Asus RT-AC51U Router £26.99 @ Amazon.co.uk
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Asus RT-AC51U Router £26.99 @ Amazon.co.uk

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Found 2nd Jan 2015
A cheap router that allows you to have a NAS Server (connecting a HDD to its USB port), use it for VPN (client and server), download manager... The only downside is that ports are Fast Ethernet (not Gigabit). Its price dropped 40% today at Amazon.

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Price matching Currys/PCWorld with voucher code NETWORKING10 for 10% discount:

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brookheather

Price matching Currys/PCWorld with voucher code NETWORKING10 for 10% … Price matching Currys/PCWorld with voucher code NETWORKING10 for 10% discount:http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/networking/network-routers-and-switches/routers/asus-rt-ac51u-wireless-cable-router-10137898-pdt.html



​currys won't price match and allow you to apply a code to it m one of the other not both!!!

pnaylor39

​currys won't price match and allow you to apply a code to it m one of t … ​currys won't price match and allow you to apply a code to it m one of the other not both!!!



​Think you've misunderstood the previous post. The Amazon price is a price match of the Currys price, taking into account the 10% off code on Networking products at Currys.

good price but only fast ethernet ports not giagbit.

not dual band..??is this compatible with virgin media cable provider!??

Shame no adsl modem, just router.

Looks good for money I have the Asus AC66u and considering this as a extender as signal isn't great at the back of my house.

Bought to use as an easy connect vpn via wifi and Ethernet.

Looks good. I am going to use this as an AP to extend dual band wireless at home

Will this work with Sky Broadband?

Can also get a tplink 710, which is £10 cheaper and will work on any dsl connection

The CPU on this will make VPN painfully slow. Even my AC56U only managed 6-7mb down with the default encryption and that CPU is much faster.

In other words, don't bother if you intend on using the vpn for streaming
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 3rd Jan 2015

ck12111

Will this work with Sky Broadband?



It will, BUT you have to extract your user name and password from the router.

There are full instructions how to do this on line. I used Wireshark.

If anyone knows of a simpler solution, I would be happy. Perhaps Charles Proxy could do it?

Can I straight swap this for my SR102 Sky router & use it for normal broadband? Or would I have to use it in conjunction with my Sky one? Thanks

Showing £41.99 here?

HueyFreeman

Can I straight swap this for my SR102 Sky router & use it for normal … Can I straight swap this for my SR102 Sky router & use it for normal broadband? Or would I have to use it in conjunction with my Sky one? Thanks



You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You would need to put your existing Sky router into bridge mode, and I'm not even sure that's possible.

Anyone buying this for any purpose is going to need an external modem, whether for Virgin cable, VDSL or ADSL.

BungalowBill

Showing £41.99 here?



Out of stock but can still be ordered see here Click here
Edited by: "Whyte901" 3rd Jan 2015

would this be ok for connecting to a talk talk router to try and lock down individual childrens access

roland_sausage

You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You … You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You would need to put your existing Sky router into bridge mode, and I'm not even sure that's possible.Anyone buying this for any purpose is going to need an external modem, whether for Virgin cable, VDSL or ADSL.


Thanks for the reply, will need to look elsewhere

roland_sausage

You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You … You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You would need to put your existing Sky router into bridge mode, and I'm not even sure that's possible.



It is not possible - the typical work around is to use double nat (so a kind of daisy chaining).

The correct solution would be to invest £20 in a (probably used) open reach modem and bin the sky equipment altogether. Password extraction etc still applies of course.

roland_sausage

You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You … You couldn't straight swap it as it doesn't have a modem built in. You would need to put your existing Sky router into bridge mode, and I'm not even sure that's possible.Anyone buying this for any purpose is going to need an external modem, whether for Virgin cable, VDSL or ADSL.


I'm a happy existing Asus user. With that info you've put me off Sky for broadband forever. When will they learn?

spammy

It is not possible - the typical work around is to use double nat (so a … It is not possible - the typical work around is to use double nat (so a kind of daisy chaining).The correct solution would be to invest £20 in a (probably used) open reach modem and bin the sky equipment altogether. Password extraction etc still applies of course.



​or you can set this up as a wireless access point (turm off DHCP and give it a static IP address) and connect it to one of the ethernet ports the sky router; then turn wireless off in the settings on the sky hub. That's what I did with a different router and it works fine alongside the sky hub.

I confirm you can use additional routers with the basic sky modem router.

I use an old EE router brightbox 2 as purely WiFi distribution because it has a larger range. Also this EE has USB input for NAS storage. The sky box acts as the modem. Lastly I can use all ethernet network ports on both.

I'll find a link on how to do it if anyone wants it.

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