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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Thanks for all the posts.

    I've heard good things about Draytek before but as noted they are quite expensive.

    What about this one I found from D-Link: D-Link DIR-655
    Drayteks are actually quite cheep for what you are getting.

    Show me another hardware VPN that supports 32 concurrent connections with a built in ADSL modem for less than 200 quid....
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    You make it sound like a few quid extra - its nearly 80 more (with delivery).

    I'm sure Drayteks are great but I don't need hardware VPN or 32 concurrent connections or built in modem!

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    If you're going to spend that much why not spend the extra for the Vigor ?

    http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=5267
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    You make it sound like a few quid extra - its nearly 80 more (with delivery).

    I'm sure Drayteks are great but I don't need hardware VPN or 32 concurrent connections or built in modem!
    I think you do need that bit, that's what connects you to the internet

    I am sure you don't need the 'extras' but people on here seem to think that the 2820 is nothing more than an expensive ADSL modem, but it isn't.

    It's a cheap (very) hardware VPN solution that happens to have an ADSL modem built in, totally unsuited to your needs.
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    Not if I've already got a modem (which I have)

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    I think you do need that bit, that's what connects you to the internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Not if I've already got a modem (which I have)
    If all you are after is a gigabit switch, I have used 3com ones before, got an 8 port one for about 50 quid from dabs.

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...ationKey=50362


    I realise it's not wireless, but i've never used one of those so can't comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Not if I've already got a modem (which I have)
    So after all that you don't actually want an ADSL router?

    I have to say although my first Netgear (11Mb) was a bit flakey, the 54G one I've had for the last few years has been flawless.
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    Er, yes I do.

    I want something to connect to the ADSL modem and provide wireless and gigabit wired access to my connection.

    I've ordered the D-Link now. It gets good reviews and has what I need.

    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    So after all that you don't actually want an ADSL router?

    I have to say although my first Netgear (11Mb) was a bit flakey, the 54G one I've had for the last few years has been flawless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Er, yes I do.

    I want something to connect to the ADSL modem and provide wireless and gigabit wired access to my connection.
    Traditionally, an ADSL router is a router that connects to ADSL (i.e. you plug the phone line directly into it). What you want (and what you have bought) is a regular ethernet to ethernet router, which is nothing to do with ADSL at all.

    I can only assume you're locked into some dodgy deal where you have to use a supplied modem, as otherwise why would you look to have two boxes when you could buy a proper ADSL router and replace both?
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