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Changing Router


Tomski_1991

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I currently have a Thomson TG585v7 router that was provided by Tiscali (now TalkTalk) when we signed with them two years ago.

Recently, a problem has occurred that has left me thinking that my router is on the blink. Every now and then, the "Internet" led goes off and I can no longer access the internet. It is normally a couple of hours before normal service is resumed.

However, I have a Netgear router (WPN824v2) that my Dad wants me to sell for him, but I may well buy it myself if it seems a decent replacement.

So my question is, am I able to install the Netgear router without needing to notify TalkTalk? (i.e. Can I just simply install it and be up and running, or do I need to I need to speak to TalkTalk about changing it?)

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Tomski_1991

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Thanks for the replies.

The Netgear DGN1000 looks pretty decent. I'm definitely going to look into getting it.

I see that it is an N router. I currently only have B/G compatible adapters. Do I need to upgrade them to be able to connect to an N router at all, or is it a case of being able to connect but just not getting the benefits of N technology?

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mgmcc

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>>> is it a case of being able to connect but just not getting the benefits of N technology?

That is the situation. An 802.11g adapter will connect as though the router were a "g" router.

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Tomski_1991

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Ok cool, thanks.

Just one last question - my desktop PC uses a Belkin wireless adapater (F5D7050), should this still be able to work with any Netgear router?

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mnopq

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Tell talktalk it is on the blink - maybe they will supply a free replacement. They did for me a few years ago.

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Tomski_1991

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To be honest, it has stopped cutting out now. But I would like to have a replacement as I still have trouble playing with friends on my PS3. I'd rather just buy a router with a well known brand and one that works well with gaming.

Thanks for the advice though :).

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mgmcc

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There shouldn't be a problem using your Belkin wireless adapter with a Netgear router. Wireless networking uses standard protocols to which all 802.11g, 802.11n etc hardware conforms.

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Tomski_1991

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Well I went ahead an bought a "refurbished" Netgear DGN1000 from ebay, but it's going straight back where it came from.

I get a hissing on the phone line when it's in use. I tried using different filters and cables, but it still continued. Download speeds are poor as well, barely reaching over 1mbps.

I'm thinking about buying the same model brand new from PC World, so I hope this one is just a faulty one off.

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