D-Link DIR100 Ethernet Broadband Router and D-Link DWA142 RangeBooster N Draft 11n USB 2.0 Adapter ONLY £11.99 @ Play - HotUKDeals
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D-Link DIR100 Ethernet Broadband Router and D-Link DWA142 RangeBooster N Draft 11n USB 2.0 Adapter ONLY £11.99 @ Play

£11.99 @ Play.Com
Thought this was a good deal, comes with a normal wired router, of RRP £39.99 and a wireless adaptor, of RRP £69.99, totalling £109.98 RRP. Only for £11.99! Very good deal IMO.
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7y, 10m agoFound 7 years, 10 months ago
Thought this was a good deal, comes with a normal wired router, of RRP £39.99 and a wireless adaptor, of RRP £69.99, totalling £109.98 RRP. Only for £11.99! Very good deal IMO.
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#1
Thats a strange combination.
#2
Worth it for the adapter alone. The non-wireless router is a bit old hat as it is not gigabit. Repped.
#3
Cheers, ye bought it mainly for the router really. But gigabit not needed, and the adapter seems very good, house already wireless, so should come in handy!
#4
yeah one of the stranger and slightly pointless combinations as you would still need to get a N wireless router
#5
Ye already have a wireless router, but needed a normal kind of router, to split the connection up in a different room, so this fitted the bill well. The wireless adapter is a bit of a bonus!
#6
Already got a Wireless-n AP so I ordered this for the USB adapter itself :)
#7
Looks great, ordered, h+r added
#8
I agree thats quite an odd combination, almost like bundling a PS3 game with an Xbox!

Great value though
#9
XTREMEGAMER
Already got a Wireless-n AP so I ordered this for the USB adapter itself :)


yeah i've done the same. hope it works ok with my linksys router.
#10
not to knock the deal though very good price and a good spot!
#11
Nice find. Strange combo!
#12
davidone
Ye already have a wireless router, but needed a normal kind of router, to split the connection up in a different room, so this fitted the bill well. The wireless adapter is a bit of a bonus!


So you're effectively using the router as a switch. No problem with that, I've done the same myself with a pair of homeplug routers. Just remember to switch off DHCP on this one - configuring your firewall can start to get very complicated if you've different subnets or IP ranges.:thumbsup:
#13
Great, Just ordered mainly for the USB adaptor. But will be nice to have a spare router around the house :)
#14
This is easily the wierdist deal I have ever seen. Great deal but its like as previously mentioned selling a PS3 but bundling in a XBOX game - well odd.
#15
Yep, it's a strange combination and just a note of warning, it's a cable modem not an ADSL modem.

Good deal for the N adaptor alone though!
#16
nice one
#17
Too be honest was on the look out for another usb adaptor, I run a linksys system at home but wasn't willing to spend over £45 for another linksys wusb600n adaptor to match plus new pc runs Ubuntu Linux and by reading some reviews it just plugs in and works straight away.

Anyone else notice that when both were in basket one became £10.00 and the other £1.99 and with the 5% vcard became £11.39.
#18
Good, but Weird deal!
wish it was an ADSL Modem Router though!
#19
Warning: Router is no use as a switch, it only has one ethernet port!
#20
Can't fall off at the price - I guess demands of stock clearance dictated the odd combination.
#21
Spence1115
Warning: Router is no use as a switch, it only has one ethernet port!


No, it has only one WAN port which is standard for most routers - this is to hook up your cable or ADSL modem.

This looks to be the same thing on Amazon and it would appear to have 4 ethernet ports -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Link-DIR-100-Ethernet-Broadband-Router/dp/B000JKA3EE
#22
Spence1115
Warning: Router is no use as a switch, it only has one ethernet port!


it has 1 port for WAN (connection FROM another router/device), and 4 LAN ports

http://www.tdbaltic.ee/images/ds/DIR-100E.jpg
#23
Spence1115
Warning: Router is no use as a switch, it only has one ethernet port!


