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NETGEAR R6250-100UKS Wireless Cable & Fibre Router - AC 1600, Dual-band - £54.98 @ Currys

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£54.98 @ Currys
got enough with the Virgin's Superhub 2ac so I was looking for a replacement. somebody posted a deal for a TP-link archer C8 at Currys for around £40. got there, apparently, it is an online deal, thou… Read More
got enough with the Virgin's Superhub 2ac so I was looking for a replacement. somebody posted a deal for a TP-link archer C8 at Currys for around £40. got there, apparently, it is an online deal, thou…
canishu Avatar2d, 22h agoFound 2 days, 22 hours ago13 Comments
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Deeco
Thats not what I meant by 'replacing it, once and for all'


You're out of luck :D
rev6
Use it as a modem and let this be the router.

Thats not what I meant by 'replacing it, once and for all'
FunkiestMonkey
Can I use this if I have a fibre modem and separate router with Talk Talk? The modem is a bt infinity one as they hook into their lines.


Yes, I have mine setup as you suggest,
pibpob
OrribleHarry
Use a BT router.
Eh? As I said, BT routers (Home Hubs) do not have a modem mode.

BT Modem I meant.

But you can also use BT router and set this to access point mode connected to LAN port.

Edited By: OrribleHarry on Jun 24, 2017 19:13: .
OrribleHarry
Use a BT router.


Eh? As I said, BT routers (Home Hubs) do not have a modem mode.
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Sky Unlimited Broadband 12 months @ £18.99 per month plus £9.95 router delivery. "New Customers Only" with potential £155 Quidco cashback works out to £6.90 per month. £237.83

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Sky Broadband Unlimited Save £120 with totally unlimited Sky Broadband Unlimited, offering UK average download speeds of 9Mb for £18.99 a month for 12 months when you join without Sky TV. Line rent… Read More
Sky Broadband Unlimited Save £120 with totally unlimited Sky Broadband Unlimited, offering UK average download speeds of 9Mb for £18.99 a month for 12 months when you join without Sky TV. Line rent…
whw Avatar5d, 7h agoFound 5 days, 7 hours ago9 Comments
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I wouldn't trust quidco either. Have used them plenty in the past with no issues but during the last year I've had many problems. They did an "exclusive" offer for a Hotel Chocolat winter sleekster box where they were offering 50% cash back on the purchase price of £22.75. It tracked at £2.25, I queried this and they raised it to £9 stating the cash back is on the total cost minus VAT! Then eventually this was declined after several months, no doubt they were hoping i wouldn't check after so long. Absolute joke so ignore quidco as it shouldn't be allowed to quote them based on the number of others having similar issues.

If HUKD had any morals they would consider removing/banning Quidco from all deals
For existing Sky tv customers (which for some reason Sky don't classify as new customers for broadband), I was able to negotiate Sky Fibre Unlimited for £11.01 & Sky Talk Line rental for £9.99 and no set up cost bar the £9.95 delivery, so £21 a month for 18 months.
Hopefully this helps someone trying to negotiate a deal.
bikeydz
Cold for Quidco. Had lot of cashback rejected including Quidco bonuses

Cold for Quidco but hot for the cost of the Sky package? The ISP surely is a better performer than say, Origin who are charging 50% less than this without cashback but with quite a few disgruntled customers according to the two cold deals on Hukd.
Cold for Quidco. Had lot of cashback rejected including Quidco bonuses
There is a bloke in hukd saying he is quidco rep. Hopefully he answers..
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MEDION P85023 WiFi Range Extender supports WPS/PBC White £2.99 Amazon

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MEDION P85023 WiFi Range Extender supports WPS/PBC White FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Make your choice out of 4 different selectable modes: WLAN Repeater: just instal… Read More
MEDION P85023 WiFi Range Extender supports WPS/PBC White FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Make your choice out of 4 different selectable modes: WLAN Repeater: just instal…
shayanden Avatar5d, 12h agoFound 5 days, 12 hours ago3 Comments
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Out of stock.
Presumably Amazon is pricematching Medion's clearance pricing for this item. OK so it's 2.4 GHz and it's going to half your speed, but decent warranty length and great price. Heat.
For the price hot, but compared to the ones that run the signal through your electric wiring these can be finicky.
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Nighthawk X6 or Nighthawk X4S Router BOTH £134.99 @ AMAZON

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Get the older (X6) tri-band or newer (X4S) mu-mimo/faster CPU/Dual-USB3 etc etc at good price. Personally, just got the X6 as our home devices (phones, laptops etc) not the latest so not benefit from… Read More
Get the older (X6) tri-band or newer (X4S) mu-mimo/faster CPU/Dual-USB3 etc etc at good price. Personally, just got the X6 as our home devices (phones, laptops etc) not the latest so not benefit from…
BrianK Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago1 Comment
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3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed, Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled)
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Dlink Cloud Router 1200 DIR-636L/B 300Mbps with 4 Port Gigabit Switch £25 (Free C+C, otherwise £5.48 DPD Delivery) @ Scan £30.48

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Seems like a decent router for the price! (pirate) The D-Link® Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) provides high-powered wireless connectivity throughout your home. It also lets you check in on your hom… Read More
Seems like a decent router for the price! (pirate) The D-Link® Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) provides high-powered wireless connectivity throughout your home. It also lets you check in on your hom…
msmyth Avatar2w, 2h agoFound 2 weeks, 2 hours ago6 Comments
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polcup
Does this allow you to access connected USB drives remotely? I.E when not connected directly to the local wifi? For example if I have media files on a connected USB can I view them when not at home?


that d-link app will allow u to play your files. it has cloud support
Is this better than the Virgin Media Superhub 3?
Does this allow you to access connected USB drives remotely? I.E when not connected directly to the local wifi? For example if I have media files on a connected USB can I view them when not at home?
how this compare to the TP-Link D20 router
Single band 2.4GHz only. Not a good spec in this day and age. Need 5GHz.
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NETGEAR D7000-100UKS Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band 600 + 1300 Mbps Wireless (Wi-Fi) VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, YouView, TalkTalk, EE and Plusnet Fibre) @ amazon (PRIME) £109.99

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£109.99 @ Amazon
Key Features Fast VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem builtin for highspeed DSL With speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps the Nighthawk D7000 Supports ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2 and is compatible with any Internet ser… Read More
Key Features Fast VDSL2/ADSL2+ modem builtin for highspeed DSL With speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps the Nighthawk D7000 Supports ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ and VDSL/VDSL2 and is compatible with any Internet ser…
boss911999 Avatar2w, 6h agoFound 2 weeks, 6 hours ago31 Comments
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Expired.
Now down to £99 & shrapnel......
hayd100
What was the original deal price with the code?


