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    Best Broadband Router

    A friend of mine wants to upgrade his router at home

    He needs to be able to connect 6 devices via wireless to it - sometimes at the same time. The one he has keeps dropping the wifi connection to the xbox etc.

    Don't think any of his devices are N standard

    What do you recommend as a good reliable router than can cope with all these devices?

    Thanks

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    Use 2 routers (1 in WAP mode) and shared the load based on location? Otherwise the Linksys blue linux based ones seem fairly good at throughput and range for the £40 mark. Depends on budget really.

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    I have a virgin cable connection and use a xycel router with built in powerline. This happily supports all my Laptops (5) and my Wii wirelessly 2 printers (wireless and my NAS (hard wired). I can also connect other devices using 200av powerline blocks which allow me to open the wired network up around the house.

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    the netgear dg834 & variants.

    i had the dg834g and it was a brilliant router until it blew up thanks to a thunderstorm. the dlink i have now is rubbish compared to it.

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    I have used the linksys WRT54GL - fantastic little box and still works like a charm after 2 years... only reason I dont use it now... Moved from DSL to ADSL

    Can thoroughly recommend that router though

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    On my ADSL connection I used a DGN2000, best router I've had, can have 6 or 7 devices on it at once plus about 5 wired.

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    another vote for WRT54GL. Currently have two of them one has been in near continous use for 5 years minus powercuts and house moves and never had a problem

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    Thanks guys.
    If he were to buy an N standard one. I'm assuming it will work with G devices but just run at G speeds?

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    Yeah, that's right.

    I've been using a D-Link (forget the model number, sorry) Wireless N cable router for about 2 years now, I've never had any problems with it and it is in constant use by both of my parents laptops, PS3, 2x Xbox 360's, the Wii, PSP and pretty much all other wireless devices, there are about 4 phones which are permanently connected to it too.

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    Draytek? Quite pricey though in comparison.

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    Another vote for the Netgear range Great kit and well worth the money.

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    Netgear DG834G is an awesome (and cheap) router. DG834N if in a ADSL2+ area and/or wanting future proofing for wireless standards.

    In fact, just buy the DG834N.

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    WRT54GL is my choice. It can be reflashed with opensource firmware (Google tomato firmware) to beef up the features as well. Very good and reliable. Im not keen on the netgear home routers, went though a stage where they only lasted just past the guarantee before failing.

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    Buy a bunch of linksys powerline devices. Best thing I ever did!

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    The OP wanted a wireless router supporting 6 devices. Several of the posts here supported Netgear (me too!) but I also have access to a Draytek 2820N.

    In general, what would be the maximum number of wireless devices that could be used simultaneously with a SOHO wireless router? I suspect that the answer will be "it depends..."!



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