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TP-LINK AC1200 Dual Band Archer D5 Modem @ Argos £54.99 (c&c)

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Recently reduced price. Archer D5 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL2+ Modem router is a combined wired/wireless network connection device with integrated wireless router and ADSL modem, reduci…
tomton Avatar4d, 4h agoFound 4 days, 4 hours ago15 Comments
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tomton
There is bandwidth control section in router settings where you can specify IP range, port range, protocol, priority, upstream/downstream min/max.
For anyone who wants to use it with sky broadband you have to upgrade firmware or it will not work.
Hey @tomton do you have any links for setting this up with sky broadband please

Hi,
Tricky part is extracting broadband login credentials. Once this is done it's fairly straightforward to configure and connect.
Below link to a video showing how to get your login and password.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvmn3xI77Os
Configuration is very simple, you just select your broadband provider (Sky) and put your credentials in.

Like I said before you will have to upgrade firmware to make it work.


​thanks mate ;)
dnewman6
tomton
There is bandwidth control section in router settings where you can specify IP range, port range, protocol, priority, upstream/downstream min/max.
For anyone who wants to use it with sky broadband you have to upgrade firmware or it will not work.
Hey @tomton do you have any links for setting this up with sky broadband please

Hi,
Tricky part is extracting broadband login credentials. Once this is done it's fairly straightforward to configure and connect.
Below link to a video showing how to get your login and password.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvmn3xI77Os
Configuration is very simple, you just select your broadband provider (Sky) and put your credentials in.

Like I said before you will have to upgrade firmware to make it work.
tomton
There is bandwidth control section in router settings where you can specify IP range, port range, protocol, priority, upstream/downstream min/max.


For anyone who wants to use it with sky broadband you have to upgrade firmware or it will not work.


Hey @tomton do you have any links for setting this up with sky broadband please
There is bandwidth control section in router settings where you can specify IP range, port range, protocol, priority, upstream/downstream min/max.


For anyone who wants to use it with sky broadband you have to upgrade firmware or it will not work.
Gavin, you would need to use Qos to limit the bandwidth. Not sure if this router has this but most of them do.
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Dremel plunge router adapter £21.24 @ Amazon

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Dremel router, decent for the hobbyist and according to the 3 camels, rarely been cheaper (and even then by £2) Good reviews on Amazon too
jaydeeuk1 Avatar1w, 1d agoFound 1 week, 1 day ago2 Comments
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davemc37
Mate, whilst this might be a good deal for some you should probably rename this as a router adaptor and not a router as it needs a freelance multi tool inside it to work

Sor'ed.
Mate, whilst this might be a good deal for some you should probably rename this as a router adaptor and not a router as it needs a freelance multi tool inside it to work
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Netgear R7000-100KUS Nighthawk AC1900 router £124.99 lightning deal @ Amazon

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Cheapest I can find this - Amazon Lightning Deal. Mixed reviews on range & complex setup but seems to excel in most areas and now at a competitive price......
WAL82G22 Avatar1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago4 Comments
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**** it, I heard the 2.4Ghz range sucks and it's slow to apply settings. For £120, that's disappointing to say the least.
I am looking for a router, should I just get this one? I'm sick of my Virgin Super Hub 2 dropping wifi connections at home
Not gonna Vote Hot/Cold on this one. I don't understand the case for paying this much versus cheaper D6400. Do you truly get the extra performance and feature benefit out of this that you would pay that much more? Note I'm going by the cheaper £80 price for the D6400 not the current £90 odd price. I guess this will give better range due to the included external antennas? What else?
Great router, heavily used by 14 users in the office no issues. but I got it £10 cheaper a year ago.
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Pre configured VPN UK Proxy router £27.99 @ Amazon

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This looks like a pretty decent set up if you don't know much about VPN's and how to set them up. Comes with one months free subscription and there is a discount code RIO33 to get 33% of a yearly sub…
Joey Bloggsy Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago25 Comments
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PS they were fine till recently.
hitman007
Anyone else used privateinternetaccess.com?
hybridandy
MonkeysUncle
people are voting cold because if you only need a vpn to view UK TV abroad etc. You just get a cheaper provider, and install a simple bit of software or set it up. Its not hard.
If you want a VPN which doesn't log you certainly don't use this service.
Interesting about hotspot shield, I'm coming up to end of contact soon with 100% no logging. At £20 pa. What's hotspots logging like.
Hotspot shield is awful. I recommend PIA. (Private Internet Access)

Yeah. Have had them over 1 year but recently getting disconnected an awful lot. Help desk emails not great atm...the last advice was not applicable to me and I told them so, but then I get a follow up email asking me if they have solved my problem! :(
So does the router become useless once the free one month expires?
Anyone else used privateinternetaccess.com?
hybridandy
MonkeysUncle
people are voting cold because if you only need a vpn to view UK TV abroad etc. You just get a cheaper provider, and install a simple bit of software or set it up. Its not hard.
If you want a VPN which doesn't log you certainly don't use this service.
Interesting about hotspot shield, I'm coming up to end of contact soon with 100% no logging. At £20 pa. What's hotspots logging like.
Hotspot shield is awful. I recommend PIA. (Private Internet Access)
Doubt it will manage much throughput unless they're not using any encryption, that's a low end mikrotik device.
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Another Sky fibre broadband deal - includes line rental & router delivery charge £218.75 12 months (possible £145.25 after cashback)

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Looking at the mse broadband deals and came across this one which works out a little cheaper. Topcashback are offering sky fibre without tv free for 12months with £73.50 cash back. The link shows
macas2000 Avatar1w, 4d agoFound 1 week, 4 days ago2 Comments
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Standard fibre activation £50 for existing Sky Broadband customers. For new Sky Broadband customers with or without TV, £39 activation fee applies. External Factors e.g. internet congestion and home wiring can affect speed. Download speeds up to 38Mb. Compatible line required otherwise £20 connection charge may apply.
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BT Infinity 52MB inc TV and SIM deal! £11 per month (After cashback and voucher) £483.00

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I reckon for fibre the BT current deal with a 125 mastercard plus 207 tcb if you add on a 60 quid sim and free tv works out cheaper for 12m than the mse sky deals. 205 line rental 50 connection 12.…
m1chaels Avatar1w, 5d agoFound 1 week, 5 days ago58 Comments
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Just ordered this (Sep 28th - 11am), In my BT account its showing my order as the following:

