Sitecom Wireless Broadband Router 54G + USB Adapter - £9.99 or (£8.99 with code) @ My Memory - HotUKDeals
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This unit functions as the central component in any 2.4 GHz wireless network: one or more Wireless Network Adapters can communicate via the Broadband Router, as well as connecting to a wired network via 4 separate ethernet ports.
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#1
Great deal. Just the job if you are on cable or you just want to use it as an access point or switch. I've had a previous sitecom model and been very pleased with it.
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#2
Good buy. Just got one.
#3
Not visited sitecom but at MyMemory it states
Please note:This router requires a modem to connect to the internet. A modem is not included with this router.


I always thought a router contained a minimum of switch and integrated modem. Not much fun having to buy an ADSL modem separately. I guess it must have one if it is being sold to connect to broadband with.
#4
Would this be of use if I was going to a hotel say, which only had wired internet?

Can't see this particular product on the sitecom website

Edited By: raggets on Apr 25, 2011 12:29: edit
#5
zaphodbb
]I always thought a router contained a minimum of switch and integrated modem. Not much fun having to buy an ADSL modem separately. I guess it must have one if it is being sold to connect to broadband with.

There are plenty of routers without ADSL modems built in and they are usually used with cable networks. Virgin used to provide you with a modem only and you connected that to your own router. Not sure what they provide these days but my parents still have a Virgin modem which they connect to a router.
#6
Ah, just found it on their site under the support section, must be discontinued.
#7
raggets
Would this be of use if I was going to a hotel say, which only had wired internet?

No, you'd just need to take an ethernet cable with you.
#8
Agharta
raggets
Would this be of use if I was going to a hotel say, which only had wired internet?

No, you'd just need to take an ethernet cable with you.


Not if I've only got smartphones....
#9
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?
#10
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?

Hi

Yes you can use it to extend the Range.

All you need to do is to connect this router to your existing router through a RJ45 Wire.
Then Go to configuration on the new Router

Disable DHCP and Change the SSID Name to exactly same the one you already have. ie. first Router SSID: Homerouter - Second Router SSID: Homerouter

and assign WEP key to both of them.

Thats it

Have a nice one.
#11
I have posted this deal a while ago
#12
thankyou missgem av ordered one cos looks a good deal
#13
zaphodbb
I always thought a router contained a minimum of switch and integrated modem. Not much fun having to buy an ADSL modem separately. I guess it must have one if it is being sold to connect to broadband with.
A router joins two networks together.

In this case you have a local area network (LAN), consisting of a small number of computers connected either with ethernet or WiFi, which the router joins to a Wide Area Network (WAN). An ethernet patch cable connects the WAN socket on the cable router to your existing modem and thus your LAN is joined to the 'internet'.

It's quite common to find multiple technologies in one box, such as the ADSL router (an ADSL modem and router in one box) or a 3G router (A 3G 'mobile phone' modem and a router in one box).
#14
raggets
Agharta
raggets
Would this be of use if I was going to a hotel say, which only had wired internet?

No, you'd just need to take an ethernet cable with you.


Not if I've only got smartphones....


probably not, as you would need a wired ethernet pc to setup the settings on the router first, surely?
#15
I am going to a hotel with free wired internet. I was thinking I could get a device like this, configure it at home with passwords etc, then it would be ready for use if I just plugged a ethernet cable in? Or is it not as simple as that?
#16
siddiqullah16
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?

Hi

Yes you can use it to extend the Range.

All you need to do is to connect this router to your existing router through a RJ45 Wire.
Then Go to configuration on the new Router

Disable DHCP and Change the SSID Name to exactly same the one you already have. ie. first Router SSID: Homerouter - Second Router SSID: Homerouter

and assign WEP key to both of them.

Thats it

Have a nice one.


Can it be used as a Wireless bridge then? Wireless connection to the main router then a wired connection to a nearby device?
#17
i am on the virgin 50 meg and i have the 'superhub' which is awful, could i use the wireless on this and will it give me 50meg?
#18
siddiqullah16
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?

Hi

Yes you can use it to extend the Range.

