Modem/Router or Modem AND Router

Self build / N/A
July 15, 2009 at 23:35:00
Specs: WinXP, 1.5Ghz, 256MB
I need to hook up a router to enable other computers to access the internet. I want it to be a wireless router. I have looked at both modem/router models and just router models. One I recently noticed in Best Buy is the Verizon GT704WG. This is a combo model. Looking this up on the Internet I wasn't too much impressed. I also looked at the Zoom X6 which seems good. I've also looked at just router models from TrendNet(631BRP) and Netgear(DG834G). Anyone have any experience with either one of these routers? Anyone recommend a combo unit vs. a separate unit? Thanks.

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#1
July 16, 2009 at 03:05:39
The advantage of a combo unit is that you have one less power brick to worry about and one less cable to connect modem and router plus the combo unit is likely to be cheaper than a seperate MODEM and Router.

I have used the Zoom X6 and it is a very good modem. Zoom also owns Hayes Modems. Hayes virually invented the Modem back in the days of dial-up so there is a lot of experiance there, Dial-up modems still use the Hayes Command Set. It is a de-facto standard originating back in 1977.

Stuart


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#2
July 16, 2009 at 07:45:26
Stuart,
Thanks for your reply! How was your configuration experience? I have a static IP address from Verizon. Thanks.

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#3
July 16, 2009 at 09:55:37
No problem as far as I recall You go intot he configuration screen and select automatic or manual. Select manual and enter in IP address, You will probaly also have to manually enter IP address of the DNS and default gateway to your ISP. the manual will give you all the details.

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Stuart


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#4
July 16, 2009 at 12:43:56
Thanks Stuart! You've been very helpful.

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