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Free Linksys WRT160NL Wireless N Broadband Router With Usb Storage Link
Free Linksys WRT160NL Wireless N Broadband Router With Usb Storage Link

Free Linksys WRT160NL Wireless N Broadband Router With Usb Storage Link

We've been joined in our campaign by consumers, campaigners, ISPs, governments, hardware manufacturers and application designers.

If you're a consumer in either the United States or the United Kingdom and you're interested in finding out more about your broadband connection you can join our projects with the FCC and Ofcom.

You'll receive a free router Linksys WRT160NL Wireless N Broadband Router With Usb Storage Link
*It’s actually a black router but the airline industry have claimed the term “Black Box”!

You'll also get a monthly Report Card on the performance of our ISP that compares what you're getting with what you're being sold benchmarked against the whole panel.
This report card can be used by ISPs to diagnose any issues with your connection and improve your performance without you having to go to the trouble of switching ISP.

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28 Comments

What's wrong with that deal? Have some heat...

I just signed up, but they will let you know if you are sucssesful, so hot if I get a new router, cold if I dont.

siliconbits

What's wrong with that deal? Have some heat...



They (ISPs) WANT to see what you upload and download!

Order one, reflash with ddwrt or openWRT.

Tom Pickering

They (ISPs) WANT to see what you upload and download!



Your ISP already knows exactly what clown pron you are looking at, and how much you are uploading and downloading.

Seems to have changed to a netgear router now - anyone else getting that when looking at the page?

NOTE: Our units download approximately 2GB per month and upload around 2GB

They don't want heavy users (over 30gb a month) and their device uploads and downloads 2gb each way each month so if you are on allowance they have used up 4gb of your monthly limit before you start.

numanoids

Seems to have changed to a netgear router now - anyone else getting that … Seems to have changed to a netgear router now - anyone else getting that when looking at the page?



Yeah Netgear router showing for me too :-(

Tom Pickering

They (ISPs) WANT to see what you upload and download!



They don't want to see what you upload or download but merely your consumption. Samknows works with Ofcom and I don't think that Ofcom will f*** around.

I was more interested in the storage link functionality, but hey ho - recently bought a pogoplug in ugly pink and stuck plugbox linux on it in the loft as my NAS

thanks worth a go

How do they find out your address? All they asked me for was post code..

Hmm, I think this clause will preclude me from entering

You are not a heavy downloader. We'd classify anything above 30GB per … You are not a heavy downloader. We'd classify anything above 30GB per month as being too heavy for us to gather useful results.



I wish they'd sort out their definitions though..... on an 8Mbps connection 100% utilization would be ~2592GB/month. (double that if you're lucky enough to be on 16Mbps capable exchange!)

So, using 30GB/month isn't heavy utilization, it isn't even moderate utilization, it's 1.15% utilization. In any other field of measurement that would be considered negligable utilization!

I signed up to this approx 3 months ago and I have the Linksys kit running at home, they send you a link to monitor how your connection is and the speeds it's running at.

This does work

um whats the benefit to me?

r1kkster

I signed up to this approx 3 months ago and I have the Linksys kit … I signed up to this approx 3 months ago and I have the Linksys kit running at home, they send you a link to monitor how your connection is and the speeds it's running at.This does work



What do you get out of it though?

Unless you repurpose the router via a DD-WRT reflash (which I suspect will a breach of the T&Cs of the study), all you achieve is a reduction in your bandwidth allowance?

sounds like bother for nothing. no benefit.

I've had this for about 18 months. I'm on an unlimited package so no usage worries.
The benefit to me is that I did it thorugh GFK surveys and get points every month for having it.

(it's also handy in case your isp messes you around, just mention you have ofcom equipment installed and you seem to get a quicker response for some reason)

ok if you want to upgrade to wireless N on the cheap i guess, if you already have a wireless N router i don't see any gain here as checking your usage and speed for yourself is easy enough.

if its setup similar to the last lot they sent out then you cant use the wireless or access the router easily to change anything on it.

NOTE: Our units download approximately 2GB per month and upload around 2GB

No thanks!!

excellent signed up

ThaClarksta

How do they find out your address? All they asked me for was post code..



They probably want a good geographical sample and use the postcode for that. They'll ask for an address if you're accepted

the new router appears to be Netgear WNR3500L which can also be DD-WRT

dd-wrt.com/wik…00L

so still a good offer if you manage to obtain one

may be worth adding the WNR3500L onto the title also now

Original Poster

I recieved mine 6 weeks ago and can confirm the model i recieved was a Linksys WRT160NL Wireless N Broadband Router With Usb Storage Link

dd-wrt 160NL




numanoids

Seems to have changed to a netgear router now - anyone else getting that … Seems to have changed to a netgear router now - anyone else getting that when looking at the page?




Edited by: "digi" 24th Nov 2010

Hiroki

Shame you don't get to keep the router but it's a nice way to try out a … Shame you don't get to keep the router but it's a nice way to try out a wireless n router.



where do you get you dont get to keep the router ?

revjohn

I've had this for about 18 months. I'm on an unlimited package so no … I've had this for about 18 months. I'm on an unlimited package so no usage worries. The benefit to me is that I did it thorugh GFK surveys and get points every month for having it.(it's also handy in case your isp messes you around, just mention you have ofcom equipment installed and you seem to get a quicker response for some reason)



Has to be worth it for that alone.
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