D LINK DR 600 HOME ROUTER £12 @ Asda Instore
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D LINK DR 600 HOME ROUTER £12 @ Asda Instore

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Found 15th Apr 2012
my superhub wireless is useless ,found ths at asda in store only
dlink router rolled back was 25/ now 12.00 also had the link usb ad was 20 now 10 pounds ,very happy easy to set up wreless s fantastc now.

Wireless N 150 Home Router with 4 Port 10/100 Switch. Works with 802.11n 2.4GHz technology (Match with DWA-125).



Features:

•Wi-Fi approved for 2.4GHz networks using 802.11g and 802.11b.
•Up to 150Mbps PHY rate for high performance.
•4 x 10/100 Auto-Sensing Fast Ethernet LAN Ports.
•1 x 10/100 Auto-Sensing Fast Ethernet WAN Port. '- Latest WPA2
•WPA and WEP Security Support.
•Up to 256 Firewall Port Configurations.
•Access Control Policies (Parental Controls), MAC Filtering.
•nternal and External System Logging.
•Static/Dynamic Routing.
PLEASE NOT INSTORE ONLY DEAL

46 Comments

Nice first deal, thanks for posting

Not bad for £12 but it is 10/100 only so expect a significant drop in ethernet throughput if using this to replace the VirginMedia hub which is Gigabit enabled.

I use an old BT Hub as an access point to get round the rubbish Superhub WiFi, that way I keep the Gigabit.

Original Poster

DJBenson

Not bad for £12 but it is 10/100 only so expect a significant drop in … Not bad for £12 but it is 10/100 only so expect a significant drop in ethernet throughput if using this to replace the VirginMedia hub which is Gigabit enabled.


u can put the the superhub modem mode allows you to connect your own wireless router to the Super Hub, effectively turning the Super Hub into a stand alone DOCSIS3 cable modem.
this d link works fine my wireless signal has inproved 50% this d link can handle speeds up 100megs iv 60megs my speed is not effected.......

Original Poster

cyberboblouth

I use an old BT Hub as an access point to get round the rubbish Superhub … I use an old BT Hub as an access point to get round the rubbish Superhub WiFi, that way I keep the Gigabit.


there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless signal problem ,we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the uk
refr to your internet supler regarding down load speeds

Excellent find. I have the same problem with the "super" hub as well, so could do with a separate wifi router to resolve the problem, although it does help if I change the broadcast channel every so often to resolve my issue. Is this store specific?

Heat++

darrenallsopp

there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless … there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless signal problem ,we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the ukrefr to your internet supler regarding down load speeds



Any idea when this firmware is to be released please?

darrenallsopp

we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the ukrefr to your internet supler … we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the ukrefr to your internet supler regarding down load speeds



Maybe not, but it seems mad to use a 10/100 switch when all my computers are wired in and support gigabit.

Original Poster

EDEN188

Excellent find. I have the same problem with the "super" hub as well, so … Excellent find. I have the same problem with the "super" hub as well, so could do with a separate wifi router to resolve the problem, although it does help if I change the broadcast channel every so often to resolve my issue. Is this store specific?Heat++Any idea when this firmware is to be released please?


should be released in the first half of 2012, includes updated wireless drivers which should help improve wireless performance on the Super Hub

darrenallsopp

u can put the the superhub modem mode allows you to connect your own … u can put the the superhub modem mode allows you to connect your own wireless router to the Super Hub, effectively turning the Super Hub into a stand alone DOCSIS3 cable modem. this d link works fine my wireless signal has inproved 50% this d link can handle speeds up 100megs iv 60megs my speed is not effected.......



Slight confusion over what I'm saying here. From a 100mbit router, you will achieve real-world transfer speeds of around 11 megabytes a second accross a local network - 11megabytes is far faster than Virgin's download speeds but you will suffer on local transfers. Between 2 gigabit-enabled devices I get over 80 megabytes a second.

If you don't have a wired network then it won't matter, but 10/100 is old technology.

