Maplin - WiFi Router & USB Dongle - £20 off - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
I used to install wireless networks for a living, and whilst I usually recommend branded products, I've been testing this piece of kit, and it's performing just as well as equivalent DLinks and Netgears.

If you're looking for a cheap, reliable wifi installation, with a (adsl or cable) wireless router AND adaptor, this could be the deal for you - £49.99 down to only £29.99 - instore and online (free delivery over £35). Offer is available until christmas eve,

6% quidco too!
More From Maplin:

All Comments

(10) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
banned#1
can't find it. Do you have an order code?
#3


Thanks this was my first post - I pasted the URL above into the 'direct link' field but that just takes it to the Maplin homepage. :thumbsup:
#4
I had this as a "bargainous" £20 on an Maplin store opening offer when it opened in Kidderminster.

Had it two months, got tired of the dropouts, attempted to upgrade the firmware, following the instructions precisely, bricked the unit!

Got a refund after some two weeks with Maplins after they first had to send it to their test centre before honouring a credit back to my bank account.

Found it far from reliable, and I am now using a Belkin (Flashed as a Linksys) and its been the most stable router I have owned.

Manufacturer of this is Sitecom who are Dutch and I believe if you needed a unit repaired it has to be sent to the Netherlands.
#5
Man, that is bad news. So far so good with mine, so fingers crossed!

I have to say, my experience with Belkins is dreadful. LinkSys and Netgear are fine, but this ones a first for me.
#6
ricaird
Man, that is bad news. So far so good with mine, so fingers crossed!

I have to say, my experience with Belkins is dreadful. LinkSys and Netgear are fine, but this ones a first for me.


I agree, Belkins in general are not great, but I am using their Mimo Pre-N I got cheap and flashed it to be a Linksys as they are the same internals, had my refund from Maplin, got the Belkin Mimo plus laptop PCMCIA Card Pre-N 108mbps for £30 clearance from Comet and its been far more stable than the couple of months I had with Sitecoms.

Could have just had bad experience with a one off unit, but I found it kept resetting and losing settings...followed the upgrade instructions precisely, using XP as it doesnt like Vista for upgrading and the second part of the flashing procedure hung the unit and bricked it.

I have to say from what I remember (was like a year ago) the router setting screens on Sitecoms unit were pretty good and intuitive though.
#7
Thanks for the heads-up. I've had it up and running a few days problem free, but I'll post an update once I've had it a bit longer. Cheers.
#8
ricaird
Thanks for the heads-up. I've had it up and running a few days problem free, but I'll post an update once I've had it a bit longer. Cheers.


Not knocking the deal, its nearly as good as the opening offer I had on it, it could as I said been a one off, but If you do find it loses it starts dropping its settings, be very cautious about upgrading the firmware, and if I remember right you have to do it through XP.

First time I have ever flashed firmware and had a brick.
#9
I've now got a linux netbook, windows PC and laptop, xbox live and a nintendo ds connected, and it's working fine.

The usb wireless adaptor works better without the third party config software installed, but other than that it's proving to be great so far!
#10
ricaird
I've now got a linux netbook, windows PC and laptop, xbox live and a nintendo ds connected, and it's working fine.

The usb wireless adaptor works better without the third party config software installed, but other than that it's proving to be great so far!


Thats great, lets hope it stops that way for you, I had a laptop, desktop, DS (using WEP as it doesnt support WPA), and Xbox Live and a Roku Soundbridge running through mine, then noticed that the Roku kept losing the connection, then DHCP kept changing around IP addressing, noticed that the router kept losing the settings so thats when I flashed the firmware and it bricked!

Could have just been a one off, although personally I wouldn't like to have to send it off to repair to holland!

If I was personally after a cheap router+ USB combo then I would go for these instead from Morgan Computers

http://morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=3985&CategoryID=203&SubCategoryID=182

http://morgancomputers.co.uk/shop/detail.asp?ProductID=1492&CategoryID=203&SubCategoryID=182

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!