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Linksys WAG200G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with 4 port Switch - £34.99 delivered @ Amazon !

Amazon have lowered the price again on WAG200G. Suitable for ADSL connection such as BT.

Description: The Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway is the all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity. The ADSL Modem function gives you a blazing fast connection to the Internet, far faster than a dial-up, and without tying up your phone line.

Features : ADSL2+ Modem, Internet-sharing Router, 4-Port Switch and Wireless- G Access Point in one box | High-speed ADSL2+ Modem gives you a fast, "Always On" connection to the Internet | Connect your home PCs and other wireless devices to the Gateway and the Internet using the built-in Wireless-G Access Point, or connect directly with the 4-port Ethernet Switch | |Advanced Firewall, Content Filtering and Security features protect your PCs, your data, and your family
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#1
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Technical Details

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[*]Product Description: Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Home Gateway WAG200G - wireless router
[*]Device Type: Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
[*]Form Factor: External
[*]Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.2 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm
[*]Weight: 350 g
[*]Localisation: English / United Kingdom
[*]Data Transfer Rate: 54 Mbps
[*]Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
[*]Routing Protocol: RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing
[*]Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
[*]Network / Transport Protocol: PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE, PPPoA
[*]Remote Management Protocol: HTTP
[*]Digital Signaling Protocol: ADSL, ADSL2+
[*]Features: Firewall protection, DMZ port, auto-sensing per device, dynamic IP address assignment , DHCP support, NAT support, auto-negotiation, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, content filtering, MAC address filtering, VPN passthrough, URL filtering, IP address filtering, event log
[*]Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED[/LIST]
#2
Great router this one. It's ADSL2+ so will be a great cheap replacement for the Sky Broadband router (requires a firmware upgrade out of the box).

Does anyone know if the DHCP server supports static IP address allocation (like the Netgear used by Sky)?
#3
Is this router better than the home hub? I continually have to reboot as the hub seems to lose the DNS and the DHCP is pretty flaky as well - it takes forever for my XBOX to connect.
#4
srboisvert
Is this router better than the home hub? I continually have to reboot as the hub seems to lose the DNS and the DHCP is pretty flaky as well - it takes forever for my XBOX to connect.

Strange, I was under the impression the Home Hub was a reasonable bit of kit!

Linksys build rock solid equipment. It's always advised to update to the latest firmware. I had an old ADSL wireless router that was unbeatable. If you have your BT connection details (username, password, etc) then it might be worth giving this one a shot - its a good price!

If it doesn't improve your internet connectivity experience, send it back.
#5
a useless router, last about eight months, bought about half a dozen last year when they where about £30, one by one, all but two have failed.

Dont waste your money, get a netgear DG834g the only home based router that is stable (and even then it has issues). You will regret making another choice....

Speaking as someone who installs these things on a daily basis..........
I have installed over a hundred dg834g, havent had a problem with them yet.
#6
I take it you kept taking back a faulty one and getting another one to replace it.

I believe you should be able to choose an equivilant if you have lost confidence in that make/model if you have a sustained failure like that.

Did you try firmware upgrading the Linksys WAG gazter?
#7
gazter
a useless router, last about eight months, bought about half a dozen last year when they where about £30, one by one, all but two have failed....


Sorry.. my experience is just the opposite :)

Excellent router with helpful customer service. Had it for over 12 months without any probs.

Had to get a Netgear due to switching to Virgin, which is also a good easy-2-setup router.
1 Like #8
edi
Sorry.. my experience is just the opposite :) ...

Agreed.

Drivers & firmware upgrades, including user guide, installation guide & data sheet, can be found here ;-)
#9
I got this router from Amazon at this price 6 months ago, I've had no problems except I use it for work connecting via secure vpn, I had authentication issues after upgrading to latest firmware, so had to revert back a couple of versions for it to work again. Overall I'm happy with it considering the price.
I'm pretty sure it supports static ip address.
I also use the BT Home Hub with my PS3 and its been very reliable I like its features and that you can add your dect phones to it, along with the hub phone, simplifying the phone wiring.
I had a Netgear rangemax for a while, I really liked that. Get it if you have the money.
Lastly my experiance with Belkin has been really bad. Router went faulty they sent me another router which would not work wirelessly. Their helpdesk is off shore and useless.
#10
Could anyone tell me if this is what I need, or alternatively suggest what would do it?

I have an ntl cable modem connected to my PC. I am on 4mg broadband. My son would like to get his PS3 online too, but I don't want to keep plugging it in every time. Can the connection be made wirelessly using a router?
#11
I have this router and it has been running fine 24/7 for about 18 months. Good bit of kit, so I wouldn't have a problem reccomending it.
#12
TrickyPaul
Could anyone tell me if this is what I need, or alternatively suggest what would do it?

