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The Linksys WRT54GSUK router is only £29.99. If you're looking for a router this is a great deal! Bargain! Upto 125MBPS and the connection type is perfect for cable customers. - NO Voucher needed already reduced by Currys and PC World!
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#1
Good find & welcome to HUKD ASG41l :)

Added a direct link to your post. Also, use the attached 5% voucher for about £1.50 savings.
#2
You should be able to put DD-WRT firmware onto this which will A) Make it a much better router, B) Make it more flexible ie having it as a wireless bridge for Xboxs of extending the range of your wi-fi network
#3
use this exact model for my wireless connection with ps3, its really easy to use.
#4
Robotochan;1807639
You should be able to put DD-WRT firmware onto this which will A) Make it a much better router, B) Make it more flexible ie having it as a wireless bridge for Xboxs of extending the range of your wi-fi network

Can a router be used as an extender? If yes how? Is there a link with more info?
#5
This should be it...

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3628576

Never done it myself, always used them for Bridges to connect the Xbox with Xbox Media Centre to the network upstairs.
#6
Thanks, I'll check it.
#7
Welcome to HotUKDeals ASG41l and Thanks for this :) Nice find!
banned#8
DSL and Cable are two forms of high speed broadband.

The OP has mentioned this is a DSL router but this is in fact a Cable router as per the description:

Connection type - For Cable Customers
#9
I have this model and would recomend this.
I am on a cable, easy to set up and easy to upgrade the firmware
#10
is this the cheapest router that can be used as a wireless bridge????
#11
There is a large list of DD-WRT compatible routers on the DD-WRT site. The Fonera router may be the cheapest but only has 1 network port
#12
been looking into getting a router and this one come recomended by people at other forums, brilliant price, ordered and heat added...
#13
I have one of these, great bit of kit.
#14
jay_zizzle;1807894
DSL and Cable are two forms of high speed broadband.

The OP has mentioned this is a DSL router but this is in fact a Cable router as per the description:

Connection type - For Cable Customers


Arent DSL routers for cable connections ?? :roll:
#15
No the ADSL routers have a modem. If this is for cable its simply a router and virgin provide your modem.
#16
This is a cable router... Most people in the UK have ADSL.

Anyone with a BT connection for example will have to buy a separate modem.
#17
so how easy is to use this as a wireless bridge to connect my 360 to my existing network?
#18
It requires a modem that it connects to. Such as a Cable modem (like Virgin give you for example).

Also "DSL" is nothing to do with Cable. DSL means Digital Subscriber Line, which is a technology that works over copper phone lines, hence A..DSL. "DSL" is a missused phrase in the industry which causes further confusion.

When the phrase ADSL Router is used, it's actually a Router with inbuilt ADSL modem. An ADSL Router/Modem.
#19
just want to say that i have a Linksys router and there technical support is the best of any company ive ever dealt with. In fact there customer support generally was superb. No waiting in queues listening to annoying music... Plus its a freephone number too!
#20
guerilla
so how easy is to use this as a wireless bridge to connect my 360 to my existing network?


http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3639271 :thumbsup:
#21
As said above, if you want a Linksys that definitely can be upgraded to the DD-WRT firmware you should spend an extra £5 and get the GL from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000ETX928

The DD-WRT firmware makes the router into a £200 device - it really is that good.
suspended#22
thanks order one along with reduced laptop card http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/886402
#23
mr.velvet;1808228
As said above, if you want a Linksys that definitely can be upgraded to the DD-WRT firmware you should spend an extra £5 and get the GL from Amazon


I was just about to post exactly the same comment.

mr.velvet;1808228
The DD-WRT firmware makes the router into a £200 device - it really is that good.


I prefer Tomato, as the QOS seems to work better.
#24


cheers robotochan, and this router can be flashed?
1 Like #25
Hi Dsl means Digital Subscriber line...ASDL means Assymentric Digtial Subscriber line....Both are Quite good speads....Adsl technology needs Phone line where as Dsl dosen't Requires....

