Wireless wifi

langland

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Hi Guys
I have been looking at wirless routers on Ebay, it seems that the Motorolla ones are half the price of other makes.

Does anyone know why this is.
 

lone.gunman

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Langland m8, having had a quick look myself, two things pop up to me,
a: there refurb' units - not new
b: there wireless access point/router units - no dsl modem in them (more & more units are now combining the three operations in one box).
Don't know too much about Motorola gear personally, I have D-Link & Netgear (Bay Networks) stuff at home.
Also, looks like one seller has a job lot of em' to get rid of.
Hope this helps..
 

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got my netgear stuff, but couldn't get it to work, spent 5 hours on Friday wth tech support from netcare, couldn't hardly tell what they were telling me, and 6 hours today with ntl and netcare support.

still not working

I am so p*ssed off
Ive had 2 days off work and wasted them
 

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I have no idea what happened yesterday, and Friday.
I decided today to connect my works laptop via the wireless router, this meant I had to contact our IT dept who have admin rights.
After IT had enabled the USB adapter it worked.
So i started from scratch on my desktop.
1) Loaded softwear
2) Plugged in adapter
3) Clicked internet explorer and hey I'm surfing

Good stuff this Netgear!!!!
 

lone.gunman

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Ahh..so your using a USB network adapter??
These can be a bit flakey, especially if your trying to set-up router/modem functions...I'd always recomend doing the set-up part via a 'wired' link not wireless...
Anyway, glad your sorted now m8y ;)
 

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Thanks for your assistance Gunman
 
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