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Old June 21st 08, 12:48 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
PeterT
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Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof

--
Cheers

Peter
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Old June 21st 08, 03:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof


I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is simple
to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349
--
Peter.
You don't understand Newton's Third Law of Motion?
It's not rocket science, you know.
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Old June 21st 08, 03:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple
to set up:


OK if you only need a single ethernet port. There are other Drayteks
with built in 4 port ethernet hubs. Are you are on a long line
with high attenuation?
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Old June 21st 08, 03:58 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
John
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PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof


I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349


No modem or router that connects to the computer by ethernet needs any
drivers - only USB ones do.


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Old June 21st 08, 05:36 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Sideshow Bob
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On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:26:34 +0000, ato_zee wrote:

I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple
to set up:


OK if you only need a single ethernet port. There are other Drayteks
with built in 4 port ethernet hubs.


The Vigor 110 seems to have replaced the Vigor 100.

The Vigor 100, which I have, has four ports. You can't use then as you
would on a NAT router, but they are useful if you have a pc that's always-
on, that can act as a router or proxy.

I wonder if the Vigor 110 does anything new, or whether it's just a cost-
reduced 100.
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Old June 21st 08, 07:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
PeterC
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Default ADSL modem recommendation

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:58:02 +0100, John wrote:

PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof


I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349


No modem or router that connects to the computer by ethernet needs any
drivers - only USB ones do.


Ah, right, that's useful to know, thanks.
--
Peter.
You don't understand Newton's Third Law of Motion?
It's not rocket science, you know.
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Old June 21st 08, 09:30 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kráftéé
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Default ADSL modem recommendation

PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:58:02 +0100, John wrote:

PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds
of no more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and
idiot proof

I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and
is simple to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349


No modem or router that connects to the computer by ethernet needs
any drivers - only USB ones do.


Ah, right, that's useful to know, thanks.


Also if it has got a WiFi facility it's only a simple software switch to
turn it off & with most you can remove the aeriel as well (if it has an
external one), which does open up the field quite a bit


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Old June 21st 08, 10:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J
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Default ADSL modem recommendation


"PeterC" wrote in message
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On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:58:02 +0100, John wrote:

PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof

I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349


No modem or router that connects to the computer by ethernet needs any
drivers - only USB ones do.


Ah, right, that's useful to know, thanks.


It would be interesting to know why you specifically want a modem.

A router provides NAT (Network Address Translation) in order to allow the
connection of more than one PC; and this is effectively a firewall with a
rule that says,"only allow in traffic which is a timely response to outgoing
traffic". A router will generally provide useful diagnostics about your
line - handy when you have reliability or performance problems.

Basic routers are very cheap - see:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=584405
http://www.equanet.com/catalogue/item/A0290144

This one provides:

1) DDNS client - so you can always find out your ISP-dynamic address from
elsewhere.

2) Access control option - so that you can nominate those IP addresses from
which you want to allow remote access (good for security!)

3) Port forwarding - so you can specify which application you allow to
communicate with the "home" computer.

4) DHCP pool summary - so you can identify the internal computer for which
you wish to set up port forwarding

.... as well as all the basic features you would expect.

Many more expensive routers miss out on some of these features.

It would be nice for it to have a built-in ping facility so it could test
connectivity to a local PC, for example.

--
Graham J




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Old June 21st 08, 10:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Thomas
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Default ADSL modem recommendation

On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 22:17:55 +0100, "Graham J"
wrote:


"PeterC" wrote in message
. ..
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 15:58:02 +0100, John wrote:

PeterC wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:48:40 +0100, petert wrote:

Hi, can anyone please recommend an ADSL modem for use at speeds of no
more that 6Mb/s?

The only thing it MUST NOT have is wireless, be reliable and idiot
proof

I'm considering the Draytek Vigor 110, as it needs no drivers and is
simple to set up:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=6349

No modem or router that connects to the computer by ethernet needs any
drivers - only USB ones do.


Ah, right, that's useful to know, thanks.


It would be interesting to know why you specifically want a modem.

A router provides NAT (Network Address Translation) in order to allow the
connection of more than one PC; and this is effectively a firewall with a
rule that says,"only allow in traffic which is a timely response to outgoing
traffic". A router will generally provide useful diagnostics about your
line - handy when you have reliability or performance problems.

Basic routers are very cheap - see:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=584405
http://www.equanet.com/catalogue/item/A0290144

This one provides:

1) DDNS client - so you can always find out your ISP-dynamic address from
elsewhere.

2) Access control option - so that you can nominate those IP addresses from
which you want to allow remote access (good for security!)

3) Port forwarding - so you can specify which application you allow to
communicate with the "home" computer.

4) DHCP pool summary - so you can identify the internal computer for which
you wish to set up port forwarding

... as well as all the basic features you would expect.

Many more expensive routers miss out on some of these features.

It would be nice for it to have a built-in ping facility so it could test
connectivity to a local PC, for example.


Hi,

I started the thread and the reason I asked for advice re a modem was
that I don't need/want anything with wireless capabilities and will
only ever need to connect one PC - no need for a four port jobbie -
thought it may also keep the cost down. However, I would welcome
recomecations for any ADSL device providing its without wireless.

--
Cheers

Peter
 




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