BT,TALK TALK,PIPEX,ORANGE,SKY,O2,AOL are some of the providers uses Adsl technology....Virign is the one uses cable technology...the router listed here is quite good with virgin media internet connections where as for other it is not.....

it is a bit difficult to configure the connections for the Adsl connections with this router...and some of the providers are not compatible with these routers....like AOL,02,sky strongly recommend their customers to go for NETGEAR routers....The lowest price for the modem routers in netgear is 49.99 in pcworld and currys....So i preferably go for this insted of buying another modem.....

I am using previous version of this router working really good from past 1.5 years no problems at all....Just working wuite good....This is the best price for this routers...And this router is upto 125 mbps...where as this is wireless G standard...according to wireless G specifications it could give you only upto 54mbps connection....

Normally the internet connections are not much faster than 20mbps so 54mbps speed is not bad....There is another router type availlable with belkin at the same price even that is a good one....this linksys router uses soem speed booster technlogy an =d may give you good speed than the belkin router....

the customer service with linksys is really good...I got my router from my friend and called them when i need to configure because there is a problem with frim ware....free phone number they spoke to me on phone for half an hour and told everything....really good customer service....

Hot deal...for this price......
suspended#26
mr.velvet
As said above, if you want a Linksys that definitely can be upgraded to the DD-WRT firmware you should spend an extra £5 and get the GL from Amazon:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000ETX928

The DD-WRT firmware makes the router into a £200 device - it really is that good.


wouldn't you loose the warranty if you flash a different firmware?
#27
Unfortunately only some of them can by the looks of it (got some letters the wrong way round the first time I looked :-() http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices
#28
Using a wireless brige is not a big deal but linksys router dosen't work with belkin bridge.(as it says on the box)...for using a bridge you need same company router.....so if you go for this router and want to connect a bridge you may need to spend another 50 quid....
#29
gus77
Can a router be used as an extender? If yes how? Is there a link with more info?


There are a few ways of extending a wireless network; one is to use a wireless repeater or range expander, and another is to use what is known as WDS (Wireless Distribution System). A DD-WRT equipped router can do both (and much more)

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers

To a certain extent which method you use depends on what you want to do. It would be worth posting your exact requirements on the DD-WRT forums and asking for a suggested setup.
#30
Robotochan
Unfortunately only some of them can by the looks of it (got some letters the wrong way round the first time I looked :-() http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices


so do you reckon i should shell out the extra 5 for the one from amazon?
#31
If I were only going to use it for 1 Xbox and nothing else I'd try get a 2nd hand Fonera. Otherwise I would suggest going the safer route of the GL
#32
guerilla;1808344
so do you reckon i should shell out the extra 5 for the one from amazon?

If you want to be sure of it working with DD-WRT (or one of the other firmwares) then yes, as there have been a lot of hardware variations to this model over the years - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54G
#33
When I choose a "topic" of Computers this item is not shown.

It only appears when I select Topic of "All"

Can it be changed to "Computers"?

Is there any way of seeing which topic an item has been added to ?
#34
It's in Electricals
#35
Bought this from PC World this weekend for the same price of 29.99. Has "Super Booster" wrote all over it aswell so I wonder if this is the same kind or the one from PC World is better.
#36
What model is it and if it has it what version?
#37
i have this, brilliant piece of kit
#38
Hi, we have a Virgin cable modem, is this all we would need to get our 360 online or would we need 2 of them? Would the one on Amazon be better and would we need 2 of those too?! Would it be fairly simple to set all this up. :? Thanks for any help.
#39
The Buffalo WHR-G54S is DD-WRT compatible and is available from play.com at the same price as this. It also looks a lot nicer.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/1131067/Buffalo-AirStation-WHR-G54S-Wireless-Router-4-Port-Switch-EN-Fast-EN-802-11b-802-11g/Product.html
#40
Have one, great quality!

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