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Philips 802.11g Wireless ADSL CKA5720 Starter Kit - 40% off

Suitable for going wireless on BT, TalkTalk, Sky & other ADSL broadband connections. Bargain price for a modem router + USB adapter. These usually retail for around £50.

Wireless speed up to 54Mbits/sec
Wi-Fi certified 802.11b/g
Works with Windows Vista
Four 10/100mbits/sec RJ45 Ethernet ports
RJ11 WAN interface
WPS button
Easy Installation Wizard (filed for patent)
USB adapter included.
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#1
Corking deal Edi for anyone that needs an ADSL router, just checked PC World have it for £49.97 so with their 110% price beat could be had for as low as £27.97 from PC World :) Nearly 50% of the RRP!

Great deal for ADSL users (not me) but voted hot all the same!
#2
Looking around, doesn't seem to support any kind of encryption :-(
#3
Shambles
Looking around, doesn't seem to support any kind of encryption :-(


Yes it does this kit contains the CGA 5722 Router and SNU 5600 USB dongle, the router of which on Philips website Wireless security WEP or WPA can be setup as follows.....

http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/faqview?subrequest=1&mid=Link_FAQs&view=aa12_view_full.html&desc=Philips%20Wireless%20Modem%20Router%20CGA5722%2054Mbps%20802.11b/g%20ADSL&session=20080728035452_82.47.55.162&list=aa12_list_partial.html&slg=ENG&refnr=0066569&refdisplay=CONNECTIVITY_QAC_66569&dct=QAC&ctn=CGA5722/05

Seems a great price for ADSL users, but I can't find any reviews for it at all.
#4
Maybe. It's just that currys and dixons both say "no" against 64bit/128bit encryption for this same "starter kit" :?
#5
Shambles
Maybe. It's just that currys and dixons both say "no" against 64bit/128bit encryption for this same "starter kit" :?



Oh yep, you know what they and Comet are like for inadequate descriptions!....I think Philips details from their own website should be more reliable!....at least I hope, still can't find any reviews, but seems a great deal for ADSL users, especially using PC World or Currys price beating Amazon.
#6
Anyone knows if dongle is MAC compatible?
#7
This is something I'd like to know too. Just reserved one for pick up at PC World. I've been looking at getting set up with a wireless network for a while. But can't find any word on if this can operate with a Mac. Might just go and get it anyway, I'm sure I'll get my money back on eBay if it doesn't work.
#8
valentins
Anyone knows if dongle is MAC compatible?


is it an older mac?- most macs have airport built in
#9
voted hot, buit would preferr the 'N' standard, 100 to 108 mb via wireless.
#10
i found this aswell its over £20 cheaper than almost anywhere else well worth it
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Dear Mr Echo
This is something I'd like to know too. Just reserved one for pick up at PC World. I've been looking at getting set up with a wireless network for a while. But can't find any word on if this can operate with a Mac. Might just go and get it anyway, I'm sure I'll get my money back on eBay if it doesn't work.


Try looking at the manual for it see if that helps you :)

http://www.p4c.philips.com/files/c/cga5722_00/cga5722_00_dfu_aen.pdf

*Edit* checked the product manual, says nothing about setting up on a Mac and states the setup wizard on cd is a pc cd rom, however you can configure the modems features via the IP address, so I would think as long as you at least start off with a static ip you should be able to talk to the router and set it up fine from that.
#12
decent price even if you only used it as a backup!
#13
Thanks cicobuff (cocteau twins fan by anychance?). I think I'll give it a go.
#14
Dear Mr Echo
Thanks cicobuff (cocteau twins fan by anychance?). I think I'll give it a go.



With a user name like that, got to be a Cocteau Twins fan lol....yep I sure am! :thumbsup:
#15
Pardon my complete ignorance but I use Virgin Media BB and want to connect another PC to it upstairs wirelessly will this do the trick.
#16
hb1
Pardon my complete ignorance but I use Virgin Media BB and want to connect another PC to it upstairs wirelessly will this do the trick.



Nope you will need a cable router instead of an ADSL one, and will have to bridge your Virgin Broadband modem through that. These ADSL routers have their own built in modem only for use with ADSL lines BT, TalkTalk, Sky etc etc.

Don't worry about your ignorance we can't all be pc geeks! At least you now know that there are two types and which one to avoid, since Virgin totally monopolised the cable market in this country its quite simple....if you are on Virgin broadband you will need a cable router which you bridge your modem through, if you are not then unless you are one of the rare few that uses satellite internet, you will be using an ADSL line and need a ADSL router/modem
#17
Hopefully those purchasing this the unit will last a long time.... However not purchasing due to having 2 previous Philips branded wireless routers and 3 Wireless USB adaptors dieing on me out of warranty... Will never purchase Philips PC equipment again...
#18
guru_the
voted hot, buit would preferr the 'N' standard, 100 to 108 mb via wireless.


That's why this one is so cheap. Ebuyer are doing a "Plexus" Wireless-N for £35, or £50 with a USB dongle. Likelihood is that as Wireless-N drops into the £30 range, wireless-g will drop below £20 - probably in next few months. This is only really a bargain if you desperately need a new modem/router now. :thinking:
#19
Nooooooooooooooooooo! Philips are awful when it comes to this "wireless" thing. Had one and promptly returned it for a Belkin. Man at PC World said I wasn't the first to return a Philips Wireless Modem Router. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
#20
Cicobuf,

Thanks for the info. Will look out for a cable router.
#21
looks duttyy
#22
Hi, all you teckies out there. first thread - suicidal novice laptop owner. help please!! very basic but I do not have a clue. Have just bought a new Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop - how the h*** do I get connected to wireless internet. I am totally confused reading all the different threads - what do I need - routers/dongles/whatever!! Please help a frustrated damsel in distress who has no idea what she is doing. Any help (in layman speak) would be sooooooooo gratefully accepted.
#23
HI, ALL TEKKIES OUT THERE. I SOOOOO NEED HELP. I HAVE BOUGHT A DELL INSPIRON 1525 AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO GET WIRELESS CONNECTION TO THE INTERNET. MY BROADBAND IS WITH TALK TALK. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ROUTERS/MODEMS/DONGLES ETC. AND I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHERE I AM GOING WITH THIS. DAMSEL IN DISTRESS AND A COMPLETE NOVICE. ANY HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.:thinking::oops::w00t:
#24
ijhawkins
is it an older mac?- most macs have airport built in


Order earlier already been dispatched:thumbsup:
#25
All the tekkies have gone quiet so here is a link to youtube that might point you
in the right direction.

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+set+up+a+modem+router&search_type=&aq=f

Talk Talk offer you the choice of a modem router when taking up their broadband its a little more
expensive than the standard modem.

If you did not get it then you may be able to exchange the modem for a router one or buy one
as you see on offer on hotukdeals.

good luck if you get stuck there are forums all over the net re. pc /broadband setup.
#26
bobbybuilder
All the tekkies have gone quiet so here is a link to youtube that might point you
in the right direction.

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+set+up+a+modem+router&search_type=&aq=f

Talk Talk offer you the choice of a modem router when taking up their broadband its a little more
expensive than the standard modem.

If you did not get it then you may be able to exchange the modem for a router one or buy one
as you see on offer on hotukdeals.

good luck if you get stuck there are forums all over the net re. pc /broadband setup.


Dont forget £100 cashback with a new talktalk broaband connection at quidco but offer ends at 01/08/2008:w00t:
#27
still around
:)

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