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Linksys WRT54GR-UK Wireless-G Router with Rangebooster **EXCLUSIVE - ONE DAY ONLY** £14.99

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The Wireless-G Broadband Router with RangeBooster is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other RangeBooster de…
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
The Wireless-G Broadband Router with RangeBooster is really three devices in one box. First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you connect Wireless-G, Wireless-B, and other RangeBooster devices to the network. There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together. Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share resources and a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

RangeBooster technology is a compatible add-on to standard Wireless-G, which increases your wireless network's range up to two times, and its throughput by up to 35%. Unlike ordinary wireless technologies that are confused by signal reflections, RangeBooster uses two smart receivers at each end to detect and decode reflected signals at distances where standard technologies give up. You'll find that "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area are reduced, too.

Unlike other range-enhancing technologies, RangeBooster is fully 802.11 compliant, and a "good neighbor" to other wireless devices and technologies, using a single 2.4GHz channel as specified by the official wireless standard. And with RangeBooster you'll see a range improvement even when running a mixed network of RangeBooster and regular Wireless-G devices.

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protects your data and privacy with up to 128-bit industrial-strength encryption. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server, has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks, and supports VPN pass-through. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

With the Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with RangeBooster at the center of your home or office network, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, files, printers, and multi-player games at twice the distance!


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Product Description Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with RangeBooster WRT54GR - wireless router
Device Type Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
Form Factor External
Weight 300 g
Localisation United Kingdom
Data Transfer Rate 54 Mbps
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Routing Protocol RIP, static IP routing
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE
Remote Management Protocol HTTP, HTTPS
Features Firewall protection, DMZ port, dynamic IP address assignment , DHCP support, NAT support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), MAC address filtering, VPN passthrough
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Not sure re delivery as I ordered with other things
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#1
It doesnt work with dd-wrt... but for £14.99... its HOT!!
#2
reviews are TERRIBLE for it everywhere (except for ebuyer)
#4
kemot1984;3307437
reviews are TERRIBLE for it everywhere (except for ebuyer)

I have posted lots of reviews on ebuyer but only the positive ones appear. They must let through a few negs so as not to appear a con.
#5
They're just getting rid of cr*p stock.
#6
I had one linksys router that was fantastic. I replaced it with a newer model when I switched to o2 broadband to get the highest speeds (ADSL2+). Unfortunately it would not work with my PS3 - something to do with the wireless chipset used in the router. Every other box on the planet works without issue.

That apart, this seems to be a pretty good deal, but if you have a PS3 I'd exercise some caution - google it first :D
#7
COLD from me - bad company (try returning something) and a bad product. Netgear is the future! :)
#8
readysalted
I had one linksys router that was fantastic. I replaced it with a newer model when I switched to o2 broadband to get the highest speeds (ADSL2+). Unfortunately it would not work with my PS3 - something to do with the wireless chipset used in the router. Every other box on the planet works without issue.

That apart, this seems to be a pretty good deal, but if you have a PS3 I'd exercise some caution - google it first :D


My netgear Rangemax router didnt like the PS3 either!.
#9
I currently share my Wifi network from next door but the signal always has been very poor and get disconnected very frequently. Would this device 'Rangebooster' help me get better signal or should I have the network at home to boost the signal? Would this also work with PS3 (to help boost signal) ? Could someone who has used this reply to this question please! :oops:
#10
maggie444
COLD from me - bad company (try returning something) and a bad product. Netgear is the future! :)


Are you referring to ebuyer being bad?... They have been fantastic for me... When my 8month old seagate hard drive stopped working they replaced it with a better, bigger model. No fuss what so ever!
#11
maggie444
COLD from me - bad company (try returning something) and a bad product. Netgear is the future! :)


Having had to return Netgear kit before, they aren't any better.
#12
I was planning on buying this to use as a wired router for my laptop and Xbox 360 with ocassional wireless use on Wii and DS (to updated and download mostly). I know some people are knocking it, but would it be okay as a cheap wired router?

If not, what's the minimum I'd have to spend (including P+P) on a decent wireless router? Thanks.
#13
maggie444
COLD from me - bad company (try returning something) and a bad product. Netgear is the future! :)


I have to agree. I used to recommend Ebuyer even back in the bad old days but not now, too many problems with returns of faulty items or being sent broken second hand kit etc.

