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Linksys Gateway Wireless-G DSL/Cable Router - Suitable to go wireless on DSL / Cable broadband.

£5 off £20 code TDX-CLHD may work if you havent used before.. FREE local store delivery.

Connected Windows PC's and Apple Mac's to your Virgin Media cable broadband. Advanced wirless security and internet firewall to protect your PC's compatable with all IEEE802.11g Wireless devices like PS3 Xbox 360 etc. Windows XP and Vista compatible.
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#1
I have this router. its good.
#2
good price for the router (voted hot), but not for me..
I like broadcom based routers as they allow you to reflash the firmware. (see dd-wrt). :)
#3
I don't have cable broadband at home, but DSL. Does this work with both?
#4
DSL is cable broadband. Do you mean ADSL?
#5
Just thought I'd add a comment on this subject. I have a linksys router (not this version though) and it is just not playing anymore. The wireless has decided to give up and not broadcast, even though the wireless light is on. It broadcasts briefly, but by the time a device has actually tried to access it, it is no longer broadcasting. Such a pain in the 'arris.

Been online to look, and there are no end of people having problems with it. Got a good 4/5 on Amazon, but when you look now, the bad reviews are getting more common, due to people like me who have had problems over the longer period rather than people reviewing the product after only a few days use. To start with it was brilliant - and has been for over 12 months. But for some reason the unit isn't interested anymore. So I have bitten the bullet and ordered a new Netgear one instead. That has much better overall reviews, so hopefully will be an improvement over this Linksys one.

I'm not idiotic enough to vote cold because of this though as it's not the same product, just the brand.
#6
i think you can get cash back using quidco nice deal voted hot
#7
caalm;2149353
I don't have cable broadband at home, but DSL. Does this work with both?


Virgin alone offers DSL now... or anyone ? :)
#8
just thought i'd add my 2 p worth. great price. I used to love linksys until i bought this model. you can reflash the firmware subject to suitable firmwares being found. mine kept playing up. needed rebooting lots. wireless played up. get d/c reconnecting to wireless..even when using in same room. I always reccomend netgear now
#9
Linksys have gone downhill... Don't know about Cable users but ADSL users should either have a Speedtouch ST585 V6 or a Netgear DG834G. Both excellent routers and can be had for under £30 :)
#10
I meant ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line). Didn't know Cable broadband was also called DSL. Anyways, would this work?
#11
Robotochan
Linksys have gone downhill... Don't know about Cable users but ADSL users should either have a Speedtouch ST585 V6 or a Netgear DG834G. Both excellent routers and can be had for under £30 :)


Where can you get them for under £30? I checked and got prices >£40. Also, are those just routers or do they have inbuilt modem i.e. with a wireless laptop and a Netgear DG834G, do I need anything else? A modem?
#12
Both routers have built in modems as they are ADSL Routers. Can't seem to find the site I bought my 585 unfortunately, but if you check the fs/ft section of this site or AV Forums you'll find both routers :)

You shouldn't brush off the 585 because of AOL vixy, it's a decent router when an ISP hasn't had it's filthy way with it.
#13
caalm
I meant ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line). Didn't know Cable broadband was also called DSL. Anyways, would this work?

No. This particular model will only work with DSL/cable. There were never that many that worked with both DSL and ADSL.
1 Like #14
To clear up the ADSL/Cable/DSL issue...

ADSL is Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It means traffic goes faster one way than the other. Normally, when people talk about ADSL, they mean ADSL broadband over copper phone wires that lets you download things faster than upload them. If you have a microfilter on your phone plug, and you don't have cable, you have ADSL. I wouldn't buy this router if I were you. Look for one with ADSL on it.

DSL is just Digital Subscriber Line. It goes the same speed both ways, i.e. it is not 'asymmetric', it's symmetric. Yes, they could call it SDSL, but that would be far too sensible....

Some people refer to cable as DSL, which is confusing. Cable has greater potential to be DSL, and is often sold as such... it is much newer technology than the copper phone wires of ADSL. However, you could (and can) get DSL non-cable packages through dedicated lines (but they are rare). So - cable/DSL not perfect synonyms.

Hope this is a little bit clearer now!
#15
rossjamesparker

Some people refer to cable as DSL, which is confusing.


