I recently bought one of these to go with my NTL connection.
In short it works like a charm. I plugged it in, went through the instructions and it picked up the internet connection from the NTL modem and away I went.
I've got my PC plugged into one of the ports and my girlfriend is connected wirelessly. I can still connect another 3 people onto the wired part or if I want more just plug in a switch.
I've had no problems with this at all, I really did just follow the instructions and away it went.
The wirelss range is good, It transmits across the house without a problems and through a small number of walls, I havn't tested it further tho.
I'd just like to say that I fully recommend this product, its easy to use, all the instructions with it are easy to follow and theres some great online help available. The menu system is easy enough to understand if you have a basic understanding of routers and even easier if you just read the manual.
Ill have to give review on this one cause this is the one i use . Well what can i say . Its the best choice i've made , normally Dsl providers gives you a modem , but this one is much better it doesnt provide you only with a modem . but allso a router and a firewall . this router is easy to install because it comes with a disk and a good help wizard . It has 4 ports that means 4 pcs can connect to this router at once.. this is going to avoid lot of trouble at home if you're with 4 people who uses the internet .. No more shouting no more timing your sister or brother on how long they've been on ..
For opening ports and filtering just go to http://192.168.0.1 and you'll have a menu before your eyes that you wont quite understand , thats why u have a good help from theyr support site faqs and contacts
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