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Wireless Routers

AlanTW 14 351
5 Jul 2007 12:25PM
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?


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CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 12:28PM
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..
jaspernina 10 1.0k Wales
5 Jul 2007 12:29PM
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.
Paul Morgan 16 18.9k 6 England
5 Jul 2007 12:29PM
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.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 12:29PM
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.
jaspernina 10 1.0k Wales
5 Jul 2007 12:33PM

Quote:8mb connection

Jammy sod. I'm stuck with 1MB, my neighbour lives 4000 yards from me gets 2MB. It's not fare.................. ;-(
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Jul 2007 12:34PM
I bought Zyxel here, cheap and cheerful.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 12:36PM
We're less than a mile from the Exchange. Smile
Kris_Dutson 15 8.2k 1 England
5 Jul 2007 12:40PM

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.
Boyd 14 11.2k 11 Wales
5 Jul 2007 1:05PM
When did you find out that not all your kids were yours Kris?

CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 1:27PM
I think one is negro...you'd have thought he'd work it out for himself...
peter shilton 13 1.1k England
5 Jul 2007 1:30PM
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 11 2.5k United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 3:09PM
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.
catnappin 10 666 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2007 3:45PM
I have a D-Link , no problems at all and secured nicely.
AlanTW 14 351
5 Jul 2007 4:25PM
WOW! - fantastic response, many thanks to all. Looks like the Netgear then


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