Just ignore the single-PC modem which your service provider supplied (but make sure you're not voiding your agreement by connecting your own kit). Follow the simple instructions with the DG834 and away you go, with up to four computers (more if you add another switch or hub). It took me about 10 minutes.
I've tried several bits of kit and recommend this as the easiest to set up, smallest (and best looking!).
Both my computers are in the same room and I needed to network these up so that I could share files, the printer and the broadband connection. I needed to have a switch, a router, a broadband modem and a firewall. Instead of buying these items separately, the Netgear ADSL firewall router has all 4 products in one!
All I had to do was connect up a couple of wires and install the software and I was up and running.
Also the Netgear works very well with BT broadband. In fact the Netgear modem works 10 times better than the modem given to me by BT.
If you want install a wired network then this is one of the best products out there. It has everything you need and is very easy to install. On top of everything else it is great value for money. Highly recommended.
10/10 = Installation
10/10 = Performance
10/10 = Value for money
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