TP-LINK 300Mbps 4-Port Wireless Gigabit ADSL 2+ Modem Router £35.94 @ Ebay/Dabs outlet - HotUKDeals
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Great price for this model, 3 antenna's for better signal strength, 4 gigabit ports + fantastic reviews (both user and expert)

Will provide great improvement compared using standard routers that are supplied by providers talk talk etc,

TP-Link TD-W8970
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1 Like #1
Good price
1 Like #2
Great modem router, paid over £50 for mine last year. Had no problems at all with it, it replaced a Netgear.
Heat given.
#3
Hot Deal OP. :-)

Is this WiFi 802.11 g?, or n? .. thanx. :-)
#4
amour3k
Hot Deal OP. :-)

Is this WiFi 802.11 g?, or n? .. thanx. :-)

States on the box - IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
#6
Is this a good option for replacing a not so good Sky router ;o)
#7
Yes check the amazon reviews on this item
#8
ordered...thanks.

Heat added.(_;)
#9
Tempting. My netgear sucks for Wifi and my ee one keeps dropping connection. Miss my good old netgear router with teamdg firmware
#10
Had this about a year. It's not bad, if not exceptional.... certainly a lot of features for the money. The USB print is a let down as it requires a client to be loaded on to each client. Will be replacing mine shortly as I don't think it supports infinity.
#11
Any suggestions foe a decent cable router around this price? My Virgin Superhub has been useless for signal ever since it was installed a few years ago. Time for me to finally buy a separate router.
#13
gib786
Any suggestions foe a decent cable router around this price? My Virgin Superhub has been useless for signal ever since it was installed a few years ago. Time for me to finally buy a separate router.

Keep the Superhub and put it in 'modem' mode and purchase a router of your choose to do the routing and WiFi.
1 Like #15
Since its dsl I would be careful with modem replacements. Especially people who have long line, your sync speeds could drop a lot.
Always check what type chipset is used in modem and google feedback on it.
Old Netgear with teamdg where the best for long lines :)
#16
Decent price but seems to be £40 everywhere else so not really a huge saving. In fact you might be able to get it cheaper using Flubit (~£36 if they give 12% discount)

Edited By: dean_brfc on Jul 09, 2014 10:31
#17
if you're Irish, this router can be free by signing up to a sam knows testing group for Irish broadband.
2 Likes #18
Nollog
if you're Irish, this router can be free by signing up to a sam knows testing group for Irish broadband.

What if your welsh and live in ireland?
#19
jb66
Nollog
if you're Irish, this router can be free by signing up to a sam knows testing group for Irish broadband.

What if your welsh and live in ireland?
The form clearly says no Whales allowed.
suspended 1 Like #20
I have one of these, great price!
#21
If, like me you are looking for the dual band version, check out ebuyer as it's pretty much the cheapest I can find it in stock at £62.50 here

I need the extra speed for transferring files to a wired NAS on a gigabit port from my laptop and phone.
1 Like #22
Nollog
jb66
Nollog
if you're Irish, this router can be free by signing up to a sam knows testing group for Irish broadband.

What if your welsh and live in ireland?
The form clearly says no Whales allowed.


Well obviously not Whales live in the sea, what will they do with a router?
#23
Hi,

I would love to get a new router to replace my atrocious sky one. Could anyone recommend a good one at under £20. or at least better than my current standard sky one?

I don't mind going second hand. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated

Shane
3 Likes #24
unexpire as relisted cheaper at £35.94 no ?
2 Likes #25
Saintledger
Hi,

I would love to get a new router to replace my atrocious sky one. Could anyone recommend a good one at under £20. or at least better than my current standard sky one?

I don't mind going second hand. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated

Shane

Can't see anything under £20 being a worthwhile improvement, if an improvement at all. What's particularly atrocious about it? Maybe there will be a cheap router that excels in the area you're looking to improve - certainly won't get an all rounder at that price.

Now this is £35.94, I'd suggest throwing a bit extra at it if you want a new one rather than spending £20 and being disappointed.
#26
It is better than my Thompson 585n from PlusNet?

The configuration pages take an age to load, so setting up port forwarding is painful :-(
#27
smithgt
It is better than my Thompson 585n from PlusNet?

The configuration pages take an age to load, so setting up port forwarding is painful :-(

Now that I can answer because I have one. Yes! Port forwarding was one of the things that made me buy a better router, particularly for my PS3 and my NAS.

Although strangely, I did find wifi range slightly better on my Plusnet one than my TP-LINK. But when in range the speed was much better. It'll will only potentially be an issue if you currently have spots in your house that are 1/2 bars at the moment. If you're nearly on full everywhere don't worry about it. Everything else will be a massive improvement, and it might not even be an issue at all on this particular model anyway (although the one I'm on about was nearly twice the price, so I'll be miffed if this has better range!)


Edited By: dean_brfc on Jul 09, 2014 13:48
#28
dean_brfc
Saintledger
Hi,

I would love to get a new router to replace my atrocious sky one. Could anyone recommend a good one at under £20. or at least better than my current standard sky one?

I don't mind going second hand. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated

Shane

Can't see anything under £20 being a worthwhile improvement, if an improvement at all. What's particularly atrocious about it? Maybe there will be a cheap router that excels in the area you're looking to improve - certainly won't get an all rounder at that price.

Now this is £35.94, I'd suggest throwing a bit extra at it if you want a new one rather than spending £20 and being disappointed.

Exactly right.

Also this deal is marked expired, but its not really expired - its just same company have relisted slightly cheaper
I have updated the price and link title etc.
#29
gib786
Any suggestions foe a decent cable router around this price? My Virgin Superhub has been useless for signal ever since it was installed a few years ago. Time for me to finally buy a separate router.