Was £111.99 minus 10%
What was the original deal price with the code?
Price has dropped to £103.43
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) - was £189.99 now £134.99 or £121.49 with code @ Amazon

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- 3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming with NETGEAR genie with remote access - Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices, six high performance antennas and powerful… Read More
- 3.2 Gbps - the combined Wi-Fi speed for uninterrupted streaming with NETGEAR genie with remote access - Tri-Band Wi-Fi delivers more Wi-Fi to more devices, six high performance antennas and powerful…
vassy1 Avatar2w, 7h agoFound 2 weeks, 7 hours ago43 Comments
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techno79
Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?
i had the same problem..i just switched the WiFi off on the superhub

I worked it out, when the Superhub is in modem mode, only one of the ethernet ports (the one closest to the white cable in socket) is active. The rest of the ports are inactive. This is the port that should be used to connect to the Nighthawk router.
techno79
Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?


i had the same problem..i just switched the WiFi off on the superhub
Anyone know how to connect this to a Virgin Media Superhub 3? I put the superhub into Modem Mode and connected the Nighthawks yellow Internet ethernet socket to one of the superhub's ethernet port and it didn't work. I managed to start the wizard on the Nighthawk by going to http://www.routerlogin.net but it couldn't detect an Internet connection. Anyone know what I need to do?
RaiseR
Yes, basically. Should provide a lot better coverage of your house. How fast the wi-fi can be is dependent on how fast your internet actually is and the device that is connecting to the router. But if you have fibre from plusnet and the latest smartphone you should reach near top speed on wireless

This is incorrect.
Whilst coverage may be better, dependent on power output - WiFi "speed" is determined by a huge number of factors. Appreciate your logic here, but having a faster line and newest smartphone doesn't equate to faster wireless speeds.
Moving house soon.. need a decent router should I jump on the 134 price ?
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origin unlimited adsl broadband & line rental 12 month contract for £124.99

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I got the link from the MSE website where it states the total cost is £172 for the year but when you go to the weblink it says £124.99 Ive gone thru the order process and had confirmation of that pri… Read More
I got the link from the MSE website where it states the total cost is £172 for the year but when you go to the weblink it says £124.99 Ive gone thru the order process and had confirmation of that pri…
bayhabourbutcher Avatar2w, 14h agoFound 2 weeks, 14 hours ago16 Comments
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terrible service and Slow!! ! avoid them!
I signed up with them in Feb for an £180 upfront for one year. It has been problems eversince.
Invariably the connecti0on speed drops to like .7 MBPS. I have disconnect and reconnect to get it running again. Contacting custome services is a challege as well as you are in a que for a long time and then they also say to disconnect and reconnect. Then there are periods when it stops working. Have not used their landline as I am on a basic contract but have the landline for my ADSL.
I used to get speeds of 12 to 16 Mbps with sky and plusnet previously.
I am looking at getting out of the contract and get my money back.
Please dont go with them.
Yeah I'm happy enough to stay and not kick up a fuss assuming they will fix this, and I paid more for 1 year upfront. Won't call with the landline any more though, too expensive.
Zoea
Just to give an idea of uptime since Sat night, it's not really good, bear in mind some of these blips would be due to me not restarting in time (I think!).... https://preview.ibb.co/jYo6Xk/origin_broadband_uptime.png

still prepared to give them a go but will keep a record of any outages in case it becomes a problem & I have to try to get out of the contract

just because youve had an issue doesnt mean I will as well


Edited By: bayhabourbutcher on Jun 13, 2017 22:47
Just to give an idea of uptime since Sat night, it's not really good, bear in mind some of these blips would be due to me not restarting in time (I think!)....
https://preview.ibb.co/jYo6Xk/origin_broadband_uptime.png
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BT Broadband w/ ZERO activation fee! (e.g. Unlimited Infinity 1 with Unlimited Weekend Calls £29.99 + £9.99 Router Delivery + BT TV Starter Pack PLUS £125 Reward card £369.87 - Potential £19.57pm w/ reward card deduction) More in OP @ BT Broadband

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Apologies for the looooong title. This one takes some explaining, so bear with me? Righto, BT are launching their new deals tomorrow across the range of Broadband products. Not only is there ZERO act… Read More
Apologies for the looooong title. This one takes some explaining, so bear with me? Righto, BT are launching their new deals tomorrow across the range of Broadband products. Not only is there ZERO act…
msmyth Avatar2w, 3d agoFound 2 weeks, 3 days ago89 Comments
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1982
Did this change pricing? Unlimited Infinity 1 showing as £34.99/mth not £29.99pm as in OP?
if you go through quidco or topcash comes up £29.99

Edited By: mur76 on Jun 22, 2017 11:00: added text
stevex2
My 12 months contract with bt broadband has just finished, and they still say there is a standard HIDDEN "cease charge" of £31 if I leave BT. my fault for not reading the small print apparently

Same as for me. I will challenge this as under EU regulations they need explicit agreement to charge me. AFAIK having it in the T&C with "we might charge you" is not enough. Especially, that you cannot check whether they will charge you or not until they actually give you the number....
stevex2
My 12 months contract with bt broadband has just finished, and they still say there is a standard HIDDEN "cease charge" of £31 if I leave BT. my fault for not reading the small print apparently

Tried checking on here? You could always ask when contract expired in case customer service lied or misread details.
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/broadband-cease-charge/
My 12 months contract with bt broadband has just finished, and they still say there is a standard HIDDEN "cease charge" of £31 if I leave BT. my fault for not reading the small print apparently
Has this expired?
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Guild router £51.99 at Argos (was 58)

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Half inch collet so can be used for kitchens, 2yr warranty and 1500w so more powerful than screwfix cheapest model. Was £57.99 http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4559423?cmpid=COJUN&utm_campaign… Read More
Half inch collet so can be used for kitchens, 2yr warranty and 1500w so more powerful than screwfix cheapest model. Was £57.99 http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4559423?cmpid=COJUN&utm_campaign…
jumpinoffthbed Avatar2w, 4d agoFound 2 weeks, 4 days ago7 Comments
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minimoff
Aldi have got a 1250w router for sale from tomorrow for only £29.99 if this helps anyone.

