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Linksys Rangeplus-N Wireless DSL/Cable Router £29.99 + £3.99 Delivery @ Misco + Quidco
Linksys Rangeplus-N Wireless DSL/Cable Router £29.99 + £3.99 Delivery @ Misco + Quidco

Linksys Rangeplus-N Wireless DSL/Cable Router £29.99 + £3.99 Delivery @ Misco + Quidco

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Linksys by Cisco RangePlus-N Wireless DSL/ Cable Router


Get online without wires. Packing the power of todays most advanced wireless N networking technology standard into a small, sleek form, the RangePlus-n Wireless Router is designed to give you easy-to-set up performance that will get your whole family online all at the same time, in almost no time at all. Easy to use and setup; includes Mac setup wizard.

Speed Without Wires
Easily create an around-the-home wireless network experience. RangePlus-n utilizes Wireless-N technology to allow your whole family to share one broadband Internet connection but is fully compatible with Wireless-G and -B equipment. Great for wireless printing and sharing files. Step up from Wireless-G to the speed of N!

Reliable Coverage
Connect all around your home with fewer dead spots. Smart antenna technology actually uses the reflections that confuse ordinary wireless technologies to capture and decode faint signals to boost range and reduce dead spots.

Connect to More
Four 10/100 ports make it easy to connect and access printers, networked storage drives, and other Ethernet-enabled devices wirelessly from any computer connected to your network.

Advanced Security
Advanced wireless security and SPI firewall protection designed to help safeguard your home network and computers from most Internet attacks.

Features
Firewall protection,
DMZ port,
NAT support,
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI),
dynamic DNS server,
MAC address filtering,
VPN passthrough,
firmware upgradable,
Smart MIMO technology,
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support,
Quality of Service (QoS),
IPSec passthrough,
DHCP server

Specifications
Product Description Linksys by Cisco RangePlus-N Wireless DSL/ Cable Router
Device Type Cable Router
Frequency Band External
Routing Protocol RIP, static IP routing
Remote Management Protocol HTTP, HTTPS
Networking Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11n
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Networking TCP/IP, PPTP, UDP/IP, L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17 cm x 14.8 cm x 3.6 cm
Weight 334 g

Please read reviews.cnet.com/rou…tml before buying - THIS IS NOT A DRAFT-N ROUTER!
- jnm21

31 Comments

When it says dsl/cable .... what exactly does it mean? Is it adsl or cable?

Original Poster

It means it can be used with either a DSL product or a cable product - if using it with a DSL product you would connect it to the DSL modem, if connecting it to a cable product you would connect it to the cable modem.

It doesn't mention it's a modem so it will work with any suitable modem I guess?

EDIT; Beaten to it, just

good price. i've got one of these and would recommend it. works with virgin cable broadband in case anyone is wondering.

had trouble with two of linksys's wireless routers wireless connection kept dropping and they run very hot......

In that case can anyone recommend an adsl2+ modem? This router seems perfect for my new house!

Got 1 great unit, works with Virgin.

wib_1;5281517

had trouble with two of linksys's wireless routers wireless connection … had trouble with two of linksys's wireless routers wireless connection kept dropping and they run very hot......



this one runs warm, not hot at all and rarely drops connection. also fimware updates should really fix that sort of thing.:thumbsup:

I'll just be happy when Draft-N becomes ratified, at the moment I'm worried that different manufacturer's items won't talk to each other.

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amdavies;5281969

I'll just be happy when Draft-N becomes ratified, at the moment I'm … I'll just be happy when Draft-N becomes ratified, at the moment I'm worried that different manufacturer's items won't talk to each other.



I was on a course last week and RFCs were mentioned during it - Draft N then came up and the general concencus was the current draft would be the one that is ratified.

I had problems with Xbox Live with a Linksys router that looked very similar to this - just would not connect wirelessly at all even though 2 PCs and laptop were fine. It was a combined modem/router though so not the same as this one. Neither Linksys or Microsoft could sort the problem. Wish I could remember the model number.