Yup they should just call it Cable. This modem is for you, you lucky people on Virgin Cable. Virgin Cable is the best internet you can get in the UK. It is the only ISP where you get what you pay for. i.e. you pay for 20Mbit you download at 20Mbit 24/7. In contrast with ADSL you pay for 8Mbit, sometimes 16Mbit where as in reality the majority of people are downloading at under 1Mbit. They are simply taking the **** and getting away with it, taking on more customers than they can handle, outsourcing support to the far east. In my mind the problem is the average user is unable to detect if they are getting the speed of what was advertised to them, or they just don't care enough to spend the time on the phone complaining about it. Eventually something will happen and Ofcom will make a move but by then the UK will be too far behind the rest of the world with broadband and our economy will begin to suffer. Its like the moment we have any innovation in the UK the companies line up to rip us off, and the people just bend over and take it.
#16
I'm not a fan of Linksys, this from Belkin is a better deal in my opinion for £27.57, and also comes with a lifetime warranty...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/45621

Steve
#17
crazygoog
Just thought I'd add a comment on this subject. I have a linksys router (not this version though) and it is just not playing anymore. The wireless has decided to give up ..................Been online to look, and there are no end of people having problems with it. ................To start with it was brilliant - and has been for over 12 months. But for some reason the unit isn't interested anymore...............


Should have 3Y warrenty all my linksys product seem to.
#18
I bought one of these couple of years back. Works well for. The freephone customer support is excellent.
#19
I'd advise against Linksys. You'd think being owned by Cisco would make them excellent but....
#20
I have the ADSL version of this modem and I think it is fantastic! The range is excellent there isn't anywhere in my house, garden or drive where I don't get a signal and I have never had problems either.

Good deal if you are on cable!
#21
does anyone know what model this is ?
#22
rossjamesparker
To clear up the ADSL/Cable/DSL issue...

ADSL is Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It means traffic goes faster one way than the other. Normally, when people talk about ADSL, they mean ADSL broadband over copper phone wires that lets you download things faster than upload them. If you have a microfilter on your phone plug, and you don't have cable, you have ADSL. I wouldn't buy this router if I were you. Look for one with ADSL on it.

DSL is just Digital Subscriber Line. It goes the same speed both ways, i.e. it is not 'asymmetric', it's symmetric. Yes, they could call it SDSL, but that would be far too sensible....

Some people refer to cable as DSL, which is confusing. Cable has greater potential to be DSL, and is often sold as such... it is much newer technology than the copper phone wires of ADSL. However, you could (and can) get DSL non-cable packages through dedicated lines (but they are rare). So - cable/DSL not perfect synonyms.

Hope this is a little bit clearer now!


There is SDSL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetric_Digital_Subscriber_Line

DSL is the name of the technology allowing digital signals to be sent down a regular phone line

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSL

cable is not DSL, never has been and never will be.

If a router is a DSL router then it connects to your phone line.

There isn't really such a thing as a cable router, it's an ethernet router. So you can connect any modem with an ethernet port to an ethernet router.
Some DSL/ADSL/SDSL modems have ethernet ports but most don't, usually they connect to your USB port.
All Virgin Media cable modems have ethernet ports so they connect to your ethernet port on your modem.

As for Virgin media ADSL. Yes they do offer an ADSL service as well as a cable service, this ADSL service is offered over your BT phone line. I should know I used to work for Virgin ADSL.
#23
zebrum
Yup they should just call it Cable. This modem is for you, you lucky people on Virgin Cable. Virgin Cable is the best internet you can get in the UK. It is the only ISP where you get what you pay for. i.e. you pay for 20Mbit you download at 20Mbit 24/7. In contrast with ADSL you pay for 8Mbit, sometimes 16Mbit where as in reality the majority of people are downloading at under 1Mbit. They are simply taking the **** and getting away with it, taking on more customers than they can handle, outsourcing support to the far east. In my mind the problem is the average user is unable to detect if they are getting the speed of what was advertised to them, or they just don't care enough to spend the time on the phone complaining about it. Eventually something will happen and Ofcom will make a move but by then the UK will be too far behind the rest of the world with broadband and our economy will begin to suffer. Its like the moment we have any innovation in the UK the companies line up to rip us off, and the people just bend over and take it.


