View Full Version : Modem/Router

13-12-2010, 08:06 PM
OK here is a question that shows my thickness when it comes to the internet and broadband. Currently using the telecom thomson tg576 which keeps dropping out.A friend has a netgear wgr614 v7 does this do the same as the thomson or does it need a modem. If it is OK to use is it worth making the change ?

14-12-2010, 05:06 AM
No, this would require a modem as well. I can vouch for the Netgear DG834 wireless router though. I have had it for about 4 years now without any issues. It could be other issues than your modem/router though. Have you asked your ISP to check your line? If not, ring them and get them to run diagnostics.

14-12-2010, 07:42 AM
Those Thompson routers from Telecom are cheap and they crap out real quick

14-12-2010, 08:00 AM
As DaveBritton said, that Netgear model you mentioned doesn't do ADSL, so you would still have to use an additional device alongside it.

If you're going to replace it, look at a Netcomm NB6Plus4Wn.

I'm with gary67, they're budget, ditch it ... :D

14-12-2010, 08:45 AM
Those Thompson routers from Telecom are cheap and they crap out real quick
I can't say that from my little router/modem ST585. It has been working flawless for a few years. I have placed it on a large stone slab on a desk and never has overheated.

14-12-2010, 08:56 AM
I'd consider yourself lucky then, many people don't share your same fate :p

14-12-2010, 08:22 PM
Thanks Folks, thought that would be the case but thought no harm in asking might have saved a dollar :2cents: