and power the ADSL modem, connect the router to the modem and power, connect the computers to the router with DHCP, and then change the default password in the router. It can't be more simple to do unless someone else does it for you.
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SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

what's wrong with this page.

How come it's skewed?

Norman_21
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

SM,

I don't know what happened to this page, but I would suggest that you start a new thread and copy and paste the linke in the new thread as a reference.
Awaiting your action.
Thanks.
"Attitudes are contagious, is yours worth catching"/ My first point was given by SEP on January 31, 2003
Decroos Marc
Frequent Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

We are using some SMC Barricades and everything is fine ...
At home I'm using the Wireless Barricade and also this is ok. Just with WEP i'm still having a litlle trouble but that's probably because I did not take the time to read the instructions .. ;-)
John Bolene
Honored Contributor

Re: Which ADSL router?

So SM, what the heck did you end up with?

Please finish this thread.

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Decroos Marc
Frequent Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

I forgot to mention that a friend of me is using a Belkin Broadband router/firewall and is also very happy (including working WEP security !)
SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

SM_3
Super Advisor

Re: Which ADSL router?

still can't assign points on this thread.

this thread is now closed

see link:
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xd99219434a69d711abdc0090277a778c,00.html

thanks to all