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Netgear DG824M

If you've got more than one computer at home, and are thinking of using ADSL to connect them to the Internet, you've got two choices. Either you go for wired Ethernet and put up with Cat5 cables strewn around the house -- which may or may not be acceptable to you and/or your co-habitees -- or you pay a little extra and go wireless, leaving everything neat and tidy. If the main use of your home network is for Internet access rather than for transferring huge files between your home computers, then 11Mbps 802.11b wireless Ethernet will give you ample performance; 54Mbps 802.11g is very nice, but given that the average home ADSL connection is only 512Kbps then it's wasted.
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