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Which ADSL router to replace my rusty Speedtouch 510?

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May 24, 2010 4:39:41 PM

I am finally getting around to replacing my rusty old wired-only Speedtouch 510 as my line has migrated over to ADSL2+ and the poor ST510 just can't cope with the speed. Thus, I am looking for a router with the following features:

***ADSL 2+ compliant
***4-port wired LAN switch
***Ability to set speed limits on each device connected to the router (eg assign a max. of 2mbit to device on LAN1 and 3mbit on LAN2 - Some form of Quality of Service, I guess
***Wi-fi access - router will be used in wired mode but would be great to have the option to also access it via wi-fi at the same time, eg using an iPod touch
***Capable of configuring static ip addresses
***Good user interface (but I can cope with difficult ones like the ST510)
***port forwarding
***built-in firewall

How expensive would a router with the above features be? Hoping not more than £80? The wi-fi option is not an absolute necessity. What do you think?

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May 25, 2010 12:56:13 PM

Nice pick Elel, that Zoom seems to get some pretty good reviews. I'm wondering how it compares to the Linksys WRT54 and the Netgear DG834(G)? Thanks

Oops: just realised the Linksys WRT54 is just a plain router and not an ADSL modem also. Damn
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May 25, 2010 1:31:45 PM

The netgear looks pretty good, except that it's old. Do you know for sure that it supports ADSL 2+?