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Linksys Wireless-N ADSL Router WAG160N
Catalogue number: 203-3840 (TESCO Direct)
Was £89.98 -

Now £44.99 (If you collect instore)

Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway
All-In-One Internet Connectivity with enhanced speed and range
High-speed ADSL2+ Modem gives you a fast, "Always On" connection to the Internet
Connect your PCs via the built-in Router and 4-port Switch to jump start your Ethernet network and share the Internet throughout the building
Built-in Wireless-N (draft 802.11n) Access Point also lets you connect without running wires -- far faster than standard Wireless-G
MIMO technology uses multiple radios to create a robust signal that travels much farther with reduced dead spots

Picked mine up today from local Tesco Direct collection point.

Works better than my Netgear DG834N which died after a few months.

Cheapest I can find this elsewhere is £67 Delivered.
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#1
ello ...can you tell me how this is better than the normal wireless routers out there ... that run at 54mbps or 108mbps ... just coz i don't know much about them

cheers in advance ...
#2
Thanks I've been undecided on 2 linksys n modems for the past week now and got to say price was the decider. Should get delivered on thursday.

I had setup the one provided by my service provider (54mbps g) so that I could have 2 pc running internet at the same time however it would usually crash after 20mins if 2 pcs were online at same time and the one using the usb adaptor always had a very weak signal even if the router was moved into the same room and even if placed inches away from pc. So hoping n wireless is strong enough for 2 pcs in a bungalow with solid walls.

@ rmehta - with my limited knowledge on routers/modems all I can say is that this one will have a wider/larger and stronger signal range also might have better security/firewall than a g or b router?
#3
Hi rmehta169
I can chip in with a few comments here if no-one minds as I remember reading a review of this in the July PC Pro magazine. They really rated it highly, partly because of the racy lines, which are a bit unusual in the world of routers, but more importantly because of the excellent software provided which lets you look at your whole network and make adjustments from one central point. The real world performance - which they tested - was very good. Downsides - well, the ariels are built-in so you can't unscrew them and fit something with a higher gain for greater range. I would say as long as you weren't aiming at maximising your range to the nth degree this is an excellent buy at a great price. It was the highest rated router in the review, which you can still access, by the way, on the website at [url]www.pcpro.co.uk[/url]

Nice find talkshop! You might want to spend an extra fiver somewhere and get the free delivery (ends Sunday I think), or if you're buying the cable version at a tenner extra you would qualify anyway. Hope this helps. Cheers.
#4
I am no expert, but this is what I know....

Wireless-N is the proposed new standard for 300Mbps wireless connections.

It is supposed to be fast enough to support high definition video over a wireless network, but I have not tried this. It works fine with standard video which I have tried.

Slower routers are more likely to cause breakups in connection when the wireless signal becomes weaker.

The faster the connection speed then the more reliable the connection will be.

Wireless-G is 54Mbps

The 108Mbps routers do not comply to any standard, and you would have to only use that manufacturers wireless devices to benefit from faster connections.

I have owned Netgear and D-Link routers previously, but this Linksys is the best for me so far.
The Netgear DG834N was hopelessly unreliable and eventually died completely.
D-Link customer service is the worst I have experienced, so thought I would try Linksys.
#5
can someone confirm whether this is modem/router model or just router - can't see any mention of modem on the tesco site
#6
nicknack;3567554
can someone confirm whether this is modem/router model or just router - can't see any mention of modem on the tesco site


Yes, It has ADSL2+ Modem

Works with any BT line broadband provider connection. (Not cable)

User reviews here http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142701/show_product_reviews
#7
Hot - ordered
3 Likes #8
It is a good unit, but it does not play nice with a PS3. I bought one myself, hooked it up with o2 b/band and was very pleased until I tried to get it to talk to my PS3 over wifi. It does not work at all. It's a common problem, just google it. Sony won't look into it and neither will linksys. I sent mine back and got a netgear unit instead.

It is a good deal though, just beware if you have a PS3 :)
#9
readysalted
It is a good unit, but it does not play nice with a PS3. I bought one myself, hooked it up with o2 b/band and was very pleased until I tried to get it to talk to my PS3 over wifi. It does not work at all. It's a common problem, just google it. Sony won't look into it and neither will linksys. I sent mine back and got a netgear unit instead.

It is a good deal though, just beware if you have a PS3 :)


Phew! just saved me some unwanted hassle. Thanks
#10
As luck would have it, I just installed one of these today. Well, it was the non-modem version (WRT160N-UK Version 1), replacing an aged & faithful, blue Linksys 802.11b router.

It seems to be almost okay at the moment, but I'm still dropping a few wireless connections on it now and again. However, I bought this to replace the other router which was doing the same and it appears to be the VM modem that's doing the connection dropping, and not the router.

Connecting to my Asus eeepc 901, I'm getting 65Mbps, which is a little less than I'd hope, being as how it has wireless-N built in to it. It's also positioned just beside the router, behind my TV, so range is not an issue.

I have VM 10Mbps line, which I never got close to with the old router. The best I could seem to muster was around 3.5-4mbps. The good news is that I'm often getting 9.5+Mbps with the new router, which is fantastic.

The range is slightly less than with the 802.11b linksys router, which has two great hoofing aeriels on the back. Range isn't a huge issue for me, so I'd forego the extra range for more speed, but it might be important for some.

In all I'd recommend this unit to anyone, certainly at this price.
#11
can anyone confirm this router support wake on lan?
#12
I bought one of these back in Sept, £64.99 with a Free N Dongle which I thought was good........would reccomend @ £44.99 bargain - going to order another to replace a BT for my place on the coast! Hot!
#13
Also has problems with AppleTV and the Apple Bonjour service! Problems which don't look likely to ever be resolved either!
#14
Great price.ordered.Thanks Talkshop.


:thumbsup::thumbsup:
#15
Nice deal, shame its not the 5mhz model.
#16
From reading the replies here it looks like people are under the impression that you automatically get a faster speed/bigger range because it uses the new "n" standard....this will only be the case if your laptop/piece of equipment is also using the new "n" standard, otherwise it'll only work at the slowest of the two.

So if your laptop etc is of the "g" standard, then you will only get "g" range and speed. You can't force something to go faster/have larger range than the equipment is built for.

That's my understanding of it anyway.
#17
I know I'm going to regret this as I'm replacing a **** Linksys WAG354G which can't actaully set it's own MTU properly. But heat anyway :)
#18
Or not - out of stock...
#19
great deal - shame now out of stock!
#20
engowen
can anyone confirm this router support wake on lan?


would do if you installed DD-WRT firmware.

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