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Topic # 7660 1-May-2006 19:12
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Have a query that a few may be able to answer.

When querying broadband availibility on a line, Telecom recommended a router over a modem (as well as wiring & install due to cutting down on internal household line noise/Monitorod alarm)

I understand the Wiring part... but what makes a router provide a stronger signal than a modem.. ie the Single PC Kits vs Wired Kit.... if used by only one pc?


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  Reply # 34447 1-May-2006 20:13
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Routers are more fun
The 302G (single PC modem) just ........ <- Guess the dots and win an invisible prize!
(Note: for my needs it ........ not necessarily true for yours)

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  Reply # 34449 1-May-2006 20:38
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All dsl (xtra broadband) connections need a dsl modem, I think they recommend an ethernet modem over a USB modem simply because ethernet is designed for networking wheras USB modems require additional drivers and hence create additional overhead and complexities (no matter how slight).

I have the 302G (I think) connected to a wireless router and it works well.


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  Reply # 34458 1-May-2006 21:08
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I'm using a router and all that but there must be some merit as to why a router provides a better signal than the single modems..... i know ethernet is better for a number of reason, namely because its easier to setup and doesn't require restarts and drivers to get it going like USB does......

But what else in the the technical sense means they provide a better option for those people further from the exchange etc than a single modem?

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