Buffalo Wireless N Cable DSL Router - DD-WRT Firmware Compat. - £29.82 Del @ Amazon
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Buffalo Wireless N Cable DSL Router - DD-WRT Firmware Compat. - £29.82 Del @ Amazon

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After seeing a few threads for cheap-ish routers, thought I'd just add what is currently the best offer/router at the moment.

amazon.co.uk/Buf…8-1

Buffalo 802.11n Cable/DSL router for £29.82 delivered. This router is as solid and reliable as they come.

Note: They are also available a couple of pounds cheaper from Ebuyer or Kikatek, however adding postage drives it over the cost of this deal. But if you already have an existing order to put in to either of these though then it works out even cheaper than the Amazon deal.

It can (and should) be flashed with the DD-WRT firmware, which basically turns this into the most fully featured router you can get your hands on short of spending an absolute fortune on corporate scale gear.

Guide: neil-black.co.uk/pro…de/

Enjoy,

Sean

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Great offer. A very cheap wireless repeater with DD-WRT installed.

Nice one, ta

This is cheaper in Amazon £29.82 delivered

Can anyone tell me whether this would be a worthwhile upgrade from a ]Belkin PreN ? I mean in terms of range, speed and functionality? Thanks in advance!

is this a gigabit one? on the lan ports?

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Gavin01;6916875

is this a gigabit one? on the lan ports?



Yep, sure is

vilbs;6916722

Can anyone tell me whether this would be a worthwhile upgrade from a … Can anyone tell me whether this would be a worthwhile upgrade from a ]Belkin PreN ? I mean in terms of range, speed and functionality? Thanks in advance!



+1

Thanks OP, just ordered one to replace the poor excuse of a router that is the Netgear WNR2000 as supplied by Virgin.

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vilbs;6916722

Can anyone tell me whether this would be a worthwhile upgrade from a … Can anyone tell me whether this would be a worthwhile upgrade from a ]Belkin PreN ? I mean in terms of range, speed and functionality? Thanks in advance!



Buffalo gear is generally accepted as being much better quality than Belkin. Mind you, Fisher Price is generally accepted as being much better quality than Belkin.

There are no known issues or complaints about range or speed, unlike with Belkin gear.

If you put the DD-WRT firmware on, it is an absolutely massive upgrade in terms of functionality.

i have a sky router with poor range, can i attached this onto the router to increase the range for my iphone? or can i place it else where to use it as a wireless router, advice please

Gavin01;6916875

is this a gigabit one? on the lan ports?



Anarchist;6916893

Yep, sure is



No it isn't!

Transmission Rate 10/100Mbps

On amazon under "product description" it has...

Product Description
Buffalo Wireless-N Nfiniti Gigabit Broadband Router and Access Point

However I get the feeling this is an error on their part? Any clarification on this from people who own/have received units would be great as if this is gigabit then its a steal!

Pants would of been good if it did have gigabit ports. Is everyone sure this is a good buy the amazon reviews mention crappy range.

def. not gigabit.. still, get yourself a cheap 5 port gigabit switch and you're laughing.

Gavin01;6917126

Pants would of been good if it did have gigabit ports. Is everyone sure … Pants would of been good if it did have gigabit ports. Is everyone sure this is a good buy the amazon reviews mention crappy range.



I have ordered but now worried it was mistake. I need to improve the range my belkin n1 is utter s...

So it isn't that good then ?

No its not a gigabit one.

The gigabit one is the one with H ie WZR-HP-G300NH

There has been a mix up before in this forum between this one which is 10/100Mbps and the Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH which is Gigabit. See the following link:

hotukdeals.com/ite…ess

can anyone tell me if is this a adsl modem router? i have got aol i want to change my cheap router can i use this please reply thnks

This also isn't an DSL modem - the site says it's a router, not a modem. So - it isn't an ADSL Modem Router either.

How would I attach this to my bt home hub 2? and could it be used as a wirless printer port? I have just bought a laptop and want to be able to connect to my home pc when away from home cheers:thinking:

Casinodancer;6917415

How would I attach this to my bt home hub 2? and could it be used as a … How would I attach this to my bt home hub 2? and could it be used as a wirless printer port? I have just bought a laptop and want to be able to connect to my home pc when away from home cheers:thinking:



you can bridge it using ethernet connection and disabling dhcp on the one you want to bridge.
It doesn't have usb ports so I gues the answer to the wirless printer port is no, but your bt hub should have usb and you can plug your printer there.

