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Linksys WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL Router & USB Adapter - £55.49 Delivered @ Ebuyer.Com

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Linksys WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL Router & USB Adapter - £55.49 Delivered @ Ebuyer.Com Get the WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL Modem Router & a Wireless-N USB adapter worth £40!!! Strictly Limited Stock!! …
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Linksys WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL Router & USB Adapter - £55.49 Delivered @ Ebuyer.Com

Get the WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL Modem Router & a Wireless-N USB adapter worth £40!!! Strictly Limited Stock!!

The Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway is the all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity. The ADSL2+ Modem function gives you a blazing fast connection to the Internet, far faster than a dial-up, and without tying up your phone line. The router function lets you share your high-speed Internet connection with all the PCs in the house.

Share files, printers, hard drive space, and other resources by connecting your computers to the gateway via the built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch. Attach four wired PCs directly, or connect more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.

Or, use the built-in Access Point to connect wireless devices to your network without running cables through the building. The Access Point built into the gateway uses the wireless networking technology - Wireless-N. By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area maintaining the wireless connection much farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the gateway can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds far faster than standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

The Gateway protects your data and privacy with up to 256-bit industrial-strength encryption and 802.1x authentication and authorization. It also has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

With the Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway at the heart of your network, you're connected to the future.
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#1
i have this router and although it is a nice design it only has a average performance requires resetting every few days or it stops seeing other devices on the network.
#2
Looks great, but get mixed reviews. Can't complain at that price though.
#3
I have this. It is a cracking deal, I paid £59.99 for modem router alone. Upgrade the firmware to the latest. If you have Vista there is an issue but there is a fix that is working for me see link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
#4
Am using the said modem router and am running off it - two pc's, one Vista other Windows 7, a laptop on Vista, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS and a PSP. Great high speed connection at all times with good range. Wish I had paid this price tho:x
#5
I assume this will work with Sky Broadband.....Will i need to do anything to get this to work with Sky? Also anyone know of setup guides available online?
#6
In the market for a new router to replace the ***** that O2 Broadband supplied. Is there currently a better deal than this out there for a compatible router?

Rep and my everlasting love if you can offer some suggestions,

Domo
#7
I have this router it has lots of wireless dropout problems
would not recomend it at all
had to use static ips and mess with lots of options to make it stable
#8
fauji786
I assume this will work with Sky Broadband.....Will i need to do anything to get this to work with Sky? Also anyone know of setup guides available online?


You can get it to work with sky, but remember, Sky dont want you to use any other router then theirs, the username and password on the sky router is hidden from view.

This site will show you how to get the information:
https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

But do so at your own risk, and the risk of being kicked off the sky broadband network
#9
I was looking at this, but apparently people have a lot of problems with using this with a Mac. The router needs reseting every 24 hours or so, which cannot be done remotely via the web interface.

PC users are reported to not have the same problems...

I am considering getting a similar TP-link modem router, which can be bought with for about £45 plus £16 for the "N" USB dongle on fleabay.
#10
terrible router with massive amounts of issues. I got one last time they where on here and after getting sick of trying to sort it out i sold it on on ebay, i struggled to get 20 quid for it.
1 Like #11
Domokun
In the market for a new router to replace the ***** that O2 Broadband supplied. Is there currently a better deal than this out there for a compatible router?

Rep and my everlasting love if you can offer some suggestions,

Domo


I have a Netgear DG834PN, which you can get from various suppliers including Dabs and Ebuyer from £44, it has worked without intervention for the last two or three years and should work ok for you too, no doubt other people will have had mixed experiences but I can only go on my own experience, Hope this helps :)
#12
radiohead999
I have a Netgear DG834PN, which you can get from various suppliers including Dabs and Ebuyer from £44, it has worked without intervention for the last two or three years and should work ok for you too, no doubt other people will have had mixed experiences but I can only go on my own experience, Hope this helps :)


Those netgears have a known compatibility problem with PS3s, the wireless bluetooth controller causes the netgear wireless to drop out, shouldnt do, as they are separate frequencies, but there you go, its the only router to have this problem.
#13
gazter
Those netgears have a known compatibility problem with PS3s, the wireless bluetooth controller causes the netgear wireless to drop out, shouldnt do, as they are separate frequencies, but there you go, its the only router to have this problem.


I have a PS3 c/w bluetooth remote and two game controllers, never had a problem with it (had the PS3 for a year). Maybe the PS3 firmware has alleviated the problem as there has not been a firmware update for the Netgear for over a year (AFAIK)
#14
Excellent router!!
This is seriously the best router I have owned, and never had any problems on my PS3 or other WiFi devices.

Don't beleive everything you read on the internet, as it's only the minority of people that have problems will publically moan about them, and it's probably nothing to do with the router.
#15
talkshop
Excellent router!!
This is seriously the best router I have owned, and never had any problems on my PS3 or other WiFi devices.