Phone: Unlimited Weekend Calls
Broadband: 25GB BT Infinity 1
TV: BT TV Starter
Mobile: BT Mobile 500mb Plan
My Sport: BT Sport Pack on BT TV
Paid: Line rental 1 yr Upfront

Total Spend:

Fixed Up Front Costs
Activation fee £59.00
Home Hub delivery charge £7.95
Line Rental Saver £205.08
Total: £272.03

Starter + Infinity 1 £8
BT Sport Pack - on BT TV FREE
AMC - on BT TV FREE
BT Mobile - 500MB Plan £5
BT Privacy Caller Display (Free for 12 months, then £1.75 so remember to cancel)
Total: £13.00 (per month)

Yearly Spend: £272.03 + (12 x £13) = £428.03
Less: £100 Mastercard + £10.00 Itunes Giftcard + £183.75 (TCB Cashback currently tracking) = £293.75
Net Annual Effective Cost: £134.28 Annual or £11.19 a month

The TCB is tracking lower than expected (so ill see what happens , but if it uplifts to the £215.25 as advertised, then the annual cost reduces further to £102.78 Annual or £8.56 a month!!!

No idea why this is cold, its still active and a bloody bargain, either at £11.19 or £8.56 a month! Sky can go and suck my big fat hairy balls! :)

Edited By: bigdaddyuk on Sep 28, 2016 12:39
Same here, got my sim yesterday, and tracked at £152.25. Ordered Wednesday so going to raise a ticket tomorrow - that's the 7 days they quote you need to wait before submission.
It tracked for me at £152.25 within an hour of doing the order. Got the mobile sim in the post today, and had an email confirming the delivery dates for everything else, but TCB still showing the lower rate.
m1chaels
Has anyone's TCB uplifted yet?
not yet . i will give it a couple of days and contact them
Has anyone's TCB uplifted yet?
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wireless 11AC Gaming Router £149.99 @ Amazon (DOTD)

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From Amazon Website: Product Description NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless Router, Dynamic QoS/Twin USB 3.0 and eSATA Ports/Beamforming+/IPv…
mrjheeta Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago22 Comments
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Why do 'gamers' insist on having specialist equipment for all, often when unnecessary? I mean, my router's fine for three of us in my household as we play X online competitively.
This is a gaming router, or so It says. It's for those that don't find the standard "free" routers capable. For me in my house, the standard routers just don't cut it. They don't reach every corner of the house and don't give me the speeds I pay for.

It's not for everybody, but still worth a post if it helps somebody.
malachi
djames108
malachi
Stealth_Fox
Since this is MU-MIMO, I'd consider it worth getting. Netgear themselves have said there is little value in the sub £100 router market as what you get free from your ISP is as good. They're focusing on value added products now, and this is a pretty good device IMHO.
Netgear would say that as they make most of the ISP's routers.....and they are all junk like the Superhub.
Their best routers are the high end ones.
​isp provided routers are by far not junk, what a ridiculous thing to say. Granted they do not perform as well as a £100+ router but for 95% of households they are perfectly adequate. If you are on standard broadband then they will be more than sufficient, fibre they will do the job.
What they should really do is offer you fibre/broadband with or without a modem/router and make it slightly cheaper if you use your own as they say it's free but a few £ per month of your bill pays for the kit.

Virgin, Talktalk, Sky BB, BT BB. All their routers are junk, yes they are fine for the basic. Just like buying a unbranded supermarket TV but in general they are not good. So no, its not a ridiculous thing to say.

You get what you pay for and is shown when things start going wrong. Especially in short periods of time.


​and the millions of people who use the 'junk' for many years and have no problems at all........

so why exactly would you expect things to go wrong. They do exactly the same thing, just not as fast and lack some features. No need to be a router snob (_;)
Cold, £99 at Currys
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Netgear R8000 Nighthawk Router - Amazon deal of the day - £159.99

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I have this router and whilst it looks like a spaceship it performs brilliantly!! Great deal today from Amazon. We have it downstairs and still get wifi in our loft room.
stokiecg Avatar2w, 6d agoFound 2 weeks, 6 days ago13 Comments
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This is expensive but cheapest its been. It is one of the best routers and new tech costs money. I have 37 devices in my home that connect to the internet(Phones, PCs,TVs,Consoles). My super router can handle my basic needs but Future routers will need tech like this.
dt_matthews
Pluun
Strangely enough, my free, supplied router works fine.
Why would I need to spend £159?
One person's fine, is another's inadequate, notwithstanding people do very different things on a network, so sure, for you this would be unnecessary, but lots of people simply dont want to have to make do with the standard kit isp's provide, (lack of) speed and/or reliability that some users expose by their hardware usage can be a real pita.
I suppose so.
I just use mine for the basics. oO
Pluun
Strangely enough, my free, supplied router works fine.
Why would I need to spend £159?
One person's fine, is another's inadequate, notwithstanding people do very different things on a network, so sure, for you this would be unnecessary, but lots of people simply dont want to have to make do with the standard kit isp's provide, (lack of) speed and/or reliability that some users expose by their hardware usage can be a real pita.
I have another router from the range and what it does over what I got free from Virgin is reliable connections with all my devices.

My kids are always gaming on their ipads and then we have the smart TV, security cams, thermostat, wiiu etc and I never get any drop outs or lack of wifi. Whereas previously I would always have lock outs and poor wifi.

I also love the parental controls which I find very useful for my children. The best bit is that I can also add in a schedule to switch off the wifi signal!!! So no late night online gaming from the kids but this doesn't disrupt the hard wired connections in the house.