All you need to do is to connect this router to your existing router through a RJ45 Wire.
Then Go to configuration on the new Router

Disable DHCP and Change the SSID Name to exactly same the one you already have. ie. first Router SSID: Homerouter - Second Router SSID: Homerouter

and assign WEP key to both of them.

Thats it

Have a nice one.

Thanks Siddiqullah.
#19
geezer466
siddiqullah16
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?

Hi

Yes you can use it to extend the Range.

All you need to do is to connect this router to your existing router through a RJ45 Wire.
Then Go to configuration on the new Router

Disable DHCP and Change the SSID Name to exactly same the one you already have. ie. first Router SSID: Homerouter - Second Router SSID: Homerouter

and assign WEP key to both of them.

Thats it

Have a nice one.


Can it be used as a Wireless bridge then? Wireless connection to the main router then a wired connection to a nearby device?

Your asking someone who didn't read your post properly or doesn't know what WDS is for. ;)
I haven't got this router so I couldn't tell you, but I assume your aware of all the flaws of wireless bridging.
#20
Glix
geezer466
siddiqullah16
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?

Hi

Yes you can use it to extend the Range.

All you need to do is to connect this router to your existing router through a RJ45 Wire.
Then Go to configuration on the new Router

Disable DHCP and Change the SSID Name to exactly same the one you already have. ie. first Router SSID: Homerouter - Second Router SSID: Homerouter

and assign WEP key to both of them.

Thats it

Have a nice one.


Can it be used as a Wireless bridge then? Wireless connection to the main router then a wired connection to a nearby device?

Your asking someone who didn't read your post properly or doesn't know what WDS is for. ;)
I haven't got this router so I couldn't tell you, but I assume your aware of all the flaws of wireless bridging.


Yes I have managed a similar network before.But with a little tweaking have got it to work well. For £9 it will be worth taking the plunge to see it it works.
#21
there goes another tenner for checking the hotukdeals.
#22
Agharta
zaphodbb
]I always thought a router contained a minimum of switch and integrated modem. Not much fun having to buy an ADSL modem separately. I guess it must have one if it is being sold to connect to broadband with.

There are plenty of routers without ADSL modems built in and they are usually used with cable networks. Virgin used to provide you with a modem only and you connected that to your own router. Not sure what they provide these days but my parents still have a Virgin modem which they connect to a router.


Wow, that really is clunky :)

I'd call that a switch but I'm probably missing something.

Why is this then a broadband router if it has nothing specific to ADSL broadband inside it?

I suppose it must be a switch with a firewall configured to forward to a router, er, sorry, modem. Didn't think they still did modems without a switch/router.

Edited By: zaphodbb on Apr 25, 2011 20:34
#23
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?


Not sure it supports WDS or not, but if you're looking at extending your network without using a wired backbone take a look at http://www.dd-wrt.com

Using custom firmware you can take a cheap or second hand wireless router and extend your network. I have an old Belkin router working on my network and now have wireless working reliable in the garden which always caused me many problems with only my existing Dlink router.


Edited By: SteveA on Apr 25, 2011 21:15
#24
zaphodbb
Why is this then a broadband router if it has nothing specific to ADSL broadband inside it?
Broadband is just a marketing term referring to speed. It's the prefix in front of it that indicates the technology, e.g. ADSL broadband, 3G broadband, fibre broadband. The "DSL" bit is short for Digital Subscriber Line which is the posh way of saying 'phone line'.



Edited By: nick1austin on Apr 25, 2011 22:41
#25
SteveA
kzee
Can it be used for WDS to extend the range of my current wifi network?


Not sure it supports WDS or not, but if you're looking at extending your network without using a wired backbone take a look at http://www.dd-wrt.com

Using custom firmware you can take a cheap or second hand wireless router and extend your network. I have an old Belkin router working on my network and now have wireless working reliable in the garden which always caused me many problems with only my existing Dlink router.


Thanks. I was looking to extend my wireless network for same purpose.
#26
Supports Wireless Signal Repeating=WDS in my mind
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Specification

- Supports Wireless Signal Repeating
- WEP, WPA And WPA2 Security
- Includes USB Adapter
- Easy To Operate
- Built-in Four Port Switch
- Detachable Antenna
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Great deal as it comes with UBS Adapter which must be wort £3. HOT!!!

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