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Plexus Wireless-G Access Point £17.57

£17.57 @ Ebuyer
My first post, so if i've done something wrong, point me in the right direction! It seems ebuyer are having a sale on all Plexus products, and the wireless access point is going for £14.99, with 5 … Read More
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My first post, so if i've done something wrong, point me in the right direction!

It seems ebuyer are having a sale on all Plexus products, and the wireless access point is going for £14.99, with 5 day delivery makes it only £17.57.

Works well with the Xbox 360, or so the reviews say!
So it beats paying around £59.99 for microsofts wireless adapter!

although, its orange, so best hide it behind your tv!
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#1
Excellent price.
#2
http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/R0132431-01.jpg

this is what you get
#3
That is disgusting. lol.
#4
Screams quality
#5
Great price as long as you can hide it, seems like some get the silver/grey model looking at the reviews
#6
#7
Sagor;2775562
http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/R0132431-01.jpg

this is what you get

This put me off ordering the other day, if it looked like the other pic then i would of got it!
#8
I have an old games machine which has only ethernet. No wireless. (It's an original xbox. NOT a 360).

Will this device connect to the xbox, and let the xbox access the internet through my house's existing wireless ADSL router ? Ie, what I want is to make my xbox effectively wireless.

It looks like it will, but please confirm! It says it supports "AP, WDS P2P Bridge, WDS P2MP Bridge, WDS AP Bridge and Client" but I'm not sure which one of those, if any I need to do what I want.

Cheers!
#9
Gib;2777611
I have an old games machine which has only ethernet. No wireless. (It's an original xbox. NOT a 360).

Will this device connect to the xbox, and let the xbox access the internet through my house's existing wireless ADSL router ? Ie, what I want is to make my xbox effectively wireless.

It looks like it will, but please confirm! It says it supports "AP, WDS P2P Bridge, WDS P2MP Bridge, WDS AP Bridge and Client" but I'm not sure which one of those, if any I need to do what I want.

Cheers!

Yeah... it will!
#10
ok, i have internet downstairs which is BT broadband...i got a new computer and all i did was plug it in and the internet was working straight away!
now i have moved the old computer (windows xp) upstairs and i want to connect to the internet

I have a BT voyager 2110 wireless ADSL Router which i once bought for £120!

If i buy this product, will it connect the old computer to the new one downstairs from upstairs in my bedroom! Also would it be difficult to tset up considering the old computer has the internet installed!


Any help is much appreciated guys, or if anyone knows of a cheaper product that will do my job, it would be much appreciated!
#11
Thanks Gary Rip, I'll buy one now!
#12
luke_ulster
ok, i have internet downstairs which is BT broadband...i got a new computer and all i did was plug it in and the internet was working straight away!
now i have moved the old computer (windows xp) upstairs and i want to connect to the internet

I have a BT voyager 2110 wireless ADSL Router which i once bought for £120!

If i buy this product, will it connect the old computer to the new one downstairs from upstairs in my bedroom! Also would it be difficult to tset up considering the old computer has the internet installed!

Any help is much appreciated guys, or if anyone knows of a cheaper product that will do my job, it would be much appreciated!


Yes it will work. One of the reviews gives good tips

1. default username: admin password: admin

2. always use IE to configure.

3. default ip address is 192.168.0.254

Just make sure you plug directly into your PC and manually set your IP address to something like 192.168.0.10

From there you will be able to login to admin page on the access point and change settings to connect to you wireless broadband. After this you change your PC IP address back to "automatically obtain IP" in network options, as the access point will pick up the IP from now on.

Have done the same with a different buffalo model but the principle is the same.
#13
Ordered one.

+heat
+rep
#14
mikeyp
Yes it will work. One of the reviews gives good tips

1. default username: admin password: admin

2. always use IE to configure.

3. default ip address is 192.168.0.254

Just make sure you plug directly into your PC and manually set your IP address to something like 192.168.0.10

From there you will be able to login to admin page on the access point and change settings to connect to you wireless broadband. After this you change your PC IP address back to "automatically obtain IP" in network options, as the access point will pick up the IP from now on.