I love it...Heat
Thought I'd resist the expensive routers for now and just coughed up £50 to upgrade my BT router from Home Hub v5 to v6 (Super Hub). All the reviews are saying its easily 40% faster with much better range and whilst there are fewer options to change and I've only been using it a couple of days, there feels like a big difference.
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6-AC3200 Tri-Band Router - £109.99 @ Currys (in-store only)

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Spotted this in Currys this morning. Website still shows £199.99 but will post a pic of price in comments. I've included link to currys website as you can still reserve and ask them to process i…
Jelavic18 Avatar3w, 13h agoFound 3 weeks, 13 hours ago10 Comments
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mk3
Thanks OP went to 3 stores. Picked up 3 in total @ £109.99 one store was £199.99
Same here
Strange
Oneday77
mk3
Thanks OP went to 3 stores. Picked up 3 in total @ £109.99 one store was £199.99
3 WTF, I thought I was bad with an R8000 and R7000 in the house.
Do not know or do enough to use one of these. Have just upgraded to a BT smart hub, thats my level.
Will make a few quid though.
mk3
Thanks OP went to 3 stores. Picked up 3 in total @ £109.99 one store was £199.99
3 WTF, I thought I was bad with an R8000 and R7000 in the house.
mk3
Thanks OP went to 3 stores. Picked up 3 in total @ £109.99 one store was £199.99

Same here
Thanks OP went to 3 stores. Picked up 3 in total @ £109.99 one store was £199.99
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Netgear nighthawk200 £199.99 @ PC World

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Having a look for routers and came across this. Looks decent with good reviews. Good price considering this is on Amazon £190.
dexpearce Avatar3w, 15h agoFound 3 weeks, 15 hours ago5 Comments
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Expiring it, looks like it was a misprice.

Thought it was too good.
when i add to basket it says £199 , did you get it or add it ?
andysideas
Something weird going on when trying to buy. Price goes up


oh yes the basket jumps to £199.00 oO


Something weird going on when trying to buy. Price goes up
click here for review


Edited By: brianzion on Sep 08, 2016 09:21
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Edimax N300 range extender with network port (supports Access point and Bridge modes also) BACK IN STOCK £9.32 at CCL Online please add £2.99 for 1st class delivery - £12.31

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The Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi Extender is a Wi-Fi extender with built-in power adapter in a compact design which can be plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The ES-7438RPn Mini comes with an…
imrank123 Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago4 Comments
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A1gunner
I have one out my shed at back runs android box and gives a WiFi points as well spot on to me



How have you connected your network to it? As it's not a powerline adapter
I have one out my shed at back runs android box and gives a WiFi points as well spot on to me
Same price on prime.
Anyone know of this is any good please?
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Bosch 060326A170 POF 1200 AE Router £54.96 @ Amazon

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Steady as she goes. On/off switch on handle SDS system for easy insertion of the template guide Vacuum adaptor and clamping lever Speed adjustment via setting wheel Column guides with p…
I_SHOULD_COCO Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago5 Comments
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sickly sweet
I bought one of these http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-prt150g-1500w-router-464522

I'm not sure how it compares but might be worth considering?!


​I got the Homebase one for a one off project I did this summer. It was fine for MDF but after one use on plywood it started making a weird grinding noise.
JustNick
Didn't know Bosch makes routers. Does this have good WiFi range?
Range is OK but they're rubbish at transferring data. They only allow one Bit at a time.
JustNick
Didn't know Bosch makes routers. Does this have good WiFi range?


​yeah they do, better than Netgear belt sanders
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Didn't know Bosch makes routers. Does this have good WiFi range?
I bought one of these http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/guild-prt150g-1500w-router-464522

I'm not sure how it compares but might be worth considering?!
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NETGEAR D6400-100UKS AC1600 Dual Band 300 + 1300 Mbps Wireless (Wi-Fi) VDSL/ADSL Modem Router £73.97 sold by Esale Express Amazon

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bought this router a few weeks back at a higher price 90ish and seen it drop in price,have replaced my sky router via wireshark and using a guide placed on one of the reviews,much better wifi and inte…
slyfox26 Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago8 Comments
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does this router have bit torrent support?
cheers mate
gazdoubleu
Muir
The sold by Amazon version is £76.63 if anyone's interested. I bought it for £89 back in May, and it was good value at that price. It's been rock solid and ridiculously superior to the Sky one, both in terms of range and reliability.
​Hi Muir, did you completely replace a Sky ADSL or VDSL router. I extracted my Sky user and Pass from my old Sky router and connected an old Belkin N300 ADSL as an experiment but the connection wasn't stable

Yes, completely replaced it. The Sky thing is now in a box somewhere. The connection is far better now in every way.
Muir
The sold by Amazon version is £76.63 if anyone's interested. I bought it for £89 back in May, and it was good value at that price. It's been rock solid and ridiculously superior to the Sky one, both in terms of range and reliability.


​Hi Muir, did you completely replace a Sky ADSL or VDSL router. I extracted my Sky user and Pass from my old Sky router and connected an old Belkin N300 ADSL as an experiment but the connection wasn't stable
The sold by Amazon version is £76.63 if anyone's interested. I bought it for £89 back in May, and it was good value at that price. It's been rock solid and ridiculously superior to the Sky one, both in terms of range and reliability.
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Sky Broadband Unlimited including line rental - £238.75 but with £100 Mastercard + £60 Quidco equates to £78.75 (including line install + router delivery) for 12 months

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This is for ADSL broadband up to 17Mb. Just took this deal out you pay for the line rental and get the broadband for free for 12 months but they also send you a £100 Prepaid Mastercard and if you g…
fayraz Avatar3w, 5d agoFound 3 weeks, 5 days ago24 Comments
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Do I need to be a new customer or can still get this broadband deal even if I'm have sky tv
ive just switched to plusnet from sky after my broadband contract ran out. my speed from sky was 5mb which just wasnt enough. for an extra £5 a month i get 38mb fibre from plusnet.
Your text here

Far better than the speeds I get from Virginmedia, great deal ive took the plunge

Edited By: Wigan_Lad on Sep 05, 2016 12:48
Sky Broadband is rubbish. Do not expect 17Mb. The max I would get is around 11.6 but a lot of the times it would drop to speeds like this:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cm7eNpeXEAAwc0r.png
I live less than a mile away from the nearest exchange.

Thankfully, we are on Fibre Unlimited now.

Edited By: CAL23 on Sep 04, 2016 14:40
Anyone know of any good offers or codes for Sky Fibre Unlimited?
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Titan 1250W Router 240V, £32.49 @ Screwfix Deal of the day

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Seems a good price and some good reviews. 2 in stock at Blackpool for click and collect.
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Beware if you read only the first reviews on the Screwfix website: all of the (many) horror stories are tucked away at the end on the default sort, which is high to low. Sounds like a Russian roulette purchase.