It's up to 8meg and an ISP cant be help responsible for the speed your line can support. It's not the ISP fault it's just the ****** UK ADSL infrastructure.
ISPs dont save money by giving you slower speeds so I fail to see how that is taking the ***.

So you paid for an up to 8 meg service.
Your line can only support 1 meg
What do you want your ISP to do? Dig up the road and lay you a new cable?
#24
also there appears to be no synch light on this modem which suggests it is NOT a DSL router but an ethernet router.
#25
jamesdew
It's up to 8meg and an ISP cant be help responsible for the speed your line can support. It's not the ISP fault it's just the ****** UK ADSL infrastructure.
ISPs dont save money by giving you slower speeds so I fail to see how that is taking the ***.

So you paid for an up to 8 meg service.
Your line can only support 1 meg
What do you want your ISP to do? Dig up the road and lay you a new cable?


This isn't the situation I'm talking about. I meant:

you paid for an up to 8 meg service.
Your line can support 8 meg
You receive 1meg IP throughput because of either DSLAM contention, or ISP congestion.

Look at Pipex's 29.99 premium business 16mb service. In the small print they guarantee only 15KB/s that is only 3x the speed of an old 56kbit modem and they are selling it as a 2000KB/s service (16mbit). I think that exemplifies the situation of the Tiscali infrastrucutre Pipex are now using. It barely works at all.
#26
zebrum
This isn't the situation I'm talking about. I meant:

you paid for an up to 8 meg service.
Your line can support 8 meg
You receive 1meg IP throughput because of either DSLAM contention, or ISP congestion.

Look at Pipex's 29.99 premium business 16mb service. In the small print they guarantee only 15KB/s that is only 3x the speed of an old 56kbit modem and they are selling it as a 2000KB/s service (16mbit). I think that exemplifies the situation of the Tiscali infrastrucutre Pipex are now using. It barely works at all.


But you were comparing virgin media cable to ADSL using this situation. Virgin media cable is subject to contention issues just as ADSL is.
Yes some ISPs masively over subscribe their userbase but this is not an argument against ADSL itself just the way SOME ISPs operate.

Most minimum speeds given in small print's are handed down from BT's own T&Cs from IPstream. This situation is different if they are an LLU or datastream ISP in which the ISP themselves is more accountable.
The Premium element to the service is most likely in service levels and support timeframes.
#27
freebiehunter
I'm not a fan of Linksys, this from Belkin is a better deal in my opinion for £27.57, and also comes with a lifetime warranty...

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/45621

Steve

Hi, I guess it is all about the user experience as this Belkin is the same as the one I have replaced for two customers very recently - very poor performance constantly dropping the signal - ended up replacing with a Netgear and all wireless issues resolved (so far !!!)
I personally would only use netgear but you pays your money....
D
#28
zafonic
Hi, I guess it is all about the user experience as this Belkin is the same as the one I have replaced for two customers very recently - very poor performance constantly dropping the signal - ended up replacing with a Netgear and all wireless issues resolved (so far !!!)
I personally would only use netgear but you pays your money....
D

Just replying to my own message as I have only realised that it has a lifetime warranty !!!

Mmmmmmm - maybe need to dig out the support number :-)

D
#29
I am suscribing to Virgin cable next month. I was on Virgin ADSL. This means I need to get a new router, presumably. Do I need to get a separate modem to use this router? The ADSL router I currently have (SWAMRU 54108) has modem embedded inside. Anyone knows if I can continue to use this router with cable broadband?
#30
Tara,

You cannot use the same router ADSL connects via the phone line, DSL has a modem supplied.

Virgin Media offer a free wireless router on the L and XL broadband package but charge £40 for the M.

http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/bb_deal_size_l.html
#31
desiman
does anyone know what model this is ?

99% certain it's this model
Linksys Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router 802.11g
Part code:
WRT54GC-UK
#32
no_excuse
Tara,

You cannot use the same router ADSL connects via the phone line, DSL has a modem supplied.

Virgin Media offer a free wireless router on the L and XL broadband package but charge £40 for the M.

http://allyours.virginmedia.com/html/internet/bb_deal_size_l.html



Thanks.

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