I had a dlink dir 615 which was replaced with the POS wireless hub from virgin. Wireless signal was excellent with dlink but with the hub it is rubbish. I cant go the modem mode way cause you can only use one ethernet port and that is no good to me. Hope this firmware update fixes this wireless issue especially since we are all getting our internet doubled soon.
Edited by: "clnsndrs" 15th Apr 2012

I used to have a dir 615 as well which was a god send at uni running dd-wrt, looks like the dir 600 B1 model supports dd-wrt as well so bit of a bargain for £12!

dd-wrt.com/wik…0vB
Edited by: "dreamsofubuntu" 15th Apr 2012

clnsndrs

I had a dlink dir 615 which was replaced with the POS wireless hub from … I had a dlink dir 615 which was replaced with the POS wireless hub from virgin. Wireless signal was excellent with dlink but with the hub it is rubbish. I cant go the modem mode way cause you can only use one ethernet port and that is no good to me. Hope this firmware update fixes this wireless issue especially since we are all getting our internet doubled soon.



I have the 615 as well, I'm using it with bespoke firmware from dd-wrt.com alongside the SuperHub, 615 runs my G network and SuperHub does N only...both routers are running the same network name/password, allows you to get the benefits of the SuperHub while still having a good Wireless G network from what was my old Virgin router.

dreamsofubuntu

I used to have a dir 615 as well which was a god send at uni running … I used to have a dir 615 as well which was a god send at uni running dd-wrt, looks like the dir 600 B1 model supports dd-wrt as well so bit of a bargain for £12!http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D-Link_DIR-600_/_300vB



I have a B revision 615 and last time i looked it wasn't compatible with DD-WRT. Might just have another look to see if it has changed.
Still no change for B
Edited by: "clnsndrs" 15th Apr 2012

Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up first,befor you slat it down omg.

timtom13

Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up … Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up first,befor you slat it down omg.



Give us a tuturial on how to make wireless better then i may give it a second chance before binning it.

darrenallsopp

u can put the the superhub modem mode allows you to connect your own … u can put the the superhub modem mode allows you to connect your own wireless router to the Super Hub, effectively turning the Super Hub into a stand alone DOCSIS3 cable modem. this d link works fine my wireless signal has inproved 50% this d link can handle speeds up 100megs iv 60megs my speed is not effected.......

agreed that the virginmedia not so superhub is hopeless

wireless is next to useless and drops off almost daily - did a full reset and seems ok for now

it is the worst piece of network kits ive used - been in IT and Telecoms for 24 years so thats saying something

the superbhub in my house isnt in the best spot in a room with 4 12inch concrete walls but my dlink dir655 gigabit router had no problems at all.

i keep meaning to add my router back into the network - may do that as im getting fed up restarting the carp hub every other day because wifi doesnt work

virginmedia superhub = chocolate fireguard

as for the useless tivo dont get me started - the samsung vhd+ box was perfect - got a free replacement tivo, what a mistake -
- ugly - was this designed in the 80's
- unintuitive cumbersome menu system
- speech sound for hd channels goes to left/right front and rear channels rather than centre speaker - WHY!!? - had no problems with the VHD+ box and NOTHING has changed - must be the format that the tivo transmits sound is different and my amp is decoding it differently - so i cant watch any hd channels - having said that sometimes it works ok and comes though the centre speaker!
- takes 6million years to boot up
- hideous remote

decoy7

I have the 615 as well, I'm using it with bespoke firmware from … I have the 615 as well, I'm using it with bespoke firmware from http://www.dd-wrt.com alongside the SuperHub, 615 runs my G network and SuperHub does N only...both routers are running the same network name/password, allows you to get the benefits of the SuperHub while still having a good Wireless G network from what was my old Virgin router.



have to agree for the home dlink are the best for network kit - i have the 655 and you i will install it asap as i cant put it off any longer
Edited by: "royals" 16th Apr 2012

timtom13

Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up … Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up first,befor you slat it down omg.



i assume you work for VM as only an employee or an idiot would agree with you

do a google search and see what people think - its a good idea to merge the modem and router - about time - bit its a terrible product - ive had 3 in about 18months

set your hub to channel 10 .............802.11 mode.....145mbps 2.4ghz

Wireless On
Security Mode WPA Auto

Never had one drop out once, im on 30meg , 4 computers 4 phones ps3 hp printer,,,, im on full 30meg i download all the 31.09 upload not so good 1.56up


royals

i assume you work for VM as only an employee or an idiot would agree with … i assume you work for VM as only an employee or an idiot would agree with youdo a google search and see what people think - its a good idea to merge the modem and router - about time - bit its a terrible product - ive had 3 in about 18months


Learn how to set it up first.