Also there is some debate about collet size. SF list it as having 1/4" collet only but in specs it says 1/2" shank. Many reviews say they use it with 1/2" cutters. May be wise to check with SF first.
for people wanting to know

¼" Collet
for people wanting to know

¼" Collet
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ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band Gigabit Wireless Router at Amazon for £159.37

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A very powerful router, could be a overkill for most people but the price is one of the lowest I have ever seen on Amazon. For me a deal maker is Dual WAN (redundancy or double speed-via 3rd part f…
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It obviously can't perform miracles but previously I needed previous APs near to my Google Chromecast devices as the Wi-Fi wasn't sufficiently fast enough to allow good streaming to multiple rooms.

Now I can stream as much as I like without interruption.
ro53ben
Ted Wales
Is the signal better? I've got three access points in my house and it's a pain.

I used to have 3 x access points, connected by powerline networking, to support a medium size detached home.

I now have this single device, centrally positioned, in the home and have very fast wireless coverage everywhere.


Thanks for that. It's exactly what I've got here. Think I'll invest in one. Cheers.
Ted Wales
Is the signal better? I've got three access points in my house and it's a pain.

I used to have 3 x access points, connected by powerline networking, to support a medium size detached home.

I now have this single device, centrally positioned, in the home and have very fast wireless coverage everywhere.
whiteface
BluCola
[RB450G+Unifi AP-AC Pro?
~£80 board plus £125 AP (apologies if the boards are available cheaply - just punted it into google, definitely wouldn't turn one down but that's not cheap), still clocks out £40 dearer than this and is a less friendly package.
Do want to get some unifi gear going soon, but don't really need it. Heard the handover's excellent between APs, and while their routing/switching/etc gear might not be fantastic and the wifi stuff might not scale well, at the lower end (1-500 users) it's proper good value.

If you don't have enough budget, there're plenty other combinations for these two brands. e.g. RB951G-2HND (disable the WIFI) + Unifi AP-AC-lite, which should cost around £150 as well and much more powerful. Of course, you get what you pay for. I'm currently using a CCR1036 + Unifi AP-AC-Pro with an unmanaged 48-port switch. Have nothing to complain at all. But router from Asus, meh. It's only good if you don't need anything powerful.
I have a RT-AC68U and the dual wan redundancy does not work despite the feature existing. Perhaps the 3rd party firmware helps. The RT-AC3200 will have much faster wireless performance than a Sky Hub and better range. Though speed will be dependent on your devices or network cards have AC functionality rather than B/G or N. You can use with the Sky Hub by connecting via cable and switching the Sky Hub wireless off to reduce interference.
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NETGEAR D6400 Dual Band Modem Router £80.40 @ Amazon

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I was looking for a new router/modem with USB 3.0 for file sharing and saw this price drop today near to its lowest on camelcamelcamel. Great reviews for a mid-range router. -With built-in modem…
Stos Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago19 Comments
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RufusG
Just got £10 off via the Amazon chat because of USB 2.0 ports. Not bad

Wow, I got off the phone to Amazon, they were really rude and were telling me it had USB 3.0 and that I received the wrong item despite emailing them. They wouldn't discount at all. I tested the router (after the rude service) and it made no improvement over my talktalk router anyway so will be returning it. Would have kept it for a discount though. First time I have had a bad experience with Amazon they are usually really good. The guy i spoke to mumbled and I had to repeat my postcode 7 times to then be put on hold and called back an hour later to be told "yeh it is out of my hands?". Oh well.

Edited By: Smelly_Pickle on Sep 06, 2016 20:42
Just got £10 off via the Amazon chat because of USB 2.0 ports. Not bad
USB 2.0 ports like you said guys
Stos
Smelly_Pickle
Stos
Smelly_Pickle
Stos
Smelly_Pickle
Just bought from Amazon to replace my talktalk router which is having slowdown issues via a switch (i think maybe due to lack of 1000mps port in the router and it not being able to handle the extra packets..) Lots of mixed reviews on the d6400 but mostly due to the rrp being too high for what you get and lack of USB 3.0 (amazon has the specs wrong) but for this price it now looks pretty decent and will also hopefully improve my wireless range. Heat.
I purchased this @ the price of £80.40, then upon receipt realised as you said its actually USB 2.0. Called Amazon and they offered me a discount which made it worthwhile to keep. So I'd suggest you do the same if they haven't changed the description already.
Thought I would try to email them and got ths response.
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Hello Michael,
Thank you for contacting Amazon.co.uk and giving me the opportunity to help you with your query.
As per the item description I can confirm that this router has USB 3.0.
However, if in case you received something else then you are more welcome to return the incorrect item for a refund.
OR,
You can ask us to Stop and Return the order now.
We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Please be assured that we will do whatever we can do to prevent you from bearing any kind of loss.
Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. "
I will call them tomorrow when I receive it like you did, especially now being assured it does have USB 3.0 :s
Can you let me know if they send you some special limited edition 3.0 version please as I'd be keen to have this!
Sure will, how much discount did they offer you? Cheers
30% off the original price = £24.12

Nicely done!
Smelly_Pickle
Stos
Smelly_Pickle
Stos
Smelly_Pickle
Just bought from Amazon to replace my talktalk router which is having slowdown issues via a switch (i think maybe due to lack of 1000mps port in the router and it not being able to handle the extra packets..) Lots of mixed reviews on the d6400 but mostly due to the rrp being too high for what you get and lack of USB 3.0 (amazon has the specs wrong) but for this price it now looks pretty decent and will also hopefully improve my wireless range. Heat.
I purchased this @ the price of £80.40, then upon receipt realised as you said its actually USB 2.0. Called Amazon and they offered me a discount which made it worthwhile to keep. So I'd suggest you do the same if they haven't changed the description already.
Thought I would try to email them and got ths response.
"
Hello Michael,
Thank you for contacting Amazon.co.uk and giving me the opportunity to help you with your query.
As per the item description I can confirm that this router has USB 3.0.
However, if in case you received something else then you are more welcome to return the incorrect item for a refund.
OR,
You can ask us to Stop and Return the order now.
We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Please be assured that we will do whatever we can do to prevent you from bearing any kind of loss.
Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. "
I will call them tomorrow when I receive it like you did, especially now being assured it does have USB 3.0 :s
Can you let me know if they send you some special limited edition 3.0 version please as I'd be keen to have this!
Sure will, how much discount did they offer you? Cheers

