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Topic # 13395 8-May-2007 11:30
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A mate of mine wants to get ADSL and I've suggested Xnet. Since they don't have any free modem deals (at least none mentioned on their website) he obviously needs to get a modem. Does anybody have any recommendations for a low cost modem preferably with ethernet. He's already annoyed I've suggested an ISP that doesn't have a free modem since all the others do!


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  Reply # 69908 8-May-2007 12:05
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Hi Steve,

The discussion we had in this thread concerning good quality / reliable ADSL modems is still valid:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=66&TopicId=11708

Ingram Micro have 160 units of the 3Com in stock at present, and I would imagine you should be able to buy it for $150 or less from one of the online retailers.

I don't know whether that qualifies as "low-cost" in your view or not, but it is a very reliable unit which NEVER drops the connection unless something goes wrong with the line or equipment at the exchange.  Others have previously endorsed my opinion about this router (see thread above) and no doubt there will be some further comments made in this thread.

My 2c worth anyway...

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Grant.

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  Reply # 69909 8-May-2007 12:20

the low cost modem-routers i've been happy with are the Dynalink RTA1320 (ADSL2+) and the standard-ration dick smith router (which are actually the same Linux SoC as the Dynalink RTA1320 anyway). The 3coms are good too.




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