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LINKSYS WUSB54GS & WRT54GSUK Speedbooster 125g Wireless Router & USB Adapter is available for £39.99 @ PCWorld.co.uk

Free Collect @ Store item + 3% Quidco cashback.

Description : Enjoy wireless freedom, with this networking kit from Linksys. The Linksys Speedbooster Technology allows you to enjoy faster download speeds than ever before! This complete kit provides you with everything you need to setup a wireless network in your home or office.

Features : LINKSYS WRT54GSUK and WUB54GSUK | Wireless Router and USB Adapter | Wireless 125g Router and USB Adapter | DSL Connection for Cable Customers | With Speedbooster Technology |
With NEW Speedbooster Technology | Up to 35% faster than 802.11g standard | Wirelessly share Internet and Files | With a Wireless G Access Point | Advanced Security | Backwards compatible with 802.11g+b | Easy Setup
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#1
Ah this deal is back and it's a good deal, mostly because last time it was £49.99, I gave my brother the usb stick who didn't need it so went back to PC World for a refund and got £45.00 in vouchers, he didn't need the vouchers either so gave em to me :-D
#2
having trouble posting... have to sign in a dozen times, just testing in this thread soz
#3
How good is this? , i was going to get this from Argos 675/0385 Belkin 54Mbps Wireless Router and the free Belkin 802.11g USB Adaptor.

Which is the better deal and performs better?
#4
just a note that this doesn't have a modem builtin and will need an external modem for people who get broadband not from a cable company. If you have cable broadband connection then this is ideal.
#5
Nice find :) Thanks edi!
#6
This is for cable internet with a cable modem already pleasant or for a ADSL modem that has bridge mode on it, same model here working fine.
#7
A-n-d-y
How good is this? , i was going to get this from Argos 675/0385 Belkin 54Mbps Wireless Router and the free Belkin 802.11g USB Adaptor.

Which is the better deal and performs better?


I bought the Belkin Wireless router and USB promo a while back at PCworld - it was a bag of sh1t3. It continually dropped the connection and numerous other people complained of the same stuff. I took it back and got the same Linksys deal on offer here (cost me £49.99 at the time).

The linksys is far better
#8
[SIZE=2]Thanks for that Scoobies i will deffo give the Belkin router a miss now :thumbsup: [/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Whats the difference between the one from pc world and this one http://www.epcbuyer.com/products.asp?partno=Networking%2DLinksys%2DWGKPC354G%2DUK[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]As i prefer the silver colour , also would like a router that works with Cable and AOL if possible[/SIZE]
#9
Routers are Cable or ADSL, never both, no Linksys product will do cable and aol adsl.

That epcbuyer.com product is for adsl lines only uses an inferior chipset (WRT chipset renowned for how good it is) and the wireless is not as good as it has no aerial
#10
schizoboy
Routers are Cable or ADSL, never both, no Linksys product will do cable and aol adsl.

That epcbuyer.com product is for adsl lines only uses an inferior chipset (WRT chipset renowned for how good it is) and the wireless is not as good as it has no aerial

You are wrong.

My Linksys router has worked with Tiscali ADSL and my ntl cable. Granted I ran my ADSL connection into one of the regular network ports from the modem rather than into dedicated Internet port as I do now with my ntl connection.

Nice spot this, may consider it as I could use a new one now.

Adam
#11
I have three of these routers (All when they were in this same deal but at £49.99) and they work great!

P.S. I connected all 3 together using ethernet cable which has ended up meaning a full wireless signal in any room of my house. My house is quite big though so you will probably only need one!
#12
spladam, the WRT doesn;t have an ADSL modem inside it was my point, if you use a 3rd party product, of course it can be used on ADSL.
#13
Got one of these and they work great. Good speed and no lag.
#14
Be very careful when you buy this router. Make sure it is not a version 5! All models before version 5 had a linux based "operating system" which was incredibly stable. Version 5 however uses a non Linux based operating system which has bugs and crashes(which is why they sell them off cheap). Have a look on google for more information.

I have version 2 WRT54GS which is great, however my dad has version 5 which he has to reboot every 2 or 3 days as it just hangs or crashes! Beware and check the version number before buying (its on the bottom of the router) v1 - 4 your ok, v5 and over stay well clear!
#15
schizoboy
spladam, the WRT doesn;t have an ADSL modem inside it was my point, if you use a 3rd party product, of course it can be used on ADSL.

Oh right, fair enough, that just wasn't very clear! ;-)

Adam
#16
pedro is spot on the money. v5 does hang particularly when used with p2p software. means you have to reboot every few days so no big hassle. doubt these will be the older stock
#17
pmcx9
pedro is spot on the money. v5 does hang particularly when used with p2p software. means you have to reboot every few days so no big hassle. doubt these will be the older stock


You should be able to upload alternative open source software Openwrt - I would have thought this would make it a lot more stable. See http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/Linksys/WRT54GS

Sean
#18
If anyone is experiencing difficulties with version 5 or above firmware there is a handy article hear about re-flashing with DD-WRT or openWRT (feature rich, stable,open source Linux builds). Hope this helps.

http://www.bitsum.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5%5FCFE

I have noticed on the Linksys website that they have also recently released an official firmware upate so this may help the problem.

Good Luck

Peter
#19
Has anybody got one of these from PC World and if so what version are they supplying?

