[Gearbest] PIX - LINK 300Mbps Wireless-N Router Server with Two Antennas - £7.60 with code
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[Gearbest] PIX - LINK 300Mbps Wireless-N Router Server with Two Antennas - £7.60 with code

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Found 29th Aug 2017
Use code : GBPXR
Features:
- Compatible with IEEE 802.11n to provide a wireless data rate up to 300Mbps
- One Auto-Negotiation RJ45 WAN port, four Auto-Negotiation RJ45 LAN ports, support Auto MDI / MDIX
- WPA / WPA2, WPA-PSK / WPA-2PSK encryption security, ensure your wireless connection is safe from intruders
- Share data and Internet access for users, support Dynamic IP / Static IP / PPPoE / PPTP / L2TP Internet access
- Support DMZ host, Dynamic DNS and Static Routing
- Provides Automatic-connection and Scheduled Connection on certain time to the Internet
- Built-in DHCP server, support static IP address distributing
- Built-in firewall, support IP address filtering, Domain Name filtering and MAC address filtering
- Connect Internet on demand and disconnect from the Internet
- Support firmware upgrade and Web management
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Anyone any idea about DDWRT or Tomato for this router?

Support for a VPN now in the must have list for many.
Blimey that's cheap! (Comparing the price i paid for an Asus Ac87u)
Edited by: "fluidz" 29th Aug 2017
Don't suppose it is gigabit lan?
Original Poster
m1chaels30 m ago

Don't suppose it is gigabit lan?


  • Wired Transfer Rate:500 Mbps
  • Max. LAN Data Rate:100Mbs
  • LAN Ports:4
  • Wi-Fi Transmission Standard:802.11b
  • 5G Wi-Fi Transmission Rate:1000Mbps
  • 2.4G Wi-Fi Transmission Rate:300 Mbps

This is from other website but the router is the same.
Don't take it all as granted, as I cannot confirm any of the information
fluidz1 h, 47 m ago

Blimey that's cheap! (Comparing the price i paid for an Asus Ac87u)


"Support Dynamic IP / Static IP / PPPoE / PPTP / L2TP Internet access" on the Gearbest description suggests that it supports VPN, as a client anyhow.
Edited by: "sneakybifta" 29th Aug 2017
Noeldude2 h, 12 m ago

Anyone any idea about DDWRT or Tomato for this router?Support for a VPN …Anyone any idea about DDWRT or Tomato for this router?Support for a VPN now in the must have list for many.




Probably not. What chipset is it running?
Can be used as an internet bridge?
Original Poster
timbotadumitruion1 m ago

Can be used as an internet bridge?


If you mean as a signal repeater, I believe it can.
What the sweet bejeesus is a Router Server? All routers are servers (or at least can be servers)
Noeldude3 h, 15 m ago

Anyone any idea about DDWRT or Tomato for this router?Support for a VPN …Anyone any idea about DDWRT or Tomato for this router?Support for a VPN now in the must have list for many.


To get any kind of throughput you need a decent cpu in your router for DD-WRT VPN.
I've got a standard Sky router (upto 17Mbps broadband or so) and when I try streaming from my computer (with a wifi N dongle) to a stream link box it's so bad... I thought the problem might be that the traffic doesn't go direct to the computer to the steam box, but it passes through the router and the routher doesn't support N speed (I guess)?

Do you guys know if:
1- I can change the sky router for this, configure it with the sky settings (somehow!), and then have good streaming in this case?
2- or, use this to create an internal network only so that the computer connects to it and the steam box as well for a higher speed?

As you might see, I'm guessing a lot of things here, as I don't understand much and just trying to figure out how this really works... any help, please let me know.
Original Poster
mickael288 m ago

I've got a standard Sky router (upto 17Mbps broadband or so) and when I …I've got a standard Sky router (upto 17Mbps broadband or so) and when I try streaming from my computer (with a wifi N dongle) to a stream link box it's so bad... I thought the problem might be that the traffic doesn't go direct to the computer to the steam box, but it passes through the router and the routher doesn't support N speed (I guess)?Do you guys know if:1- I can change the sky router for this, configure it with the sky settings (somehow!), and then have good streaming in this case?2- or, use this to create an internal network only so that the computer connects to it and the steam box as well for a higher speed?As you might see, I'm guessing a lot of things here, as I don't understand much and just trying to figure out how this really works... any help, please let me know.


You may be able to do the 2nd but you will need some knowledge of how things work.
Does it support WDS bridging?
mickael281 h, 5 m ago

I've got a standard Sky router (upto 17Mbps broadband or so) and when I …I've got a standard Sky router (upto 17Mbps broadband or so) and when I try streaming from my computer (with a wifi N dongle) to a stream link box it's so bad... I thought the problem might be that the traffic doesn't go direct to the computer to the steam box, but it passes through the router and the routher doesn't support N speed (I guess)?Do you guys know if:1- I can change the sky router for this, configure it with the sky settings (somehow!), and then have good streaming in this case?2- or, use this to create an internal network only so that the computer connects to it and the steam box as well for a higher speed?As you might see, I'm guessing a lot of things here, as I don't understand much and just trying to figure out how this really works... any help, please let me know.


