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Hello all,
I spend around three months every year in my French apartment and work as a French/English translator so need permanent internet access when I'm there. Previously I have hired a livebox from Orange but it would be much easier to buy my own router as the livebox has to be returned each time. Does anyone know what would be the best option, and could I buy one in the UK that I could use in France? Thanks for any help!

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What sort of Internet provider and service do you have? (If you've "rented" a Livebox, I'm assuming you are on Orange for Internet services.) Do you leave that on year round, even when you're not in residence? (In which case you wouldn't need to return the Livebox to Orange each time.)
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Hi Bev
I use Orange but haven't left it on all year round to save on cost. I heard that you can use a netgear router but am not sure which to purchase or whether I can buy one in the UK which will work in France,
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If you've got standard ADSL service from Orange, you should be able to use whatever type of router you like - however you will have to set it up for your particular type of service. If you know how to configure the router, it should be fairly simple. (Some routers are easier to configure than others.)

If you are going the "whole hog" approach (i.e. Internet service, phone and TV) I'm not so sure.
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I've got rental appartements and in order to get internet access in them I have one line on the minimum Orange tariff of 36.90€ per month with one livebox that serves both. This tariff doesn't give telephone access.

You could use a portable/ mobile as your telephone?...or Skype etc.

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Thanks. Am quite happy to use a mobile as telephone, my main concern is the internet as I need it for work.

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I presume you use a decouverte abonnement as you can interrupt this without penalty at 10 days notice

I use a netgear because ?I found it easy to set up , reliable and reasonably priced

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Thanks lebesset. Can you recommend a particular netgear product, I'm not sure what to buy?

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Thanks lebesset. Can you recommend a particular netgear product, I'm not sure what to buy?
We live in a stone house with a lot of corners and a hall at the end of which is my office...nearly as far from my Neufbox (ADSL connection via SFR) as it can be. I tried two different Netgear range extenders, one of which worked by utilizing the electrical wiring in the house. Both worked...but signal strength was typically 2-3 bars at best and always a challenge.

I recently purchased an Apple Airport on eBay. I'd read that Apple combines the different WiFi bands in a way that makes the signal stronger and speeds faster. I wasn't sure whether real world results in a 6-700 year old stone house would match the PR.

I did a quick install of the Airport next to our Neufbox (which is at the opposite end of the house from my office) just to try it out. It provides 4-5 bars of signal strength all the way down the hall and around the corner in my office! I'm so pleased with it that I've bought a 2nd one to put 2 floors down so we can use WiFi on our terrace.

Best of luck.

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Thanks Ray! Haven't heard of a neufbox, but will investigate. My apartment is modern and not huge so perhaps will have more luck with the signal,
Anne

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