Originally Posted by name='k4p84'
cheers for all the help.
I have signed up with idnet with the Max package.
now question number two. hardware.............
i am not getting a router through the isp so i need to do some shopping.
i do have a few routers lying about but nothing to write home about.
i would be needing a wireless router and modem.
would it be worth looking at getting a good N router or sticking with G for the time being? Nothing i have is N at the moment but i like the promise of better speeds if i pop new wireless cards in the laptops.
i have an open budget too.
as long as it is easy to config it is good with me.
i have mainly used netgear / sky routers before.
On a BT MAX network, routers are much of a muchness. The variable synchronisation and SNR is managed by the exchange, meaning the router has to do sod all on-the-fly adjustments.
What is your budget? If you want a real router you want to be looking at draytek or USR. If your budget doesnt go that far, a netgear using a T1 AR7 chipset that you can get 3rd party firmware for, like the Dg834GT would be an ok choice. Thompson speedtouch routers are also very good (largely use the same broadcom chips) but the interface is dire. Any of the cisco labeled linksys routers are fine but I would personally avoid D-Link routers and the belkin F5D range (the F5D7633-4 does have the T1 AR7 but chassis and firmware sucks)