Recommend me a new router
no not the woodworking type you sillies the wi-fi type.
Sick of my “G” spec router’s slow speeds and frequent dropouts, so can anyone recommend me a decent router (to be used with Virgin broadband) and a different question do I need Gigabit ports – does it really matter in a domestic environment?
Budget up to £70ishPosted 4 years ago
I’ve got one of these. Used to use it with Virgin but got a virgin superhub now so surplus to requirements. £20 posted?
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I have one of these after trying about 4 of the bloody things.
Totally reliable and a doddle to set up. On special offer from PC World from time to time as well. It can handle both ADSL and cable connections.Posted 4 years agocraigxxlMember
I use a TPLink router with my Virgin Superhub router. You could always call Virgin and complain the router keeps dropping it’s connection and they’ll probably send you the Superhub router. Mine was one of the early Superhubs and was useless for wireless but I think they’re much better now.Posted 4 years agoCaptainSlowMember
Recommend either the N300 or N600 Netgear router – reliable connections, does everything the average user would need and more.Posted 4 years ago
I do a lot of voip through my WNDR3700 (I think its that one) and get very few complaints over clipping, connected from either a Lenovo or MBP on 5GHz. 2.4Ghz seem to works well for streaming music through Airport Express.
Superhub has been fine since the latest update – was just using it as a Modem prior to that point. Now using it wired and wireless and it’s fine.
Interesting I’ll give it a go in superhub mode, does the R37 firmware fix the pathetic range? I’ve updated and it hasn’t crashed in modem mode since which is an improvement.Posted 4 years ago
Billion Bipac 7800n for a few more quid but it’s bullet proof.
I did fancy one of those but beyond my budget.
Bought the Netgear N600 from PC World Outlet. Set it up last night – thought it would be plug and play-ish but it was a wee bit of a faff, used the wizard and it inexplicably couldn’t find the internet connection. Finally found a way out of the wizard and using the default settings it worked.
Couldn’t be happier with the performance, using my old Netgear G router on my virgin 30 Mb connection I got 15Mbit right next to the router, 6 Mb next door in my bedroom and 2.5Mb in my front room. With the new router I got 30Mb next to router, 30Mb in bedroom and 30Mb in front room.
Apols for incredibly boring post.Posted 4 years agocraigxxlMember
That performance isn’t brilliant. With my TPlink router I am getting no less than 15mb even at the bottom of the garden some 15mtrs from the router upstairs. If you can try a different position for the router so the signal passes through less walls you may get a more even speed throughout the house.Posted 4 years agosharkbaitMember
Just to look at this from another angle, you could switch off the wireless on your current router and install a better wireless base station (which could be right next to the router and connected by short Cat5 cable).Posted 4 years ago
I’ve just put in a version 3 Apple airport Extreme (£50 delivered from eBay) which does simultaneous dual band wireless, 4 x gigbit ports and you can plug printers and/or USB drives in and they become available on the wireless network. Easy to extend your wireless network as well with an airport express should you need it.
Sorry I obviously didn’t make myself clear, with new router I have max speed everywhere in my house – 30Mb next to router and 30Mb at the furthest point away in my house – 4 walls/a floor away.
I’ve just put in a version 3 Apple airport Extreme (£50 delivered from eBay) which does simultaneous dual band wireless, 4 x gigbit ports and you can plug printers and/or USB drives in and they become available on the wireless network
N600 (in fact most non basic routers do it these days, couple of hours internetz research and I’m an expert) does all this except the ports which are 100Mbit, £50 is a great price for the spec though.Posted 4 years ago
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