Oh yes it can.... it has 4 ports ! :whistling:
#24
Uhh????
#25
Google search on this router gives this.........any idea?

[url]www.f-secure.com/vulnerabilities/en/SA31767[/url]

Vulnerability Description: D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband ...
A vulnerability has been reported in D-Link DIR-100 Ethernet Broadband Router, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass the URL filtering ...
#26
I would go for this but on other websites people have had problemd with the drivers for it for vista which i have on my pc
#27
Does anyone who has posted a response actually know what they're talking about???

There is no modem, it is a router and a wireless adaptor...

This is the ideal combination for someone who already has a draft n router but has filled up their wired ports.

The person who said a router isn't a switch is correct, but it will have the same result... Sharing a network but through a managed process.

People, if you don't know what you're talking about, why confuse others with assumptions and 'I think...'
#28
Just looked up the specs and it doesn't have any modem in it. Just an ethernet port dedicated to an external modem, and 4 standard ethernet ports.

I hate these confusing descriptions which make reference to internet and WAN connections without making it clear that it doesn't actually have a modem built in.
#29
shame its not gigabit
#30
So the RangeBooster N Draft 11n USB 2.0 Adapter just plugs in to any USB port of a PC and picks up a WiFi signal at a greater range than standard USB WiFi dongles ?
Am I correct ?
#31
Krosus
Just looked up the specs and it doesn't have any modem in it. Just an ethernet port dedicated to an external modem, and 4 standard ethernet ports.

I hate these confusing descriptions which make reference to internet and WAN connections without making it clear that it doesn't actually have a modem built in.


NO as stated it is a CABLE Router, NO MODEM, NO ADSL/DSL, so you need virginmedia as youre ISP.
Great deal BTW, have DLINK wireless router at home so adapter handy.
#32
No - you don't need virgin media as your ISP. All you do is attach this device to your modem or modem and router combined.

People like o2 provide a wireless router and modem in one. Take an ethernet cable and plug it into the o2 box and then into the router. You then have more ports on your network. Same for Virgin, plug ethernet cable from modem into router.
#34
forcedv
So the RangeBooster N Draft 11n USB 2.0 Adapter just plugs in to any USB port of a PC and picks up a WiFi signal at a greater range than standard USB WiFi dongles ?
Am I correct ?


N draft is the combination of a longer range wireless connection and a higher data transfer rate - 300 Mega BITS per Second. Standard routers are 54mbps, whereas range max ones are generally 125mbps
#35
wtf
bit late for april fools
#36
I have sky wireless in my bedroom & a pc with wireless dongle on the otherside of the house but signal is to weak & wont connect, will this be of any use to me, how would i set it up? would the rangebooster go on the pc at the other end of the house?
#37
Rips
I have sky wireless in my bedroom & a pc with wireless dongle on the otherside of the house but signal is to weak & wont connect, will this be of any use to me, how would i set it up? would the rangebooster go on the pc at the other end of the house?


You would plug the range booster into your pc, however depending on your sky router it may not make a difference. Your sky wireless box would need to be draft-n in order to benefit from the increased range.
#38
I was thinking of getting Powerline so I can stream 720p media to my TV downstairs, but I just ordered this to be fitted as a switch to my current Linksys and the USB adaptor for my PC... might save me the costs of Powerline :)

Even if it doesn't work, I am sure I can easily make a profit by selling it on eBay, lol!
#39
Thx Dylan, so i just need to find out if my sky modem/router is Draft-n & then if it is it should work ok yes??

Im connected to the sky router now looking at the settings, any idea where it would say what it is either way?
#40
Rips
Thx Dylan, so i just need to find out if my sky modem/router is Draft-n & then if it is it should work ok yes??

Im connected to the sky router now looking at the settings, any idea where it would say what it is either way?


Which Sky router do you have? As far as I know, none of the Sky routers support N :(

But what you could do is plug the router that comes with this deal into your Sky router, and make it act as a switch. Then the wireless adaptor connects to that :)

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