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ADSL Modem any good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I was just given a Dell 5150 notebook (ironic I know, but I got it for the right price)
    P4 3ghz cpu
    15" screen
    1 GB Ram
    80 GB HDD
    64 mb Video card
    DVD/cd writer
    Wireless networking

    So I'm getting a wireless router Is this any good? I can get it for $190-

    Netgear DG834GT 108 Mbps Super Wireless ADSL Router with 4-port 10/100 Mbps switch

    The Super fast router is an all in one Gateway which combines ADSL2+ modem, router, firewall, Super G access point and 4-port switch all in one unit. It is easy to set-up, Smart Wizard gets you up and running in less than 5 clicks. It has over 10 security & privacy features including a double firewall (NAT + SPI) and is compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11g devices.

    NETGEAR's DG834GT is five products in one; combining a high-performance ADSL modem, router, 10/100 LAN switch, 802.11g access point, and SPI True Firewall. Super G wireless capability Increases speed and range to let you download large files, video conference, and distribute and play high-quality digital movies, photos, and MP3s. An integrated switch directly connects four computers and/or printers. True Firewall protects your network against intruders, including logs and alerts of break-in attempts, while VPN pass-through safeguards connections between home and office. Simple to use, it plugs directly into your ADSL line. NETGEAR's Smart Wizard interactive install assistant guides you for easy setup. Comes in a contemporary, sleek design.

    $230 best price Harris technology

    I can get it for $190-
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah not bad. But they are all pretty much the same. They all connect at relitvely the same speed etc.

    I ended up buying a BIPAC Billion ADSl Router with 4 port switch, It only cost $160 about 9 months ago from http://www.megapc.com.au
     
  3. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Which one?

    Was it 108 Mbps or 54 Mbps?
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    that one was only 54, but considering my wireless card in my laptop barely exceeds that and the double speed over 3 metres wouldnt be noticable i hardly felt the extra $80 - $100 at the time was worth it
     
  5. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough I just went for the best for about $40- extra.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    yeah the prices have come down a fair bit over the last year
     
  7. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Of all people byso I would have thought you would know the answer to this question.
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping you were gunna help out.
     

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