Have done the same with a different buffalo model but the principle is the same.


Thank you ever so much sir! much appreciated! have just ordered one thanks to you! You are a credit to this site :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#15
Ordered one as i needed to link my wireless network to my hub upstairs as i was not 'allowed' to have a wire trailing around the house.....
#16
No probs. Cant see why this wouldnt work for xbox or xbox 360 either. Just do the above then once configured unplug it from PC and plug it into xbox. Job done.
#17
Great deal, thanks for posting!!

And thanks for the tips on how to set up, should make it all connect smoothly when it arrives
#18
Does this help boost the signal if placed between the router and the wireless adapter?
#19
Surely this is a WIRELESS BRIDGE not an ACCESS POINT?

A bridge being a device that lets a wired ethernet device connect to a wifi network ... An access point being a device that lets wireless devices connect to a wired ethernet network...

Hot though :)
#20
I would really aprreciate it if someone could give me step-by-step fool-proof instructions on how to get this working for my Xbox360.
#21
brohood;2779659
I would really aprreciate it if someone could give me step-by-step fool-proof instructions on how to get this working for my Xbox360.

they pretty much already have, if you dont understand what has been written already in this thread then i would suggest that this product is not for you!
#22
Aha. I've got a fair bit of 'stuff' that lives/could live behind the TV and is networkable. Could I plug a switch into this device's ethernet port and have several devices running through it in that way? Thanks muchly.
1 Like #23
mix
Aha. I've got a fair bit of 'stuff' that lives/could live behind the TV and is networkable. Could I plug a switch into this device's ethernet port and have several devices running through it in that way? Thanks muchly.


Yeah would work but better off getting a 4 port version of this, something like the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 :thumbsup:
#24
jcooper
Surely this is a WIRELESS BRIDGE not an ACCESS POINT?

A bridge being a device that lets a wired ethernet device connect to a wifi network ... An access point being a device that lets wireless devices connect to a wired ethernet network...

Hot though :)


I thought exactly the same thing, I'd searched ebuyer for bridges awhile ago, found nothing.
about a week ago i found that somehow and bookmarked, then i found it was discounted and shared with all!
#25
I have virgin media broadband and I am looking for wireless router to connect my laptop to internet wirelessly. will this product work for me ? I have ordered Buffalo Wireless-G WHR-G125 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buffalo-Wireless-G-WHR-G125-Broadband-WLI-U2-KG54L/dp/B000ZNRH6C/), but I can still cancel the order. Can some one please advice me that the "Plexus Wireless-G Access Point" will be suitable for me ?
#26
No mate, this product is for people with wireless networks already. its not a router..
#27
the savage
No mate, this product is for people with wireless networks already. its not a router..


If it works in adhoc mode it'd do what he wants.
#28
Thanks to both. I will stick to my buffalo router order :thumbsup:
#29
I am also on Virgin Media Broadband.

I have a Linksys router WRT54GS, which gives me wireless access for my laptop.

I have an old Dell PC, which I want to connect up for the kids, with Windows 98, but my Linksys does not support Windows 98

Any Suggestions???

Any advice would be appreciated.
#30
Just wondering if anyone has had any success connecting one of these to an Orange Livebox?

The plexus detects the Livebox no problem but it doesn't manage connection.

There is a network password for the Livebox but as yet I haven't figured out how to enter that into the connection setup for the Plexus. :thinking:

Any advice is greatly appreciated
#31
Pompidou
Just wondering if anyone has had any success connecting one of these to an Orange Livebox?

The plexus detects the Livebox no problem but it doesn't manage connection.