Get the superhub 2 lot better than the first one pay only £4.99 delivery.
#30
Hot hot hot. Ordered. Ta
1 Like #31
Bought one of these last year for ~£50 so heat added. Great bit of kit, no dropouts and has an easy to follow interface with decent functionality (port forwarding, web login, dynDNS etc). Just a couple of points to bear in mind:

- If you're thinking of replacing your Sky router, do some Google-fu first. Using a third-party router is technically against Sky's T&C's. While they don't actively enforce this, your username/password is baked into your router and Sky will neither give it to you or tell you how to extract it. I'm not even sure if it can be done on those new little boxes (but I'm sure google knows!).

- The firmware update function is a bit disappointing. It doesn't auto-update or 'phone home' for updates (whether this is good or bad I'll leave to you), but if you decide to check and find an update and install it IT WILL WIPE YOUR CONFIG. Wish they had told me this first time round! If you're like me with DynDNS, port fowarding, a NAS and QoS rules this can be a PITA. So back that config up!

- This router has support for fibre/cable connections via a EWAN port.

- This is a good price for a good product, but single-band (2.4Ghz) and the fact 802.11ac routers are already on the market means this is not a good purchase from a future-proofing perspective.
#32
currently i am with plusnet using the technicolor tg582n, will this be a upgrade?? or will i get similar performance with this? also right now i am getting insanely high ping when gaming, i was wondering if changing router will help me,since plusnet support is garbage and couldn't help me after 2 months.... thanks.
#33
A word of warning if you use Mac equipment - I bought this router a few months back after seeing it on a previous deal listing here. It seemed to work fine with most of my equipment at first. However, although my Macbook Pro and one of my iMacs both seemed to work fine initially with it, they subsequently ended up giving me no wireless access and an error message re 'self-assigned IP' - apparently other people with iMacs etc get that message too from what I could glean online. Tried TP Link and Apple Support plus various suggested fixes on Youtube etc - no solution found. I ended up adding a Belkin wireless router (Play N600 DB cable router - added to my TP Link router / modem via a LAN cable) and all devices now pick that router up faultlessly. I just use the wireless networks on both routers and connections are now restored throughout my home...... but I shouldn't have had to do this. I just don't know if it's an Apple problem or a router one but neither TP Link nor Apple would accept responsibility!
#34
dean_brfc
Saintledger
Hi,

I would love to get a new router to replace my atrocious sky one. Could anyone recommend a good one at under £20. or at least better than my current standard sky one?

I don't mind going second hand. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated

Shane

Can't see anything under £20 being a worthwhile improvement, if an improvement at all. What's particularly atrocious about it? Maybe there will be a cheap router that excels in the area you're looking to improve - certainly won't get an all rounder at that price.

Now this is £35.94, I'd suggest throwing a bit extra at it if you want a new one rather than spending £20 and being disappointed.

Maybe your right. The sky router seems unable to cope when more than one device is using it, also the range seems pretty woeful. Checking online I'm not the only one who has these issues with the sky hub
#35
Does anyone know how an 8 port gigabit port works?
#36
Saintledger
dean_brfc
Saintledger
Hi,

I would love to get a new router to replace my atrocious sky one. Could anyone recommend a good one at under £20. or at least better than my current standard sky one?

I don't mind going second hand. If any one has any advice it would be greatly appreciated

Shane

Can't see anything under £20 being a worthwhile improvement, if an improvement at all. What's particularly atrocious about it? Maybe there will be a cheap router that excels in the area you're looking to improve - certainly won't get an all rounder at that price.

Now this is £35.94, I'd suggest throwing a bit extra at it if you want a new one rather than spending £20 and being disappointed.

Maybe your right. The sky router seems unable to cope when more than one device is using it, also the range seems pretty woeful. Checking online I'm not the only one who has these issues with the sky hub

I had the current Sky router but bought their older router (2504n) for less than £5 on Ebay. It has better range than the current one. I haven't noticed an issue with more than one device using it - as I have been using iPlayer on my TV and been downloading on my netbook at the same time.

As for not being allowed to use a non-Sky router as mentioned above - this is certainly not true for people who came from O2 broadband who are allowed to use other routers.

As a bit of a gadget bloke I do wonder whether this (TP-Link) router will give me faster responses on internet browsing and stronger signals but I really don't have a problem with the 2504n. I never get dropouts and have not had to reboot it yet.

Edited By: Searcher2 on Jul 09, 2014 20:43
#37
I just got myself a WDR3600 for £35(through Flubit) 2 days ago. I'm using an external modem to dial the ADSL, but SUCH an improvement over the standard plusnet technicolour 582n.
WiFi improved greatly, even more so with dual band. Good that all ports are gigabit too as I have 8 cabled devices in total, and my gigabit switch was only a 5 port!
I've put DD-WRT on mine too so that I can use US Netflix with Chromecast.

The possibilities with DD-WRT are endless!
#38
gib786
Any suggestions foe a decent cable router around this price? My Virgin Superhub has been useless for signal ever since it was installed a few years ago. Time for me to finally buy a separate router.

Was in same boat, now turned the Virgin Media modems wifi off, connected an ASUS RTN66U, tis brilliant.
#39
chuchu334
currently i am with plusnet using the technicolor tg582n, will this be a upgrade?? or will i get similar performance with this? also right now i am getting insanely high ping when gaming, i was wondering if changing router will help me,since plusnet support is garbage and couldn't help me after 2 months.... thanks.

Log a ticket with Plusnet to check if Interleaving is on, it doubles your ping time. They turn it on to improve reliability on weak lines but it is not essential.
#40
Had this over 7 months now, it will occasionally freeze and will need a manual reboot. This is a hardware issue and cannot be fixed with firmware updates. They may have upgraded the chips but i doubt it, would not recommend.

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