As to Linksys versus Netgear. I have a Linksys wireless router and a Netgear one, I have to say I have far less trouble getting connections working with the Netgear. I wouldn't say the Linksys is terrible it's just that there is more occasional weirdness with it.
#14


That's only the USB adapter for the pc and not a router!
#15
northy666
I was planning on buying this to use as a wired router for my laptop and Xbox 360 with ocassional wireless use on Wii and DS (to updated and download mostly). I know some people are knocking it, but would it be okay as a cheap wired router?

If not, what's the minimum I'd have to spend (including P+P) on a decent wireless router? Thanks.


Disable the W/less if not in use and it'll work fine as a wired router.
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puls3
I currently share my Wifi network from next door but the signal always has been very poor and get disconnected very frequently. Would this device 'Rangebooster' help me get better signal or should I have the network at home to boost the signal? Would this also work with PS3 (to help boost signal) ? Could someone who has used this reply to this question please! :oops:


Tough one. Firstly are you sharing the neighbours connection with their permission? Not sure even if that is allowed (the neighbour needs to check the terms and conds), if you are using the connection without the neighbours consent - then it's illegal.

To strengthen the signal you need to get your neighbour to buy a range boosting device (or even look into network bridging) - no point in housing this in your house as the w/less signal is already weak unless you have a ethernet cable coming from their house to yours, in which case just add a w/less router to service your network.
#17
Hi, could someone confirm if I could use this to replace an Orange Livebox? Would I need a separate modem or does this do it all?

Also does anybody know if this is better than a Livebox for wireless connections?
#18
tgbyhn10;3307538
I have posted lots of reviews on ebuyer but only the positive ones appear. They must let through a few negs so as not to appear a con.


They are supposed to have sorted this some time ago... and every time someone mentions it, someone pops up on here slagging everyone off for the affront to suggest that eBuyer reviews aer biased! Well, I posted one very recently, and sure enough, nothing has appeared, so I can only confirm that negative posts on eBuyer are STILL very restricted, so it means reviews on eBuyer are effectively worthless :-(
#19
I have the non-range booster version of this and it works fine with my Xbox, two laptops, and PS3 connected to it. It works pretty well, although it crashes about once or twice a week, I only bought it as it was the cheapest.
#20
Will this work with virgin media???

£18.87 with Super saver delivery!!!!

NOT £14.99, please adjust title
#21
maggie444
COLD from me - bad company (try returning something) and a bad product. Netgear is the future! :)


ebuyer are an excellent company, returns have been processed pretty quick and cust support is 'bang on' in my experience.

As for Netgear, are you having a laugh :p my locked down Sky/Netgear router is a piece of ****.
#22
rash
Will this work with virgin media???


Yes - it'll have a WAN port on it, which you connect to your cable modem's ethernet output.

Make sure you unplug the power cable from the modem first, as it'll need to retrain to the new MAC address.
#23
tgbyhn10
I have posted lots of reviews on ebuyer but only the positive ones appear. They must let through a few negs so as not to appear a con.


some other sites that will cesonr reviews: overclockers.co.uk, admi.co.uk
#24
readysalted
I had one linksys router that was fantastic. I replaced it with a newer model when I switched to o2 broadband to get the highest speeds (ADSL2+). Unfortunately it would not work with my PS3 - something to do with the wireless chipset used in the router. Every other box on the planet works without issue.

That apart, this seems to be a pretty good deal, but if you have a PS3 I'd exercise some caution - google it first :D


Try turning on SSID broadcast again as the PS3 has issues with many Linksys routers that don't broadcast it. What it would do is go into a connect/disconnect cycle. It all works fine now!
#25
tgbyhn10
I have posted lots of reviews on ebuyer but only the positive ones appear. They must let through a few negs so as not to appear a con.


Not so, I frequently publish bad reviews on products I get from ebuyer and they have ALWAYS come up. Sometimes it just takes a week or so.
#26
rash
Will this work with virgin media???

£18.87 with Super saver delivery!!!!

NOT £14.99, please adjust title


Not sure re delivery as I ordered with other things

please read the description:thumbsup:
#27
I had a linksys router, it barely lasted over a year and the range was rubbish, I tried everything but I simply couldn't get signal upstairs except for in the room directly above the router. Don't waste your money, just get a Netgear (refurbed off eBay is good value).
#28
have been using Linsys wireless router for more than 2 years now, been good till now, it's starting to break the signals very frequently.....
#29
thekanester;3308329
Not so, I frequently publish bad reviews on products I get from ebuyer and they have ALWAYS come up. Sometimes it just takes a week or so.


