ZyXEL P660HWP / ZyXEL NBG318S Homeplug Wireless Routers both £24.97 @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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The ZyXEL P660HWP Super G+ Wireless ADSL Router with Powerline HomePlug AV (for ADSL) and ZyXEL NBG318S Super G+ Wireless Cable Router with PowerLine HomePlug AV (for Cable) are both in the PC World sale (prices available as of today) for £24.97, that's a bargain given the previous best prices were these @ £49.95: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/264637/zyxel-p660hwp-super-g-wireless-adsl/ and http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/254476/zyxel-nbg318s-super-g-wireless-cabl/ (also PC World)

Manufacturers Description:

*Easy to Install
Integrated 200Mbps HomePlug AV - compatible with ZyXEL's 200Mbps PowerLine HomePlug AV products
Simple to set-up 128bit AES encryption security
Easy set-up; simple colour coded cables with labels

*Security
Protect you and your family with parental control through key word and website filtering.
WPA security (Wi-Fi Protected Access) is pre-configured to protect your network connection from hackers. Provides automatic unique wireless password key.
Integrated firewall for maximum protection. Peace of mind; HomePlug AV is encrpyted and not accessible by unauthorised users.

*Wireless Freedom
Super G+ Wireless 125Mbps 802.11b/g/g+ compliant
Dependable wireless Internet connection; always on when you need it

*Connectivity
Compatible with all UK ADSL broadband providers (where your broadband connection
is provided through a BT phoneline)
Maximise performance with ADSL2+ connection, with speeds up to 24Mbps (dependent on your Internet Service Provider - ISP)

*Advanced Features
Media Bandwidth Management for prioritising gaming, voice and Internet
Fully configurable firewall offering Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
Supports VPN pass through for secure home working solutions
HomePlug AV Management for changing network key and traffic management

**An additional 200Mbps PowerLine HomePlug AV device may be required. A Digital Media Streamer is required in order to view content on your HD TV or normal TV.
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#1
If you need extra powerline "Homeplugs" these should be a perfect fit from my deal yesterday: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/303155/zyxel-pla-401-twin-pack-powerline-h/

Direct link in the deal goes to the ADSL (BT) version, the cable version is available here: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0435385275.1230111953@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccdhadefmheeelfcflgceggdhhmdfok.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=569910&category_oid=
#2
good price, pity the [email protected] is so flawed, our local branch(carlisle) didn't bother and check and/or phone to tell me the product wasn't in stock last time I did it so won't bother again.
#3
maddogb;3851645
good price, pity the [email protected] is so flawed, our local branch(carlisle) didn't bother and check and/or phone to tell me the product wasn't in stock last time I did it so won't bother again.

always worth phoning ahead imho :santa:
#4
Sorry to be dense, but is this a package of the router + an extra plug/adapter or just the router ??
#5
FF99
Sorry to be dense, but is this a package of the router + an extra plug/adapter or just the router ??


It's the router with a plug adapter built into the mains supply, so you'll need an extra one to connect other devices.
#6
Scan are doing the ZyXEL Prestige P320W Wireless 54G Broadband/Cable/DSL 4in1 Router + 4 Port 10/100 & Firewall for £16.09 if it's any good to anyone.
Still on the Today Only page
#7
Anyone know if these are compatable with the Comtrend powerline adapters BT use? (902s I think). Got 4 of those already, and need to add another. New router while at it could be a bonus, or may just buy another Comtrend.
#8
Does anyone know what the wireless connection is like on this router, as I would want to use both the wired/mains connection and the wireless connection ?
Also how does the inbuilt AES encryption security compare with WEP for the wireless connection ?
#9
FF99
Does anyone know what the wireless connection is like on this router, as I would want to use both the wired/mains connection and the wireless connection ?
Also how does the inbuilt AES encryption security compare with WEP for the wireless connection ?


AES is pretty good: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard the US Government use it for classified information.

The Wireless connection should be pretty good if their other hardware's anything to go by, they usually make excellent hardware. I'll be able to tell you specifically for this model sometime after Christmas as I brought myself one this morning on the way to work.
#10
tek-monkey
Anyone know if these are compatable with the Comtrend powerline adapters BT use? (902s I think). Got 4 of those already, and need to add another. New router while at it could be a bonus, or may just buy another Comtrend.


They're compatible with other Homeplug compliant devices of the same type. List here: http://www.homeplug.org/kshowcase/view
#11
Hot deal but one thing I don't get. It's got max 100mbps ethernet connections when it can send stuff up to 200mbps. Very odd.
#12
Sod it! I paid £50 at PCWorld for this only a couple of weeks ago - anyone know what PCWorld return policy is like? I.e - buy new one at 24.97 and return it an hour later with the receipt at 50 odd?
#13
Worth a shot.
#14
Just bought one of the broadband routers. Very impressed with the spec & user interface. Found out that the unit can also be configured to receive via the homeplug link instead of the WAN connection. This gives the option of extending a wireless network with a second unit..... back to pc world....
#15
Got one of these a few days ago and very impressed. Very easy to set up and now using it for my PC and Xbox 360. Very cheap router with homeplug capabilities
#16
Can you buy 2 of these and connect them up?
#17
I got one of these a couple of months ago from PC World when they were about £49 which was a great price then. This price is amazing and it's a quality piece of kit.
banned#18
couple of questions...................

1. i have already got a wireless router, netgear 54g from SKY, can i buy this to extend the wireless capabilities?

2. is the homeplug used for wireless? or is it purely for wired connection?
#19
jihadijulz;3878518
couple of questions...................

1. i have already got a wireless router, netgear 54g from SKY, can i buy this to extend the wireless capabilities?

