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Huawei WS5200 AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Router £21.95 (+£2.95 Postage) @ Box
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Huawei WS5200 AC1200 Gigabit Wireless Router £21.95 (+£2.95 Postage) @ Box

£24.44£29.4917%Box.co.uk Deals
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Posted 3rd Apr

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Lowest price I think for this gigabit router.

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Key Features


  • Wireless speeds up to 1167Mbps
  • Meets access needs for 100+ Mbps broadband users
  • Optimises the Wi-Fi channel to improve Wi-Fi quality
  • Easy setup via your smartphone
  • Reinforced security protection
  • 1x Gigabit WAN port | 4x Gigabit LAN ports

FASTER 5 GHZ WI-FI PREFERRED
HUAWEI WiFi WS5200 brings 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal together, and automatically connected the users' devices to the faster frequency according to the devices' location.

KEEP A FAST CONNECTION EVEN THROUGH WALLS
Four high-performance broadened antennas are reasonably located after precise testing, ideal for reducing the interference on the same frequency. The LDPC weak signal correction algorithm is also used to keep your connection fast, even through walls.

HIGH SPEED MULTI-USER CONNECTION
The WS5200 offers a wireless connection speed up to 1167 Mbps (dual band), and the second generation 11ac MU-MIMO technology provides a better Wi-Fi experience for the multi-user.

FULL GIGABIT ETHERNET PORTS MEET HIGHER BROADBAND ACCESS
The FE router has gradually failed to meet the needs of high bandwidth users. With a full Gigabit Ethernet ports design, the HUAWEI WiFi WS5200 perfectly meets the access requirements for 100+ Mbps broadband users.

STRONGER AND MORE STABLE WITH 28 NM 1 GHZ CPU
Compared to routers with 40 nm chipset, the HUAWEI WiFi WS5200 performs better with 28 nm 1 GHz CPU and is more stable when dealing with multi-device access and multi-business processing.

KEEPS LEARNING AND IMPROVING ALL THE TIME
The HUAWEI WiFi WS5200 will keep learning your WiFi environment, and automatically optimises your WiFi channel every day, keeping your WiFi quality on top.


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stealth66603/04/2020 20:00

what's peoples thoughts on 5g?... I just got a new nowtv hub (same as sky …what's peoples thoughts on 5g?... I just got a new nowtv hub (same as sky hub) that's got 5g, but I'm still using my original 2.4g access point, incidentally, I've disabled the 2.4/5g in the router settings but I getting 2 unidentified wifi stations showing if I search... do you think the 5g is still active??


On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.

I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?
Aquacadabra03/04/2020 20:07

On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz …On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?


Taking the comment at face value think your reply is unwarranted. I don't see any evidence that this person is questioning 5GHz or mistakenly 5G as being bad for health or bad in general. I think they are genuinely asking if 5GHz is worth using or not and many people are not tech-savvy so you'd do well to treat people with less knowledge on a particular subject with a bit more respect.

For anyone confused between 5G and 5GHz here're some definitions >

5G - 5th generation cellular network technology generally used in mobile phones
5GHZ - Frequency bandwidth in the 5 Gigahertz radio frequency spectrum generally used in home wifi and also public/commerical wifi.
tonymcg03/04/2020 20:11

I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this …I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this


They do. That's the worrying thing.
Aquacadabra03/04/2020 20:07

On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz …On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?


I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this
252 Comments
Great price
Great find and price, heat
Wondering if much better than the Vodafone supplied one
Is this any good for using VPN?
Can I fully replace my BT router with this ?
Or just connect this to it and use this as the wireless ?
ciaranmcw9203/04/2020 19:56

Can I fully replace my BT router with this ? Or just connect this to it …Can I fully replace my BT router with this ? Or just connect this to it and use this as the wireless ?


The latter
what's peoples thoughts on 5g?... I just got a new nowtv hub (same as sky hub) that's got 5g, but I'm still using my original 2.4g access point, incidentally, I've disabled the 2.4/5g in the router settings but I getting 2 unidentified wifi stations showing if I search... do you think the 5g is still active??
stealth66603/04/2020 20:00

what's peoples thoughts on 5g?... I just got a new nowtv hub (same as sky …what's peoples thoughts on 5g?... I just got a new nowtv hub (same as sky hub) that's got 5g, but I'm still using my original 2.4g access point, incidentally, I've disabled the 2.4/5g in the router settings but I getting 2 unidentified wifi stations showing if I search... do you think the 5g is still active??


