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Cisco Linksys WAG320N Wireless-N Dual-band Gigabit ADSL Modem Router (For BT telephone connections i.e Sky etc) with FREE Dual Band N USB Adapter - £89.99 from Ebuyer! xxx Now only £79.99!
Cisco Linksys WAG320N Wireless-N Dual-band Gigabit ADSL Modem Router (For BT telephone connections i.e Sky etc) with FREE Dual Band N USB Adapter - £89.99 from Ebuyer! xxx Now only £79.99!

Cisco Linksys WAG320N Wireless-N Dual-band Gigabit ADSL Modem Router (For BT telephone connections i.e Sky etc) with FREE Dual Band N USB Adapter - £89.99 from Ebuyer! xxx Now only £79.99!

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I was looking to upgrade my free router from sky and found this at a great price. I've seen this dual band adapter WUSB600N being sold for £39.99 so this is a bargain if you are considering upgrading for fast speeds and better wirless coverage - I've researched and reviews are great for the WAG320N. Upgraded my router last night and already noticed an incredible differnce I also have much stronger wireless in other area of the house! very happy Update - just been told by a mate that this is now £79.99 so thought I'd share.

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To OP:

So how did you get your Sky login ID and password, since Sky will not give this to their customers. Unless of course you hacked the Sky router's firmware.

There is a tool for extracting the login id. Try skyuser.co.uk or google.

I'm not sure that you can use the dual band and single band simultaneously on this, meaning that you would have to use all dual band equipment or just single band stuff.

If you have older, non-dual band stuff you will have to use your or dual band stuff in single band mode to get everything working.

I looked long and hard at this about 6 months ago and went for the Belkin Playmax instead for that very reason. I don't usually like Belkin stuff due to previous problems but I've had but the PlayMax for the last 6 months with no fault at all.

The WAG320N is still a good router, just thought itd help some people decide.
Edited by: "sa_sheffwed" 2nd Feb 2011

Wondered if i could jump on this thread to pick your brains? I've been looking at getting a new ADSL Modem Router Wireless N but have been indecisive and wondered if you could advise. I run mainly macs (imac Quad Core and Macbook Pro Dual Core) but also have a PC in the house. The macbook pro is Wireless G but i want to futureproof my purchase. Was thinking about Wireless USB (printer / external drive) compatibility too and the Belkins seems to fit the bill at reasonable priced but have seen bad reviews. Perhaps Netgear? Linksys?
Any advice much appreciated.

I think the DGN3500 by netgear is pretty good, don't have it so can't comment, it only has 1 usb while the Playmax has 2. I think the netgear had a dubious reliability record when I was looking at it so didn't go for it. I haven't used the USB ports on the PlayMax so can't comment on how reliable it is.

For reliability the Billion BIPAC 7800N is suppose to be the beast working even in dodgy ADSL lines but doesn't have a USB I think.

The PlayMAx is at my parents house, however at mine I run a WRT 610N (a cable router) with a cheepo ADSL modem connected. The WRT610N is one of the best routers you can by (and one of the most expensive) but its also one of the most customisable and you can install a custom firmware on it like DDWRT (google it). As this is a cable modem you have to buy an ADSL modem to use with it (bout a tenner off fleabay). It takes a bit of setting up (use online guides), but is worth it.

For ease of use and features the PlayMax is a good punt, although the firmware can be clunky. I don't know wot to say about the bad reviews, only that quite often they're written by people that are unable to set up the router due to lack of know how. Suppose it depends on how tech-savvy you are, I've not had a problem with it.

Edited by: "sa_sheffwed" 2nd Feb 2011

Thanks for the advice sa_sheffwed.
I did consider running a separate router modem and going down the whole airport express route but it's quite and expensive bit of kit and although i like my Apple products i wouldn't particularly consider myself a fanboy so if there is a better / cheaper alternative then i'm open to ideas!
I've taken a look a Billion and also have heard good things about Draytek (modem in conjunction with router).

Thanks for your help - more food for thought!

Just to chip in my two cents, I went for a Billion BIPAC 7800N when upgrading from an O2 wireless box so I could use it as a gigabit switch as well as I didn't really want modem & router for my network.

It's an ugly beast to be sure, but so far seems very reliable...cheapest I could find it was Expansys I think, but it'll cost a bit more than this

Can't go wrong with Draytek, I just couldn't justify the cost for my parents. If you're tech savvy I'd definately recommend the DDWRT route. The forums are extensive, so read up, just make sure that the features you want are supported on the router you choose and are running reliably.

Hi, I'm on O2 using their Thomson modem/router And I have a spare linksys WRT610N cable router from my previous house, how do I replace or connect this to my O2 thomson router. Any advice will be highly appreciated.

deepu25

Hi, I'm on O2 using their Thomson modem/router And I have a spare linksys … Hi, I'm on O2 using their Thomson modem/router And I have a spare linksys WRT610N cable router from my previous house, how do I replace or connect this to my O2 thomson router. Any advice will be highly appreciated.



You have to be able to put your Thomson router in bridge mode and disable its routing functions, its to be used as a modem only. The old Netgear DG834G can do this (can get for less than a tenner on fleabay) not sure if this works with O2 thou. You'll have to check if your router can do this.

tpol

To OP:So how did you get your Sky login ID and password, since Sky will … To OP:So how did you get your Sky login ID and password, since Sky will not give this to their customers. Unless of course you hacked the Sky router's firmware.



Found this from a blog online which may help...I followed these steps and was easy!

3 Simple Steps to Replacing/upgrading your Sky router to a Cisco Linksys Wireless N Modem Router (WAG120N, WAG160N or WAG320N)

1. In order to use another router you will need to extract your Sky User Name/Password from the existing router* cm9.net/sky…ss/ or if you have a new D-Link DSL-2640S sky router pathogenrush.blogspot.com/201…tml
2. Open your web browser and enter the following URL: http://192.168.1.1/ You will now be prompted to enter your Username and Password. Leave the Username field blank and enter your Router’s password (the default password is "admin"). www6.nohold.net/Cis…280
3. Within the Setup (Basic Setup page) enter the extracted Sky username and password www6.nohold.net/Cis…r=1
ALL DONE!
* Sky's T&Cs say that you must use the supplied router but people do use other routers

sa_sheffwed

You have to be able to put your Thomson router in bridge mode and disable … You have to be able to put your Thomson router in bridge mode and disable its routing functions, its to be used as a modem only. The old Netgear DG834G can do this (can get for less than a tenner on fleabay) not sure if this works with O2 thou. You'll have to check if your router can do this.



Nah he can just plug it into any of the 4 ports into the back of the thomson after disabling DHCP on the WRT160N and it'll work just fine.

muzukashii

Just to chip in my two cents, I went for a Billion BIPAC 7800N when … Just to chip in my two cents, I went for a Billion BIPAC 7800N when upgrading from an O2 wireless box so I could use it as a gigabit switch as well as I didn't really want modem & router for my network.It's an ugly beast to be sure, but so far seems very reliable...cheapest I could find it was Expansys I think, but it'll cost a bit more than this



I checked out the Billion and it looks like a decent bit of kit and it's currently £84.99 with free delivery on Expansy! Does it have a USB?

don't think it does

Nope, mine doesn't. There's 2 models, if you're gonna get one make sure it's right for what you need:

Billion Gigabit Dual WAN ADSL 2+ Router is £85.99

Billion BiPAC 7800N 802.11n ADSL2+/Broadband Router is £111.99

Went for the second so I could get gigabit ports and use as modem. Quite futureproof though as they take ADSL and Cable if you ever want to change supplier.
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