That won't have a half inch collet. I've done a worktop with this now and can't fault it tbh. Be nice if you could lock the on position but I guess that's a safety thing.
minimoff
Aldi have got a 1250w router for sale from tomorrow for only £29.99 if this helps anyone.


PS with 3 year warranty :D
Aldi have got a 1250w router for sale from tomorrow for only £29.99 if this helps anyone.
spannerzone
superted2008
Will this work with sky fibre? :D
yes but I'll end in tears
Most dealings with anything "Sky" related normally does.
superted2008
Will this work with sky fibre? :D


yes but I'll end in tears
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £139.99 @ Amazon

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Back down to £139.99 again at Amazon - was last reduced to this 5 weeks ago, normally £169.99. I've been watching this as considering using it this on Virgin Media, primarily to use with PIA VPN with… Read More
Back down to £139.99 again at Amazon - was last reduced to this 5 weeks ago, normally £169.99. I've been watching this as considering using it this on Virgin Media, primarily to use with PIA VPN with…
Van1973 Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago7 Comments
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Smartguy1
The previous deal was a warehouse deal with 20% off and was a lot less than this. I went for the r7000 as it's more stable on 2.4ghz.

Yeah. But that's Broadcom. Would like something fully LEDE supported.
The previous deal was a warehouse deal with 20% off and was a lot less than this. I went for the r7000 as it's more stable on 2.4ghz.
thetarget
Have a read some of the older Netgear router threads from the recent Amazon Warehouse 20% extra discount offer (now finished). I think this router was discussed along with the R7000 and some others. One particular model was rated higher than the others due to the chipset.

A lot run Broadcom which is a pain for firmware like LEDE. This is one to consider. A long with the Linksys WRT1900ACS
Have a read some of the older Netgear router threads from the recent Amazon Warehouse 20% extra discount offer (now finished). I think this router was discussed along with the R7000 and some others. One particular model was rated higher than the others due to the chipset.
wakkaday
Need a vpn router but surely too expensive for that.

Agree it is expensive but to get decent speed if the whole house's traffic is going through the VPN then I understand a powerful CPU is needed. I think this is currently what you have to pay to get this performance.

This link - https://restoreprivacy.com/vpn-router-setup/ - suggests the following speeds from different cpus

600 Mhz = 8-10 Mpbs
800 Mhz = 15-25 Mbps
1.0 Ghz = 20-35 Mbps
1.4 Ghz = 25-45 Mbps

I have 200 mbps with Virgin and would not want to be too bottlenecked by the VPN.

Edited By: Van1973 on Jun 05, 2017 23:23
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Asus RT-AC68U Dual Band Wireless AC 1900 Gigabit Router@ very - £99.99

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Asus ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC 1900 The Super-Fast Asus RT-AC68U Wi-Fi Router Gives You Combined Dual-Band Data Rates Of Up To 1900Mbps For A First-Class Online Experience.Was £149 save £50 Read More
Asus ASUS RT-AC68U Dual-Band Wireless-AC 1900 The Super-Fast Asus RT-AC68U Wi-Fi Router Gives You Combined Dual-Band Data Rates Of Up To 1900Mbps For A First-Class Online Experience.Was £149 save £50
davnav Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago43 Comments
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paulsmithlove
Can someone tell me why would I need this? What will this do that my free modem won't.

1 Range is much better. I replaced 3 AP around the house with this one unit. Signal now cover whole house and garden and works 3 houses away! This is down to radio design on the PCB, real antenna Vs the "bent paperclip or PCB track stuff on the ISP modems"
2 Speed (concurrent Wifi usage >1 device stream HD. Unlike the cheap units from ISP this units performs lots of tasks in hardware. Take a look at what's inside the box: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/63686-asus-rt-ac68u-pce-ac68-802-11ac-review-2.html
3 Less CPU load on your modem so improved upload / download speed on your modem.
4 No need to change your home network when you move ISP (e.g. I jump from BT/Plusnet and back again whenever I can to get the cheapest rate / max cashback) when this happens I do not need to change ANY hardware just one config page on the ASUS for my username / password for PN/BT
5 Reliability is much better as the unit has more memory / CPU
6 Fast Gigabit Ethernet switch and high capacity internal buses to carry content at wire speed. The ISP modems often use USB2 as the internal bus!
7 USB3 support
8 On board applications (e.g. Torrent, Anti Virus, etc)
9 Set up and manage QoS
10 LAN IP DHCP independent of ISP hardware making it EASIER to switch ISP
11 Power supply is high quality and will last running 24x7x365 mine has been operating for years often the ISP PSU go bad after a couple of years
12 Real world gigabit speed over WiFi e.g. ASUS PCI card if you need high speed PC access without cables.

Edited By: frownbreaker on Jun 07, 2017 00:32
tolester
Is the wifi range on these much more superior in comparison to the free routers like skyQ ?
Yep, see my comment below this post.

Edited By: frownbreaker on Jun 07, 2017 00:33: link
HotUKBobbyDazzler
I bought this to replace my Homehub 6, we live out in the sticks and can only get 21mb broadband.
The BT HH6 managed 20 down and 1.67 up. I was shocked that this only managed 17 down and a pathetic 0.67 up.
It's on the latest firmware so I'm at a loss why it's so poor in conparison

How have you connected this to your modem? How did you make the speed tests (What device: OS Version, Browser and wire / wireless connection) you need to be quite organised when testing. The variance you see could be explained by many factors. I'd recommend 1) Testing with you HH and a wired connection to a laptop use the Google speed test not Ookla type "google speed test" into Google's home page to access the tool 2) Remember that time of day, day of week matter for speed tests. 3) Your modem will report the connection speed of your link this will be in the HH system log 3) Make sure you turn OFF the Wifi on your HH. 4) Check what channel you are using on the ASUS best to run a site survey. 5) Which frequency WiFi were you testing this on 2.4gHz 6) You need to stop ALL traffic on your network before testing. 7) TO BE CLEAR if you have a 17mb line this unit will not help with that. It will provide better Wifi (range, speed and throughput) than other APs, but this depends on the device, OS, the remote service and the type of protocol in use.



