I had intended for this to be a ‘top ten’ list of modems but I honestly couldn’t find ten that I thought were a good mixture of price, features and reliability. Unlike other lists, this isn’t a list of modems that just hit the market (as I never trust modems unless they’ve been field tested for a few months) but rather my top six modems as of April 2014.
|Model||Manufacturer||Star Rating||Summary||Avg. Price|
|TD-8840T||TP-Link||4 Star (181 Reviews)||Excellent reviews for a unit in this price range, some users very far from phone exchange (country side) experienced issues. No Wifi. Case looks like it was made in the 70s.||£14.98 / $36.99|
|TD-W8960N||TP-Link||4 Star (502 Reviews)||Can be used for Cable/Fibre Connections too, Wireless N Ready and Excellent Software Features.||£29.27 / $49.49|
|Bipac 7300n||Billion||4 Star (44 Reviews||While expensive, this is a Billion modem, reknowned for their reliability, robustness and speed. Solid Firewall with Dos Prevention and Packet Filtering||£70.58 / $167.84|
|DSL 320B||D-Link||3 Star (35 Reviews)||This is a bare essentials ADSL2+ modem with only one out port and no wireless capabilities.||£15.79 / $46.50|
|DSL-N55U||Asus||3.5 Stars (110 Reviews)||A high performance router with Gigabit connections and Dual Band Wireless N. Some users found support lacking to probably best for experienced technicians.||£89.98 / $185.90|
|DGN2200||Netgear||4 Stars (222 Reviews)||Good mid range ADSL Modem with Wireless N, 4 Ports and Guest Network feature.||£44.01 / $74.99|