Mergeing the modem and router haS BEEN AROUND FOR 4 YEARS now.


timtom13

Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up … Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up first,befor you slat it down omg.



Having worked with networking gear for 21 years now, including every generation of wireless devices, I feel justified in calling the superhub a pile of ****. I ran it for 2 hours before returning to my 615, virgin put modem mode in for a reason.

royals

i assume you work for VM as only an employee or an idiot would agree with … i assume you work for VM as only an employee or an idiot would agree with youdo a google search and see what people think - its a good idea to merge the modem and router - about time - bit its a terrible product - ive had 3 in about 18months



Mine is ok too, took some tinkering (scanned for the least populated & unshared channel, hub is around 4ft of the floor and it serves 6 wireless devices in my home not including phones just fine, 100% signal across the board)

dreamsofubuntu

I used to have a dir 615 as well which was a god send at uni running … I used to have a dir 615 as well which was a god send at uni running dd-wrt, looks like the dir 600 B1 model supports dd-wrt as well so bit of a bargain for £12!http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D-Link_DIR-600_/_300vB

Can anyone who has already purchased confirm that this is the B version as the Router Database for DD-WRT says that modification is not possible on the C version.

timtom13

set your hub to channel 10 .............802.11 mode.....145mbps 2.4ghz … set your hub to channel 10 .............802.11 mode.....145mbps 2.4ghz Wireless On Security Mode WPA AutoNever had one drop out once, im on 30meg , 4 computers 4 phones ps3 hp printer,,,, im on full 30meg i download all the 31.09 upload not so good 1.56up



I bet you live in a flat.

Can I use this bad boy to wirelessly piggyback on to my existing Netgear so I can stick this one in the shed to boost my signal in the garden?

darrenallsopp

there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless … there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless signal problem ,we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the ukrefr to your internet supler regarding down load speeds


I think cyberoblouth was referring to attaining GbE transfers through his intranet, for which the VM SuperHub is still useful.


timtom13

set your hub to channel 10 .............802.11 mode.....145mbps 2.4ghz … set your hub to channel 10 .............802.11 mode.....145mbps 2.4ghz Wireless On Security Mode WPA AutoNever had one drop out once, im on 30meg , 4 computers 4 phones ps3 hp printer,,,, im on full 30meg i download all the 31.09 upload not so good 1.56up


Only WPA huh? :-)

timtom13

Learn how to set it up first.


If you look on the forums, there are a *vast* majority of people who have issues with the wireless on these routers. I deal with networing issues every day in a professional capacity, yet I find myself included in this demographic. OK, so you advise setting your router to channel 10. Then what happens when both of your neighbours do the same?
The wireless on this is woefully underpowered as well as unstable too. A firmware update (and I've seen no indication of one that promises to alleviate these issues) is needed at the very least.

I was extremely relieved when VM finally released the firmware that enabled the SuperHub to be placed into Bridge Mode.
My Draytek 2820n has been ticking over smoothly with no drop-outs or issues for the last 187 days now (I think the last time it was turned off was due to a power cut).
Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 16th Apr 2012

ive got the superhub too and mine seems to work fine except the range is not as good as i'd like. I have at home a Apple wireless router and a netgear wireless router. Can i use these to extend the range of my superhub or even use the superhub and connect the other router(s) to set up another network?

What i did recently was I plugged the Netgear router to the superhub via a ethernet cable and they both show up as two seperate networks but I still have a issue with not having quite enough range to cover my whole house. The virgin superhub is in the front room so would like a router in the kitchen which would then give me coverage for the whole of downstairs and one to go upstairs which would give me coverage for upstairs.

any ideas or are homeplugs the way to go?

I have a Belkin wireless router (running off the VM cable modem) which is cutting out constantly now ...... funnily enough the problem appears to have got worse since setting up the £25 HP wireless printer (hot-deal) recently on the network!!! May buy this for £12 and see if there is any improvement......

One thing that happens a lot is the VM engineer uses the old power adapter when upgrading your box, they did that to me last week. Luckily I spotted this and asked for the other one from him, I only did this initially as I thought I'd like a spare (plus its mine!) but realised afterwards that the older modems use 1a and the new ones 1.5a. It runs on a 1a supply, but I can't see that helping with the poor wireless signal.