30% off the original price = £24.12
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D-Link DCS-932L Wireless N Day/Night Home IP Camera £32.99 @ Amazon

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I use two of these with Cammy's (https://www.cammy.com/gb/) free service to record images when motion is detected in the house. They're a bit fiddly to set up but haven't skipped a beat since. I'll be…
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joyf4536
Don't know what cammy is but hubby got a Sricam SP009C from Gearbest for about £12. Dead easy to set up, even I could have done it but didn't want to show him up - we can log in from our Android phones, record or take pics. Quality pretty good for viewing on a phone but WTF it was £12. You need your own power supply though.
No port forwarding to set hubby is shouting from the kitchen - shut up and finish the washing up I'm shouting from the sofa!
The Sricam (or any of the other million Chinese rebrands) are absolute junk. Mine made a constant buzzing noise which I found to be coming from the auto-focus component so had to unplug that and now have to focus manually by rotating the lens. Also the many different rebrands of the same iPhone app is junk too, very intermittent to connect over WiFi however connects over mobile internet ok. Theres absolutely no security so anyone on the network can view the cameras using a URL like rtsp://10.0.1.15:554/onvif1

Well ours works fine, it does have a password but since it's in the garden shed showing the bird table and nuts hanging outside that isn't a big issue, as hubby has just said "who'd want to look at my tits",
must go now I have to hit someone

Edited By: joyf4536 on Aug 22, 2016 07:57: sp
Got one of these from ebuyer when they dropped, perfect as a baby monitor but image quality for anything else is average
joyf4536
Don't know what cammy is but hubby got a Sricam SP009C from Gearbest for about £12. Dead easy to set up, even I could have done it but didn't want to show him up - we can log in from our Android phones, record or take pics. Quality pretty good for viewing on a phone but WTF it was £12. You need your own power supply though.
No port forwarding to set hubby is shouting from the kitchen - shut up and finish the washing up I'm shouting from the sofa!

The Sricam (or any of the other million Chinese rebrands) are absolute junk. Mine made a constant buzzing noise which I found to be coming from the auto-focus component so had to unplug that and now have to focus manually by rotating the lens. Also the many different rebrands of the same iPhone app is junk too, very intermittent to connect over WiFi however connects over mobile internet ok. Theres absolutely no security so anyone on the network can view the cameras using a URL like rtsp://10.0.1.15:554/onvif1
easy to set up? might get this so I can keep an eye on the car while I'm away
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Linksys MAX-STREAM EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Wireless Router £99.99 @ Amazon

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Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Wi-Fi Router (EA7500) The Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900 Multi User-MIMO Router (EA7500) provides dual Wi-Fi bands with combined data speeds of up to 1.9 Gbps f…
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Can I use this with Sky Fibre without using my current sky hub/router? Cheers


​No, IIRC sky fibre is still copper to door and this is a cable router. So you would have to keep your sky router / modem and put it into modem mode.
Can I use this with Sky Fibre without using my current sky hub/router? Cheers
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belkin n600 db wireless router reduced to £5.00 @ Tesco Merthyr

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Nice price for router with basic server capabilities. Not sure if national but they had 4 more of these in Merthyr plus 2 cable/fibre style ones at the same price.
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Gollywood
Terrible router. Worst I ever had.


U ain't had virgin superhub then
Terrible router. Worst I ever had.
Yet to use it. Can't be worse than my talk talk router.
not good wifi
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AUKEU WiFi Repeater Router £7.45 prime / £11.44 non prime (rrp £36) - Sold by Tianyue Dazzling and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Seems to be a bargain, with this usually costing over £35 elsewhere. Fulfilled by Amazon too.
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This is still available. Just ordered for £7.45 with free delivery on Prime.

Still don't know why this was marked as expired. Arrived today, after ordering at the weekend. UK version, with standard 3 pin plug mounted. Shoved it in, pushed the WPS button, instantly paired with my Virgin Superhub and, voila, a wifi repeater. Bargain at £7.45.

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​operating system?
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We're sorry. The item AUKEU Repeater WiFi Router is no longer available from the seller you selected. To see if it's available from another seller, click here to return to the item's product detail page. :(
That was quick! X) Expired it goes :(

I really wanted one :(
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That was quick! X) Expired it goes :(
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TP-Link Pocket Router etc £3.00 only! @ Sainsbury's

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Ridiculous reduction, original price 23£. Model No: TL-WR710N, advertised as Wi-Fi Pocket Router/AP/TV Adapter/Repeater with USB port. Was looking for the Netgear 1200 gigabit power line adapter, li…
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azocarbo
Does a portable router than you can carry round in a backpack with a USB port and 3/4G dongle plugged in sending out a wifi network with internet from the dongle exist please?
Yeshttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00634PLTW/ref=psdc_430579031_t3_B00PFXFWTQ
Or there are some made by Gl inet that come with openwrt installed

Great ty
azocarbo
Does a portable router than you can carry round in a backpack with a USB port and 3/4G dongle plugged in sending out a wifi network with internet from the dongle exist please?

Yes
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00634PLTW/ref=psdc_430579031_t3_B00PFXFWTQ
Or there are some made by Gl inet that come with openwrt installed
spodham
azocarbo
Does a portable router than you can carry round in a backpack with a USB port and 3/4G dongle plugged in sending out a wifi network with internet from the dongle exist please?
​A mifi or mobile phone will do that. I don't know that what you are asking about exists (don't know it doesn't either). Basically with both of the options I suggest the dongle is built in to the router device.
I'm sure someone cleverer than me will let us know.

Yeah this is exactly what you buy a mifi type device for.
azocarbo
Does a portable router than you can carry round in a backpack with a USB port and 3/4G dongle plugged in sending out a wifi network with internet from the dongle exist please?


​A mifi or mobile phone will do that. I don't know that what you are asking about exists (don't know it doesn't either). Basically with both of the options I suggest the dongle is built in to the router device.