On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.

I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?
Aquacadabra03/04/2020 20:07

On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz …On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?


I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this
I have almost no hope, but does it support VLANs?
tonymcg03/04/2020 20:11

I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this …I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this


They do. That's the worrying thing.
I've taken the plunge as the sky hub is awful, should give me some more coverage... Just need to find my nighthawk.. it's in a box somewhere
Just put in my returns for the 2 from Amazon I paid £35 for. Absolutely cracking price this.
tonymcg03/04/2020 20:11

I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this …I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this


You'd be surprised!
tonymcg03/04/2020 20:11

I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this …I laughed at the last comment, I hope people don't actually think this


:/
Is this likely to be much better than the BT home hub 6?
Will this do better than a Plusnet Hub One?
And is there a free delivery threshold at Box?
Is V2 from Box Amazon worth the extra £5? Or might both be V2? amazon.co.uk/HUA…h=1
Shame this isn't supported by openwrt
Aquacadabra03/04/2020 20:07

On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz …On 5ghz? It's used for quicker speeds with less distance/obstacles. 2.4ghz is used for most things where speeds are not critical and there is more obstacles.I can't tell if you're being serious or you are one of these people who thinks covid-19 is from 5G masts?


Taking the comment at face value think your reply is unwarranted. I don't see any evidence that this person is questioning 5GHz or mistakenly 5G as being bad for health or bad in general. I think they are genuinely asking if 5GHz is worth using or not and many people are not tech-savvy so you'd do well to treat people with less knowledge on a particular subject with a bit more respect.

For anyone confused between 5G and 5GHz here're some definitions >

5G - 5th generation cellular network technology generally used in mobile phones
5GHZ - Frequency bandwidth in the 5 Gigahertz radio frequency spectrum generally used in home wifi and also public/commerical wifi.
At the risk of sounding stupid, would this offer a decent signal at 25m if hardwired to a virgin router with a clear line of sight between A and B? With A being this router, and B being me in the garden with my laptop.
The V2 is known as the pro and is the better choice I think.

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Need a pro to come tell us if this any good comparing to something like d-link 882 or 842 that comes down in price.
Thanks
I have a Virgin Media Hub 3 enough I find poor when streaming to more than 1 device even though I am getting 100mb+... also the range isn't great to bedrooms. Would this help, and if so would it be easy to set this up?
Check out Amazon reviews for this model and read the questions and answers for more advice
Does it come with WiFi 6?
hot
UltraMagnus03/04/2020 21:21

Shame this isn't supported by openwrt


The cheap Xiaomi's do and are around the same price/spec (from aliexpress/gearbest/banggood). I've been running a Mi Mini (100meg, 802.11ac) and Mi 3G (gigabit, 802.11ac) for a few years now although I run Padavan on both as I prefer it.
JohnnyFwaa03/04/2020 21:10

Is V2 from Box Amazon worth the extra £5? Or might both be V2? …Is V2 from Box Amazon worth the extra £5? Or might both be V2? https://www.amazon.co.uk/HUAWEI-Ethernet-Management-Parental-Processor/dp/B07ZTPZCBW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Huawei%2BWS5200&qid=1585944373&sr=8-1&th=1



It's from same seller but for £5 more btw on Amazon.



Update : A post on 6 April by dman227 advises they received a V2 from Box.





Box.co.uk description on their own website suggests for the original version 1 model with budget 1 GHz Realtek chipset as used in other cheap routers such as Tenda AC10U. But the Huawei part no. 53037198 appears to be same as Amazon listing if part no. is unique to the version 2. ie. Unclear whether Box are selling v1 or v2 models....

Version 2 uses Huawei in-house dual core 800MHz and wifi chipset - very little is known about chipset, and Huawei historically have been poor for firmware updates and product support for their router products in my experience with Huawei A1 mesh and B525 4G routers which both suffer from inexplicable wifi compatibility issues with certain wifi devices. Other established Asus, Linksys, Netgear etc publish old and new firmwares on their websites to help diagnose issues and recover a bricked router. Huawei don't seem to publish their firmwares online.

