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Good easy to install router for Telecable internet?

Post by Grizzy on Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:49 pm

After a six month battle with telmex over billing mistakes I am done. I am going to have telecable install internet only. I understand I will need a wireless router to use wifi. Any suggestions on a good simple to install one? I am willing to go to Guad for one.
I have a Linksys RE 1000 wireless-N range extender. Never used. I don't think this would work as a stand alone router. Is it worthwhile buying a compatible router to use with it?
It has been years since I have had to mess with a router and am rusty on the technology. I also remember them as being a pita so a simple to set up router would really make me happy.
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Post by Ezzie on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:02 am

Wouldn't Telecable supply the router? I would think it would need to be a DOCSIS compatible router and not the typical ADSL router that Telmex would use.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:04 am

I have internet only from Telecable. They will supply you with a router but no wifi unlike Telmex DSL. I just plugged in a three antenna DLINK router with wifi into the Telecable router. No programming it worked out of the box. You can buy bigger and varied antenna NOB so I would buy a router with removable antenna if you have a distance or thick wall problem. I use 9db Asus 12" antenna plugged into where the short stubby antenna are. You can also buy corner load wifi antenna that take the 360 degree signal and turns it into a 90 degree signal by loading the antenna in a corner of the room kinda like a cornerhorn speaker. I also bought antenna extention cords. I have two foot thick walls and the corner antenna punches right thru.

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Post by Grizzy on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:30 pm

Sorry Zed you lost me after three antenna D-link. I haven't had issues with the telmex wifi so I assume the D-link would be sufficient?
Thanks for posting. I worded the original post badly. What I want is wifi, wasn't thinking but of course they will supply a router.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:46 pm

Three Antenna Dlink is a router with wifi built in. Any wifi router will do the job. I like external antenna is all I am saying. Your Telmex DSL wifi/router had internal wifi antenna. Sorry for confusion. Just plug in any wifi router to the Telecable box with a standard lan cable and you will be fine. Much cheaper than renting wifi unit from Telecable.

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Post by Grizzy on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:54 pm

Thanks Zed. Can a three antennae dlink be purchased at Best Buy or Costco in Guad?
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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:42 am

Probably. The external antenna allow you to move them around to put the signal where you want it but you don't need it unless you have special reception situations.

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Post by Grizzy on Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:57 pm

Gracias.
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