Edited By: frownbreaker on Jun 04, 2017 17:14: added detail
I bought this to replace my Homehub 6, we live out in the sticks and can only get 21mb broadband.

The BT HH6 managed 20 down and 1.67 up. I was shocked that this only managed 17 down and a pathetic 0.67 up.

It's on the latest firmware so I'm at a loss why it's so poor in conparison
I bought this myself, had it running for a few days now and its much better than the bt smart hub 6 I was using
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ASUS DSL-AC68 AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL/VDSL Modem Router £99.99 @ maplin

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Somehow came up in search,said used in google search,but cant see condition on link. Read More
Somehow came up in search,said used in google search,but cant see condition on link.
davnav Avatar1m, 4d agoFound 1 month, 4 days ago7 Comments
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This is a turkey - avoid at all costs. Don't say you weren't warned.
Excellent router - really happy with mine
I wouldn't pay this price but I have this - been rock-solid.
Cheaper used on Amazon Warehouse.
Says pre-owned on Maplin's website.
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TPLink AC1350 Wireless Router for £27.50 (other networking on offer too) instore @ Sainsbury's (Salford)

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Something else I saw in my weekly shopping. In short the Salford branch of Sainsburys on Regent Road had a sale on TPLink branded networking equipment with this particular wireless router catching my… Read More
Something else I saw in my weekly shopping. In short the Salford branch of Sainsburys on Regent Road had a sale on TPLink branded networking equipment with this particular wireless router catching my…
Workaholic Avatar1m, 6d agoFound 1 month, 6 days ago9 Comments
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Apologises, looking back to it looks like the c59 as C5 has a led for each ethernet. However, the same applies for these except for the fact that they have 100Mbps ethernet only.
mckayc
Got one yesterday in Cobham store. Had a few more on the shelf along with lots of half price extenders. It is the Archer C59. I have set it up as an access point via existing home plugs and daughter very happy dead spot in her room is no more.
Even better deal then, price elsewhere of the C59 is £50+ :-)
Hotspo
Ed_S
Which model Archer is this one? It looks like the C58 but that model doesn't have a USB port.


It looks to me like the C5 I have at home. It really is a good piece of kit specifically for this price. If you want to unleash the beast, flash Openwrt and be amazed of what this little boxes can do.

Still, stock firmware from Tp-link is more capable/flexible than most of the stuff you will find out there for the consumer market

Edited By: diegomanas on May 21, 2017 17:36: Finished early
iwashere2000
i thought modem and router is same thing
Nope,
The standard thing you get from your isp, which everyone just calls a router is really like this.

Its has:
Modem: to convert from the phone line to usable data.
Router: giving you ability to serve multiple computers; usually has parental control, firewalling etc
Network Switch: 1 to 6 ports - some have a wan port too
Wifi access point.
usb ports: so it can act as an ftp server, print server, 3g/4g fall back or a micro nas

You can buy just a modem, and then buy a wifi router with inbult switch.

Note a network switch and hub are different things, annnd a switch is better than a hub

So we just call it a router mostly, or wifi or modem router
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Prime Exclusive - NETGEAR R6250-100UKS AC1600 1600 Mbps Smart Wi-Fi Dual Band Gigabit Router £59.99 @ Amazon

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AC1600 WiFi offers 300 + 1300 Mbps speeds Best wireless coverage for large homes Ideal for homes that have 10 or more WiFi devices NETGEAR genie app helps you enjoy more of your connected home Read More
AC1600 WiFi offers 300 + 1300 Mbps speeds Best wireless coverage for large homes Ideal for homes that have 10 or more WiFi devices NETGEAR genie app helps you enjoy more of your connected home
yoyelp Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago2 Comments
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Looks good. Thanks.
gotta choose amazon from the "other sellers" list
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ZyXEL Dimension ES-1552 Switch 48x RJ45 - 2x Gigabit & 2x SFP Uplinks -£29.99 FreeDel - Tesco sold by Box

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ZyXEL ES-1552 Rackmount 48x Port RJ45 Layer 2 Smart 10/100 Ethernet Switch W/ 2x Gigabit & 2x SFP Uplinks 91-010-156003B Available from box +delivery and on tesco and ebay although tesco free deli… Read More
ZyXEL ES-1552 Rackmount 48x Port RJ45 Layer 2 Smart 10/100 Ethernet Switch W/ 2x Gigabit & 2x SFP Uplinks 91-010-156003B Available from box +delivery and on tesco and ebay although tesco free deli…
liammacca Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago16 Comments
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I have a couple of these - great switches.

Yes they are only 10/100 but they have gigabit uplinks so you can link them plus have a spare gigabit port to add to other gigabit switches.

I got mine so I can segment my network with Vlan tagging - my stepson is on his own segment and has no access to the main network, my CCTV cameras are isolated to another vlan and the house links to the workshop between the two switches.

All the fast gigabit devices are on separate switches.

These are a nice cheap way to get into managed switches and play with vlans.
The SFP uplinks had me interested, but 100Mbps kills it for me.
Could be a good fit if you have lots of sensors or IoT devices perhaps?

At home I have two Zyxel GS1900-24E fanless Gbit switches, bought for £68 last year. They have LACP [spec here] They run a little warm, but no problems at all.
My core servers are linked with Mellanox 10Gb point to point as 10Gb switches are still too expensive.

Edited By: Hootwo on May 19, 2017 15:27
ICTHUS
A good price for a basic 10/100 switch
My advice would be to pay extra and get a GB switch.
10/100 is really not worth installing these day.


