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ade2k

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:52 pm Reply with quote

Hi I have a 2wire Homeportal 1800HG and wish to upgrade to a new wireless router.

I was looking at them on amerzon and the pictures don't show where to plug my telephone line into the router. The router I have now is wireless but it drops signal 10 times a day and the range is not very good.
I have a telephone cable pluged into it and it and a cable to the sky box.

What type of router (wireless) will I need as when I look on the interweb some of the routers don't have a socket for the phone line to go into .

Many thanks Ade
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:20 pm Reply with quote

There has to be a socket for the phone wire to go into, it just won't be shown in the pictures.
I just got a new router (NETGEAR DGND3300). It was quite expensive but I don't think it's as good as the cheaper THOMSON 802.11g Wireless 4-port Ethernet ADSL2+ Route that I used to have which was only half the price.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:43 pm Reply with quote

I think I need to type modem in as well
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:23 am Reply with quote

Almost all wireless capable routers can be connected to the computer via a network cable. There should be a socket to allow an ethernet cable to be plugged into the router. icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:09 am Reply with quote

you are looking for an ADSL2+ wireless router. (paste that into amazon)
or go here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ADSL2%2B+wireless+router&x=20&y=23

The other type is cable router(you do not need this).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:19 pm Reply with quote

Have you tried to get a free one from your BB provider?

ADSL if you get your BB via a telephone line (BT, SKY, Talk Talk etc)

DSL if your with Virgin.

My best advice would be to look at the reviews. You can usually get a good idea about how reliable the item will be from them.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:32 pm Reply with quote

The 2-wire 1800HG is an ADSL modem/router for non-cable connections. IIRC it was BT's preferred router for business applications a few years ago. It supports 11Mbps wireless connections. It can therefore be replaced with any ADSL/ADSL2 modem/router which has an RJ11 connection for the connection to the phone line. There are many makes and models available, including Netgear Xytel, Belkin, Draytek and D-Link amongst others. Don't forget you will have to configure your new modem/router with your ADSL logon settings and the local IP address range

As a footnote, the difference between modem routers for BT-type connections and routers for cable connections is that the cable ones have a separate RJ45 socket to connect to the cable modem, or if the modem and router are combined, a connection for the co-axial cable. On the BT-type, this connection is RJ11
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:52 pm Reply with quote

ade2k wrote:
Hi I have a 2wire Homeportal 1800HG and wish to upgrade to a new wireless router.

I was looking at them on amerzon and the pictures don't show where to plug my telephone line into the router. The router I have now is wireless but it drops signal 10 times a day and the range is not very good.
I have a telephone cable pluged into it and it and a cable to the sky box.

What type of router (wireless) will I need as when I look on the interweb some of the routers don't have a socket for the phone line to go into .

Many thanks Ade

Are you with Sky for broadband? they provide free wireless router.
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