View Full Version : Wireless Router recommendations

Little Matt
04-10-2007, 12:34 PM
Can anyone recommend a good Wireless ADSL Router? As well as wirelessness I need at least two Ethernet ports.

My current model which died due to a power surge (out of warranty too, natch) was a Linksys thing. Ok but a bit flimsy, and the reset button was right next to the power button causing no end of bollocks when the wrong button was pressed.

Little Matt
04-10-2007, 12:37 PM
Edit: Clearly it needs to have a built-in ADSL modem too.

Strathclyde Eagle
04-10-2007, 12:43 PM
Can't speak for everyone, but I'm pretty happy with my Netgear 834 G (I think that's the full name). Been very reliable once I stopped being a dope and set it up correctly.

Are you considering changing ISPs? A lot of them give wireless routers out free these days.

Little Matt
04-10-2007, 12:45 PM
Happy with my ISP, so I need to buy one. I'll look at the Netgear one, cheers.

04-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Netgear 834 G - Thats the one you want easy to set up and use!

04-10-2007, 12:54 PM
My brother in law (sets up wireless POS systems in restaurants) has always advised me to keep away from linksys. i use a belkin 125 which works great for me

Little Matt
04-10-2007, 01:00 PM
So the Netgear 834 G sounds promising. I wonder if there any issues with Mac OS 10.4 as I run both PCs and Macs?

04-10-2007, 01:10 PM
Belkins are good value, never had a problem.

04-10-2007, 01:32 PM
i have a


its great

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
04-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Belkin!!!??? Yukkers. I'm suprised a paf - I thought he was clever.

04-10-2007, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels
Belkin!!!??? Yukkers. I'm suprised a paf - I thought he was clever.

nope, thems good. It runs a wireless bridge too, which I used to use, was v.handy. Also has a very compatible chipset in terms of my ISP, and very, very tweakable, I synced a Belkin at the full 24 meg on an ADSL2+ line, albeit it wasn't stable.

Cake and Eat It
04-10-2007, 02:03 PM
You be wanting a Draytek

04-10-2007, 02:54 PM
draytek are good but take an eternity to re-sync if you reboot them.

04-10-2007, 02:58 PM
Buffalos are good and cheap too.

Newts G
04-10-2007, 03:04 PM
I have a netgear dg834pn, 108mbps 500m range (its called the rangemax for a reason) it is very good. (its the upgrade to the db834g which is only 54mbps)

I think with netgear though you have to be very careful if you want to use a bridge (like paf has on his belkin) they are setup to be quite strict as to what they allow you to.

I have recommended this router to loads of people and none of them have ever had any problems. It has loads of internal antennas that work seperately so in theory you should never drop the wireless connection within range. So far after 18months or so, I have never had a connection drop or had any other problems with it.

05-10-2007, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Cake and Eat It
You be wanting a Draytek

What he said. Draytek the way forward... :p

Linksys - Rubbish, even though owned by Cisco.

AJ's right boot
05-10-2007, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by paf
Belkins are good value, never had a problem. What he said.

Brumie Allan
05-10-2007, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by paf
Belkins are good value, never had a problem. What he said, also, go for a MIMO it's a bit extra but is well worth it get the signal round the house a lot better. Mine also has four Ethernet ports. I think it was 60- 80 squid.