Second that ... i have a good many to give away, if anyone is interested in paying postage.
Nice.
A good price for a basic 10/100 switch
My advice would be to pay extra and get a GB switch.
10/100 is really not worth installing these day.
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Zyxel ES-105A V3 5-Port Desktop 10/100 £5.99 (Prime) / £9.98 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Zyxel ES-105A V3 5-Port Desktop Fast Ethernet Switch Optimal bandwidth for media traffics through High Priority ports 10/100mb Desktop network switch quite nice insilver if sitting on desk nothi… Read More
Zyxel ES-105A V3 5-Port Desktop Fast Ethernet Switch Optimal bandwidth for media traffics through High Priority ports 10/100mb Desktop network switch quite nice insilver if sitting on desk nothi…
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Sure it's cheap, but have to ask yourself if it isn't worth spending £10 on gigabit vs £6 for 100mbit.
Broadband connection of over 100MB makes a 10/100 switch redundant. You can get gig switches for about £12.
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Netgear R6250-100UKS Wireless Cable & Fibre Router £59.99 @ Currys

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£59.99 looks good. Could be worth changing over to one if your cable company supplied mode is lacking somewhat. The range on my hubs ins't all that great, so having a scout around and spotted this one… Read More
£59.99 looks good. Could be worth changing over to one if your cable company supplied mode is lacking somewhat. The range on my hubs ins't all that great, so having a scout around and spotted this one…
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Cheers :)
cbrown1979
would this work where you use a sky hub purely as a modem and then hook it up to this router for your Wi-Fi? as we all know sky don't like you using third party equipment!
Should do. We have an old Belkin router connected to the Sky router (gives better coverage than the new one from Sky!) and there has never been an issue.
northbank1886
keep it and add BT WHOLE HOME wifi
reviews seem favourable :)

http://m.shop.bt.com/learnmore/bt-branded-products-and-services/bt-whole-home-wi-fi/


better off with Google WiFi, true mesh network, plus add additional units if needed.
cbrown1979
would this work where you use a sky hub purely as a modem and then hook it up to this router for your Wi-Fi? as we all know sky don't like you using third party equipment!


yes, I have another router attached to my sky hub for Kantar shopping panel.
keep it and add BT WHOLE HOME wifi
reviews seem favourable :)

http://m.shop.bt.com/learnmore/bt-branded-products-and-services/bt-whole-home-wi-fi/
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Linksys MAX-STREAM EA9500 Tri-Band AC5400 Wi-Fi Router £126.77 (damaged packaging) @ Amazon Warehouse

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The stated price includes a 20% automatic discount which is applied at checkout. I think this ends at 2359 this evening. Currently on backorder. Stock due 17th May. New price is currently £239.9… Read More
The stated price includes a 20% automatic discount which is applied at checkout. I think this ends at 2359 this evening. Currently on backorder. Stock due 17th May. New price is currently £239.9…
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I didn't check the stock amount. Maybe they are just listing one at a time?

Worth checking back later to see if they add more.

Yesterday they had a couple listed for Amazon Warehouse. They went and this morning it said backordered.
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This shows the new price:https://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B01A9EPPII/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en


Third party used last 5 price changes:

Apr 26, 2017 11:24 AM £158.46
Apr 18, 2017 05:26 AM £168.88
Apr 09, 2017 02:58 PM £179.29
Mar 31, 2017 11:03 AM £192.31
Mar 28, 2017 07:38 AM £202.73

Edited By: thetarget on May 16, 2017 09:33: missed out 'used'
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ASUS RT-AC87U AC2400 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router £126.99 Amazon

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Good router with a good UI, that being the AsusWRT flavour. Chances to flash the Merlin version of you wish. Blurb.... World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming… Read More
Good router with a good UI, that being the AsusWRT flavour. Chances to flash the Merlin version of you wish. Blurb.... World's first 4x4 MU-MIMO antenna design with AiRadar universal beamforming…
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Either that or the grammar police come out and shoot you down, just happened in another post to me trying to help someone out. Just makes me smile people are sitting in their homes waiting to point out mistakes, or vote could on obviously good deals because they don't understand the tech outweighs the price. They need to get out more. Good deal op.
refaey
People are probably voting cold because it's an expensive router.
If I was happy with free routers received from ISPs I would have possibly voted this cold too :-)


I understand what you mean :)

But expensive is a relative term and just because it is beyond someones pocket shouldn't prevent a deal becoming hot. To help those who aren't sure if this represents a good deal I post the Camel info.

Each time I get a notification that someone upvotes the deal I check to find that it has got colder - lol.


No wonder people can get discouraged posting deals.

Edited By: VimesUK on May 15, 2017 21:23
Excellent router , even on stock firmware I have had no issues...
People are probably voting cold because it's an expensive router.

If I was happy with free routers received from ISPs I would have possibly voted this cold too :-)
Both the 3200 and the 87 posted here are pretty capable routers, with a good UI. Not sure why they aren't getting more love tho.

For those voting cold don't forget to post your deal with a better price :)

Being sold through Amazon you also get their great support and returns.
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ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Router £144.49 Amazon

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I posted this over three months ago and it is back again at a good price. I loved using the AsusWRT- Merlin UI with my R7000 and whilst I have not had this router I can appreciate how relatively simpl… Read More
I posted this over three months ago and it is back again at a good price. I loved using the AsusWRT- Merlin UI with my R7000 and whilst I have not had this router I can appreciate how relatively simpl…
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6 AC3200 (600 + 1300 + 1300 Mbps) Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit 4K Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) (Used - Very Good ) £99.62 @ Amazon warehouse

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Not the newest router in the range, but at £99 (that's after the 20% Warehouse promotion discount which is currently available on this item), it's a steal for an AC3200 router. If I wasn't looking at Read More
Not the newest router in the range, but at £99 (that's after the 20% Warehouse promotion discount which is currently available on this item), it's a steal for an AC3200 router. If I wasn't looking at
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All gone for now - check back later if you want to find one :D
dealmania
robodan918
Interesting... How is this echo enabled? Does it have an echo built in?
It connects with your echo and allows you to ask questions such as what are my network settings which it then obtains from the router.
thanks
don't know how useful that would be to me, but interesting feature
What advantages has it over free routers provided by the isp?
sparx1981
Gumnaam
I have ee bright box 2 with 38 mb speed tariff. Could someone please advise if it is worth buying Netgear.
Im interested in the answer to this too. Most people will say its always worth changing out the isp supplied box but im not really sure if there is much benefit especially vs the cost.