I'm sure someone cleverer than me will let us know.
This runs dwrt firmware too
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NETGEAR EX6120-100UKS - £34.99 @ Amazon

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AC1200 Wifi range extender or Wireless Access Point Product Description The AC1200 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition boosts WiFi range for speeds up to 1200 Mbps, ideal for HD video streaming…
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I have this. Doesn't work very well with thick old walls. Currently looking for a replacement.
there are some tp-link ones at about £39.49 last time I checked couple days ago on Amazon. I use the cheap D-Linj 500mbps ones which are about £14.99 per pair, and have no WiFi. No complaints.

There are articles that compare various adapters. Google's your friend.
Thank you..sounds very interesting idea. Any recommendations?
sam1970
Is this much better than the EX 2700 for £14.99? The signal is not great in my house (Concrete walls from 1920). Happy to go for the expensive option if it offers better signal


you can probably get a ​powetline adaptor with wifi for that money (I guess about £5 more for a pair one of them with wifi). I would go for that if the wiring in the house is good enough for 500mbps
Is this much better than the EX 2700 for £14.99? The signal is not great in my house (Concrete walls from 1920). Happy to go for the expensive option if it offers better signal
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Router Table at Aldi in Portswood now £19.99 (instore only)

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Popped into Aldi in Portswood near Southampton and found this on offer. A router table was £29.99 reduced down to £19.99 Brand: Workzone Dimensions: Main Table: 445 x 334mm, Extension Wings: 855 x 3…
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Router and table in the same sentence...confused.com...but that's not hard for me X) heat added summer <3
This is ideal for my BT home hub and will look well smart in the hallway.

Thank you Summer' this should be scorchio 8)
Great find, Summer and anything that helps with my bad sense of direction has got to be good ...
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...oh <3
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Heat..... love you xx
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NETGEAR R8000-100UKS Nighthawk X6-AC3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Router (Three Offload Processors/Dynamic QoS) £159.99 @ Amazon

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If you're looking for a modem-router I can offer a factory-sealed TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (Compatible with 4K Streaming/YouView IPTV/BT Infinity/TalkTalk/EE/Plusnet Fibre/LTE)

for £88 delivered versus £108 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-Archer-VR900-Connections-Compatible/dp/B01132GCP0
waiting for the wrt1900acs to come down in price, missed it when it was on offer on prime day :-(

Edited By: turbo_c on Aug 05, 2016 20:54: .
if you want wireless then wired isn't really going to be much help but I'm sure you know that already :D
kingp1n
definatley got my attention but a bit out of my price anything similar but cheaper?
For a home router you don't need "3200". Just go with a 1750-1900. 3200 router just have two 5ghz bands. Useless for home networks in my opinion.
k1ngchr15
bouncy99
the thin piece of cat5e will win for speed, but if its thin its probably flat, and if its flat, its probably not twisted, and if its not twisted, you might experience slow performance due to interference, especially in long runs.
I can't tell if that was meant to be funny.
Because "Wire will win, but if... and if and if and if.... then it's crap" was hilarious.
Or perhaps my mind hasn't survived to the weekend.......
I wish I could justify stupidly expensive equipment like this. (_;)
Heat because I want to need it.
was a serious observation, but i also like to entertain, lol
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Just signed up to Plusnet standard ADSL (unlimited) broadband. Its Free for 12 months on a 12 month contract with £75 cash back (from Plus Net). Quidco are offering £135 for Standalone ADSL packages…
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thewongwing101
JC1997
anyone receive the £75 cashback email?
Had mine about a week ago
getting 1.3mb as opposed to 1.7 with sky
Same here (switched from sky), didn't measure speeds but definitely feels slower. How's that even possible, don't they all use the same lines/wires? Should I try to use their previous Sky router (with a bit of reprogramming) instead of the one provided by Plusnet?
In fact mine seems to be faster suspect it maybe be the rubbish router and will get a more unstable line
prefer it that way tbh

Goatmilk
£75 cashback cheque received today making the deal worthwhile imo. Thanks op, glad I switched.
no sign of mine yet did wait a week or so before confirming mind
£75 cashback cheque received today making the deal worthwhile imo. Thanks op, glad I switched.
thewongwing101
JC1997
anyone receive the £75 cashback email?
Had mine about a week ago
getting 1.3mb as opposed to 1.7 with sky

Same here (switched from sky), didn't measure speeds but definitely feels slower. How's that even possible, don't they all use the same lines/wires? Should I try to use their previous Sky router (with a bit of reprogramming) instead of the one provided by Plusnet?
Does anyone have a screenshot from the Quidco offer ?
Darude
thewongwing101
JC1997
anyone receive the £75 cashback email?
Had mine about a week ago
getting 1.3mb as opposed to 1.7 with sky
I received mines too. Hoping to receive a cheque between 30-60 days.
Yeah applied for mine as well
speeds seem to vary a lot early doors I guess
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Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800 AC2600 Router (with MU-MIMO) £149.99 @ Amazon

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This usually retails for £200+ so is a bargain for what it is. Also, due to the Qualcomm chipset it performs far better at MU-MIMO than the more expensive R8500. Blurb: Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Sma…
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turbo_c
hmm... many of the five star reviews appear to be vine reviewers that got it for free.

I found on Amazon they bundled the reviews for all the different models together so it was difficult to see which reviews were for which model


Good point. would love to get this if I knew it worked well with dd wrt.
turbo_c
hmm... many of the five star reviews appear to be vine reviewers that got it for free.

I found on Amazon they bundled the reviews for all the different models together so it was difficult to see which reviews were for which model
hmm... many of the five star reviews appear to be vine reviewers that got it for free.
I've been watching the wrt1900acs for ddwrt, would this be better?

Very mixed reviews on Amazon.

Edited By: turbo_c on Jul 31, 2016 16:28: Reviews
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Post Office Home Phone & Premium Broadband (ADSL) - £9.83/month - £168.00 + £50 Quidco

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Post Office are currently offering their Premium Broadband for Free when you take their Home Phone service out. ADSL: Up to 17MB Unlimited FREE Wifi Router HOME PHONE: Unlimited weekend call…
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kelar
Still comes out cheaper than a lot of other providers. Im looking for a cheap deal. But don't want my internet speed slowed down at peak times. Does anyone know if this provider does this?