Wireless is hopeless for streaming with a cable connection it will be fine.
Am I missing something or is this ONLY a router, not modem? I was looking to answer about the Sky thing and was looking for ADSL or cable but...?....
It say "modem function: yes" but nothing else and I can't see the "input" apart from WAN..?
Faster than normal talktalk routers? Would appreciate a reply thanks!
Original Poster
Huzaifah261 h, 4 m ago

Faster than normal talktalk routers? Would appreciate a reply thanks!


Faster? That depends.
The routers you get with the contract for the internet are probably good enough to keep your connection.
There's no point in buying a gigabit router when your speed is limited.

If you're running Fiber or other shit, you may look into other routers, 500+ Mbps preferably.
DingIs3 h, 31 m ago

Am I missing something or is this ONLY a router, not modem? I was looking …Am I missing something or is this ONLY a router, not modem? I was looking to answer about the Sky thing and was looking for ADSL or cable but...?....It say "modem function: yes" but nothing else and I can't see the "input" apart from WAN..?


A router is a small box that allows multiple computers to join the same network (see below).



While early routers provided several Ethernet ports for wired connections, most modern routers offer wireless connectivity as well. These "wireless routers" often have one or two moveable antennas on the sides, though some models house the antennas inside the enclosure. Wireless routers allow multiple computers and other devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to join the same network.

While connecting to a router provides access to a local network (LAN), it does not necessarily provide access to the Internet. In order for devices on the network to connect to the Internet, the router must be connected to a modem. Therefore, most routers have a specific Ethernet port that is designed to connect to the Ethernet port of a cable or DSL modem.




Hopefully that'll clarify things up for you.
How do you get Gear best to display in £. This comes up as flash sale dollars 13.99 and cannot see anywhere to input code to bring the price down. What page is that on?
is VPN L2TP Secure My TP-Link D20 supports it?
Original Poster
Proveright6 h, 43 m ago

How do you get Gear best to display in £. This comes up as flash sale …How do you get Gear best to display in £. This comes up as flash sale dollars 13.99 and cannot see anywhere to input code to bring the price down. What page is that on?


Add the item to cart.
Once in the checkout you will see a promo code box where you can put the code in.
NenoDealHunter18 h, 11 m ago

A router is a small box that allows multiple computers to join the same …A router is a small box that allows multiple computers to join the same network (see below).[Image] While early routers provided several Ethernet ports for wired connections, most modern routers offer wireless connectivity as well. These "wireless routers" often have one or two moveable antennas on the sides, though some models house the antennas inside the enclosure. Wireless routers allow multiple computers and other devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to join the same network.While connecting to a router provides access to a local network (LAN), it does not necessarily provide access to the Internet. In order for devices on the network to connect to the Internet, the router must be connected to a modem. Therefore, most routers have a specific Ethernet port that is designed to connect to the Ethernet port of a cable or DSL modem.Hopefully that'll clarify things up for you.


Yeah, I know the difference between a router and modem/router, i was trying to clarify which one this was because teh description was a big ambiguous, but you've probably helped some others...
I have 200Mbps Virgin fibre and my wifi signal usually gets about 30Mbps, will one of these connected to the superhub in modem mode get me a better WiFi signal?
Thanks OP for the comment. On the mobile app the code box did not appear at checkout on my phone and the site was all in dollars.
I now went to the site with the desk top, managed to get pounds and a code box. But when I entered the code, it says code expired,. Ending up buying st Dollars 13.99 which translated to £10.86. Which is still a good price.
OrribleHarry29th Aug

Wireless is hopeless for streaming with a cable connection it will be fine.


But that's missing the point of using the Steam link box, isn't it? ie, if one needs to connect the PC to the Steam box via a network cable to get a good streaming quality, one might just get rid of the steam box and just use an HDMI cable to connect the PC directly to the TV?

The idea was to avoid having cables around the house... I thought that was the main usage of the Steam box, but with a bad router in the middle it doesn't work really
mickael285 h, 40 m ago

But that's missing the point of using the Steam link box, isn't it? ie, if …But that's missing the point of using the Steam link box, isn't it? ie, if one needs to connect the PC to the Steam box via a network cable to get a good streaming quality, one might just get rid of the steam box and just use an HDMI cable to connect the PC directly to the TV?The idea was to avoid having cables around the house... I thought that was the main usage of the Steam box, but with a bad router in the middle it doesn't work really


Even quality routers can suffer too, plus there is more latency with wireless as the signal is encrypted, transmitted then decrypted to reach your steam box. If you don't wish to have wires then an improvement can be had using powerline network adaptors, however these are still not quite as good as an ethernet cable but will be OK for what you want to achieve.
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