Rob
#20
welshblob
Has anybody got one of these from PC World and if so what version are they supplying?

Rob

I've just been down and forgot to look...

What I did see though however was the Seagate 320GB Ext HDD for £70 (or was it £80?). That seems a bit of a good deal. :thumbsup:

Adam
#21
Hi just been down to swap out my belkin I got in August. The belkin was ok but it did lock up on heavy bittorrent use. Anyway i couldn't determine the version from the box in the shop but it is on the bottom of the router when you unpack it. The version is v6 so it can take the micro dd-wrt.
Rob
banned#22
Curry's is also doing this deal. 39.99 for Linksys Wireless AP/Router with inbuilt 4 port switch (WRT54GSUK) + Linksys USB network adapter (WUSB54GSUK).

The router (WRT54GS) I got was v5.1 and I can verify that the DD-WRT.v23_sp2_micro 3rd party opensource firmware works with it. This firmware is much faster, very stable AND allows the router to be used as an "ethernet bridge" with any other wireless gateway. Really good value for money.
#23
Thanks for the info & welcome to HUKD Bashville :)

£39.99 @ Currys and available for in-store collection

Where: Currys


http://www.currys.co.uk/images/852034_01_huge.jpg
#24
Got mine today, just setting it up seems quite simple, Mine is version 6 is that good or bad and if bad what should I do to update it?:)
#25
BargainBinMan
Got mine today, just setting it up seems quite simple, Mine is version 6 is that good or bad and if bad what should I do to update it?:)

I wouldn't update it just for the sake of it, only if you have problems...

Adam
#26
bashville
Curry's is also doing this deal. 39.99 for Linksys Wireless AP/Router with inbuilt 4 port switch (WRT54GSUK) + Linksys USB network adapter (WUSB54GSUK).

The router (WRT54GS) I got was v5.1 and I can verify that the DD-WRT.v23_sp2_micro 3rd party opensource firmware works with it. This firmware is much faster, very stable AND allows the router to be used as an "ethernet bridge" with any other wireless gateway. Really good value for money.


Cheers and thanks for being my guinea pig :-D

I have v5.1 and now you have told me that I think I will do some tinkering. Personally I have rarely had to reboot - but the few times I have is more than I had to do with my 802.11b Linksys router previously.

When you say "it is much faster" does that mean for the client access or via the web browser interface.

Can you also put the old Linksys firmware back on?
#27
Mine works great it sends and recieves signals, but on my receiving computer it can't detect the internet. Why??????:geek:
#28
edi
Thanks for the info & welcome to HUKD Bashville :)

£39.99 @ Currys and available for in-store collection

Where: Currys


http://www.currys.co.uk/images/852034_01_huge.jpg


Hi Edi, Didn't realise that currys.co.uk sold these also. Any idea's whether or not the 10% discount codes can be used on this bundle?.

Thank you.
Kind Regards.
#29
It works just tried it yahoo10 :thumbsup:
#30
Discount drops when you try store collection, and there is currently no free delivery codes for small orders:-(
#31
Hi guys
I am thinking of buying this router. The specifications suggest that it has no printer server. Does that mean I cannot se a single printer for all my computers?
banned#32
scoobies
Cheers and thanks for being my guinea pig :-D

I have v5.1 and now you have told me that I think I will do some tinkering. Personally I have rarely had to reboot - but the few times I have is more than I had to do with my 802.11b Linksys router previously.

When you say "it is much faster" does that mean for the client access or via the web browser interface.

Can you also put the old Linksys firmware back on?

Hi scoobies. The process to convert to DD-WRT micro is, if you are tech savvy, quite straight forward but not without risk so if the Vxworks based firmware that is pre-installed on the Linksys WRT54GS works fine for you then I wouldn't bother upgrading.

My primary reason for changing the firmware was that after upgrading my pc to windows xp x64 my wireless card stopped working (as there were no 64bit drivers and yes I kicked myself for not checking this before I intsalled the os) and I needed a cheap solution to get back on the net without trailing cables through the house or re-installing win xp 32bit.

The DD-WRT micro firmware allows the Linksys to be used as a "client-bridge" and effectively brought the network into my room by creating a wireless bridge to span the distance between the room with the wireless adsl gateway/router (USRobotics SureConnect ADSL Gateway model 9106) and my room where I could then connect up my pc (and 3 other devices) with a normal ethernet cable to the linksys router. (it also extended the distance my wireless network could transmit as my room was at the limit of transmission range of the usr sureconnect gateway)

Here are some handy links:
http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2006/06/08/linksys_wrt54g_v5_really_is_a_lousy_router/

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,16341790~mode=flat

http://www.bitsum.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5_CFE

I haven't tried reverting back to the Vxworks firmware .. but then I haven't wanted to ;-)

NB:Once again please know that there are risks in flashing any EEPROM! only attempt this if you have a good reason to and don't mind having an expensive and ugly paperweight if things go wrong. You should also be comfortable configuring routers.
banned#33
edi
Thanks for the info & welcome to HUKD Bashville :)

£39.99 @ Currys and available for in-store collection

Where: Currys


http://www.currys.co.uk/images/852034_01_huge.jpg

Thanks edi :-)
#34
neither link work for me
#35
This has to be the oldest link that I have ever seen on here...from 2006.

Is it any wonder that the link is not available..:D

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