​sky
Still comes out cheaper than a lot of other providers. Im looking for a cheap deal. But don't want my internet speed slowed down at peak times. Does anyone know if this provider does this?
kelar
18month contract so after 12 months free you pay £8 on top of the £16 line rental.
Ahh yes didn't notice that!
plus £6.95 router delivery charge, still a good deal, we were looking at broadband fo a 12 month student year earlier in the week, line rental is very good at £168.
18month contract so after 12 months free you pay £8 on top of the £16 line rental.
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TP-Link TL-WR710N-UK 150 Mbps 10/100 Wireless N Router - £7.00 instore @ Sainsbury's (Gravesend)

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Spotted these in my local Sainsburys at Pepper Hill, Gravesend Wi-Fi Pocket Router/AP/TV Adapter/Repeater TL-WR710N Portable design, ideal for travel and home use Built-in power adapter, no bu…
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Does it have PEAP (security protocol) connection capabilities?
Just picked one up from Saintsbury's Cannock. Was about 6 left on the shelf
Thank you for posting this i was in desperate need of a new repeater. Luckily had the last one out of my local Sainsbury. HOT HOT HOT :-)
capa
Father in law has a modem/router in garage. There's enough wifi signal in the back room but it doesn't get to the other end of the house.
Will this help and if so where does one plug it in?
Any 13A socket. If it can connect to the existing wifi it purports to boot the signal.
Father in law has a modem/router in garage. There's enough wifi signal in the back room but it doesn't get to the other end of the house.

Will this help and if so where does one plug it in?
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Deal of the day. VDSL/ADSL Modem router. For BT infinity and other fiberoptic broadband FTTC. Price drop is for today only. The price yesterday was £244.99.
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This is awesome if it's anything like the R7000 - heat added!
Thanks been looking at getting one of these. Ordered!
Domislice
Bighare
Usual question…. Why so cold? I wish those voting cold could take a second or two to say why. The deal seems a good one… is it the router itself?
It's probably because this is a somewhat specialist high end product that 99% of HUKD users are too dumb or insular to appreciate so they vote cold. It's a common occurrence.

Yes indeed. Not sure why people don't understand this.
Domislice
Bighare
Usual question…. Why so cold? I wish those voting cold could take a second or two to say why. The deal seems a good one… is it the router itself?
It's probably because this is a somewhat specialist high end product that 99% of HUKD users are too dumb or insular to appreciate so they vote cold. It's a common occurrence.

Had the same issue when I posted a deal for the ASUS RT-AC88U. Was one hell of a deal but cheapskates looking for 59p off a bag of chips kept rocking up saying it was too expensive - their loss. Having had so many issues with BT Home Hubs and a Netgear router (in terms of range, ping and reliability) I wish I bought that one on offer myself.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/save-60-asus-rt-ac88u-wireless-broadband-router-239-99-delivered-amazon-lightning-2408767

Edited By: hotsa on Jul 22, 2016 09:38
I had one of these expensive netgear routers (different model). The upnp was a bit unreliable. I bought a cheaper asus n66 and it's been solid with 2 xbox and a ps4. Could vary between models of course. I also found the interface to be unresponsive. The asus is way slicker and smoother. I just prefer it all round. Can't comment on wireless really, my requirements for wireless are quite basic.
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Edimax N300 Range Extender (Access Point and Bridge) Back Again with CCL Online £9.32 (£2.99 1st class delivery)

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The Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi Extender is a Wi-Fi extender with built-in power adapter in a compact design which can be plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The ES-7438RPn Mini comes with an…
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Petetobin
Loathecliff
Has anyone ever tried one of these extenders at the end of a 30m. extension lead? -- Did it work?
You do know it's not a Power Line unit don't you? It will only work at the end of a 30m extension if it can still pick up your wifi signal.
Ah - I was a bit confused by that question!
Loathecliff
Petetobin
Loathecliff
Has anyone ever tried one of these extenders at the end of a 30m. extension lead? -- Did it work?
You do know it's not a Power Line unit don't you? It will only work at the end of a 30m extension if it can still pick up your wifi signal.
Oh :(
Thxs. No, I didn't know. I get thoroughly confused by these things.
Loathecliff, at the leading edge of pcm tech. ..... 40 yrs ago :(
In answer to the question you thought you were asking, I have run a Power Line wifi adapter at the end of a 50m cable extender very successfully. This is what you need

TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT AV500 Powerline 300 M Wi-Fi Extender/Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot with Two Ethernet Ports, Starter Kit/Twin Pack (Easy Configuration, Wi-Fi Clone for Smartphone/Tablets/Laptop) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DHB2T44/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LoiLxb7QXBKHQ

Edited By: Petetobin on Jul 24, 2016 10:02
Petetobin
Loathecliff
Has anyone ever tried one of these extenders at the end of a 30m. extension lead? -- Did it work?
You do know it's not a Power Line unit don't you? It will only work at the end of a 30m extension if it can still pick up your wifi signal.

Oh :(
Thxs. No, I didn't know. I get thoroughly confused by these things.

Loathecliff, at the leading edge of pcm tech. ..... 40 yrs ago :(
Loathecliff
Has anyone ever tried one of these extenders at the end of a 30m. extension lead? -- Did it work?
You do know it's not a Power Line unit don't you? It will only work at the end of a 30m extension if it can still pick up your wifi signal.
Loathecliff
Has anyone ever tried one of these extenders at the end of a 30m. extension lead? -- Did it work?
Mains or ethernet lead, it should work fine with either.
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Edimax N300 range extender with network port (supports Access point and Bridge modes also) £9.32 at CCL Online please add £2.99 for 1st class delivery - £12.31

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The Edimax EW-7438RPn Mini Wi-Fi Extender is a Wi-Fi extender with built-in power adapter in a compact design which can be plugged directly into an electrical outlet. The ES-7438RPn Mini comes with an…
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just ordered 2. heat added :)
Back in stock with CCL Online
linhang90
Whats the big deal.. Go on ebay,get one delivered for about £8.


Dont have to get a branded one,they all 300mps
linhang90
Whats the big deal.. Go on ebay,get one delivered for about £8.