Maybe, but it shouldn't take MONTHS!
#30
I have the non-booster of this and have had no problems. I use Virgin Media and have 3 laptops, a Wii, a desktop, and 2 DS lites that all have no problem. Just be careful of doing the correct cycle when you have to reboot the Virgin modem (which happens all the time - nothing to do with the router!!) Unplug everything, then plug in the modem, wait for it to do it's thing, and then the router. It'll all be peachy then :)
#31
forcephil
ebuyer are an excellent company, returns have been processed pretty quick and cust support is 'bang on' in my experience.


You must be VERY lucky - there is only one company worse than ebuyer and that's pixmania. Ebuyer are a nightmare to get hold of. I stopped using them because I had 3 consecutive orders that arrived faulty because of poor packaging.

forcephil
As for Netgear, are you having a laugh :p my locked down Sky/Netgear router is a piece of ****.


I have the same router as Im on Sky, its never missed a beat! I havent done it but you can always take the option to re-flash the firmware to a netgear standard and that will take the restrictions off.

Back to Linksys, Im sure this will work fine as a wired router :)
#32
can you use this an access point.,, Eg boast signal of a master wireless modem/ router
#33
dwtk
can you use this an access point.,, Eg boast signal of a master wireless modem/ router


Yes, could this be used for an xbox 360 as an access point?
#34
tubby20076
Yes, could this be used for an xbox 360 as an access point?


Yeah I'd be interested to know this as well, if anyone knows...

Thanks
#35
out of stock.
#36
Gutted I missed this. Someone donated a wireless router to me weeks ago, but couldn't find the power supply.

A replacement power supply is £18 from Maplin. :-(
#37
nihcaj
Well, I posted one very recently, and sure enough, nothing has appeared, so I can only confirm that negative posts on eBuyer are STILL very restricted, so it means reviews on eBuyer are effectively worthless :-(

I'm not sure what you mean by this - if a product has a bunch of good reviews, then the negative reviews are worthless. As evidenced by the number of good reviews, then the negatives you mention are either a faulty product or user error - neither of which are useful information to the reader.
See the classic "One Star. I couldn't get this working - it is junk" review which tells you absolutely nothing about the product, but everything about the user :)

It would of course be of some concern if a product was receiving more Negatives than Positives - and we have no way of knowing if this is the case...
maggie444
Ebuyer are a nightmare to get hold of. I stopped using them because I had 3 consecutive orders that arrived faulty because of poor packaging.

Huh ?
eBuyer collect faulty items at their expense, and all you need to do to contact them, is hit the "Arrange Return" button on your original order. It couldn't be simpler ! I've used this process a couple of items recently, and the service was nigh on perfect.
#38
Nom

Huh ?
eBuyer collect faulty items at their expense, and all you need to do to contact them, is hit the "Arrange Return" button on your original order. It couldn't be simpler ! I've used this process a couple of items recently, and the service was nigh on perfect.


This is a very recent thing then. I had a DoA PSU about 5 months ago and I had to pay to send it back. I'm pleased that they are now doing this however...
#39
Nom;3317806
I'm not sure what you mean by this - if a product has a bunch of good reviews, then the negative reviews are worthless. As evidenced by the number of good reviews, then the negatives you mention are either a faulty product or user error - neither of which are useful information to the reader.
See the classic "One Star. I couldn't get this working - it is junk" review which tells you absolutely nothing about the product, but everything about the user :)

It would of course be of some concern if a product was receiving more Negatives than Positives - and we have no way of knowing if this is the case...


If you can't tell the difference between constructive criticisms and warnings, with specific points being made, positive and negative, then keep on reading the eBuyer reviews, it won't make any difference to you.

When all are 5 stars, it IS suspicious - to be honest, it warrants more searching if an item IS this good! If ratings are at odds with reviews visible elsewhere, then that is just as suspicious as all 1 star, slagging it off. There are still occasions when the 1 star junk reviews happen to be true! Thing is, how few 1 star reviews are there on eBuyer at all? Even on junk, there is a significant absence - cheap tacky junk is often simply review free, despite being items that they have sold for a long time - I know why, as my own reviews have simply not appeared, even in one case when it was barely critical at all. Compare with Amazon, where there are many items which has reviews of all ratings.

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