As for the £25 HP printer, mine cost £19? Was there another offer I missed?

timtom13

Learn how to set it up first.



wtf! Having worked in telecoms and IT for 24 years and 10+ as a contractor, I can feel totally justified in saying the VM superhub is a pile of junk. Setup what exactly? I have tried that to no avail. Your comment sounds like something from a clueless lowly paid Customer "Service" rep!

Anyway back to the deal, I could see this anywhere in Keighley Asda

darrenallsopp

there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless … there will be a firmware update to in prove the the superhubs wirless signal problem ,we dont have gigabit downloads yet in the ukrefr to your internet supler regarding down load speeds



Get them to swap the superhub with one of the black standalone cable modem's they are much better. (It is what I have my brother got his superhub swapped for it).

Superhubs don't just mess up their own wireless signal but they trash everyone elses around you due to the way they jump channels (bad dfs impliementation).

(Due to that my Mikrotik has to have the transmit power on max when it shouldn't which probably causes issues for other people but Virgin is the problem whoever configured their DPI is also incompetent).

timtom13

Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up … Omg you lot trashing the super hub down learn how to set it up first,befor you slat it down omg.



You cannot configure it properly seen as they stopped console access.

If you want decent wireless get

1 * Mikrotik 493G
Case
3 * Dbii F52N-PRO (one for an one for gn one of bg)
antenna's

(Then you have all bands covered 9 GB ethernets with full managed switch functionality and it will work as well in the same room as anywhere in the house).

Or get two of the above.

(Only UK suppliers of decent wifi kit (That is not stupid priced) are wif-gear / wifistock / linitx).

tek-monkey

One thing that happens a lot is the VM engineer uses the old power … One thing that happens a lot is the VM engineer uses the old power adapter when upgrading your box, they did that to me last week. Luckily I spotted this and asked for the other one from him, I only did this initially as I thought I'd like a spare (plus its mine!) but realised afterwards that the older modems use 1a and the new ones 1.5a. It runs on a 1a supply, but I can't see that helping with the poor wireless signal.As for the £25 HP printer, mine cost £19? Was there another offer I missed?



Where was the £19 offer? - the one I got was the HP WiFi 3050A offer for £25

Good article on tweaking your home network, there's bound to be at least something in there for everyone I hope:
http://www.reghardware.com/2012/04/13/gizmo_week_feature_soup_up_your_home_network/

For anyone to say choose channel x and you'll get the best performance just shows a major lack of knowledge, but let's not fight about the merits of the Virgin SuperHub, it was a piece of crap when it came out and I've learned to live with it, albeit still using my previous router hooked up to it, if your able to install dd-wrt on an old router and connect it up to the SuperHub there's a lot you can do extending your network, increasing the signal etc. each setup requires individual thought depending on what you want to achieve though.

Read up on dd-wrt and search for what you want to do.

Actionnotwords69

Where was the £19 offer? - the one I got was the HP WiFi 3050A offer for … Where was the £19 offer? - the one I got was the HP WiFi 3050A offer for £25



Mine was the HP 4500, was on offer last week: hotukdeals.com/dea…296

In which stores has this deal been found? I have been to one and called another and they both said they do not sell routers instore.

Yes, I was referring to internal transfer speed across my home network. My laptop is upstairs and I use that for encoding or downloading but my media centre is downstairs. When transferring the data the Gigabit makes a big difference, the numbers stated in this thread are correct - 11 Mbytes/s at 100MB/s and up to 80Mbytes/s at 1GB/s (typically 60Mbytes/s for me). I also have a network HDD (NAS) that backs up to my media centre and the Gigabit speeds that up.

In reply to EN1GMA, before I put ethernet cable around my house I used the Comtrend Powerline ethernet adapters to send the data through the mains cabling before attaching to another WiFi router (configured as an access point) to improve my WiFi in the dead spots. It works great, I moved to ethernet cable to get the Gigabit transfer speeds as stated just above. Also, the Comtrend adapters (that I got free) made £40 when sold where as the cable was £4 delivered = more beer money.

I do hope that VM improves the WiFi of the Superhub, my netbook rarely connects and the iPad just refuses. Everything connects to my old BT Hub. I would have kept my DIR-655 router and used that but from what I read using the Superhub as a modem only disables the Gigabit switch.
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