Don't beleive everything you read on the internet, as it's only the minority of people that have problems will publically moan about them, and it's probably nothing to do with the router.


log on the linksy forums and have a look at the amount of issues this router is getting. the version 2 cable model of this randomly drops its internet connection and require a complete reboot to fix it.

what did linksy customer service ask me to do to fix it? i had to roll back the firmware on this to an older version that has security issues, all my problems are fine except my computer is now open to attack great.

Fair enough if you have got one that doesn't have issues but to say that everyone else is wrong or technically inept is just plain insulting. I wouldn't touch this company with a barge poll
1 Like #16
I have both a WAG160N and a DG834PN and rotate them every few months, because both end up with issues with at least one of the seven or eight devices I have connected to them.
I can't really recommend the WAG160N, but I can say this is an OK price for one if you really want one (for some strange reason).

Safe to say my next router definitely won't be a Linksys/Cisco though. Can't believe Cisco would put their name on this tosh.
#17
I cant knock Linksys routers, mine is still running strong after 4 years. I have updated firmware so maybe that helped and put a higher db aerial on it as there wasnt one on it from new:roll:

How can you tell if dropout is cause by the router or ISP! Btw I didnt have dropouts before changing my ISP :roll:
#18
Another lazy router build from a manufacturer (Cisco) that should know better.
Wireless N with no gigabit switch, pfft.
#19
Cro_Baron
I cant knock Linksys routers, mine is still running strong after 4 years. I have updated firmware so maybe that helped and put a higher db aerial on it as there wasnt one on it from new:roll:

How can you tell if dropout is cause by the router or ISP! Btw I didnt have dropouts before changing my ISP :roll:


Have to agree with this comment. I have had the router about a month now. First week I had problems with it dropping out but updated the firmware and applied a fix to the registry and have had no problems since. I am using it on, a Dell laptop, Wii, 360 and a notepad with no problems. It certainly is worth checking with your ISP if you are having problems the other thing to look at is whether the bell ringer on your master socket is connected as this can cause issues. Worth looking at getting a BTiplate which knocks out the bell ringer don't forget if you have a power cut to uplug it when you put your old phone back on.
#20
I would avoid this router. Had Linksys in the past and very pleased but this is a lemon.

Had lots of issues with dropout, not able to get IP addresses, not able to use VPN. I had a Netgear prior to this router which was fine, but I wanted to move up to wireless N type router. Spent hours on phone to Netgear (at my cost) but they couldn't resolve the issues, they got me to change to older firmware but that just showed up other issues.

Mine died whilst doing a firmware update, after over an hour on phone to Linksys they agreed it was dead. They then wanted me to pay the postage to send it to them in the Netherlands, where they would replace it with a refurbished product!!!!. They said if I was lucky I might get a version 2 of the product which would resolve most of the issues that they wouldn't admit existing!!!

In end sent it back to ebuyer, who replaced it with a new one, but again version 1, so same issues.

When swap back in the Netgear router all the issue disappear, can use VPN, no dropouts, no random rebooted, but also no wireless N speed.

So it is definately a badly designed router, avoid.
#21
Last updated my Linksys 3 years ago and even before then no problems AT ALL. It's been a solid reliable router for best part of 5/6 years. Oh and I only switch it off when I go on holiday.

So you can't go saying avoid it, bad design, total crp etc. Just be sure to check settings and the like before dissing the product.

Oh yeah I once had sprouts at school (YUCK!) swore never to eat them again. My wife swears by them so rather then me telling her they are awful (obviously not to her) I tried one she cooked and guess what? They were very nice indeed. So now I stopped dissing the poor humble sprout as they now work for me. Get what I'm saying here? ;)
#22
#23
johnnie
Last updated my Linksys 3 years ago and even before then no problems AT ALL. It's been a solid reliable router for best part of 5/6 years. Oh and I only switch it off when I go on holiday.

So you can't go saying avoid it, bad design, total crp etc. Just be sure to check settings and the like before dissing the product.

)


Have you got the WAG160N or a different Linksys router? Seeing as you are referring to a 6 year old router I suspect you haven't, you probably have one of the older stable Linksys (Cisco) routers.

I have had other Linksys routers and they have been excellent, the issues are purely with this particular router WAG160N.

Linksys tech support will tell you a different setting each time you contact them, even contradicting what the last Linksys person says. Being an IT Service Delivery Manager and qualified Network engineer (Cisco and Novell), I have a fair understanding of router configurations,

I do wish that they could sort out this router as I have always trusted Linksys (Cisco), but I think the issues are with the hardware, so no end of firmware updates can fix version 1. I think they have changed the hardware for version 2 to resolve the issues.

So if someone purchases this router they must ask the retailer (seller) to confirm that it is Version 2.

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