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8 port ADSL router

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raffaz, May 20, 2007.

  1. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Can anyone recommend one of these, it needs to support PPPoA for AOL aswell. Cheers
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Whats wrong with a normal ADSL router and a switch?

    8 Port switches built into routers are rare mostly because few people need so many!

    And PPPoA is standard for ADSL units in the UK.

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  3. Raffaz

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    Ive ran out of ports on my router, i have a few digital streamers around the house aswell as a small network.

    Ive got a linksys WRT54G here that doesnt support PPPoA, so it would appear that not all UK routers support it.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Mick,

    One of many options here and here.

    Double check the config (assuming you are replacing something) - i recently swopped an AOL unit over and went for OA to discover it was infact OE.

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  5. Sparky
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    Yup, always best to run the 'auto detect' feature on the router. Spoke to a few techs for a broadband reseller and they said its down to the telephone exchange in regard to which one you need to use.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Got ya! - I assume most of them are replacing the older ATM stuff.

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  7. Raffaz

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    Well im currently running a dlink and thats setup for PPPoA so im assuming thats what mines still using.:)

    I tried connecting the linksys with PPPoE and it wasnt having any of it. Cant get an internet light.

    I did find this page earlier which says that AOL is using PPPoE, but it aint working for me. http://info.aol.co.uk/broadband/faqHomeNetworking.adp

    Whats your router set at Sparky?
     
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  8. Sparky
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    PPPoA here, Im running a Netgear router similar to what Boyce has listed.

    Works fine out the box after running the auto config wizard but also had to change the MTU size to improve speed.

    Link
    http://info.aol.co.uk/broadband/faqHomeNetworking.adp

    Lists AOL as using PPPoE but as far as I am aware this is down to the phone exchange.

    Edit: just noticed thats the same link as what you posted, lol! :)
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Mick,

    When I set the unit up for OA it had connectivity but was unable to resolve names - I could ping Google, but couldn't connect (IP or name).

    Boyce
     
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  10. hbroomhall

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    Er - AFAIK WRT54G isn't an ADSL router - which is why it doesn't support it! It is a 'cable' router.

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  11. Raffaz

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    It says broadband router on the front, is that not ADSL?
     
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  12. hbroomhall

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    No - 'broadband' also includes cable.

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  13. Boycie
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    Mick,

    Broadband is the "common" term that is used for a fast, always on connection. This can be delivered via xDSL, Cable etc.

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  14. Raffaz

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    Just checked their site and it says the router offers cable and DSL support. :)
     
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  15. Sparky
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    No ADSL though, the Netgear Boyce has listed looks like a good shout.
     
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  16. Boycie
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    This thread has raised a valid point - double check when ordering these devices. Some sites use a "wizard" to point you to their latest deals. Just double check the specs before commiting to buy :thumbleft
     
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    Yeah their not bad, but the ADSL one is 4 port, and the 8 port one is a switch:). Im hoping to get an all in one box, wouldnt mind wireless aswell.:)
     
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  18. Boycie
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    Mick,

    I haven't seen an eight port dsl device to date - 4 + Wireless is ample for most households. Any more than 4 wired connections, and your going to need a switch mato.

    Boyce (the Welsh starting to come out)
     
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  19. Raffaz

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    Ive got a switch, just got nowhere to plug it in lol:)
     
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    I havent seen a 8 port switch with a ADSL modem. Might be an idea to go for the Netgear (or something similar) and then connect the switch for extra ports.
     
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