There is a network password for the Livebox but as yet I haven't figured out how to enter that into the connection setup for the Plexus. :thinking:

Any advice is greatly appreciated


Is there no option to enter encryption key on the plexus? Must be.
#32
There is an encryption option on the plexus setup but the Livebox key is a few characters too long for it (unless I am typing it in the wrong section)
#33
Pompidou,

Remember you can enter the key as hex or a passphrase. Make sure you've got the correct option selected for whichever you're entering. I think the "hex/passphrase" option is just above where you're typing the key in.
#34
Ah, thanks for the tip -will check later today when I get back home and see if changing the option does the trick :thumbsup:
#35
Received mine today and it has connect my work PC to the work Wireless network, with no problems.....

Top stuff

The web interface is a bit dire ....... lots of typos etc and a bit clunky, but what do you want for under 20 quid
#36
I've managed to get it to connect to my Livebox with the security key etc. but after logging out of the Plexus interface i can't access the internet.

Do I need to change the TCP/IP settings back to Obtain IP address automatically? Or is there something else I've missed?
1 Like #37
Yes, now you've done configuring the Plexus, you don't need to have your IP settings as the one Plexus told you to use. You only configure your PC like that when you need to configure the Plexus.

Now, you have to configure your PC like any wireless client is configured when talking to your wireless router. Because the Plexus now just forwards anything on the ethernet interface onto the wireless, and vice versa (well, it filters it a bit, and doesn't forward conversations between other clients). The plexus behaves like a "switch" (the smarter version of an ethernet hub).

So, yes, you probably need to just set your PC to "obtain ip address automaticaly". Unless you want to use a static address with your router, but either way, you're now going to be using the IP address range that your wireless router uses (NOT the Plexus).
#38
Thanks for the reply Gib.

The only thing is that when I set the PC to "obtain IP automatically" I then get the "Local Area Connection 2 has limited or no connectiviity" message and neither the internet or the plexus login works.
When I then set it back to 192.169.0.2 and pull up the plexus menu the radio status section still says "Connect successfully"

As far as the LAN settings do I want to click the DHCP setting (which I assume is what I want if I'm gonna use it for my xbox?) or fixed IP? Doesn't seem to make much difference for me at this point as neither works.

Is there anything that I'm doing wrong?
#39
I assume you have a wireless ADSL router which is providing your internet to the house, and that's what you want your plexus to connect to, so your xbox can access the internet, and other computers in the house. Correct ?

Do you have a PC which has wifi enabled ? And, do you use the wifi connection of that PC to access the internet (through your router) ?

If the answer to these questions is YES, then go to the "network connections" of that PC, and take a look at the settings you have for the wireless interface (I'm talking about IP address, gateway, netmask, DNS). Those are the settings you need to copy over to whatever is connected to the ethernet port of the plexus. So, that's the PC you're testing with (the ethernet port of that PC). Or, eventually the xbox.

So, got that ? Whatever your usually use for the settings of any PC using wireless, those are the same settings you use for anything connected to the Plexus ethernet port. The plexus does the hard work, and makes the IP stuff look the same whether you're using wireless or wired.

The short answer is that you're probably using "obtain ip automatically" on your wireless interfaces already, and so that's probably what you want on your xbox or test PC, but since you're having trouble, we can't assume anything.

Please check these settings on all PCs, tell us what else is using the router, what configuration the router is (
ADSL/cable/make/model), the IP addresses and netmask, DNS etc. Report back with as much config info on your network as you can muster, and perhaps we can figure this thing out.
#40
Pompidou
Thanks for the reply Gib.

The only thing is that when I set the PC to "obtain IP automatically" I then get the "Local Area Connection 2 has limited or no connectiviity" message and neither the internet or the plexus login works.
When I then set it back to 192.169.0.2 and pull up the plexus menu the radio status section still says "Connect successfully"

As far as the LAN settings do I want to click the DHCP setting (which I assume is what I want if I'm gonna use it for my xbox?) or fixed IP? Doesn't seem to make much difference for me at this point as neither works.

Is there anything that I'm doing wrong?


The plexus needs to be on the same IP range as your adsl router e.g. 192.168.X.X or whatever you use to connect to router admin page of your adsl router.

Then you should be able to set PC back to automatically obtain IP.

What IP address are you typing to access router & what address are you typing for the plexus?

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