2. is the homeplug used for wireless? or is it purely for wired connection?


1. I would imagine you could use it as a wireless network access point/repeater, but that's not its purpose and you'd be better off getting something else for that.

2. Homeplug is used instead of wireless. It uses your home electrical circuit as a wired network and produces far faster and steadier speeds then wireless. It's also more secure as there's no signal leaving your house. To enable homeplug you'd need another homeplug device to network what ever you wanted to network. You basically need one either end of the connection. The router has one built in.
banned#20
RedOnRed
1. I would imagine you could use it as a wireless network access point/repeater, but that's not its purpose and you'd be better off getting something else for that.

2. Homeplug is used instead of wireless. It uses your home electrical circuit as a wired network and produces far faster and steadier speeds then wireless. It's also more secure as there's no signal leaving your house. To enable homeplug you'd need another homeplug device to network what ever you wanted to network. You basically need one either end of the connection. The router has one built in.


thanks for that!

to clarify then..........if i got two plugs, i could plug one from my netgear router into mains, and the second plug wherever i wanted to get internet access?

i dont want to replace my router, as i read on the net that you can only use the provided router from SKY - due to some settings.

something like this:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0505226405.1230480819@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccejadegdfjdhfkcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=958225&category_oid=-34584#productInformationSection

or this:

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0505226405.1230480819@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccejadegdfjdhfkcflgceggdhhmdgml.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=538536&category_oid=-35258#productInformationSection
#21
"Just bought one of the broadband routers. Very impressed with the spec & user interface. Found out that the unit can also be configured to receive via the homeplug link instead of the WAN connection. This gives the option of extending a wireless network with a second unit..... back to pc world...".

can you tell us a bit more please
#22
nice deal
#23
Nice deal if anywhere in the South East had them :-(
#24
paulgee31
Nice deal if anywhere in the South East had them :-(


Just bought one from Colliers Wood - 1 left on shelf. Also showing in stock at Christchurch.
#25
Personally I found the P660 I've had pretty dodgy as soon as you start putting significant bandwidth through the wireless. It can often send it into a reboot cycle. Although obviously this is just a single unit I appear to be far from alone based on my search for a solution.

Having said that, the features of the router are good for the money.
#26
i use the cable version of this router both wired & wireless with no problems
not used homeplug on it yet
#27
:thumbsup:

Quality, just reserved 2 in Halifax for pickup

Thanks
#28
Good luck in finding this in stock in scotland...

If someone wants 1 of these and they are in Ayr on Monday before 8pm, then i can give you my reservation number.
Sadly i can no longer get it picked up for me by a relative... :(
#29
I have this router and it's a steal at £24.97. I may buy another at this price.
#30
how do you stream pc to tv? what do you need extra?
#31
Can I just use these for the PowerLine HomePlug AV option?
I brought 2 of these so I can stream to my PS3. I already have a router, so can i just connect one of these to my exsisting router, and the other to my PS3?
Will they just find each other automaticallly?
#32
donkeydavid;3892118
Can I just use these for the PowerLine HomePlug AV option?
I brought 2 of these so I can stream to my PS3. I already have a router, so can i just connect one of these to my exsisting router, and the other to my PS3?
Will they just find each other automaticallly?


For powerline you'll need to use one of these to replace your existing router and then you should use a powerline adapter for the device you want to network.
#33
RedOnRed;3893353
For powerline you'll need to use one of these to replace your existing router and then you should use a powerline adapter for the device you want to network.

So I have to replace my exsisting router then, with one of these. Was hoping that I could just connect it to exsisting router. I hate setting up Routers!
Thanks for the reply.
#34
Surely if you buy the cable version then you can?
#35
It is the cable version I have, I'm gonna have a go now at connecting it to exsisting Router.
#36
donkeydavid
Can I just use these for the PowerLine HomePlug AV option?
I brought 2 of these so I can stream to my PS3. I already have a router, so can i just connect one of these to my exsisting router, and the other to my PS3?
Will they just find each other automaticallly?


I bought two of these (cable versions).
As I want to connect this to my existing wireless router, I changed the default IP addresss of both Zyxel's and disabled wifi. Then connected one to my existing router and the other elsewhere - All works fine.

I think I may get another couple as this is much better solution then wifi - also you don't get microwave energy (from wifi) being transmitted inches away from the kids PC's.
#37
B_T;3894737
I bought two of these (cable versions).
As I want to connect this to my existing wireless router, I changed the default IP addresss of both Zyxel's and disabled wifi. Then connected one to my existing router and the other elsewhere - All works fine.

I think I may get another couple as this is much better solution then wifi - also you don't get microwave energy (from wifi) being transmitted inches away from the kids PC's.

How do you disable the Wi-Fi?
What IP do I type into explorer?
#38
donkeydavid;3895812
How do you disable the Wi-Fi?
What IP do I type into explorer?


It should say the IP on the unit or instructions but try...192.168.1.1 then go into the interface and click on Network on the left then Wireless LAN and then choose to untick Active Wireless LAN and then click on Apply.
#39
RedOnRed;3896025
It should say the IP on the unit or instructions but try...192.168.1.1 then go into the interface and click on Network on the left then Wireless LAN and then choose to untick Active Wireless LAN and then click on Apply.

The Zyxel manual tells you to input the IP that you suggested.
Could I use the IP that my exsisting router is using?
#40
donkeydavid;3896506
The Zyxel manual tells you to input the IP that you suggested.
Could I use the IP that my exsisting router is using?


Each brand of router has its own IP address (gateway) for their routers. So you can't and why would you want to when it's for a different router anyway?

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