Googling doesn't seem to return any results for any seller previously offering the version 1 in the UK which was launched in 2018 (version 2 announced in late 2019 perhaps to beat Trump Embargo by not using any US technologies). This may be a further pointer to suggest Box are selling the version 2, but I could be wrong.

At £34.99, it looked poor deal compared to an earlier hotukdeal for more versatile Asus RT-AC57U v1 AC1200 gigabit router with USB2 at £32.99. But at £24.44, definitely worth consideration.


fwiw 'buyur' have Tenda AC15 AC1900 gigabit router with USB socket for £29.95, but this is an old product. Full details posted in this other Tenda AC5 deal if you follow the link and scroll down the page
hotukdeals.com/dea…704
Edited by: "bill888" 6th Apr
dcx_badass04/04/2020 02:14

The cheap Xiaomi's do and are around the same price/spec (from …The cheap Xiaomi's do and are around the same price/spec (from aliexpress/gearbest/banggood). I've been running a Mi Mini (100meg, 802.11ac) and Mi 3G (gigabit, 802.11ac) for a few years now although I run Padavan on both as I prefer it.


Sadly, more recent Xiaomi routers are more difficult to unlock. The Mi 3G v2 (aka 4A Gigabit) and new AC2100 router requires opening up and a flash chip programmer to unlock them.
Edited by: "bill888" 4th Apr
iwilltaketwo03/04/2020 21:29

At the risk of sounding stupid, would this offer a decent signal at 25m if …At the risk of sounding stupid, would this offer a decent signal at 25m if hardwired to a virgin router with a clear line of sight between A and B? With A being this router, and B being me in the garden with my laptop.


I would say so, it’s hardwired
shef007204/04/2020 09:19

I would say so, it’s hardwired


Of course, one of my security cameras is 80 metres away hardwired.
No chance by wifi. Over even 25 metres unless you can extend the aerials to more directional/amplified aerials.
Anyone know how Box returns work over corona period? Longer return period? Will they collect from your house as usual? Does it work same for Amazon Box store? Thanks
Its very annoying that Box are advertising this as V1 specs on their website, yet on Amazon they are listing it under as a V2.

I wanted something with amplified signal, which the V2 offers. If anyone has similar recommendation for £30ish, with prompt shipping option, please feel free to post away!
RandyLanzarote04/04/2020 12:46

Its very annoying that Box are advertising this as V1 specs on their …Its very annoying that Box are advertising this as V1 specs on their website, yet on Amazon they are listing it under as a V2.I wanted something with amplified signal, which the V2 offers. If anyone has similar recommendation for £30ish, with prompt shipping option, please feel free to post away!


How do we know it's not V1 on Box and V2 on Amazon?
JohnnyFwaa04/04/2020 12:54

How do we know it's not V1 on Box and V2 on Amazon?


I think poster above explained it better: "Box.co.uk description on their own website suggests for the original version 1 model with budget 1 GHz Realtek chipset as used in other cheap routers such as Tenda AC10U. But the Huawei part no. 53037198 appears to be same as Amazon listing if part no. is unique to the version 2. ie. Unclear whether Box are selling v1 or v2 models...."


Same model numbers on both sites but different specs listed.


Perhaps I should just go for it and hope that it offers better wifi range than my virgin hub. As long as it can effectively reach my little home office I'll be ok.
RandyLanzarote04/04/2020 13:06

I think poster above explained it better: "Box.co.uk description on their …I think poster above explained it better: "Box.co.uk description on their own website suggests for the original version 1 model with budget 1 GHz Realtek chipset as used in other cheap routers such as Tenda AC10U. But the Huawei part no. 53037198 appears to be same as Amazon listing if part no. is unique to the version 2. ie. Unclear whether Box are selling v1 or v2 models...."Same model numbers on both sites but different specs listed. Perhaps I should just go for it and hope that it offers better wifi range than my virgin hub. As long as it can effectively reach my little home office I'll be ok.


I see
With routers you can usually just return them if they don't help so no risk, but in the current climate that may not be true
miffyl03/04/2020 20:19

Just put in my returns for the 2 from Amazon I paid £35 for. Absolutely …Just put in my returns for the 2 from Amazon I paid £35 for. Absolutely cracking price this.


It’s £29.99 on amazon now
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