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Windows 7: Choosing FTTC router

23 Dec 2013   #1
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 
Choosing FTTC router

Looking at my spec's will show everything but my router, which is from my ISP (Plusnet, a cheaper subsidiary of BT -British Telecom.) It is a Technicolor TG582n and would be OK if it was Gigabit Lan, unfortunately it is 10/100. I have my desktop computer in another room, away from the router, connected by a 30M. Ethernet cable,(in the loft of my bungalow) networked with the laptop and a Zyxel 210 NAS which carries and streams all my photos, videos and data, plus backups. The desktop has a Freeview TV tuner and I would like to be able to stream video/recorded TV from this to other parts of the network, eventually to the lounge TV in the same room as the router.

The bottleneck is the current router and I would like to replace it, but am unsure of what to get. How does this look? - TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL - bearing in mind that my line is a FTTC line. speeds as attached pic, not great but stable and I live in a rural location.

I like TP Link stuff, it seems to be a good mix of quality and value, my son has his house networked for 3 PC's via a TP router and a TP range extender.

Thanks for any replies.
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23 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That router should do the job just fine i believe. Its a dual band router so it should be more than adequate for what you need as a lot of isp's dont even have close to the top speeds that a router like this one can get(not yet but not too far off Im sure). So if you went with this one you should be good to go.
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23 Dec 2013   #3
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Thanks Matts.
I will order that one. I have a network engineer grandson who is on holiday soon maybe (a workaholic) and has promised to set it up for me, the ISP gets huffy when you change their stuff. For example, they said that I would not be able to run a NAS from the USB socket on the TG 582. Took g-son about 15 minutes to set it up.
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