Help Choosing Adsl Modem: D-link Or Netgear!

SharkOnTheRock

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Hi Forum,I need help in buying an ADSL Modem for my Airtel BB Connection. Uptill now I've been renting RB Comtec modem from Airtel which has been working flawlesslythrough USB 1.1 (I do not have an ethernet card installed). Now i wish to buy my own modem.I've narrowed down my chioce to two1. D-Link DSL 502T (Avail for Rs 1650/- in Nehru Place, New Delhi)2. Netgear ?? 602 (Avail for Rs 1700/- in Nehru Place, New Delhi)The dealer has strongly recommended Netgear.Pls tell me if both these are fully compatible with Airtel; and in future if Airtel give 2Mbps will these work?Do these routers have built-in modems? Does the Netgear model work with both ethernet & USB?Pls recommend the Best option.TIA
 

SharkOnTheRock

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How much did U buy the D-link GLB-502T modem for?I my research i've found that the max uplink speed of GLB-502T is 24Mbps whereas it is 8 Mbps for DSL-502T. is it true?Then i think that GLB model is better.
 


GSV13

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I think netgear has 2 yr warranty compared to 1 yr of dlink. A plus pt 4 netgear rest all is same in both.
 

AmbarD

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dunno abt max speed thingy....got mine for around 1.7k if i remember correctly (my dad bought it )
 

SharkOnTheRock

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Feb 5, 2007
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Someone recommended Netgear DG632. The DM602 model is old & outdated. I guess I'll buy the DG632 today.Guys, Since the modem has both ethernet & usb conncetivity with the PC, which should I use? I have a 256kbps Internet connection ans am currently using rented nodem in USBmode. Do U think connecting the new modem via ethernet would give a better connection? How much does an ethernet card cost?TIA
 


AmbarD

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Use Ethernet IMO cos USB has a lot of problems.......some of which could be restarting of PC,hanging of PC etc.....Ethernet Card should be between 200-400 i think
 

coolbuddy_79

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if u have a latest pc and having USB 2.0 then there shouldn't be any problems...
 

SharkOnTheRock

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Feb 5, 2007
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Thanks AmbarD, GSV13 & others for your valuable suggestions. This evening I bought Net Gear DG632 3-in-1 ADSL Modem-Router_Firewall from Nehru Place for Rs.1650/- and am now browsing thru it!!!
 

WiZaRd

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Good pick. And quite reasonable too. I hope you are connecting using the ethernet connection.