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Half Price Wireless N Router £34.24!!! @ Argos

£34.24 @ Argos
Half price N Wireless Belkin Router at Argos!!! Read More
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Half price N Wireless Belkin Router at Argos!!!
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1 Like #1
Damn! Cable only.
#2
unfortunately its a belkin
#3
g1bbuk
Damn! Cable only.


Should work on ADSL too but you would need a standalone modem like cable obviously:)

Edit : http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=461161
#4
This will be cheap n or 150mbps max. Not the 300mbps its supposed to be.
#5
deathtrap3000
This will be cheap n or 150mbps max. Not the 300mbps its supposed to be.


"Bandwidth 20 MHz & 20/40 MHz auto "
1 Like #6
To save anyone else checking, it will NOT run the DD-WRT firmware!
#7
Shengis
"Bandwidth 20 MHz & 20/40 MHz auto "


Well thats what happens when you dont look at the thing on offer lol.

Thought it was a different model.
#8
cgcrute
To save anyone else checking, it will NOT run the DD-WRT firmware!


So in that case I don't care if it is a fiver but I will still vote hot for the others that aren't bothered by that.
#9
Pretty good price for this. I have the N+ version F5D8235uk4 with gigabit lan and it's been absolutely brilliant. My wireless coverage is huge and never drops out. Oh and don't go on previous rep of Belkin products, yes they were pretty ropey in the early days but they are much much better now with good support.
#10
Any Wireless-N router that only has 100Mbs LAN ports is just bad tbh, but hot for the price anyway.
#11
I've only experienced great quality products from Belkin. Am I missing something?
#12
PatkW
Any Wireless-N router that only has 100Mbs LAN ports is just bad tbh, but hot for the price anyway.


Why do you say this? Obviously a gigabit switch would have been prefered but this has no impact if you only use the wireless connection. 100mbit is adequate for most consumer needs Anyway unless you stream multiple connections across your network or do full pc back ups across it.
Great price for a good bit of kit.
#13
stay away from belkin, i had to return two routers and buy a linksys instead.
#14
PatkW
Any Wireless-N router that only has 100Mbs LAN ports is just bad tbh, but hot for the price anyway.


Yeah, you are right!

Wireless N is only worth having if you have gigabit LAN too. Think about it, when would you use that fast connection? Only when copying big files. Are you likely to do this between 2 wireless device or between one wirelss device and something like a NAS (which will be wired).

In any case, I have a wirelss N router with gigabit (Netgear) and I still only get xfer rates around 150mbps. Still a hot deal for those that need a router though :)
#15
I have 3 of my 4 LAN ports in use on my Linksys G router and 5 wireless devices that also connect to it. All my PC's connected by ethernet have gigabit adapters and I regularly move files between them. If I was going to "upgrade" to Wireless-N for the 3 of my wireless devices that can use the extra bandwidth, I'd expect a gigabit switch too for a reciprocal speed upgrade for the wired devices.
#16
SpamJavelin
Yeah, you are right!

Wireless N is only worth having if you have gigabit LAN too. Think about it, when would you use that fast connection? Only when copying big files. Are you likely to do this between 2 wireless device or between one wirelss device and something like a NAS (which will be wired).

In any case, I have a wirelss N router with gigabit (Netgear) and I still only get xfer rates around 150mbps. Still a hot deal for those that need a router though :)


I've yet to see 802.11N actually saturate a 100Mbit/s port

Just because it says 300Mbit/s is the headline connection rate actual performance would be a lot less.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_wireless/Itemid,200
#17
So can anybody recommend a GB N router for about £35? No rush, i'll check back in 5 years or so.... :lol:
#18
had one of these, very poor router in my oprion, took mine back very quickly!!!!!

belkin stuff is crap to be honest, made-for-dixons-group tosh!!!

but good price, when i bought was £80
#19
PatkW
I have 3 of my 4 LAN ports in use on my Linksys G router and 5 wireless devices that also connect to it. All my PC's connected by ethernet have gigabit adapters and I regularly move files between them. If I was going to "upgrade" to Wireless-N for the 3 of my wireless devices that can use the extra bandwidth, I'd expect a gigabit switch too for a reciprocal speed upgrade for the wired devices.



how about an extremely cheap upgrade for you then sir.


get your self a cheap gigabit unmanaged switch. (tplink fpr about £15 from a local pc shop, even cheaper on e-bay)

wire into it the three pcs that are gigabit enabled.
then pop another lead from a spare port on the switch to your linksys router.

this will then enable you to get the benefits of gigabit for those computers that have it, whilst still enabling them to talk to eveyrthing else on the linksys, as well as internet access, and this will not effect your network and is very easy to do, literally just plug everything in.................

this is my opinion would be a better upgrade for you, over the blkin tosh ;) unless N is a must for you.
#20
[QUOTE=kenan557]stay away from belkin, i had to return two routers and buy a linksys instead.[/

Belkin do some nice packaging, they make some superficially attractive products, they spin some good yarns. It tends to sell well in places like Currys.

It is usually overpriced, unreliable tat. I've had several Belkin components, and I can recommend none of them. Once had a Belkin hub that literally fell to *pieces* in my hand. I mean.. one minute I was holding it.. then I was looking a pile of bits on the floor == and holding a circuit board with the wall wart power connector coming out of it !!
#21
You can get a Netgear for less at scan.co.uk.

laze
#22
laze
You can get a Netgear for less at scan.co.uk.

laze


Link?

