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# 20617 1-Apr-2008 04:46
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I went into Eden Computers the other day to buy a modem/router for my PC. I ended up buying the Dynalink DYWRT54-UK as a result of asking for a combination of both and makes a wireless connection through the USB port. I specifically asked if this had both modem and a router to which the accompanied staff said yes.

As I've set it up now it keeps telling me in the setup guide that I have to connect the ADSL modem through it in order to make a wireless network work. The only problem I have is that he said it was a both. If it is could anyone possibly help me find and locate the settings for the modem please?

If it's just a router and I could buy a modem that's fairly affordable then I don't mind paying as long it is just a router.

Thanks for the help guys!

EDIT: He told me that a router and modem were the exact same thing. If it is then I'll laugh at myself but the setup guide keeps telling me to connect the modem through the router.

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  # 120087 1-Apr-2008 06:00
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It doesn't have a modem in it.

Quote from http://www.dynalink.co.nz/cms/index.php?page=dywrt54-uk

This is the device you can use to connect an ADSL or cable modem to share broadband Internet services among both wired and wireless users.

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  # 120090 1-Apr-2008 06:23
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I'd suggest to get a refund and never go back to the store! Sealed

 
 
 
 


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  # 120092 1-Apr-2008 07:31
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  • How much was it?
  • Take it back - full refund required as it doesn't meet the requirements of the CGA (Not fit for the purpose for which it was sold).
  • Go to DSE, or ask here about best purchase within your budget - an all in one will be so much easier for most people.
  • Modems connect to the internet, routers control the LAN (oversimplified) - two completely different things.







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  # 120093 1-Apr-2008 08:00
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where did you BRING what you BROUGHT?? perhaps they'll let you BRING it back?

Semantecs aside, I'd approach the store.  They may have easily made a mistake and may be forthcoming about it. 

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  # 120096 1-Apr-2008 08:15
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gehenna: where did you BRING what you BROUGHT?? perhaps they'll let you BRING it back?

Go back to bed :-P

Yes - the store could have made an honest mistake, but in reality, there are few really savvy people in retail - most move on to other things. (Of course there are definitley a few REALLY savvy people in retail too).









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  # 120385 1-Apr-2008 22:41
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Thanks guys.

I have no experience with the hardware required for broadband as I've been using dial up all these years.

I did ask the guy specifically for an all in one hard that consisted of a modem and router that was wireless and connect through the USB port.

I asked my mum to check with her friends at work that are broadband savvy and they all said it was a router/modem. I was hoping it was so I wouldn't have to go back to the store. Cry

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* How much was it?
* Take it back - full refund required as it doesn't meet the requirements of the CGA (Not fit for the purpose for which it was sold).
* Go to DSE, or ask here about best purchase within your budget - an all in one will be so much easier for most people.
* Modems connect to the internet, routers control the LAN (oversimplified) - two completely different things.



* It was $120. The retailer told me that it was both a modem and router. Kind of pisses me off that I have to go back when I specifically asked for it. My fault for not knowing what to buy.
* I don't have any spare time tomorrow but mum's offered to take it back. I looked up on Pricespy and Eden Computers was relatively in the middle of pricing for modems and the closest retailer to us.
* We've been told by several people not to spend more then $150 on an all in one hardware. I'm more willing to take advice from you guys though.
* Thanks for that. I've been told by several people they were the same thing. It confused me when I read in the setup guide that I had to connect the modem to the router. If they're the exact same thing why would I have to connect it to itself?

Now here comes the predictable part, can you guys suggest any good Dynalink hardware that's both a router/modem? If all goes well hopefully I'll have everything set up by Thursday.

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  # 120415 2-Apr-2008 08:25
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Dynalink RTA1025W is all good, covers ADSL/2+, has Wifi, 4 port ethernet.
Going for around $120.





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  # 120938 4-Apr-2008 00:05
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Take it back and say they gave you the wrong thing, they should have sold you the 4-Port Wireless Modem (RTA1025W) and they have no choice about replacement.

Actually this happens alot, and DSE sales people are as guilty of it as anybody else. Even the helpdesk guys at your ISP will probably need to take a second look to work out what functions it has. "Wireless Router" or "Broadband Router" are just names and could mean ADSL broadband, but if it does ADSL it will normally say "ADSL Router" or something related to "Modem". You did specify that it had to include a modem so they have to replace it. Eden computers were pretty good last time I was in there (5 years ago), and they will soon realise that your current device is an Ethernet/Wifi router designed to be a firewall on a LAN that has an existing ethernet gateway.

Try to avoid using the USB if you can, ethernet is more useful.





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