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    I have a USB Modem which means that I am looking for a modem+router in one.

    I found this Linksys which is a broadband router

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=83468

    does that mean that it has a built in modem? Has anyone heard anything about this router?

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    THe one you've picked does more than you would probably want for home use, but still doesn't have a built-in modem.

    On the other hand, if you really want linksys this does almost as much and includes an adsl modem.

    If you aren't fussy about the make this will save you a few pounds.
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    That is Ethernet not USB.

    Do you have a LAN port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    The modem is usb (aol do that). He wants to replace the modem and get a wireless router at the same time.
    Still needs a LAN port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Uhuh, thats why he wants to replace it, cause you can't connect it to a wireless router, as it only has usb.

    So he wants the router to have the modem built in. Killing two birds with one stone.
    Yep, that's my intention here.

    I've decided to go with the Linksys in lynx's post, unless anyone has something negative about it. What I thought was strange is that it is called a gateway, is that the same as a router?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browser
    Yep, that's my intention here.

    I've decided to go with the Linksys in lynx's post, unless anyone has something negative about it. What I thought was strange is that it is called a gateway, is that the same as a router?
    I think they call it a gateway because it has all the functions (wireless network, wired network, adsl modem and firewall) built into a single unit, but it is still basically a modem/router.
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    I will go for this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59951

    The only worry is that I think the modem in the gateway is 8MB max. Do you think this would be a problem? What do most modems have as a max speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by browser
    I will go for this http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=59951

    The only worry is that I think the modem in the gateway is 8MB max. Do you think this would be a problem? What do most modems have as a max speed?
    8Mb/s is the current maximum for ADSL, very few ISPs offer more than 2Mb/s in UK, and atm a lot of places can only get 1Mb/s (or less). Unless things change dramatically very soon it is unlikely to be a problem you will need to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    I would by the Linksys, for all the difference in price there is.
    Apologies for going back a bit.... but may I ask why you would go for the Linksys?

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