BillyShocker;5282246

I had problems with Xbox Live with a Linksys router that looked very … I had problems with Xbox Live with a Linksys router that looked very similar to this - just would not connect wirelessly at all even though 2 PCs and laptop were fine. It was a combined modem/router though so not the same as this one. Neither Linksys or Microsoft could sort the problem. Wish I could remember the model number.



it should work fine with xbox. have connected both the wii and nds lite to mine.

Original Poster

Yay - my first hot deal

This is cheap!! I have a Linksys router at home and it is flawless! Heat!

had one of these for a while now.
faultless router.Excellent price too

hey people! just a quick question.. whats the range like on this thing? i have the speed touch. the one that comes with aol for free... it works great.. but the wireless range is really bad.. i cant even go to the other end of the house.

will this be any better? if not could anyone of you very helpful bunch recommend one with amazing range? thanks a bunch!!

Voted Hot - Just bought one of these (in error ) off Flea bay for £37 - used/refurbed, so this is a well good price!!

Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with wireless G, it works with B but B is so crap at penetrating through walls.

Thanks

Original Poster

abs7786;5284965

Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with … Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with wireless G, it works with B but B is so crap at penetrating through walls.Thanks



I don't have this one but N is backwards compatible with G.

abs7786;5284965

Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with … Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with wireless G, it works with B but B is so crap at penetrating through walls.Thanks



Second para in deal description above confirms it is.:thumbsup:

cheers buddy

Banned

hot for me linksys are prob most reliable routers after netgear

I don't have this one but N is backwards compatible with G



If you are using N and G both at the same time would the speed only run at G ?

Original Poster

ajm007;5287935

If you are using N and G both at the same time would the speed only run … If you are using N and G both at the same time would the speed only run at G ?



Nope - N clients run at N and G clients run at G.

This is another improvement over G whereby if you had one B user everyone ran at B.

Thanks Pepp :thumbsup:

rainbowkisser;5281639

In that case can anyone recommend an adsl2+ modem? This router seems … In that case can anyone recommend an adsl2+ modem? This router seems perfect for my new house!


Any ADSL2 Ethernet Modem will work just fine - something like a D-Link DSL-320B
kikatek.com/pro…gle
lambda-tek.com/com…373
abs7786;5284965

Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with … Has anyone got this please confirm if this is backwards compatiable with wireless G, it works with B but B is so crap at penetrating through walls.


Erm, 802.11b and 802.11g both work at 2.4GHz and hence have exactly the same wall-busting ability.

The lower the frequency, then the better the range through obstacles.

802.11a runs at 5GHz, and offers less indoor range.
802.11n can run at 2.4GHz and/or 5GHz.
Frankenstein;5284129

hey people! just a quick question.. whats the range like on this thing? i … hey people! just a quick question.. whats the range like on this thing? i have the speed touch. the one that comes with aol for free... it works great.. but the wireless range is really bad.. i cant even go to the other end of the house.will this be any better? if not could anyone of you very helpful bunch recommend one with amazing range? thanks a bunch!!


Unfortunately, your wireless range is mostly limited by the environment - not the WiFi equipment itself.
You may get slightly more range with a "better" Router, but not a great deal.

If you want to get your WiFi to the other end of your house, the best way is to run a cable from your existing Router. Put a second Access Point at the other end of the cable, and duplicate the SSID (WiFi network name) and security settings, but choose a different channel (1 or 6 or 11).
You've now got two distinct WiFi networks that coexist without slowing each other down - and your devices will happily switch between the two, automatically.

Please double check before buying this - IEEE 802.11n does not appear on the box & I suspect it may be a glorified G+ rather than Draft N router! I'm really peeved!

EDIT: confirmed: reviews.cnet.com/rou…tml - sorry OP, but I think the item is not what the description suggests (not the OP's fault).

Original Poster

jnm21;5393797

Please double check before buying this - IEEE 802.11n does not appear on … Please double check before buying this - IEEE 802.11n does not appear on the box & I suspect it may be a glorified G+ rather than Draft N router! I'm really peeved!



Well the Linksys website lists it under the wireless-N section

linksysbycisco.com/UK/…110

Yes, I do think that is what they wish you to believe - see the review I linked to though. It is a play on words - utilises wireless N technology - bit like saying a Celeron utilises Dual Core technology - it may be true, but how useful is it when deciding to buy one?
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