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Belkin N1 Cable Router almost half price at Argos - £39.99
Belkin N1 Cable Router almost half price at Argos - £39.99

Belkin N1 Cable Router almost half price at Argos - £39.99

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Seems a good deal - not as good as PC world a few months back but close.

Next cheapest seems about £65?

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cheers, have reserved one

Good router, I paid £70 at Argos for this 6 months ago! Works great with Xbox etc

they are a good router i paid £15 for mine at a carboot, brand new still sealed , i think it had just been nicked form pcworld, lol.

is "N" standard purely a different frequency, or a stronger signal too ?

i struggle connecting my "G" laptop to my "G" router when the other side of the house, will this give me a stronger signal further away than what the "G" router does ?

TIA

ir2000.

its a lot faster, for gaming and video

good deal h&r

I see the ]modem version has come down in price as well. This is the one I have Very stable and when set up as n only some good distances achieved

ir2000;4707111

is "N" standard purely a different frequency, or a stronger signal too ?i … is "N" standard purely a different frequency, or a stronger signal too ?i struggle connecting my "G" laptop to my "G" router when the other side of the house, will this give me a stronger signal further away than what the "G" router does ?TIAir2000.



I find that belkin routers offer a better signal at distance. I used to have a ]belkin g router and I could connect to it about 200 metres down the street with my n95

you lucky lot i paid £149 about 18 months ago and its great

great deal

hot!!

can this be used with my AOL Broadband? just not sure what the definition of "cable" broadband is

Belkin F5Z0083UK N Wireless Router + 4-Port Switch With Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter @ Play.com is a better deal. Its 49.99 delivered.

It Includes a Wireless N USB Adapter which retails for 30quid alone.

Does anyone know what the difference between the two routers is? The argos one has three antennas compared to two on the one from play.com. Not sure if performance wise you experience any difference.

Cheers

Kam

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mdjp85;4707816

can this be used with my AOL Broadband? just not sure what the definition … can this be used with my AOL Broadband? just not sure what the definition of "cable" broadband is



No - cable is Virgin only

k4mmy;4707823

Belkin F5Z0083UK N Wireless Router + 4-Port Switch With Belkin N Wireless … Belkin F5Z0083UK N Wireless Router + 4-Port Switch With Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter @ Play.com is a better deal. Its 49.99 delivered.It Includes a Wireless N USB Adapter which retails for 30quid alone.Does anyone know what the difference between the two routers is? The argos one has three antennas compared to two on the one from play.com. Not sure if performance wise you experience any difference. CheersKam



Three antennas is the MIMO version, offering better range and higher speeds.

Our Vigin installation came with their free Netgear router, would this make a difference to speed - range is not an issue.

Cheers.

danjaq;4707877

Our Vigin installation came with their free Netgear router, would this … Our Vigin installation came with their free Netgear router, would this make a difference to speed - range is not an issue.Cheers.



Yeh it would. It would be up to 300mbps instead of 54mbps.

got one of these for £60 from currys with a usb N modem recently. tis good.

danjaq;4707877

Our Vigin installation came with their free Netgear router, would this … Our Vigin installation came with their free Netgear router, would this make a difference to speed - range is not an issue.Cheers.



Only if you're transfering files wirelessly between machines on your network. It won't do anything for the speed which you can download from the internet at.

mrcoyote;4707904

It won't do anything for the speed which you can download from the … It won't do anything for the speed which you can download from the internet at.



Unless your on a 50mb service.

Editor

Good price :thumbsup:

Frustrating that Argos are using the wrong picture for this router in their advert which may confuse some people.

The picture they are using is the ADSL modem version, whereas the Belkin N1 cable router is a smaller unit.

Can anyone that's bought this one confirm that it is indeed the cable version and not the ADSL one with the built-in modem?

joylove;4707858

Three antennas is the MIMO version, offering better range and higher … Three antennas is the MIMO version, offering better range and higher speeds.



The play one is also MIMO enabled. But your're probably right regarding range and speed.

Here are the specs from the Play.com website for the bundle:

