What device shoul I purchase?
by toxifier - 2/19/13 9:03 PM
I am not here to rant about my ISP, but seriously they are not going to help a bit in cutting down my bills. Since they charge a non-refundable, one time charge for the modem(approx. equal to it's cost) and almost 5% of the cost as 'rent' of the modem alone every month, I decided to purchase my own Modem.
They gave me a Sterlite SAM300(TM)AX ADSL2+ Modem(12V/1A). [4 RJ-45 ports, 1 RJ-11, 1 USB port, Power On/Off Button, and Power-In port]
I am a bit confused with what should I buy. The scenario is as follows:
At my place there are atleast 2 devices connected to the Internet almost all day long, so I need more than 1 RJ-45 port(since not all have WiFi connectivity, and sometimes I need to setup a LAN for file transfer). I need the WiFi facility, currently lacking in this Modem(if I ask my ISP to issue a WiFi enabled modem, there would be yet another one time charge, apart from an increased monthly rental!). As far as I know if a buy a router alone, things won't work. I'm confused between buying a modem with WiFi or a Router+Modem with WiFi. Or if there can be another suggestion(apart from changing my ISP), I would be grateful. I have also found a budegt friendly Router+Modem - TP-LINK TD-W8951ND but I am not sure if that'd be too much for my requirement and also if it is a good enough device(I don't know much about TP-Link, though my experiecne with Netgear has been good enough)