Broadband Hardware Reviews

This content is being maintained for reference purposes but is not being updated.

Combined ADSL Modem/Router/Wireless Access Point
Combined ADSL Modem/Routers
Standalone Wireless Access Point/Router
Specialised ADSL USB/Routers
Single Computer USB/Ethernet ADSL Modems
Miscellaneous Networking Hardware
Old or Discontinued Products


Combined ADSL Modem/Router/Wireless Access Point

78-asus-dsl-n55u Asus DSL-N55U ADSL2+ Dual-Band Modem/Router Review

Combined ADSL modem and router from Asus, supporting dual-band wireless, fast processor and media server functionality.

Posted: 12th November 2012

77-sky-router Sky SR101 ADSL and Fibre Broadband Router Review

Router for Sky Broadband services, supporting ADSL2+ and FTTC services. Offering 802.11n wireless access with 2 MIMO wireless antenna.

Posted: 18th October 2012

73-fritzbox-7390 AVM Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7390

The AVM Fritzbox 7390 is a router for all occasions and is probably the most feature packed device we have ever used, supporting both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, with a PABX and DECT phone support.

Posted: 29th August 2012

71-billion-bipac-7800n-router-review Billion BiPAC 7800N Router Review

An IPv6 ready ADSL2+ router from Billion that includes 4-gigabit switches and a WAN interface, ready for FTTC or FTTP.

Posted: 31st May 2012

67-netgear-dg834n Netgear DG834N Review

Netgear DG834N Wireless Modem/Router Review

Posted: 22nd February 2010

59-fritzbox-fon-wlan-7140 FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7140 Review

A feature packed ADSL2+ router with 4 Ethernet ports, wireless networking supporting 802.11g++, VoIP, a two port PBX, and support for sharing USB printers and storage devices.

Posted: 29th February 2008

9-jaht JAHT Wireless 54Mbps 4-port ADSL Modem/Router Review

An 802.11g wireless router with built in ADSL modem. offering four Ethernet ports and support for WPA and WEP encryption.

Posted: 21st August 2005

2-speedtouch580 SpeedTouch 580 Wireless ADSL modem/router review

The SpeedTouch 580 offers 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless networking, four Ethernet ports, and a single USB port. We also look at the SpeedTouch 110g PC Card and 120g USB 2.0 wireless network cards.

Posted: 27th May 2005

6-voyager2100 BT Voyager 2100 Wireless ADSL Router Review

An 802.11g wireless router with built in ADSL modem. Unit offers four Ethernet ports, WPA and WEP encryption, plus WDS wireless repeater support.

Posted: 18th February 2005

38-usr-9106 U.S. Robotics SureConnect ADSL Wireless Gateway Model 9106 Review

A unit combining 802.11g wireless with an ADSL modem and NAT router, and support for WPA wireless encryption.

Posted: 8th December 2004

39-3com-g72 3Com Office Connect 3CRWE754G72-A Wireless ADSL modem/router Review

The 3Com Office Connect offers built in 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless networking and four Ethernet ports. We also look at the 3Com Office Connect Wireless 11g PC Card.

Posted: 8th December 2004

36-bt1250 BT Wireless Network 1250 Router Review

A wireless modem/router from BT, with multiple networking options, including, Ethernet, USB, HomePNA and 802.11b wireless.

Posted: 27th November 2004

40-linksys-wag-54g Linksys WAG-54G Wireless ADSL Gateway Review

The only Linksys router with an ADSL modem built in featuring 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless and four Ethernet ports.

Posted: 22nd October 2004

35-belkin-f5d7630-4a Belkin F5D7630-4A ADSL modem with built in 802.11g wireless router review

The latest in Belkin's routers, the F5D7630-4A offers 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless and four Ethernet ports

Posted: 8th October 2004

41-netgear-dg834g Netgear DG834G ADSL Modem / Wireless Router Review

A great router for the first time user with good user interface, firewall and featuring a wireless access point

Posted: 16th August 2004

58-dlink-dsl604 D-Link DSL-604+ Review

Building upon the DSL-504, this is the latest wireless ADSL router from D-Link supporting 22Mbps over the airwaves thanks to D-Link AirPlus technology.