Problem with ISP supplied boxes, is that most of the time they are just bare min devices to get things working, and and cant configure a lot of stuff in them. For average joes, it is not a problem, but some people like to play around and customize certain things. More importantly, almost all isp supplied routers i came across freezes frequently and wifi gets stuck or doesnt work until reset.Regular cable/fiber routers are becoming better but adsl ones for example are still not quite good as supplied by isps.
Gumnaam
I have ee bright box 2 with 38 mb speed tariff. Could someone please advise if it is worth buying Netgear.
Im interested in the answer to this too. Most people will say its always worth changing out the isp supplied box but im not really sure if there is much benefit especially vs the cost.
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NETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk AC1900 DD-WRT capable £73.04 used very good @ Amazon Warehouse

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As the title says really, similar to another post from earlier, it's a bit more expensive but has more features with that Specs: 1GHz Dual Core Processor 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM (MB not GB) Read More
As the title says really, similar to another post from earlier, it's a bit more expensive but has more features with that Specs: 1GHz Dual Core Processor 128 MB flash and 256 MB RAM (MB not GB)
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ashrowe98
it'll work, yes.

Do you have any setup instructions on this?
it'll work, yes.
Has anyone successfully changed their sky router to modem only mode and then connected this to it?
jasee
Isn't this a cable modem? If you are using anything else then you need a separate modem
May explain why it isn't getting hot, and the usb ports aren't very useful, I should think most people noways have wireless printers and (probably) media servers
wireless printers, maybe. media servers? not really :/ i think it isn't getting as much heat as the £20 less one with much reduced specs is because it's £70 for a router, not many people are gonna want to buy that
jasee
Isn't this a cable modem? If you are using anything else then you need a separate modem
May explain why it isn't getting hot, and the usb ports aren't very useful, I should think most people noways have wireless printers and (probably) media servers
I should think most people have neither
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Tenda N318 300Mbps Wireless Router / Wi-Fi Repeater £9.01 Delivered @ Aliexpress / Store: Tenda Network Device Store

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As a router, this isn't much to write home about. However, this router has a Repeater mode, allowing it to act as an extender should you have any bad Wi-Fi spots in your home. It's 3 x 5dBi Antennas s… Read More
As a router, this isn't much to write home about. However, this router has a Repeater mode, allowing it to act as an extender should you have any bad Wi-Fi spots in your home. It's 3 x 5dBi Antennas s…
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well mine arrived about a week ago but just got round to setting it up. Overall.....whilst only running in repeater mode at the moment, its a lot better than the VM supercrud 2 in wireless range.

I was under the impression that when running it in wireless extender mode that it would use/share the same ssid as the main hub, but doesn't seem to be the case.....shows up as Tendaxxxxx.....but I can join that fine. I wonder if it allows to simply enter a matching SSID or if that causes problems

I've yet to try running it as a main router with my SH2 in modem mode however, but I like some of the options I can see in it, compared to the SH2 rubbish
rev6
Spend a bit more if you're going down the Modem mode route. Get something with Gigabit ethernet ports at least.

Cheers, I'd ordered it anyway - worth a shot trying out at the price. I'm going to connect it as my main router, with the SH in modem mode, just out of curiosity to see how well the range works etc.....but will then shortly after revert back and then use it just as a wifi repeater, as my SH wireless is dead after just 2 walls about about 10metres.
Midnight.Tboy
Ordered...good deal. I have a cruddy Virgin Superhub 2 - 2.4ghz often drops out....and the range is terrible. Not sure whether to use this as a repeater to see how well it extends (but suspect will still get the dropouts) .....or attempt to use it with SH2 in modem mode. Only downside then would be the 100mb ports intead of gigabit


Spend a bit more if you're going down the Modem mode route. Get something with Gigabit ethernet ports at least.
Ordered...good deal. I have a cruddy Virgin Superhub 2 - 2.4ghz often drops out....and the range is terrible. Not sure whether to use this as a repeater to see how well it extends (but suspect will still get the dropouts) .....or attempt to use it with SH2 in modem mode. Only downside then would be the 100mb ports intead of gigabit
Tenda is a well-established brand. There is nothing remarkable about it, but nothing wrong either.
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NETGEAR PL1200 Powerline Adapter £44.99 Argos on eBay

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Spotted these whilst looking for a decent price. Sold by EBay Argos, everywhere else they are £70+, thought it's a good deal. Says Limited Quantity available though. Delivery is free and fast, Roya… Read More
Spotted these whilst looking for a decent price. Sold by EBay Argos, everywhere else they are £70+, thought it's a good deal. Says Limited Quantity available though. Delivery is free and fast, Roya…
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Lovely price for pass through, ordered. As above, the ethernet on the top may be annoying as one is kept where it can be easily seen so like to keep it as tidy as possible but we'll see

Edited By: hasan6958 on Apr 29, 2017 02:12
I've had various Powerlines over the years, but these are by far the best I've used. I have them right through the house and they are flawless, giving me my full BT Infinity Fibre download and upload speeds in every room. The only slight flaw is the Ethernet jack on the top of the plug rather than the bottom, but it's a minor quibble. Great price, highly recommended.

Edited By: Interloper on Apr 28, 2017 20:56
Damn. Just got the TP-Link 1200's from Amazon last night for £50. Would these be better?

Heat OP!
Great price, wierd there is no click and collect form Argos.
im hot for price its fleabay but through argos so ultra safe :p
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D-Link WiFi AC750 Router £19.97 @ ebuyer.com (C&C)

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D-Link AC750 Dual band Router, looks a good price, I am not aware of it's performance. Full specs are in the details page. Read More
D-Link AC750 Dual band Router, looks a good price, I am not aware of it's performance. Full specs are in the details page.
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Looks like it's back to £25.64
Anyone got any recommendations for a decent range AC router please? I bought this one recently - NETGEAR R6220-100UKS AC1200 1200 Mbps (802.11ac), but sent it back as although it promised to extend my wireless range it didn't perform even half as well as the Buffalo Airstation WHR-G300N V2 that I'm hoping doesn't die on me! Sorry to hijack, this sounds a good deal. Heat.

(Assuming the range is OK of course!):D
The AP which I've connected via a 15m Ethernet cable to my router had exact instructions which said to set its address to 192.168.100.1 or similar. The 100 means (I think) that it's on a different subnet from devices connected to the 192.168.1.1 based main router.
buglawton
I recently added an extra access point to my loft. Experimented to see if my iPhone phone would 'roam seamlessly'. I ensured that the main router and AP had different wireless channels and found that:
1. If SSIDs are differently named, phone 'locks' to last manually selected access point even when it's weak.
2. If SSID names and passwords are identical, auto roaming to strongest signal seems to work fine. So long as the same band, eg 5gHz, is selected on the phone.
They have to be on different subnets (per the 2nd APs instructions), not yet hit issues with accessing wireless printer or Skype dropping call when APs switch, be interested to hear of any known snags.