I have an ntl cable modem connected to my PC. I am on 4mg broadband. My son would like to get his PS3 online too, but I don't want to keep plugging it in every time. Can the connection be made wirelessly using a router?


Hi TrickyPaul

You need a wireless router without the ADSL functionality this one offers. If his PS3 has Wifi built in then you will be able to configure it over wireless.

Example product: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-WGT624-Wireless-Firewall-Router/dp/B0000E5SEU/

EDIT: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1024255
How about that HotUKDeal! Perfect!

You would then plug your cable modem (assuming here it uses an ethernet cable to connect to your computer rather than USB) into this router. You would then plug your PC into the router (or go wireless) and also configure the PS3 to "talk" to it wirelessly.
#13
Installed 3 of these over the last 9 months, all very reliable. Ensure you install the latest firmware update.

Mark
#14
I have one of these routers really quality peice of kit! Paid nearly £80 for mine new!!
Never crashed on me either like some of the older Linksys ones.
Supports the WPA2 which is a good reason to upgrade!
I run about 4 computers and 2 laptops through mine with good throughput.
#15
Another thumbs up here. Bought this from Argos about 18 months ago, with free wireless USB dongle and has been running without a single hitch 24/7, serving 2 desktops and 2 laptops.
#16
These adsl modems are fantanstic ive bought 50 of these at work for the sales team, rock solid modems - make sure you upgrade to latest firmware but linksys and cisco partnership makes it a cracking wireless router. only had 1 faulty power adapter in the 30 ive bought
#17
[QUOTE=jcooper]Great router this one. It's ADSL2+ so will be a great cheap replacement for the Sky Broadband router (requires a firmware upgrade out of the box).

How is this better than the sky netgear router? my sky router doesnt require a firmware update out of the box,surely the sky netgear is a better router than this one?
#18
Bought one of these about 6 months ago to get the better security that it offers over the Netgear model that people have mentioned. As others have said, don't expect it to work wirelessly straight from the box, mine needed a firmware update too. Since then, it hasn't missed a beat and a decent buy at the price.
#19
gazter
a useless router, last about eight months, bought about half a dozen last year when they where about £30, one by one, all but two have failed.

Dont waste your money, get a netgear DG834g the only home based router that is stable (and even then it has issues). You will regret making another choice....

Speaking as someone who installs these things on a daily basis..........
I have installed over a hundred dg834g, havent had a problem with them yet.


Maybe you're a useless installer:p

Mine's been fine since I got it - 18 months or so now:thumbsup:
banned#20
is this all you need to connect to the internet?
i.e. unplug the Bt Voyager (I know shocking) and plug this into the ethernet connection, then upload the driver software, key in my username and password and hey presto...
My current one keeps crashing and this seems to be a good replacement.

Could I also connect laptops to this through wireless?

Sorry to sound basic, not to clued up on these things

thanks
#21
Hi,

I have a Sky ADSL Router in my bedroom connected to the phone line and direct RJ45 connection to my PC. I also use it wireless for my laptops. What I want is a piece of kit which will allow me to connect my XBox 360 to it and then for that kit to talk to the Sky Router to route out to the net. Will this give me what I need here?

Kinda like bridge mode?

Cheers,

Lee.
#22
Bully
Great router this one. It's ADSL2+ so will be a great cheap replacement for the Sky Broadband router (requires a firmware upgrade out of the box).

How is this better than the sky netgear router? my sky router doesnt require a firmware update out of the box,surely the sky netgear is a better router than this one?

The Sky router does need a firmware upgrade out of the box, but there aren't any! It's an old, overheating, cheap Netgear product that is unreliable and poorly configured - see the skyuser forums for all the people trying to "hack" it to improve its ability to handle variations in line attentuation. Someone's even gone as far as writing a piece of software that sits in your system tray checking the router's still got a live connection and, if not, forcefully and automatically rebooting it. Hardly the sign of a well supported, solid product.
#23
Cavester
Hi,

I have a Sky ADSL Router in my bedroom connected to the phone line and direct RJ45 connection to my PC. I also use it wireless for my laptops. What I want is a piece of kit which will allow me to connect my XBox 360 to it and then for that kit to talk to the Sky Router to route out to the net. Will this give me what I need here?

Kinda like bridge mode?

Cheers,

Lee.

You either need the official MS wireless adaptor, or the Belkin Gaming Bridge (I use one for my original xbox and it works brilliantly) - it's also only about £35.
#24
6969simon
is this all you need to connect to the internet?
i.e. unplug the Bt Voyager (I know shocking) and plug this into the ethernet connection, then upload the driver software, key in my username and password and hey presto...
My current one keeps crashing and this seems to be a good replacement.

