Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router £99.99 @ Amazon
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Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 12th Feb
2893503.jpgSeems like good value to me for a tri-band AC2200 router which supports MU-MIMO for faster multiple device usage in parallel. Similar price at Very but around £40 more at Currys. Cheapest it has ever been at Amazon UK.
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My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.

Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.
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My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.

Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.
Edited by: "strider_bz" 13th Feb
Would I still need to use my bt hub 5 router?
strider_bz5 m ago

My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated …My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.



This is a router though. Coming from ISP routers, like the Super Hub 3. This will give you so much more control over the entire network. Add AP's ontop of this.
sikh_warrior5 m ago

Would I still need to use my bt hub 5 router?


If you use the BT5hub as a modem, then yes. This one only has router/switch/access point built in.
Check the home hub, the internet cable - is it the same type as the LAN ports? If so, then yes this can replace it. If it's not the same cable ,you use the home hub as modem too, and that's still needed. This Linksys one does not have modem built in.
How does this compare against the TP-Link AC3150 that was posted the other day for £99.98?
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strider_bz1 h, 42 m ago

My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated …My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.


Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network with different SSIDs, in addition to a 2.4GHz guest network?

My Linksys EA6900 lost all form of guest network and useful control when used in bridge mode from my BT Home Hub 6. So I switched it to the main router for Guest network capabilities and better control vs BT but I struggle with the connection on the 3rd floor.

I originally thought a second router was a good option, but I've heard Ubiquity recommend a few times.
strider_bz1 h, 43 m ago

My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated …My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.


Are you referring to one of these? amazon.co.uk/UBI…rch


I have sky Q router and how would one set this up?
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Sorry I disagree with the whole dedicated AP, a majority of households do not require such things a total waste of time and money.

If you buy a decent WiFi router and still have WiFi issues then it’s a bigger issue ie. congestion on the network and an AP will not solve that!
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Sorry I disagree with the whole dedicated AP, a majority of households do …Sorry I disagree with the whole dedicated AP, a majority of households do not require such things a total waste of time and money.If you buy a decent WiFi router and still have WiFi issues then it’s a bigger issue ie. congestion on the network and an AP will not solve that!


Sorry sir but its cheaper to buy a new router or AP and trying to find a solution than moving house, knocking down walls or getting people of network.

I do however sir respect your opinion.
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slamukdeals9 m ago

Sorry sir but its cheaper to buy a new router or AP and trying to find a …Sorry sir but its cheaper to buy a new router or AP and trying to find a solution than moving house, knocking down walls or getting people of network. I do however sir respect your opinion.


Sorry where did I mention moving house or knocking down walls? What I said was buying a router and a dedicated AP is a waste of time for a majority of households.
Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my British gas hive and my wireless ip security cam. Moved from sky to bt fibre actually worse now and noticing on most items I use

Apart from knocking down brick walls that everyone claims to be issue is there a product to assist??
foxyuk2 m ago

Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my … Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my British gas hive and my wireless ip security cam. Moved from sky to bt fibre actually worse now and noticing on most items I use Apart from knocking down brick walls that everyone claims to be issue is there a product to assist??


Look at MESH devices
I have always struggled with my internet speed and WiFi since moving 10 years ago. I have got the BT hub 6 on second one now as first one died after 1 month! The hub 5 was awful too. I would buy a router with modem built in or get the one above and a separate modem rather than the BT one's as they always fail.
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manjbains16 m ago

I have always struggled with my internet speed and WiFi since moving 10 …I have always struggled with my internet speed and WiFi since moving 10 years ago. I have got the BT hub 6 on second one now as first one died after 1 month! The hub 5 was awful too. I would buy a router with modem built in or get the one above and a separate modem rather than the BT one's as they always fail.


BT equipment is notoriously poor.

I personally find the best setup with BT lines are separate devices. I run a 2 piece Draytek setup, and according to BT the fastest speed I can achieve on a clean line is 45Mbps however my modem syncs at 52Mbps and with a HomeHub the fastest I could achieve was 42Mbps.
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foxyuk25 m ago

Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my … Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my British gas hive and my wireless ip security cam. Moved from sky to bt fibre actually worse now and noticing on most items I use Apart from knocking down brick walls that everyone claims to be issue is there a product to assist??


Have you tried powerline adapters?
I have a powerline adapter but it gives me less than half the speed I should get.
lucas41 h, 18 m ago

Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and …Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network with different SSIDs, in addition to a 2.4GHz guest network?My Linksys EA6900 lost all form of guest network and useful control when used in bridge mode from my BT Home Hub 6. So I switched it to the main router for Guest network capabilities and better control vs BT but I struggle with the connection on the 3rd floor.I originally thought a second router was a good option, but I've heard Ubiquity recommend a few times.