Glad to hear it. Some devices are good at roaming, some are not. Oddly enough iPhones have a reputation for being absolutely terrible at roaming between access points (or, depending on how you look at it, very good at holding on) so either that's improved with newer iPhones or your signal upstairs from the downstairs point is really really poor (below the threshold for the phone to jump to the other one).
As you point out automatic roaming is much more likely to work if you use the same SSIDs, otherwise as you also point out the device will try very hard to stay on the "same" network rather than switch to what it sees as a totally different one.

The different subnets suggestion is a very odd one. I'd suggest the opposite to be true or you might lose access to some of your local devices on the network. Did you mean wireless channels rather than subnets? The WAPs don't have to be on different channels but it could be advantageous for range/coverage.
colourpie
kalico
Thoughtful
Give the new router the same name and access code (& authentication) as the main one and you can enjoy 'semi' seamless networking, where the whole home is covered by the one WiFi instead of multiples.http://www.hometoys.com/article/2012/04/demystifying-wi-fi-roaming-what-you-need-to-know-to-avoid-costly-mistakes/1812/
I can't remember why, but isn't that bad practice for some reason?
Devices probably won't hop between the two. So for example if you have one WAP upstairs and one downstairs your device will tend to stay 'stuck' to the one where you first connected, completely negating the point. Having the other network differently named means you have to manually switch, but at least you *know* you're connected to the best one.
If you're looking to replace the sky (or BT or TalkTalk or whatever) wireless you could either turn the supplied modem/router into modem mode and use this as the router, or you could simply turn the sky (or whoever) wifi signal off but continue to use it as router, and set up the wifi on this (using it as a WAP). You could of course leave the sky wifi transmitting and set up a new wireless network with this, then set some devices (perhaps the local static ones) to use Sky and some (lets say phones/tablets) to use this one. So many exciting options.
I recently added an extra access point to my loft. Experimented to see if my iPhone phone would 'roam seamlessly'. I ensured that the main router and AP had different wireless channels and found that:
1. If SSIDs are differently named, phone 'locks' to last manually selected access point even when it's weak.
2. If SSID names and passwords are identical, auto roaming to strongest signal seems to work fine. So long as the same band, eg 5gHz, is selected on the phone.

They have to be on different subnets (per the 2nd APs instructions), not yet hit issues with accessing wireless printer or Skype dropping call when APs switch, be interested to hear of any known snags.


Edited By: buglawton on Apr 24, 2017 07:25: Add info
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BT Whole Home Wi-Fi - £197.19 Amazon

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Over 1/3 off the price of the new BT Whole Home Wi-Fi kit. This is a great piece of kit, especially at this price considering that similar kits from Netgear (Orbi) and Linksys (Velop) retail for £3… Read More
Over 1/3 off the price of the new BT Whole Home Wi-Fi kit. This is a great piece of kit, especially at this price considering that similar kits from Netgear (Orbi) and Linksys (Velop) retail for £3…
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brookheather
fireman1
brookheather
donthasslethe
brookheather
donthasslethe
Don't understand why this one from Amazon is cold but the one from BTshop is hot.
Because the other deal was posted first.
It's a different company selling it at a slightly cheaper price. Where's the logic in this being voted a worse deal?
People don't like duplicate deals where the price is basically the same.
It's not a duplicate deal and it's not basically the same price.
Yes it is.


It's cheaper. Hot deal.
donthasslethe
Sambat
donthasslethe
Don't understand why this one from Amazon is cold but the one from BTshop is hot.
Because BT are more trustworthy than Amazon!
That will come down to personal experience. I have found both customer services very good.
Amazon used to be good a couple of years ago, very good, now they are shockingly bad.
Sambat
donthasslethe
Don't understand why this one from Amazon is cold but the one from BTshop is hot.
Because BT are more trustworthy than Amazon!
That will come down to personal experience. I have found both customer services very good.
brookheather
fireman1
brookheather
donthasslethe
brookheather
donthasslethe
Don't understand why this one from Amazon is cold but the one from BTshop is hot.
Because the other deal was posted first.
It's a different company selling it at a slightly cheaper price. Where's the logic in this being voted a worse deal?
People don't like duplicate deals where the price is basically the same.
It's not a duplicate deal and it's not basically the same price.
Yes it is.
It is literally a different price.
donthasslethe
Don't understand why this one from Amazon is cold but the one from BTshop is hot.
Because BT are more trustworthy than Amazon!
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BT Unlimited Superfast Fibre Infinity 1, line rental, W/end calls all for £13.15pm after c/back - £28.99 pm (£59.99 fees cover activation + Smart Hub router) but £150 Mastercard and £100 TCB reduces potentially to £13.15 pm

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Another extremely well priced deal (new customers only) from BT for a 12 month contract - just £13.15 per month (after cashback) and that includes unlimited 'superfast' fibre broadband, line rental an… Read More
Another extremely well priced deal (new customers only) from BT for a 12 month contract - just £13.15 per month (after cashback) and that includes unlimited 'superfast' fibre broadband, line rental an…
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Isn't the Mastercard reward a bit misleading as deal ends in 3 days? And meant to apply for card when service has gone live. By which time the £100 Mastercard will have been replaced by a lower amount version.
The offer I took was £100 cash back via quidco which paid out on Sunday and a £200 voucher whic is due to arrive by the 30th may fingers crossed. I'm going to try the online chat today to double check it is definately coming
I went for a £150 card + £50 cashback - online said nothing eligible - eventually on querying promised the £150 card - still trying to get the cashback - they say I am ineligible. Lots of people seem to have this problem - BEWARE BT.
tricia31
Has anyone had the prepaid gift card yet ?


I've had to go through customer services to get them to send the card to me, as the option didn't appear in the account options online.

Anyway...after a discussion on live chat, I then get a text message saying that a card worth £125 would be sent immediately and received within 30 days.

Am I going crazy or was the offer definitely for £150?
Has anyone had the prepaid gift card yet ?
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NETGEAR GS316-100UKS 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch £49.99 @ Amazon

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Yes you could by a 2nd hand one but this switch looks small ish, passive cooling and low power usage, camelcamelcamel shows it goes to this price for a short period every month and this is the cheapes… Read More
Yes you could by a 2nd hand one but this switch looks small ish, passive cooling and low power usage, camelcamelcamel shows it goes to this price for a short period every month and this is the cheapes…
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Mentos
Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?


