02 Wireless Router - £15 *Instore* @ 02
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02 Wireless Router - £15 *Instore* @ 02

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Found 14th Mar 2011
The o2 Wireless routers are instore half price at the moment, on a 12 moth contract or month rolling.

Standard box £15
Enhanced box £30

8 Comments

Thought they were free .......Mine was.

I've actually found the newer "n" one to have worse range and be less reliable than the older g one.

UnclePotter

Thought they were free .......Mine was.



It's for the people who want to miss out on any online sign-up cashback (eg via Quidco/TopCashBack), and want to traipse to an o2 store and prepay for the box, and then have to register online and get a credit for that prepayment - ie pay more but don't have to accept a courier delivery of the o2 box.

(Those thinking the o2 boxes may be 'cheap modems' - think again - their firmware is totally locked to the o2 service.)

Finally while o2's LLU services USED to be absolutely top-notch winners on what you got and how much you paid for it, that is FAR from the case nowadays. I used to bang the drum for them, but have lost all motivation since they added 'niggles' to the new Summer 2010+ subscriptions, having spent the Spring advertising how "un-niggled" their then subscriptions were (and had been for 2.5years!). So ONLY sign-up to o2 services, at their new higher prices, IF you are happy with all the constraints (aka 'niggles') on new subscriptions.

MKD


bob_hoskins

I've actually found the newer "n" one to have worse range and be less … I've actually found the newer "n" one to have worse range and be less reliable than the older g one.



2 routers later and I am finding that the latest model for the 'works' customers absolutely terrible. I shall be putting in my own shortly

I purchased an o2 wireless n router when they were a tenner about 6 months back and it has been excellent. Faster than the old g router I had.

Perhaps better if using 'n' but my 'n' card refused to connect to it at all. Something I saw a lot with draft n equipment virgin was using so not exclusive to o2 by any means (well thompson, d-link and netgear as they supply the respective equipments)

Maybe you've been unlucky or have a faulty one. I recently moved from their G to N and the range and signal strength (& hence speed) are much better.
Talk to O2 support. You might need a firmware update or the line gain adjusted. They're very helpful. Call is free, so you've nothing to lose.

bob_hoskins

I've actually found the newer "n" one to have worse range and be less … I've actually found the newer "n" one to have worse range and be less reliable than the older g one.


both N spec o2 boxes I have had were much better than the G spec units they replaced in terms of speed and signal range/reliability.
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