Gavin01;6917126

Pants would of been good if it did have gigabit ports. Is everyone sure … Pants would of been good if it did have gigabit ports. Is everyone sure this is a good buy the amazon reviews mention crappy range.



Imagine it performs much better with dd-wrt firmware?

I've got a Linksys WRT54GS v5 router with a micro version of DD-WRT is it worth buying this and flashing it with the full version?

would this work well as a wireless extender/repeater?
I have a homehub2 but need to get something to extend the range

There's an assumption that a wireless router includes a modem. It's a fair assumption because nearly every single wireless router on the market does. Adding cable/DSL to the title only serves to further confuse things.

laze;6917892

There's an assumption that a wireless router includes a modem. It's a … There's an assumption that a wireless router includes a modem. It's a fair assumption because nearly every single wireless router on the market does. Adding cable/DSL to the title only serves to further confuse things.



I heartily disagree. If you don't understand the terms then look them up or ask, but if someone buys an ADSL modem/router when they have a cable connection or vice versa then I wouldn't anticipate them being very happy.

ljbutchik07;6917354

can anyone tell me if is this a adsl modem router? i have got aol i want … can anyone tell me if is this a adsl modem router? i have got aol i want to change my cheap router can i use this please reply thnks



Hi
I have a BNIB BT Voyager 205 internet router. I think that is what you need if you want it?

Iam really confused here , Iam with bt broadband (ADSL) i want to improve my wireless range with a router with dd-wrt firmware , so i can increase wifi power. what do i need to buy?

can i buy this item and a seperate modem (if yes can someone recomend a decent modem)
and use it on broadband over a BT line.

Iam out in the sticks in somerset so theres no cable here.

Any help much app.

yes if you use an external ADSL modem (to ethernet, not USB...) that should work fine.

Just avoid Speedtouch IMO

Would a BT VOYAGER 210 modem that has ethernet and usb be ok?

Also which part will handle all my login details + user name is it the modem?

I have only used routers with built in modems so this is all new to me.

fayraz;6917568

I've got a Linksys WRT54GS v5 router with a micro version of DD-WRT is it … I've got a Linksys WRT54GS v5 router with a micro version of DD-WRT is it worth buying this and flashing it with the full version?



I dumped my Linksys WRT54GS a while back for a standard Buffalo WHR-G54S, its faster, better wifi range and made a real difference. Even the family noticed, both were running DD-WRT, not overclocked.

KEVIN6BZ;6918108

Would a BT VOYAGER 210 modem that has ethernet and usb be ok? Also … Would a BT VOYAGER 210 modem that has ethernet and usb be ok? Also which part will handle all my login details + user name is it the modem?I have only used routers with built in modems so this is all new to me.



Can the Voyager do bridge or half bridge mode ? if yes then you can get working. If not then only if your ISP does PPPoE (yes E) which TalkTalk do and I think BT in some areas. Anyway usually ADSL is over PPPoA...

Not sure if this modem can do bridge , does anyone know of a adsl ethernet modem that can do bridge or half bridge?

My broadband is pppoa

kevyn;6917962

if you want gigabit, get one of these: ]Buffalo NFINITI Wireless-N High … if you want gigabit, get one of these: ]Buffalo NFINITI Wireless-N High Power Gigabit BroadBand Router & Access Point In-Build BitTorrent ClientIt's what i've asked santa for!



Looks nice but not sure I can justify the £70 inc VAT on one when I have a D Link router and a netgear gigiabit switch although the switch drops the gigabit every day or so

"Usually dispatched within 2 - 4 weeks" - no thanks!

Nice find though, I just upgraded to 50Meg broadband and my old WRT54G running DD-WRT wasn't up to it and the D-Link Virgin gave me doesn't allow WOL packets to be routed. I was looking at a WRT54GL running tomato firmware, but this looks the better bet!

I'll shop around and see what I can pick up!

the porter;6917940

I have the virgin netgear router why will this 1 be better?



Well, your Netgear may be ok for what you use it for, but mine drops any SIP/Voip connection after 20 seconds on the latest firmware, and the only remedy to that is running an older firmware. I'm not the only one, but since not many users rely on SIP/Voip for their phone, it's not a widely documented problem. And the older firmware is not really useful with regards to any torrents (kills it, so it would require a reboot).

Am therefore hoping the DD-WRT based router will fare better
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