* Product Description: Belkin N Wireless Router - wireless router F5D8236uk4 - with Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter F5D8053uk
* Device Type: Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
* Form Factor: External
* Localisation: United Kingdom
* Data Transfer Rate: 300 Mbps
* Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
* Routing Protocol: Static IP routing
* Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
* Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, PPTP, UDP/IP, IPSec, PPPoE, FTP, DHCP, DNS
* Remote Management Protocol: HTTP
* Features: Firewall protection, dynamic IP address assignment , DHCP support, NAT support, auto-negotiation, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, MAC address filtering, VPN passthrough, firmware upgradable, SNTP support, MIMO technology, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), IPSec passthrough, DHCP server
* Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
* System Requirements: Linux, Apple MacOS 9.x, Apple MacOS 8.x, Apple MacOS X 10.x, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Microsoft Windows Vista
* Manufacturer Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
* Bundled with: Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter

k4mmy;4707823

Belkin F5Z0083UK N Wireless Router + 4-Port Switch With Belkin N Wireless … Belkin F5Z0083UK N Wireless Router + 4-Port Switch With Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter @ Play.com is a better deal. Its 49.99 delivered.It Includes a Wireless N USB Adapter which retails for 30quid alone.Does anyone know what the difference between the two routers is? The argos one has three antennas compared to two on the one from play.com. Not sure if performance wise you experience any difference. CheersKam

cant find this deal.....ignore this...found it, but its not the same router as this...its the older version..

For those that wireless N on your ADSL setup, there's no reason why you can't connect this to your existing ADSL router via cat.5 cable and use the wireless features of this device.

Just disbale the 54Mbps wireless function of your exsting router and jobs a good 'un.

Yes there's advantages and disadvantages to doing it this way, but if its a speed increase you're after it will work quite well

Great price, i have draft "n" laptop, will i see much of a speed increase & are they pretty easy to setup? using a netgear wireless router at the moment with virgin.net

does this have a usb port on it?

Anyone needing the ADSL MODEM ROUTER the £30 discount is applied to both.

argos.co.uk/web…093

That is the link for the same router but required for a phone-line broadband set up. It's £89.99 down to £59.99. £86.99 on amazon.

Great find OP - Cheers!:thumbsup:

I got this at maplins for £35 a year ago (some reason it was on the clearance).

With the matching wifi card (atheros based chipset), its bloody excellent. However I took the wireless card out in the end - the chipset wasnt stable with power saving on, and I was losing a good 1.5hrs battery life with power saving modes off (4.5hrs vs 6hrs).

Other than that, throughput excellent if you pick the right channels and equipment, as is range.

How do these compare to Linksys WRT54GS routers? (Apart from the speed benefit)

Might pick up a couple

SuperDan;4708193

Anyone needing the ADSL MODEM ROUTER the £30 discount is applied to … Anyone needing the ADSL MODEM ROUTER the £30 discount is applied to both.http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001501&langId=-1&productId=1500413093That is the link for the same router but required for a phone-line broadband set up. It's £89.99 down to £59.99. £86.99 on amazon.Great find OP - Cheers!:thumbsup:



top man - thanks

wickedteen;4707158

its a lot faster, for gaming and video



Depending on what you want to use it for, and what devices you are using. For example those that can't even use N. Plus if you're on about online gaming, I dont think it makes a difference as it can't even make full use of the speed / bandwidth capability it already has. I may be mistaken though.

Excellent price for this unit.

jjintheuk;4708404

Depending on what you want to use it for, and what devices you are using. … Depending on what you want to use it for, and what devices you are using. For example those that can't even use N. Plus if you're on about online gaming, I dont think it makes a difference as it can't even make full use of the speed / bandwidth capability it already has. I may be mistaken though.



we use it for lan gaming, one system upstairs and mine downstairs.

Just reserved the last one at my local store for pick up tommorow, Cheers.

Just hoping this works better than the one i've got Linksys WRT54G always get DSN errors on my PS3 even though i've opened the ports for it.

SuperDan;4708193

Anyone needing the ADSL MODEM ROUTER the £30 discount is applied to … Anyone needing the ADSL MODEM ROUTER the £30 discount is applied to both.http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001501&langId=-1&productId=1500413093That is the link for the same router but required for a phone-line broadband set up. It's £89.99 down to £59.99. £86.99 on amazon.Great find OP - Cheers!:thumbsup:



Cheers SuperDan - just what I was looking for!

Thanks to the OP. Have reserved one for collection tomorrow. Just what i have been looking for .

Now all we need is the best deal for a N USB adaptor. Any ideas anyone?

there about £20 - £30

paul555;4708800

Thanks to the OP. Have reserved one for collection tomorrow. Just what i … Thanks to the OP. Have reserved one for collection tomorrow. Just what i have been looking for .Now all we need is the best deal for a N USB adaptor. Any ideas anyone?



Replying to myself, there's a ]Tenda USB N Adaptor at Ebuyer for 9.99 (12.73 inc). Anyone have any experience of these?

I have just brought 1 and set it up. It replaces my Belkin 54g router, I must say the router itself is bigger than you would think. But looks really nice in black and blue lights.
Also when I went to pick it up at argos there price was £48.89 but I quoted the price that I reserved this at was £39.99 so the kind lady confirmed this her collegue and put it through for me.
This will ideally be used for my PS3 and XBOX 360 online gaming. Very happy with it so far and very easy to setup.
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