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    Hmm the body of my post hasn't appeared,,, Here goes again. Using a router makes lower latency a cert.True or false? As the USB set-up means your processor handles all the network traffic processing, via USB. Wouldn't a pci adsl modem offer the same improvement, only cheaper?

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    I always thought a actual hardware modem would be better than an internal winmodem. so a router or a external modem will actuall do all the cpu intensive work for you. this releaves the processor from all that hard work.

    latency should not be a issue with any modem as long as its external or you have a modern cpu which is anything over about 300 mhz.

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    Thanks,4Play. Just I read somewhere that a router is preferable to having an external modem.Your thoughts make more sense.

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    routers are nice because they act as a hardware firewall while a external modem would not.

    I would give the router options serious thought. As far as i know if you buy a usb modem there is no real way to plug it into a router at a latter stage.

    netgear dg814 has a built in modem/switch/ router and is about 120 not bad considering you can plug in three more computers at any stage for no more then the cost of cat5 utp cable.

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