They seem about £15 on eBay.
Whats the big deal.. Go on ebay,get one delivered for about £8.
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Edimax 8 port Gigabit Switch - £8.99 + £3.58 del (£12.57) @ Ebuyer

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The ES-5800G V3 is a Gigabit Desktop unmanaged switch designed to enhance network performance in a compact form factor, and with outstanding performance and high efficiency. The switch uses store and
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Sounds good though, where can I get adapters from
frownbreaker
majorpain
Just bought 1 (_;) added, does anyone know which type of Ethernet cable I need, I was told the cat 5 is the best but after searching I have come across cat 6 and 7 flat cables !! Confused

For most uses Cat5/Cat5e is fine. If the cable is run indoors or you are on a budget the cheaper CCA (Copper clad aluminium) is fine this is really cheap around £20 per reel 308m del. For exterior use get the 100% copper with weather proof coating this is £60 to £80 per reel delivered. For smaller runs look for offers on premade 10m and 20m lengths from under £4 del. Ebay, Ebuyer and HUKD are good sources. Sometimes the cheapest cables are in some odd colours but they will work fine!

With the Cat 6 / 7 cable there are MUCH more costly and hard to lay as they are very stiff and hard to work with. Unlikely you would need Cat 6 / 7 and the cost difference is so large there is no point laying this "in case". Far better to lay 2 or 3 cables of Cat5 which can support the higher speeds for shorter runs. Remember that 2 cat 5 cables can run HDMI (you need to purchase adaptors) and 1 cat 5 can be used for phone. The reason to run multiple cables is that the cost of laying the cable is high compared to the cost of the cable. Also if a cable fails you have a spare cable in place. Plus if you need extra cable in future is already in place.


Man that's getting a bit technical
majorpain
Just bought 1 (_;) added, does anyone know which type of Ethernet cable I need, I was told the cat 5 is the best but after searching I have come across cat 6 and 7 flat cables !! Confused

For most uses Cat5/Cat5e is fine. If the cable is run indoors or you are on a budget the cheaper CCA (Copper clad aluminium) is fine this is really cheap around £20 per reel 308m del. For exterior use get the 100% copper with weather proof coating this is £60 to £80 per reel delivered. For smaller runs look for offers on premade 10m and 20m lengths from under £4 del. Ebay, Ebuyer and HUKD are good sources. Sometimes the cheapest cables are in some odd colours but they will work fine!

With the Cat 6 / 7 cable there are MUCH more costly and hard to lay as they are very stiff and hard to work with. Unlikely you would need Cat 6 / 7 and the cost difference is so large there is no point laying this "in case". Far better to lay 2 or 3 cables of Cat5 which can support the higher speeds for shorter runs. Remember that 2 cat 5 cables can run HDMI (you need to purchase adaptors) and 1 cat 5 can be used for phone. The reason to run multiple cables is that the cost of laying the cable is high compared to the cost of the cable. Also if a cable fails you have a spare cable in place. Plus if you need extra cable in future is already in place.
majorpain
rudey_98
majorpain
Just bought 1 (_;) added, does anyone know which type of Ethernet cable I need, I was told the cat 5 is the best but after searching I have come across cat 6 and 7 flat cables !! Confused
Cat 5 or 5e is fine for almost everyone - cat 6 if you are really worried about super fast data transfer speeds.
The different Categories are based around the level of shielding so on longer runs or if you are burying in a wall perhaps Cat 6 is more sensible but for most 5 or 5e is suitable.
Thanks for making things clear for me, what about the cat 7 are they the latest cable ? And yes I do need faster data transfer therefore should I buy the cat 7 ?

Cat 7 would be to carry 10 Gigabit data speed over 100m cable length. This router is only rated at 1 Gigabit anyway so a bit pointless in reality.

A bit like putting Super Unleaded Petrol in a 1.0L Corsa. Now if you had a sportscar that could really take advantage of the extra Octane rating then it's worth it...
majorpain
rudey_98
majorpain
Just bought 1 (_;) added, does anyone know which type of Ethernet cable I need, I was told the cat 5 is the best but after searching I have come across cat 6 and 7 flat cables !! Confused


Cat 5 or 5e is fine for almost everyone - cat 6 if you are really worried about super fast data transfer speeds.

The different Categories are based around the level of shielding so on longer runs or if you are burying in a wall perhaps Cat 6 is more sensible but for most 5 or 5e is suitable.


Thanks for making things clear for me, what about the cat 7 are they the latest cable ? And yes I do need faster data transfer therefore should I buy the cat 7 ?


​would not waste your money unless you are buying a faster switch also. cat 6 would normally be used for 10GbE switches. Not seen any Cat 7 in use but Cat5 is fine for the switch mentioned here
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NETGEARR6400-100UKS AC1750 (802.11ac) Dual Band Gigabit Smart Wi-Fi Router £69.99 @ Amazon

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Description NETGEAR AC1750 (802.11ac) Dual Band Gigabit Smart Wi-Fi Router (External Antennas Boost Wi-Fi Speeds up to 450 Mbps + 1300 Mbps). Note. This does not have modem built in.
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£102.95 Now
dt_matthews
MazingerZ
My Virgin hub always randomly disconnects atleast 1-2 a day. I Wonder if switchin routers will make a diff?
Yes it will, the Virgin Super Hubs are very, erm, un-super.
Thanks I'll check out the recommended one above.
MazingerZ
My Virgin hub always randomly disconnects atleast 1-2 a day. I Wonder if switchin routers will make a diff?
Yes it will, the Virgin Super Hubs are very, erm, un-super.

Edited By: dt_matthews on Jul 04, 2016 14:52
My Virgin hub always randomly disconnects atleast 1-2 a day. I Wonder if switchin routers will make a diff?
hukd_addict
£104.33 now? the code doesn't work either?
Yep, expired :(
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Netgear D6300 router - Amazon for £74.99

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A router that's gone down quite a lot in price. Are they any good?
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Will this work with virgin and does it have USB for network storage
true, but I'd much rather have the Netherlands than home hub/sky/virgin/a n other default modem. performance alone along with the reliable WiFi signal it gives. no doubt the 6300 would be good, I just see the extra for 6400 as a better value option
That's not just a router, it is a ADSL2+ Modem Router. And price is not great for what it is either.
i paid 65 for the D6400 in store currys (sheer luck) and as with #1 i'd spend the extra for it:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-D6400-100UKS-Wireless-Connections-Infinity/dp/B00UCTXRRC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467388029&sr=8-1&keywords=d6400+netgear

Edited By: corrazy on Jul 01, 2016 16:47
I've got the D6400 and it is superb. I'd pay the extra £15 for the D6400's ADSL/VDSL if you have or might get fibre broadband.