Posted: 22nd September 2003

55-smc-7404wbra SMC ADSL Barricade 7404WBRA Review

A conveniently sized unit boasting admirable 802.11b wireless networking performance.

Posted: 5th September 2003

57-intertex-ix66-airsip Intertex IX66 AirSIP Review

Discover the wireless and fantastic Voice over IP (VoIP) capabilities of the innovative AirSIP from Intertex.

Posted: 5th September 2003

15-vigor2600we Vigor 2600we Review

An excellent router with a built-in wireless access point. The Vigor 2600-series also includes models without the wireless feature, as well as those with ISDN dial-in and dial-out facilities.

Posted: 6th December 2002

Combined ADSL Modem/Routers

1-zoom-x5v Zoom X5v ADSL modem/router with VoIP review

An ADSL modem/router with built in Voice over IP capability, plus four Ethernet ports and a single USB port for connecting a PC that does not have a built-in Ethernet network card. .

Posted: 18th April 2005

5-billion-5100s Billion Bipac 5100S ADSL modem/router review

An entry level device which is an ADSL modem and router. This small unit offers a cheap upgrade path for those wanting the security of a NAT router, and the reliability of an Ethernet connection.

Posted: 3rd January 2005

42-westell-proline-6000 Westell ProLine 6000 ADSL router/bridge Review

A replacement to the Westell 2100 range, the ProLine 6000 is a router/bridge full of features.

Posted: 4th September 2004

33-netgear-dg834 Netgear DG834 ADSL Modem / Router Review

Great piece of hardware for a first time user with a better user interface compared to its predecessors and featuring firewall, etc.

Posted: 25th June 2004

48-zoom-x4 Zoom X4 ADSL Router Review

A basic yet functional router based upon the popular Conexant ADSL chipset.

Posted: 5th June 2003

13-zyxel-prestige652 ZyXEL Prestige 652 Review

A secure router featuring a firewall, Denial of Service (DoS) protection and content filtering.

Posted: 18th December 2002

14-st510v4 Thomson SpeedTouch 510 v4 Review

Thomson's replacement for the reliable SpeedTouch 510 featuring an improved web interface, but still requiring command line knowledge for advanced configuration.

Posted: 20th October 2002

28-dslw-906e DSL-Warehouse DSLW-906E Review

A low cost Ethernet router ideal for the home or small business network supporting PPTP in addition to standard NAT mode.

Posted: 6th September 2002

21-intertex-ix66-edflc Intertex IX66-EDFLC Review

A new innovative range of routers from Intertex with some great features and ideas. Also see our .

Posted: 22nd March 2002

23-amx-ca61e Conexant AMX-CA61E Review

Currently (March 2002) the AMX-CA61E is the cheapest Ethernet router on the market.

Posted: 15th March 2002

64-netopia-r6120-45413 Netopia R6120 & 45413 Review

Professional ADSL routers with optional expansion modules including V90 and ISDN backup.

Posted: 9th December 2001

Standalone Wireless Access Point/Router

76-asus-rt-n66u Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Dual-band Wireless N900 Ethernet Router Review

The Asus RT-N66U is dual band wireless router with a gigabit Ethernet WAN interface and an extensive array of media server functionality built into the router.

Posted: 9th October 2012

74-asus-ea-n66 Asus EA-N66 Wireless Gigabit Ethernet Adapter review

Dual Band Wireless N Ethernet Adapter, with repeater and access point modes.

Posted: 31st August 2012

69-netgear-wndr3700-dual-band-wireless-n-gigabit-router Netgear WNDR3700 Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router

Dual Band Wireless-n router with gigabit WAN connection and USB storage

Posted: 1st November 2010

68-zyxel-nbg-419n-wireless-n-home-router ZyXEL NBG-419N Wireless N Home Router

ZyXEL Wireless N Home Router

Posted: 20th April 2010

7-zyxel-334 ZyXEL P-334WT Broadband Wireless Router Review

An 802.11g+ wireless router with 4-port Ethernet LAN ports, and one Ethernet WAN port for connecting to a cable modem, or ADSL Ethernet modem.

Posted: 16th September 2005

49-linksys-wga11b-uk Linksys WGA11B-UK 11Mbps Wireless Bridge Game Adapter Review

Connect your PlayStation2, XBox or Gamecube console to your wireless broadband router, or go head to head with a second console.

Posted: 25th November 2003

50-buffalo-airstation54 Buffalo AirStation 54Mbps Wireless Broadband Router Review

A standalone 54Mbps wireless access point with inbuilt Ethernet port for connection to a broadband modem.

Posted: 12th November 2003

51-linksys-wet11 Linksys WET11 Wireless Ethernet Bridge Review

Connect your computer, XBox or Playstation 2 to a wireless LAN at low cost using the Linksys WET11 (Note: does not include an ADSL modem).

Posted: 17th February 2003

31-bto-linksys BT Openworld/Linksys Wireless Access ADSL Modem Review

Wireless Internet access with WEP encryption support for use in combination with your PC or existing ADSL router (Note: does not include an ADSL modem).

Posted: 27th September 2002

Specialised ADSL USB/Routers

44-neteyes-cyclone200 NetEyes Cyclone 200 Load Balancing ADSL Router Review

Combine multiple Internet connections together to increase speed and add redundancy at home or in the office.

Posted: 12th May 2003

Single Computer USB/Ethernet ADSL Modems

4-linksysadsl2 Linksys ADSL2MUE Ethernet ADSL modem Review

Ethernet ADSL modem, supporting ADSL and ADSL2+ standards.

Posted: 14th December 2005

34-dlink-dsl300t D-Link DSL-300T Ethernet ADSL modem review

One of the few ADSL modems that uses an Ethernet interface, that works in the UK.

Posted: 3rd November 2004

53-xmodem ADSLNation X-Modem Ethernet ADSL Modem Review

Connect with a single IP address issued by your ISP from a computer via an Ethernet or USB interface.

Posted: 20th August 2003

29-sar-100 Solwise SAR-100 Setup Guide / Mini Review

Another USB contender featuring a Globespan chipset and promising pricing from Solwise.

Posted: 22nd July 2002

10-zyxel-prestige630 ZyXEL Prestige 630 Setup Guide / Mini Review

Representing great value for money and a range of interesting hidden features.

Posted: 28th May 2002

16-fujitsu-fdx310 Fujitsu FDX310 Setup Guide / Mini Review

This USB modem is not only reliable but great value for money.

Posted: 24th January 2002

61-dlink-dsl200 D-Link DSL-200 Setup Guide / Mini Review

Connect using this feature packed personal USB ADSL modem from D-Link.

Posted: 8th November 2001


27-pci-roundup August 2002 PCI ADSL Modem Roundup

We assess 9 PCI modems featuring 3 competing chipsets based upon a broad range of criteria.

Posted: 15th September 2002

Miscellaneous Networking Hardware

79-wibe-3g-router-with-wifi WiBE 3G router with WiFi

3G router that uses multiple antenna to provide 3G broadband in areas where normal MiFi/mobile dongles can only provider GPRS speeds.

Posted: 25th January 2013

75-asheridge-echobox Asheridge echoBox Ethernet Over Coax Adapter Review

A clever way to push Ethernet data over existing TV aerial coax cables and make connecting Internet enabled TV's easier.

Posted: 25th September 2012

70-devolo-dlan-500-avtriple-starter-kit-review Devolo dLAN 500 AVtriple+ Starter Kit Review

HomePlug kit that helps to distribute superfast broadband to the parts of a property where wireless cannot reach.

Posted: 10th May 2012

3-solwiseplug Solwise PL-85PE 85Mbps Ethernet HomePlug Adapter Review

High Speed HomePlug Adapter, save on long trailing Ethernet cables.

Posted: 15th December 2005

8-devolo85 devolo MicroLink dLAN Highspeed Starter Kit

The faster version of the original dLAN hardware, offering speeds that will rival or beat 802.11g wireless networking kit.

Posted: 26th September 2005

37-devolo Devolo MicroLink dLAN Starter Kit Review

Quickly and simply extend an Ethernet network through walls and ceilings using the buildings mains electricity circuit.

Posted: 28th November 2004

54-phonex-neverwire14 Phonex NeverWire 14 Powerline Ethernet Bridge Review

Extend your local area network over your mains electricity circuit at speeds up to 10Mbps.

Posted: 18th July 2003

Old or Discontinued Products

56-bt-2000 BT Voyager 2000 Wireless ADSL Router Review

A venture by BT into the arena of wireless home networking featuring 802.11b wireless, stateful firewall and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

Posted: 30th July 2003

46-westell2410 Westell WireSpeed 2410 Wireless Gateway Review

Wireless, USB and Ethernet connectivity combined with a flexible set of NAT configuration options.

Posted: 17th June 2003

43-bt-1200 BT Home Network 1200 Review

One of the first products on the market to support Home Phone Networking (HomePNA).

Posted: 5th June 2003

47-netgear-dg824m Netgear DG824M Wireless ADSL Review

An enhancement over the DG814 adding wireless access, firewall, DoS protection and more.

Posted: 27th May 2003

45-sar-715pvw Solwise SAR-715PVW ADSL Review

An upgraded version of the popular SAR-715 ADSL router featuring wireless access from Solwise.

Posted: 7th May 2003

52-sar-110 Solwise SAR-110 Review

A functional design concealing a well designed web based interface and Denial of Service (DoS) protection.

Posted: 13th January 2003

12-netgear-dg814 Netgear DG814 Review

A stylish design, and well implemented web control panel with a set of features suitable for the average computer user.

Posted: 20th October 2002

26-sar-715 Solwise SAR-715 ADSL Review

An inexpensive feature rich router with a 4 port 10/100 switch and frequently updated firmware.

Posted: 12th September 2002

30-nokia-ip55 Nokia IP55 Review

A well specified router let down by poor implementation of the web interface and lack of documentation.

Posted: 22nd August 2002

11-asus-6030vi Asus 6030VI Wireless Review (Discontinued)

Wires, or Wireless. You can do both with the Asus AAM6030.

Posted: 3rd May 2002

18-st510 Alcatel Speed Touch 510 Review

The discontinued Speed Touch 510 (replaced by the Thomson 510 v4) offering uPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

Posted: 9th April 2002

22-sar-703 SAR-703 Review

A simple Ethernet router which breaks the £100 barrier.

Posted: 7th March 2002

66-dlink-dsl504 D-Link DSL-504 Review

Basic Ethernet router with an easy to use web interface but lacking command line features.

Posted: 10th December 2001

62-asus-aam6000ev ASUS AAM6000EV Review

Fewer features than many Ethernet routers but great value for money.

Posted: 16th November 2001

65-zyxel-prestige643 ZyXEL Prestige 643 Review

An Ethernet router with a solution for almost any situation.

Posted: 5th November 2001

60-draytek-vigor2200usb DrayTek Vigor 2200USB Review

Avoid breaking ISP terms and conditions (USB 500 customers) by connecting your Speed Touch USB to this Ethernet router. Note: since 2002, use of the USB modem is no longer manditory (unless your ISP T&C's state otherwise).

Posted: 10th October 2001

63-alcatel-stpw Alcatel SpeedTouch Pro Wireless Review

Internet access for your PC with Alcatel's wireless version of the SpeedTouch Pro (+firewall).

Posted: 1st October 2001

Note: The contents of our reviews should not be relied upon in making a purchasing decision - You should always discuss your requirements with your service provider and hardware supplier.