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 Post subject: Modem and wireless router in 1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:49 am 
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Do they make a dls modem that has wirless N and is also a gigabit. currently I have a dsl modem hooked to the phone cord in the wall then from the modem to a wndr3300 wirless router. I want to upgrade to a gigabit router with wirless N something like the wnd3700 but was wondering if they make one with a dsl modem build in also so I don't have 2 box's sitting on my desk. Also currently my internet sucks I have frontier dsl and get about 1mb even though they say im suppose to get 3mb. I was also going to hook up network storage ex. NAS or mabe usb storage. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Modem and wireless router in 1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:40 am 
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I used THIS one and it kicked a$$. There are not a ton of choices out there for combo boxes.


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 Post subject: Re: Modem and wireless router in 1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:27 am 
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There's definitely something to be said for having one vs. two boxes. But remember this. Take a look at the back of that NETGEAR DGN2000-100NAS suggested by mark_b_smith_II. Notice there's no WAN port, like the kind you would find on a traditional router. Of course that makes sense since the connection between the modem and router (WAN) is internalized. All perfectly well until one day you decide to switch to cable, fios, or even resell it. Now you're stuck because you don't expose a WAN port that can be connected to those other services!

As I said, having one box has its advantages. But I've lost count of the number of ppl who've gotten a combo modem+router from their ISP and want to reuse it once they move to another service, only to find out they can’t. In effect, a combo modem+router LOCKS you into that particular service (in this case, DSL). Maybe not the biggest deal when you're dealing w/ some low-end $20-30 device. But when we're talking about $100 and up, well..., there's no way *I* would bind my service (dsl, cable, fios, whatever is next down the block) to my router.


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 Post subject: Re: Modem and wireless router in 1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:46 pm 
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I know exactly what you mean, eibgrad.

When I moved the only DSL service from the same company that was available was a much slower connection speed. No way I could go backwards. So we switched to cable and I had to ditch my sweet $119 (when I bought it) combo unit and had to get a dedicated wireless box to connect to the cable box.

It is certainly something to consider. Thanks, I had forgotten that :)


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