Belkin G Wireless Cable Router Bundle with USB Adapter * Now £28.84 * Pick up free from store @ Tesco - HotUKDeals
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Backwards Compatible Yes
Brand BELKIN
Contains USB Adapter Yes
Ethernet Ports 4
Firewall Yes
Frequency Band - GHz 2.4
Product Depth 12.7cm
Product Height 3.5cm
Product Weight 0.18kg
Product Width 12.1cm
Speed - Mbps 54
Technical Help Local rate call
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11g
Windows Compatibility Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 or XP
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#1
I ordered one about an hour before you submitted this as it's cheaper than the modem router on it's own.

Why didn't I submit it, last time i got load of colds votes cos you get em free with your isp etc etc. Anyway i've ordered cos my new one free from o2 is carp, 2 nighbours that have bt home hubs keep knockin mines off! God they are strong!
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I saw these instore earlier and almost bought one then realised that the ones priced at £28.84 are only for cable broadband such as Virgin Media. The ADSL equivalent modem bundles were priced at £37.44

What's misleading is that on the Tesco Direct site, the link to the ADSL router is described as a "cable router" and even the picture shows the cable router. Similarly, the cable version has no mention of cable on the actual product page and the picture is of the ADSL router. Looks like Tesco's Direct has got these routers mixed up. However, having checked the prices instore, I'm pretty sure that the ADSL version is supposed to be £37.44 and the cable version is £28.84
#3
are these any good? been looking for one for a while now
#4
I've been using the Cable version for 4 years now (upgraded the firware first), had no real problems. Had to switch it on/off about 10 times in 4 years (but then again I had to switch the cable box off as well as it glitched!)
#5
kupon
I saw these instore earlier and almost bought one then realised that the ones priced at £28.84 are only for cable broadband such as Virgin Media. The ADSL equivalent modem bundles were priced at £37.44

What's misleading is that on the Tesco Direct site, the link to the ADSL router is described as a "cable router" and even the picture shows the cable router. Similarly, the cable version has no mention of cable on the actual product page and the picture is of the ADSL router. Looks like Tesco's Direct has got these routers mixed up. However, having checked the prices instore, I'm pretty sure that the ADSL version is supposed to be £37.44 and the cable version is £28.84


Are you sure, when i ordered the description always said router modem, i.e. btl line broadband.
#6
kobirulali
Are you sure, when i ordered the description always said router modem, i.e. btl line broadband.


If you click on the link to this deal and then "go back to product" page on the Tesco Direct site, you will see that this particular bundle is listed in type "Cable/DSL router".

If you filter by type "ADSL modem router" on Tesco Direct, it will lead you to the £37.44 Belkin bundle.

As I said before it is very confusing and Tescos have clearly made an error in their product listings.
#7
Looks like the Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230).
Cold, on the basis that the reviews for the latest version are pretty dire and my one in the lounge is so atrocious (poor signal, dropped WAN connections every 30 seconds and no firmware updates that cure it) that I've gone back to a Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT firmware
#8
I linked the product to the site as it states modem router. A cable router does not have a modem built in. Only ADSL has modem (ie. BT).

Has anyone bought one and can confirm?

Thanks.
#9
Looks good for the price
#10
#11
Don't forget, Belkin routers are not just good, they also have a life-time warranty :-)
#13
kobirulali
I ordered one about an hour before you submitted this as it's cheaper than the modem router on it's own.

Why didn't I submit it, last time i got load of colds votes cos you get em free with your isp etc etc. Anyway i've ordered cos my new one free from o2 is carp, 2 nighbours that have bt home hubs keep knockin mines off! God they are strong!


Can't you just change your router to use a different channel from your neighbours?
banned#14
Great price and life time guarantee can't go wronghttp://is.gd/hN7R
#15
mbailey
Can't you just change your router to use a different channel from your neighbours?


