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Topic # 90065 14-Sep-2011 07:59 Send private message

I want to get a router for my computer.  I had one when I had a VOIP phone, but it's gone now.  I don't have a home phone, though there is a jack.  There is an aerial on the roof connected to my computer.  I've been told about routers and modem routers, but I don't know which one I need.

From another forum:

"You initially asked for a "broadband router". That implies you want one with ADSL2+ built in so you can connect it to your normal 'Telecom' phoneline.

Dick Smith recommended D-Link USB Modem Router.
 You don't want a modem router. Modem routers have adsl WAN interfaces (for plugging into a POTS line) which won't work with your setup. You need a broadband router with an Ethernet WAN interface.


 It isn't clear how she is going to get her broadband. ThinAir normally delivers broadband and VOIP by high-speed wifi, hence her aerial.  So I'm figuring she is going back to a POTS (actually called PSTN in NZ) connection, in which case she will need an ADSL2+ modem-router."

Any ideas on what I do?  I'm getting more and more confused.  Do I still need the aerial?






 


 

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  Reply # 520762 14-Sep-2011 08:19 Send private message

Reading through your post it looks like you're with ThinAir. Have you asked them what they recommend?



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Master Geek


  Reply # 520763 14-Sep-2011 08:21 Send private message

No reply to emails, other than "a generic broadband router".

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  Reply # 520769 14-Sep-2011 08:37 Send private message

From their website:

If you require wireless connectivity inside your house or multiple computers connected, a router is available for $129 + GST.


Unless you are confident with configuring a router yourself, this may be your best option - assuming they configure it for you.

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