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Master Geek

#91911 22-Oct-2011 17:26

Hi, What is the difference between Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Broadband router and a WAG160N one?

Am looking to get Broadband at home and have no landline.  Could I still get Snap naked with the WRT one not the  WAG one they sell you when to set up with them? 

Thanks in advance!

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  #536488 22-Oct-2011 17:41
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No, WRT160N has no adsl WAN interface.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone XR, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.


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Master Geek

  #536543 22-Oct-2011 20:12

Please forgive me, I am currently on a very steep learning curve and risk looking very obtuse to some of you every step of the way.

What i really want to know is, could I buy a used as new wireless router off the net and save myself $100+? Could I get wifi bb with my choice of isp set up and running (i have a macbookpro) with any ADSL2+ capable model router?

Or, considering that I'm just learning about computers/internet could i be setting myself up for a whole lot of grief further down the line if there are any probs/complications?

Also am moving house in about 6 weeks and I know Orcon lets you move once for free but what if I want to move again in the 24month contract? And how much will that cost? I definitely want it ASAP as

Would having my own router and was with, say Snap, make it easier and cheaper to move in the future?

Any advice geekzone?



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Master Geek

  #536545 22-Oct-2011 20:16

Thanks ross, still getting to know my IT acronyms.

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