Wireless Router with ADSL2 and USB Port

  nfplee 30 Jun 11
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Hi, i'm looking at buying a new wireless router. One feature i'd like for it to have is the ability to connect an external hard drive via usb and expose it over my network wirelessly. I found the following product:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004K1EZDS

However it doesn't have built in adsl2 which means i'll have to connect it to a modem.

I'm not that great when it comes to networking but i was wondering if there was a device out there that lets me do all of this in one.

I'd appreciate it if you could help. Thanks

  Crosstrainer2 30 Jun 11

I have one of these:

link text

ADSL built in and a USB port

Great signal and VPN as well!

  nfplee 30 Jun 11

Thanks for the link. I was looking at some of the others on that site too and have found the following:

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=552344&CatId=0

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=332730&CatId=0

The Belkin one seems pretty cheap and offers the same sort of the functionality as the Netgear one but i don't mind spending a little extra to get the best one.

I'd appreciate your opinion and whether i've over looked anything.

Thanks

  Crosstrainer2 30 Jun 11
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You get pretty much what you pay for, and I guess we all have favoured brands. I don't mind net gear but would steer clear of the Belkin offering.

I know the Draytek is more expensive, but it's a top class device, used by pro's The choice of course is yours, but if funds permit I'd go for the Draytek. There's an old expression " buy cheap, buy twice" :))

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