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AlanTW
AlanTW  11342 forum posts
5 Jul 2007 - 12:25 PM

I'm looking for a wireless ADSL router to network my desktop and laptop, both running XP. The Netgear DG834G has been recommended, but reading various reviews I'm not so sure.
Can anybody recommend a suitable router that is both simple to install, reliable and secure?

TIA
Alan

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:28 PM

I've got the Netgear DG834PN and had no probs...very easy to set up, works with a laptop and 2 comps. although if you can get a faster one it would be better..

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jaspernina
5 Jul 2007 - 12:29 PM

I use the DG834G v2, it works great for the computer, laptop, Ipaq, N95 and Xbox using cable. I live in the middle of knowhere so haven't set any security so can't help their, yeah i know i will do it.
Stephen

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314957 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:29 PM

Well I should imagine a fair few on here are using the netgear including me. Had it about 3 years and never a problem, does what it says on the box and pretty cheap.

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:29 PM

I have the DG834GT, have used it for a couple of years with zero problems. The built in firewall works well, it is easy to set up and copes well with my 8mb connection and the thick walls of this house.

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jaspernina
5 Jul 2007 - 12:33 PM


Quote: 8mb connection

Jammy sod. I'm stuck with 1MB, my neighbour lives 4000 yards from me gets 2MB. It's not fare.................. ;-(

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:34 PM

I bought Zyxel here, cheap and cheerful.

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 12:36 PM

We're less than a mile from the Exchange. Smile

Kris_Dutson
5 Jul 2007 - 12:40 PM


Quote: I have the DG834GT, have used it for a couple of years with zero problems

Ditto; I have 3 PC's and 2 laptops all networked through it and it's fine.

No, they're not all mine - kids and the missus.

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 1:05 PM

When did you find out that not all your kids were yours Kris?

Wink

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87271 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 1:27 PM

I think one is negro...you'd have thought he'd work it out for himself...

peter shilton
5 Jul 2007 - 1:30 PM

I had a D Link G604T which was good when finally set up right.

I have now got a Netgear Rangemax which I found easier to configure securely.

samfurlong
5 Jul 2007 - 3:09 PM

I have the netgear, easy to set up, easlity configurable security and once set up it just sits there and does it's job, no connection dropping, crashing etc.. Faultless, working with 2 desktop PC's , 2 laptops and a PDA.
Also I added a netgear wireless print server enabling both of my printers to be available to any device on the network at any time without the need for the main PC to be on as the printers plug into the router.

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catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 - 3:45 PM

I have a D-Link , no problems at all and secured nicely.

AlanTW
AlanTW  11342 forum posts
5 Jul 2007 - 4:25 PM

WOW! - fantastic response, many thanks to all. Looks like the Netgear then

Alan

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