New ADSL Modem/Router?

oronte

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We're going to get ADSL but I know nothing about this so I need some help. I'm going to go for a wireless-set-up to connect PC, Nintendo Wii and one or two cell phones. I would like to spend the minimum amount of money here and I've spotted three modems that seem decent:
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=122_457&products_id=25593
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=122_457&products_id=14970
http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?cPath=122_457&products_id=18085

Is one of these better or should I just get one from Telkom directly? Do I need a modem+router or is just a router okay?

Thanks in advance
 

c10n3d_0r6

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Get a modem/router wifi all in one, else you'll need to get a modem as well as a router...two separate boxes. If you're planning on using TelkomInternet, I know you used to be able to get a modem/router free if you signed a contract...
 

Schwartz

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None of those are what you want. You want a Wireless router that has a modem built in. Those do not have modems built in!
 

oronte

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The one dotnerd suggests at scoop seems okay (any reason I should avoid it?). Otherwise the ones at Sybaritic seem fine. Are there any specific features I should be looking for? I thought about getting one with wireless n but I'm not sure there's any point to it (we'll get the 384kb line). Is there any other equipment I need for a self-installation? I'm going to get a usb wifi stick for my PC (although my asus board has wifi built in I don't have the antenna for it)
 
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howardb

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I went for this all-in-one DSL-2650U from D-Link - great features and works like a bomb! I have it connected as a single incoming internet connection/gateway to a D-Link 8-port Gigabit DGS-1008D ethernet switch for my various PC's and laptops...
 
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