WHICH ROUTER SHOULD I BUY?

  CabbageWhite 09:35 AM 02 Apr 12
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I have a PC running XP. My broadband is via Orange and an ADSL modem (no router). I am nervous about changing (I am hardly PC literate) but can put it off no longer. I like the look of Zen as an ISP, but I need to buy a router. I am a novice in this world and would appreciate some help. Which? magazine recommends the Linksys X2000 but there does not seem too much enthusiasm for it on the web. The Netgear N600 seems to fare better. There must be many other routers that I am missing. PC Advisor - where are you when I need you?

I need a router that is easy to set-up and operate. Something fairly future-proof if possible. I would be grateful for any advice. Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:42 AM 02 Apr 12

If you are going to change ISP then see f they will supply you with a router.

  lotvic 18:09 PM 02 Apr 12

agree, new ISP will send you a router, tell them you don't have one. They usually come preconfigured so all you have to do is plug your ethernet cable in. If not then there will be a cd with wizard interface which will give you prompts to type your details in, password etc. which will be on the letter they send (it's very similar to setting up an email account)

  john bunyan 18:18 PM 02 Apr 12

From what I hear of Zen (top in Which reports) - you have made a good choice of ISP. I agree with the others; I think their help department is on Rochdale (as opposed to India ) so I would give them a call and discuss it.

  CabbageWhite 09:03 AM 03 Apr 12

Thanks everyone. Now I know the answer, it seems so obvious. Which makes me embarrassed as well as grateful.

I'll talk to Zen today. It's always good to speak to someone from Rochdale.

  lotvic 11:28 AM 03 Apr 12

No need to be embarrassed - how are you supposed to know if you don't ask to find out - same as rest of us :)

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