Btw, cheers for reminding me, got some today only stuff that I meant to order yesterday :lol:
1 Like #23
SpamJavelin
Yeah, you are right!

Wireless N is only worth having if you have gigabit LAN too. Think about it, when would you use that fast connection? Only when copying big files. Are you likely to do this between 2 wireless device or between one wirelss device and something like a NAS (which will be wired).

In any case, I have a wirelss N router with gigabit (Netgear) and I still only get xfer rates around 150mbps. Still a hot deal for those that need a router though :)


Yet people never think to upgrade their cabling when they get gigabit switches
#24
kenan557
stay away from belkin, i had to return two routers and buy a linksys instead.


You don't think there is any chance they might have improved there products since you last had one, no?

Voted hot - excellent deal.
#25
djssniper
Yet people never think to upgrade their cabling when they get gigabit switches


CAT5E should be fine for 1Gbit/s providing the cable is in good condition :?
#26
dragon2611
CAT5E should be fine for 1Gbit/s providing the cable is in good condition :?


Exactly, I've seen gigabit run fine over even cat5 as long at its decent cable. N wireless gets nowhere near 100mbit anyway. I bought a similar belkin box for a cheap wireless access point for work and its junk. Doesn't seem to work properly at all, I'd stay clear. Probably why its cheap.

Amazing how much "IT advice" is around from people who don't really know what they are talking about. It doesn't take a lot to check your advice before you post it :)
#27
Hot. My Belkin wireless router has a lifetime guarantee & they sent me a replacement next day delivery when my original one started playing up. I would definitely consider another belkin product when upgrading in the future.
#28
I have the belkin N1 router but i cannot get any signal 50 ft from it through a set of patio doors almost looking at it? phoned belkin and they said to upgrade firmware, did this but still no signal..any ideas if im doing something wrong?
Or do you think its duff..oh its the second one i have tried BTW !

What is a good alternative, i need to stream hd to my tv and content ps3
#29
What you save now you will lose in time and hair (unless if you are bald and have nothing to pull)
Stick with getting a Linksys
#30
katya1971
I have the belkin N1 router but i cannot get any signal 50 ft from it through a set of patio doors almost looking at it? phoned belkin and they said to upgrade firmware, did this but still no signal..any ideas if im doing something wrong?
Or do you think its duff..oh its the second one i have tried BTW !

What is a good alternative, i need to stream hd to my tv and content ps3


You can get a higher db aerial for a better signal, I think mine is 9 db and is much better.

Dont know what this model is like but it does have lifetime warranty so really cant grumble!
#31
katya1971
I have the belkin N1 router but i cannot get any signal 50 ft from it through a set of patio doors almost looking at it? phoned belkin and they said to upgrade firmware, did this but still no signal..any ideas if im doing something wrong?
Or do you think its duff..oh its the second one i have tried BTW !

What is a good alternative, i need to stream hd to my tv and content ps3


The Belkin N1 wireless routers have a well documented problem with the wireless dropping out or not activating at all, even after a firmware update. Argos were selling off the N1 units cheap last year in the same sort of mass discount that this Wireless N router is being offered at.
#32
Radaas
What you save now you will lose in time and hair (unless if you are bald and have nothing to pull)
Stick with getting a Linksys


Agreed especially as Linksys is actually made by Cisco!
#33
mumjit
The Belkin N1 wireless routers have a well documented problem with the wireless dropping out or not activating at all, even after a firmware update. Argos were selling off the N1 units cheap last year in the same sort of mass discount that this Wireless N router is being offered at.


Yeh I had a n1 vision and it had contant dropouts. I took it back and got a refund. Then I got a belkin n+ instead. Its a great router, would defo recommend it.
#34
guys can u tel me with an N router would it still support g network bandwidth i recently purchased a Belkin N network adapter as my laptop couldnt recieve strong enough signals. As i'm with BT broadband, BT told me that the homehub supports the N network which in fact didnt work for me. Would this be a wise purchase to support a 60ft connection using the N network, to my garden where i have a study.

thanks
#35
I know nothing about wireless routers and some of the terms used in this thread are double dutch to me. Basically i've just got a ps3 and would like to play online with it will this router do and if it won't can someone reccomend one and tell me how much I can get it for?

Cheers guys!
1 Like #36
MDL199
I know nothing about wireless routers and some of the terms used in this thread are double dutch to me. Basically i've just got a ps3 and would like to play online with it will this router do and if it won't can someone reccomend one and tell me how much I can get it for?

Cheers guys!


If you have virgin media cable then this will work.
If you have something else then you will need a seperate modem. Getting a router with one built in will be a better solution.
#37
deathtrap3000
If you have virgin media cable then this will work.
If you have something else then you will need a seperate modem. Getting a router with one built in will be a better solution.


I have Virgin Cable so i've just reserved one of these in my local Argos store. Cheers bud for your help and have some rep.:thumbsup:
#38
damm shame brought d-link dir-655 looks gd price but i hear there firmware is dodgy in some cases rooter go's dead but i suppose you can take back to argos easily also buy purple earthnet cables UTP Cat 5e there faster and support Gigabit Ethernet
voted hot
#39
djssniper
Yet people never think to upgrade their cabling when they get gigabit switches


CAT 6 all round here m8!
#40
djssniper
Yet people never think to upgrade their cabling when they get gigabit switches


why would you want to do that

i have had cat 5 all around my house for 10 years
when gigabit came out i got it
i have done a saturation test on my cables and they get 800mbit with ease

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