Look up PoE extenders, they extend the max line length (~100m) and take power from the PoE switch.

Then look at multi port models... though they aren't as common. The former (single port) cost around £25 (£18 from China).
Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?

Edited By: Mentos on Apr 14, 2017 09:15
You need to add more than 8 ports? Because there are vastly cheaper 8 port unmanaged (or even managed) switches. A Netgear 8-port gigabit unmanaged switch is £15. Even a managed is only £34. (Both on Amazon.)
the__cat
Nexy
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log :)
MrHot
This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.
How many people will be buying this for home use? And if it's for a business, they either should know better or have someone who knows better (and will likely tell them not to buy this switch). There are few instances when this is an appropriate tool for the job.
It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.

That's all I wanted it for.
Nexy
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log :)
MrHot
This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.
How many people will be buying this for home use? And if it's for a business, they either should know better or have someone who knows better (and will likely tell them not to buy this switch). There are few instances when this is an appropriate tool for the job.

It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.
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Makita MT Series Power Tools on sale @ Screwfix

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I'm surprised to see this hasn't been posted before now as they've had them in a few months. The MT series is basically Makita's "old tech"- their mainline tools from a few years ago that have been… Read More
I'm surprised to see this hasn't been posted before now as they've had them in a few months. The MT series is basically Makita's "old tech"- their mainline tools from a few years ago that have been…
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Willyhams140
What's the toolstation angle grinder deal??

They have (or at least they did) a Milwaukee 750w 115mm angle grinder for £42 delivered- a far better tool.
What's the toolstation angle grinder deal??
ThanksForThat
I don't worry about it. I'm big into Milwaukee and that's all made in China.


the comment was not directed at you, ThanksForThat. It was for tigerstyle.
I don't worry about it. I'm big into Milwaukee and that's all made in China.
my latest Makita SDS drill says made in Japan, my MakTec angle grinder says made in China, I don't worry about it.
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Xiaomi Mi WIFI Amplification Repeater 2 Wifi Router Universal Repitidor Signal Expander Amplifier 11n MIMO 2X2 300Mbps - £6.21 @ AliExpress / Xiaomi Product Oversea Store

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Well performing WiFi booster and cheap as chips. Brand Name: xiaomi Number of USB Interfaces: 1 x USB 2.0 Function: QoS Wi-Fi Transmission Standard: 802.11n With Modem Function: No Standa… Read More
Well performing WiFi booster and cheap as chips. Brand Name: xiaomi Number of USB Interfaces: 1 x USB 2.0 Function: QoS Wi-Fi Transmission Standard: 802.11n With Modem Function: No Standa…
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maddogb
bit of a weird device with a usb connection, is that for power?

It's for connecting a printer or desktop hoover
maddogb
bit of a weird device with a usb connection, is that for power?
Yes
bit of a weird device with a usb connection, is that for power?
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D-Link AC1750 WiFi Gigabit Router (DIR-869) £88.46 / £91.95 delivered | BT Shop

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Seems like a good price for a good router. Has no USB ports though. Read More
Seems like a good price for a good router. Has no USB ports though.
jackwatson91pp Avatar2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago4 Comments
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why so cold?
If Onkyo made routers it would look like this one...
urbanbushwacker
Is it a bird is it a plane is it an Ikea dinner table?
Useful for low-budget DIY sci-fi films?
Or at least if your budget can stretch to some Lego (or copies).
But while mostly aesthetics* over form, those 'wings' are presumably the aerials so the designers had a little bit of rational there.
*Or at least a certain kind of aesthetics
Is it a bird is it a plane is it an Ikea dinner table?

Edited By: urbanbushwacker on Mar 27, 2017 14:24
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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router £119.99 Maplins

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Best price I've seen on this - Collection only - limited numbers so stock not available in all stores - suspect they'll go quite fast The review on the Maplins site shows only three stars but other… Read More
Best price I've seen on this - Collection only - limited numbers so stock not available in all stores - suspect they'll go quite fast The review on the Maplins site shows only three stars but other…
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sam_of_london
WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free
There had to be one, and you're it.
It's sam_of_london, what do you expect. Constant **** comes out his mouth.
Own it, tried OpenWRT way back when (iirc I ordered an AC and was surprised with a brand new ACS) but the drivers for the wifi cards were pretty new and dodgy back then. We're talking 30MB/s initially dropping to 5, random disconnects etc. Not sure if that's improved since but I went back to stock firmware and set it to AP only mode. Pfsense does the actual routing. Back to 80MB/s solid.
GoNz017
It was probably a V1 as it was when they were released, locked down so much the signal was pants. At least with my Asus I have the correct power for the UK and not just a general "EU" setting. I had to edit the bootloader before Asus locked that down as well... :(


I use a 1ghz dual core R7000 with a Asus-WRT Merlin firmware. I have just overclocked it to 1.4ghz and the performance difference has been amazing when using my VPN.

That firmware allows you to change the transmit power of both the 2.4 and 5ghz radios.
kester76
sam_of_london
WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free
They come with caveats and due to locking down the devices they tend not to work so well. My Superhub 3.0 doesn't like my Zyxel smarthub and won't allow me to set the IP address range from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x, it doesn't seem much but if you're running alot of devices under static ips it can be very annoying :(

Not to mention the superhub not letting you set your own DNS server Grrr!
sam_of_london
WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free
They come with caveats and due to locking down the devices they tend not to work so well. My Superhub 3.0 doesn't like my Zyxel smarthub and won't allow me to set the IP address range from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x, it doesn't seem much but if you're running alot of devices under static ips it can be very annoying :(
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iDealYou
If I connect this to a network switch then it will work as wi-fi access point?
Yes, just turn the DHCP server off on it and you're done.
Thanks.
iDealYou
If I connect this to a network switch then it will work as wi-fi access point?

Yes, just turn the DHCP server off on it and you're done.
If I connect this to a network switch then it will work as wi-fi access point?
.97 prices are EOL at many retailers
meaning either you're getting a great deal
or the new stuff is about to come out and you'll regret buying it
not sure on this one
PointDex
So it's only a router not a modem ?
If you say so