It can only be used as a repeater for another ubiquiti unifi device. And you can have guest control.
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BT equipment is notoriously poor.I personally find the best setup with BT …BT equipment is notoriously poor.I personally find the best setup with BT lines are separate devices. I run a 2 piece Draytek setup, and according to BT the fastest speed I can achieve on a clean line is 45Mbps however my modem syncs at 52Mbps and with a HomeHub the fastest I could achieve was 42Mbps.


The fastest speed I can get is 17mbps even tho they quote 25mbps. But only get 15mbps and in the evenings down to 8 mbps. As too far from the exchange and too many people on line in our estate according to BT. I only use the broadband for TV, Sky and laptop. Got 30gb data with ee for mobile same as wife as always suffer with home broadband speeds!
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manjbains9 m ago

The fastest speed I can get is 17mbps even tho they quote 25mbps. But only …The fastest speed I can get is 17mbps even tho they quote 25mbps. But only get 15mbps and in the evenings down to 8 mbps. As too far from the exchange and too many people on line in our estate according to BT. I only use the broadband for TV, Sky and laptop. Got 30gb data with ee for mobile same as wife as always suffer with home broadband speeds!


Distance from the exchange is not really an issue anymore assuming you are on FTTC. It would be distance from the cab which would determine your speed in this case. Are you on FTTC or ADSL?

You can check the speeds achievable here
strider_bz3 h, 30 m ago

My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated …My advice has always been to attach a Ubiquiti Unifi AP as a a dedicated access point and turning off the wifi from your current router.Still heat for this deal, but if people are experiencing wifi problems, a dedicated access point is going to be miles better than anything else.


Does this not reduce the speed like powerline adapters because it's rebroadcasting the signal?
r8sso3 h, 41 m ago

How does this compare against the TP-Link AC3150 that was posted the other …How does this compare against the TP-Link AC3150 that was posted the other day for £99.98?


Would also like to know this

Edit - having read it it has a lower WiFi speed (tp link is over 3gbs,this is just over 2). Technically it looks slightly lower spec but I'm no expert
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Distance from the exchange is not really an issue anymore assuming you are …Distance from the exchange is not really an issue anymore assuming you are on FTTC. It would be distance from the cab which would determine your speed in this case. Are you on FTTC or ADSL?You can check the speeds achievable here


FTTC. Had a look at the Draytek products as mentioned above. Very good reviews, expensive but then you get what you pay for.
Can someone advise me please... I'm with ee 76mb and I'm looking at bridging a router to a more central location via cat6 (no more than 3lm) is there any benefit to upgrading my brightbox 2 to be used as a standalone modem (I believe it is vdsl2 and broadcom compatible) I want the best possible results and would welcome suggestions to an enhanced modem or will I be spending money for no significant or noticeable gains?
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manjbains29 m ago

FTTC. Had a look at the Draytek products as mentioned above. Very good …FTTC. Had a look at the Draytek products as mentioned above. Very good reviews, expensive but then you get what you pay for.


Exactly that you do certainly get what you pay for. I have the Vigor 130 modem and the Vigor 2926ac router.
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What sync speed do you currently get and what does the dsl checker say is achievable (link above). If you want to use the current device as modem only the only difference you would see is possibly WiFi range, stability and performance.

The benefits from a full 3rd party setup would be more control, stability, line monitoring and possibly increased speed, however the speed increase will be minimal in most cases.
kadooosh52 m ago

Would also like to know thisEdit - having read it it has a lower WiFi …Would also like to know thisEdit - having read it it has a lower WiFi speed (tp link is over 3gbs,this is just over 2). Technically it looks slightly lower spec but I'm no expert


I’ve done a little bit of reading and I don’t need tri band so pointless paying a premium for this. I think the tp-link has better technology built in with mu-MIMO, beamforming, dual core 1.4 blah blah blah :-) That’s my technical opinion, don’t believe everything you read on the internet
Are Linksys still only releasing 1 or maybe 2 firmwares over the entire lifetime of the product. I had a Linksys router that had a well known bug where it would just get slower and slower until you had to unplug it and plug it in again (gui would not load) that they never addressed. About the only good thing you could say was that the product was supported by DD-WRT but that is not going to be for everyone.

I changed to a Asus rt-ac68u when I moved house 5 years ago and have had 5 new firmwares per year (25 since 14 Nov 2014) and they have been adding new features (AiProtection with Trend Micro, AiMesh).

I stopped being interested in products based on their advertised performance, you will rarely get what they advertised and then when you hit a bug you are SOL.
Products from D-Link, Netgear or Linksys will not darken my door again
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The most reliable way I've found of extending a wifi signal properly is to use a powerline extender to close to the bad area, or in it, then use an old router flashed with ddwrt in bridge mode, I use an old dir-615 for this & it's perfect for covering the kitchen & garden where my Archer C7 running Lede just doesn't reach reliably enough for streams.

