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Windows 7: Are all wifi modems equal?

20 Apr 2015   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Are all wifi modems equal?

Config: 2x64 bit win7 desktop PCs + 1xwifi modem + ADSL2


So the PCs at home go through the wifi modem to access the net. (No gaming happens here.)


Need to go & buy a new modem as current one has died. Hence the question. So do i just go down to the shop & buy a 'cheapie' for basic internet usage, surfing + downloads. Honestly I see no diff. in a $50 modem to a more expensive one. Neither can make the net faster, no?

All i want is reliabilty to not breakdown 3 days out of warranty. So what a trustworthy brand name at the lower end of the market?


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20 Apr 2015   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi when lightning took out my modem i went with a motorala they have different models to chooce from i got mine from a electronics store for around 60 dollars. that was years ago and still working good. not at home right now or i would give you a model number. but since it was years ago probably don't make that model any more any ways.
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20 Apr 2015   #3
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are new ones with the new 802.11ac standard. But they are really only faster when you have a very fast line. Else, all the so called 'best routers' are expensive.. I went with a $40 Netgear router and that works perfectly. If that breaks down one day, I have not lost a fortune.
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