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Ian Newson
13th March 2004, 09:13 PM
I'm looking for some sites, well basically idiot guides to routers and/or ADSL. Need to get up to speed on them and I am open to suggestions .


Thanks Ian

CyberdynSystems
13th March 2004, 10:50 PM
Don't know any site Ian,.

But I have set up DSL routers at home three times (actually four come to think of it) and at work.

The Linksys routers are fine (I had the first one they made and it was problematic,. but the newer ones seem very solid and they have great options)

We use the slightly more costly NetGear at work,. and it seems rock solid,. though I actually prefer the Linksys browser interface.

Installing is a synch in either case,. almost plug and play,. you need your password and some other specifics from your procider.. and your on your way. The Netgear easily splits our one DSL line for all 12 PCs to have e-mail/internet acces.

What is your intended use?

Meadmaker
14th March 2004, 12:54 AM
I would have a look here (http://www.solwise.co.uk) as well.

Good equipment, reasonably priced, with detailed explanations of how to setup. These are the ones I used, and it only took me an hour to get everything working. :)

Ian Newson
14th March 2004, 12:39 PM
What is your intended use?


Primarely faster net access , 700mb download on dial up = no fun at all :D .

Secondly will give 2+ machines access ( possible wireless link to a few neigbours).

Thirdly+ will probably set up a mail server and some other stuff as time goes on.

Its all theoretical ATM cause we only triggered friday ( which was incredibal for a town our size and due largley to some guys going door knocking) ,but thought it a good idea to start getting up to speed.

Thanks Meady will give it a look.

jema
14th March 2004, 01:42 PM
I thiink these are almost commodity items nowawdays, the difference between brands being pretty marginal. Unless you need VPN or something esoteric I doubt you can go very far wrong.

jema

Tweety
14th March 2004, 02:56 PM
Um... well I'd check review's none the less... because I have found that the cheper ones rarley give the full 10Mbps throughput even with all settings at minimum security and such...

However most of the Linksys, Netgear and other mid range ones typicly give 8-10Mbps throughput if setup correct... It's probably not noticable for a 0,5-2Mbps ADSL... but I found it highly annoying on my 10Mbps fibre connection...

And now I'm having NEW troubles... our new router (remember the old was stolen?) well they uppgraded it... so now I get a true 100Mbps... I tried it without my router and peaked at 42Mbps... with it I was dead solid fixed on 9-10Mbps... whatever I did...:( and a true 100-100 Mbps router costs 14000Skr (about 1100 for you in UK)

Fireblade
14th March 2004, 04:17 PM
Late to another thread :rolleyes:

It's been a while since I visited any of these sites personally Ian, so I can't say whether they'll have answers to yer specific question(s), but hopefully ye'll still be able t' glean some helpful info ;)

ADSL Guide (http://www.adslguide.org/)
Practically Networked (http://www.practicallynetworked.com/)
HomeNetHelp (http://www.homenethelp.com/)

Ian Newson
14th March 2004, 04:59 PM
Late to another thread :rolleyes:

It's been a while since I visited any of these sites personally Ian, so I can't say whether they'll have answers to yer specific question(s), but hopefully ye'll still be able t' glean some helpful info ;)

ADSL Guide (http://www.adslguide.org/)
Practically Networked (http://www.practicallynetworked.com/)
HomeNetHelp (http://www.homenethelp.com/)

Thanks m8 , will give them a looksee :thumbsup: