Hello Friends, I am back home in Goa!
Presently, I have a BSNL DataOne broadband connection at home, but I am considering on getting an additional connection, preferably cable broadband. I believe Hathway is one cable broadband provider, :: hathw@y ::, while there is another provider, Ethernet Xpress, Ethernet Xpress - Internet Service Providers | Broadband Providers in Goa, India | Network Security in Goa | India's Fastest Wireless Internet | Best Solutions for your business which is seemingly based/localised only in Goa.
I will enquire about the respective services of each provider, but before I do so, I have a very naive query to put before you all. Considering I intend on keeping my existing ADSL broadband connection whilst getting a new cable broadband connection, can I use a single router which supports both, ADSL and cable connections, and avail both services together at one go, or do I have to compulsorily get separate routers for each of the individual broadband connections?
I thank you all for bearing with my naivety, as always.
no need to buy a router as your UTSTARCOM UT300R2U is both modem & router so you can use it with hathway.simply connect the incoming hathway line wire to one of the lan ports at the back & in modem settings select connection type as dynamic IP(unless hathway provide some form of IP details to you).remember to disconnect the telephone wire from the back of modem before connecting hathway lan wire.
this is a good one:
TP-LINK TL-WR841N 300Mbps Wireless N Router - TP-LINK: Flipkart.com
if you can spend more then there are better models too with more features.
for internet connection you don't have to worry about gigabit lan.it is of concern only regarding your home network.if you frequently move 40-50gb or more data over your home network only then gigabit will make a significant difference else a normal 100mbps router will suffice.dual band devices usually have gigabit ethernet but then again dual band wifi routers are only essential for those who move lots of data over wifi between multiple devices.still if you have the budget to buy a dual band gigabit wifi router then go ahead & buy WDR-4300 as it is a good option.
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