Now I dont get close to my usual speeds of 220Mb, but I get 20Mb consistently throughput when streaming video with no buffering at all, & I imagine it'd run higher but haven't actually run a speedtest on it cos I've never had issues with it, despite it being old & only using 2.4ghz.

We often have upwards of 15 devices connected so I'd love a MU-MIMO device but I haven't found a reasonably priced router that reviews well & runs openwrt/lede, which is essential for me.
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Exactly that you do certainly get what you pay for. I have the Vigor 130 …Exactly that you do certainly get what you pay for. I have the Vigor 130 modem and the Vigor 2926ac router.


Got my BT hub 6 just now and sent me a refurbished one. I bought my in November and had to pay half £25. On the phone again to them now.
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manjbains3 m ago

Got my BT hub 6 just now and sent me a refurbished one. I bought my in …Got my BT hub 6 just now and sent me a refurbished one. I bought my in November and had to pay half £25. On the phone again to them now.


Why did you have to pay? It’s BT equipment so they have a responsibility I supply you with working equipment.
foxyuk2 h, 45 m ago

Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my … Ok guys looking for a bit of help. My wifi signal is poor for my British gas hive and my wireless ip security cam. Moved from sky to bt fibre actually worse now and noticing on most items I use Apart from knocking down brick walls that everyone claims to be issue is there a product to assist??


Same problem myself for security cams only though,no hive,my answer was to put a pass through plug powerline in each socket you have your cameras plugged in and run ethernet through the same hole as your power to the cams,also if you buy the ones with wifi repeater function as well,might just solve your hive wifi.
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Why did you have to pay? It’s BT equipment so they have a responsibility I …Why did you have to pay? It’s BT equipment so they have a responsibility I supply you with working equipment.


As i am in a contract already and wouldn't replace original hub 5 with 6 upgrade for free! Could only have hub 5 for free which had 3 fail within a month.
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manjbains5 m ago

As i am in a contract already and wouldn't replace original hub 5 with 6 …As i am in a contract already and wouldn't replace original hub 5 with 6 upgrade for free! Could only have hub 5 for free which had 3 fail within a month.


I wish you all the best with the 6 ... they are just as bad if not worse in my opinion. Hopefully you will be lucky and it will sort your issues but don’t be too disappointed if it doesn’t.
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I wish you all the best with the 6 ... they are just as bad if not worse …I wish you all the best with the 6 ... they are just as bad if not worse in my opinion. Hopefully you will be lucky and it will sort your issues but don’t be too disappointed if it doesn’t.


I am just 🙏 that virgin will be bringing there services soon with cable but been told 2020. Thanks for all the info above really helps!
SRM_871 h, 56 m ago

Can someone advise me please... I'm with ee 76mb and I'm looking at …Can someone advise me please... I'm with ee 76mb and I'm looking at bridging a router to a more central location via cat6 (no more than 3lm) is there any benefit to upgrading my brightbox 2 to be used as a standalone modem (I believe it is vdsl2 and broadcom compatible) I want the best possible results and would welcome suggestions to an enhanced modem or will I be spending money for no significant or noticeable gains?


Bump...?
deleted159734413th Feb

Have you tried powerline adapters?


The cocoon(camera) has no eithernet port. And the hive receiver is next to the router problem is the sender is next to boiler in cellar. So power line not an option
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foxyuk1 h, 24 m ago

The cocoon(camera) has no eithernet port. And the hive receiver is next …The cocoon(camera) has no eithernet port. And the hive receiver is next to the router problem is the sender is next to boiler in cellar. So power line not an option


You are aware powerlines can come with a WiFi option?
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You are aware powerlines can come with a WiFi option?


Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp link the other day as lay unused was the av500 but that was for hard wiring
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foxyuk13 m ago

Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp …Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp link the other day as lay unused was the av500 but that was for hard wiring


You can get either a WiFi extender or powerline with the ability to to act as a WiFi hotspot. One of the powerline adapters would require hard wiring to the router.
lucas422 h, 17 m ago

Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and …Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network with different SSIDs, in addition to a 2.4GHz guest network?My Linksys EA6900 lost all form of guest network and useful control when used in bridge mode from my BT Home Hub 6. So I switched it to the main router for Guest network capabilities and better control vs BT but I struggle with the connection on the 3rd floor.I originally thought a second router was a good option, but I've heard Ubiquity recommend a few times.


Unifi AP does support multiple 2.4Ghz 5Ghz with SSID and also work in tandem to create better coverage across your home if you are using more than one. There is guest network support and the bandwidth for both upload and download can be set for all SSIDs emmitting from the Unifi.
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