Of course you can - and if there are too many channels already in use around the user then a new WAP using the exact same WiFi channels (its the law/standard) isn't going to solve anything - only a higher range/power 'n' based one is going to help and this isn't one.
suspended#16
Are these Mac compatible? if so i need to get one, as my idiot brother set up our home internet without a password and now we cant set one up!
#17
mbailey
Can't you just change your router to use a different channel from your neighbours?


mk-donald
Of course you can - and if there are too many channels already in use around the user then a new WAP using the exact same WiFi channels (its the law/standard) isn't going to solve anything - only a higher range/power 'n' based one is going to help and this isn't one.


I've tried channels 1,6,10,11. All do the same thing. Anyway as soon as my network messes around, ie signal drops to poor 11mbps, i check for other networks and there they are the BT home hubs!
#18
Anyway went to pick up mine today and guess what? It WAS the cable (virgin) version not BT one :-( Got a refund being processed. Apparantly Dundee depot have messed up or something according to the guy
#19
Basically if these are the new versions (They have changed the actual innards etc 3 times without changing packaging etc) then regardless of the price this is a cold vote, I bought one of these (new version) and it was just as bad as half the other Belkin trash I've bought recently, drops connections at least 3x a day and you can't connect to router so have to physically reset it, poor speed performance, awful range, need I go on?

Haven't voted either way as there's a chance of getting a good one (version 1 or 2) but I personally wouldn't want to risk it, even for this price.

steve1986
Are these Mac compatible? if so i need to get one, as my idiot brother set up our home internet without a password and now we cant set one up!


All routers are mac compatible if they have an ethernet port.
#20
kupon
I saw these instore earlier and almost bought one then realised that the ones priced at £28.84 are only for cable broadband such as Virgin Media. The ADSL equivalent modem bundles were priced at £37.44

What's misleading is that on the Tesco Direct site, the link to the ADSL router is described as a "cable router" and even the picture shows the cable router. Similarly, the cable version has no mention of cable on the actual product page and the picture is of the ADSL router. Looks like Tesco's Direct has got these routers mixed up. However, having checked the prices instore, I'm pretty sure that the ADSL version is supposed to be £37.44 and the cable version is £28.84


Yep you were spot on :thumbsup: rep added :-D
#21
Why expired?

Surely just needs the title amended to reflect that its a cable router?
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For anyone who was considering a new wireless box (with its Wireless Access Point WAP) because they are having problems with their EXISTING wireless setup - do try the Windows XP/Vista freeware utility inSSIDer on their wireless PC to get its analysis of the various Wireless LAN (WLAN or WiFi) signals found in your house. You can then use that information to fine tune which of the 13 WiFi channels your WAP uses to minimise its overlap with strong signals from your neighbours.
http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider

(The freeware utility is their attempt to increase awareness/sales of their specific hardware tool, but you don't need any extra hardware, just the WiFi circuit/USB stick in/on your laptop.)

You'll almostly certainly find the neighbours Sky and BT boxes are just using Channels # 1, 6 & 11. Thus your taking advantage of the intermediate # 3, 4, 8, 9 or 13 channels (the yanks don't get allowed to use # 12 & 13 so most firmwares default away from them) will leave you far more 'clean WiFi airwaves' for your own WLAN to maximise your (relative) signal strength and data throughput. You'll see the inSSIDer channel analysis shows a bell curve for each signal as they actually spread out over 4 channels, focussed on the 'nominal' channel # - what you're looking for is YOUR WLAN signal to have lots of its curve peak showing without overlap from other WLAN curves.
[mod]#23
Good deal aj_aziz :)

Thanks for the reminder that this is still available crazyhobo :)
#24
millarcat
Good deal aj_aziz :)

Thanks for the reminder that this is still available crazyhobo :)


So has this been sorted and it is Indeed a DSL / MODEM / ROUTER for £28 as it's not it's a cable router for this price so the description should be altered to reflect that. I am pleased I did not waste money going 15 miles to pick mine up to be told it's a cable router and not be sold the £37 for this.
#25
Title amended to reflect its a cable router bundle. Bargain!
#26
I wouldn't buy Belkin routers again..
Unreliable and CS is useless.
Gave up with all the replacements and got a Netgear.

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