Could I also connect laptops to this through wireless?

Sorry to sound basic, not to clued up on these things

thanks

Yes, this is an ADSL modem and wireless router, so will replace the voyager. You can also connect wirelessly to the internet using any wireless router, as long as your machine has the appropriate wireless hardware; all you need to do is configure the WPA security.
#25
Had a similar router last year with no antenna. The actual modem died on me after 6 months and the power adapter is shot, now it only works as a switch.
#26
Quick question to anyone who has it - do you configure it via a wizard or a normal config page? I currently have a netgear (nothing wrong with it, just need another unit) and it has a manual config (fine) but I bought the same model as sky use for my sis and it forces you through this rigid wizard which meant I couldn't actually set it up for ages. I just want a normal manual config.

Also can this be used without the adsl part or does it require the adsl connection to function (like the original netgear used by sky)? Would like it to be a backup
#27
i have one of this for 9 months. no problems at all. easy to use and very good customer support at 08000261418
#28
jcooper
The Sky router does need a firmware upgrade out of the box, but there aren't any! It's an old, overheating, cheap Netgear product that is unreliable and poorly configured - see the skyuser forums for all the people trying to "hack" it to improve its ability to handle variations in line attentuation. Someone's even gone as far as writing a piece of software that sits in your system tray checking the router's still got a live connection and, if not, forcefully and automatically rebooting it. Hardly the sign of a well supported, solid product.



Ive had mine for 5 months( 2 pcs and a laptop) and its not given me any problems at all.the only problem is sky email has never worked from day one and now they have decided to let google handle their email from next month
#29
Question.

How do you update the software?

The software I D/L'd is expecting a clean Re-Install (Disconnect Etc)

Is there a file I can change instaed?

All help appreciated.
#30
rkhanmoh
Quick question to anyone who has it - do you configure it via a wizard or a normal config page? I currently have a netgear (nothing wrong with it, just need another unit) and it has a manual config (fine) but I bought the same model as sky use for my sis and it forces you through this rigid wizard which meant I couldn't actually set it up for ages. I just want a normal manual config.


Just via your web browser.

rizla01
Question.

How do you update the software?

The software I D/L'd is expecting a clean Re-Install (Disconnect Etc)

Is there a file I can change instaed?

All help appreciated.


Download the appropriate firmware from the UK site, disconnect your WiFi and plug in an ethernet cable.

Via your browser, go to 'Administration' and click on the 'Firmware Upgrade' tab, select your downloaded file, then go make a cuppa.
#31
Bully
Ive had mine for 5 months( 2 pcs and a laptop) and its not given me any problems at all.the only problem is sky email has never worked from day one and now they have decided to let google handle their email from next month

You're one of the lucky ones then. I'm on router number 5 from Sky "tech support" (aka "are you sure you have connected via the yellow cable?") and finally fed up after 8 months of pain. The general consensus on the skyuser forums is similar experiences to mine in terms of dropouts, overheating, hanging connections, poor ping response via the router (i.e. something in the router slows down packets, not sure how!) and I even had one unit where the wireless just stopped working one day.

I'm looking forward to my £35 linksys replacement, after having used previous linksys routers before getting sky max and installing them for friends and family.
#32
jcooper
You're one of the lucky ones then. I'm on router number 5 from Sky "tech support" (aka "are you sure you have connected via the yellow cable?") and finally fed up after 8 months of pain. The general consensus on the skyuser forums is similar experiences to mine in terms of dropouts, overheating, hanging connections, poor ping response via the router (i.e. something in the router slows down packets, not sure how!) and I even had one unit where the wireless just stopped working one day.

I'm looking forward to my £35 linksys replacement, after having used previous linksys routers before getting sky max and installing them for friends and family.




5 routers?OMG thats poor man,you must be sick of sky at this stage, do you envisage any problems getting this to work on sky? i thought you had to use a sky router with sky? id be interested in how you get on with this amazon deal,esp if you doany online gaming.
#33
Bully
5 routers?OMG thats poor man,you must be sick of sky at this stage, do you envisage any problems getting this to work on sky? i thought you had to use a sky router with sky? id be interested in how you get on with this amazon deal,esp if you doany online gaming.

Just need to obtain the username and password from the Sky branded router, then enter the information into the Linksys.

More info here: http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/technical-discussion/11615-linksys-wag200g-uk-home-adsl-router-sky.html
#34
Bah, it's gone up to ~£45 now, just as I was about to order it!

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