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Linksys WAG160N N300 Mbps Modem Router (ADSL) £55.04 @ Dixons
Linksys WAG160N N300 Mbps Modem Router (ADSL) £55.04 @ Dixons

Linksys WAG160N N300 Mbps Modem Router (ADSL) £55.04 @ Dixons

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* Wireless-N ASDL+ Modem Router - WAG160N
* Fast, "Always On" Internet connection
* Connect your PCs via the built-in router
* Share the Internet and Ethernet network
* Built-in Wireless-N (draft 802.11n)
* MIMO - signal travels far & less dead spots
* Much faster than Wireless-G
* Wireless signals protected - encryption
* Network protected - powerful SPI firewall
* Stream Video, music, photos & HD content

33 Comments

Original Poster

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I'm afraid I'm going to have to vote cold, only because the item in question is a truly awful router. I bought one and also had 2 replacements and they were all the same. Audible electrical hiss in the room once it was turned on, dropped connection at least every day needing a hard reset to fix due to box crashing. I'd avoid this product if I was you, no matter how cheap it is.

There are some user reviews on ebuyer for this router >

ebuyer.com/pro…ews

Please note I'm not suggesting you buy it from Ebuyer as it's more expensive there, just use the site to check user experiences with the router.

if it supported DD WRT i might have bought one :-)

i wont be voting cold on that though. Definately not a bad price

Voted Hot as i've had mine now since the beginng of the year and have no problems with this what-so-ever. Easy to set up and run (I have Xbox 360, Desktop, NAS and 2 wireless laptops connected to mine with no problems).

I would hasten to add though that this will [COLOR="Red"]not[/COLOR] support speeds of 300mps as it does not transmit on the 5 ghz spectrum which is needed to get full "N" performance. The most i have ever got from mine is 150mbs.

Still a good router at this price fror anyone needing something faster than Wiress G.

voted hot as i've had this router around 5 months and never had a problem with it.

Is this for BT connections or CABLE?

Jay_Zone;6226596

Voted Hot as i've had mine now since the beginng of the year and have no … Voted Hot as i've had mine now since the beginng of the year and have no problems with this what-so-ever. Easy to set up and run (I have Xbox 360, Desktop, NAS and 2 wireless laptops connected to mine with no problems).I would hasten to add though that this will [COLOR=Red]not[/COLOR] support speeds of 300mps as it does not transmit on the 5 ghz spectrum which is needed to get full "N" performance. The most i have ever got from mine is 150mbs.Still a good router at this price fror anyone needing something faster than Wiress G.



Getting 300Mbps is nothing to do with 5Ghz. It's possible by using 40Mhz-wide channels. However, since 2.4Ghz is only ~80Mhz wide the chances of you jumping over another device broadcasting on that range are pretty huge, making it pointless & irresponsible. Still, if you're in the middle of nowhere you should be able to get it working, providing the crappy firmware lets you change the channel width options.

ADSL = Phone lines

This is suitable for connections such as the ones BT provides/resells.

£59.99 from ebuyer with a Wireless-N USB adapter worth £40..... hotukdeals.com/ite…b-/

Good price H + R added, I need a wireless N router too but not sure wether to go for this as reviews are such a mixed bag!

You won't get the full 300Mbps anyway, as I'm sure there's some radio signal ruling that limits UK radio transmissions for this type of kit to 280Mbps (will have to find link and add later).

However, if the firmware allows, you can chose Ireland & France (again will double check) which allow the full 300Mbps

I've got this router and I'm very pleased with it. A dream to set up and up and running within 5 mins!! laptops and N series Nokia connect no problems at all (wireless g). I bought the Ebuyer deal, but haven't tried the bundled USB adapter.

This router is no different to others with respect to negative reviews. I looked at loads, Belkins, Netgears the lot, and all models attract neg reviews as well as positive, however this is Linksys and their customer support is regarded as very good.

You pays your money...........

thepearce;6226805

£59.99 from ebuyer with a Wireless-N USB adapter worth £40..... h … £59.99 from ebuyer with a Wireless-N USB adapter worth £40..... http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/473539/linksys-wireless-n-adsl-router-usb-/



Yeah I posted that, got to be a better deal?

stanglish;6226761

Getting 300Mbps is nothing to do with 5Ghz. It's possible by using … Getting 300Mbps is nothing to do with 5Ghz. It's possible by using 40Mhz-wide channels. However, since 2.4Ghz is only ~80Mhz wide the chances of you jumping over another device broadcasting on that range are pretty huge, making it pointless & irresponsible. Still, if you're in the middle of nowhere you should be able to get it working, providing the crappy firmware lets you change the channel width options.



Actually i'd have to argue the point on that. There are probably only a handfull (and thats being generous) of adapaters that can manage 300mbps on 2.4ghz (in fact after much seaching i found only one possibility). To acheive full N you must have both the 2.4ghz and 5ghz options available on the adapter/router - a fact backed up by numerous google articles.

its probably also worth noting that not even Linksys claim 300mpbs on their website for this. They list it as Draft N which normals tend (But not necassarily always) to indicate a limit of 150mbs. Routers/adapters that can manage the full 300mbs are listed as just 802.11n

Cable version even cheaper at pc world at £47

pcworld.co.uk

word of warning though I ended up with the version 2 model of this router which has some major issues untill you update the firmware. this took all off 2 Mins to do but took me the best part off an afternoon of head scratching to work out what was wrong.

is there any adsl routers/modems all in one like these....
Wireless N Quadband Router DIR-855 (d-link)

or what are some of the top routers for adsl out there

thanks

Will this do the job for streaming HD content from upstairs to downstairs?

The cable one im after here- ]http//ww…228

I'm interested to know how this deal compares to this one (Belkin N1 Wireless Modem Router @ £59.99): argos.co.uk/web…ter

Full 1080p over wireless= very unlikely

Cold from me as it is a really awful router that performs very very badly with the PS3 and all the Vista laptops in the house! Its not just my stuff either, a friends laptop had just as many problems with poor signal quality, even when in the same room as the router and it frequently drops the connections requiring a full restart of the router

mJay;6227566

Cold from me as it is a really awful router that performs very very badly … Cold from me as it is a really awful router that performs very very badly with the PS3 and all the Vista laptops in the house! Its not just my stuff either, a friends laptop had just as many problems with poor signal quality, even when in the same room as the router and it frequently drops the connections requiring a full restart of the router



changeing the firmware sorts this out was streaming some house HD episodes off my pc to my xbox 360 last night works a treat

I have this router for a month now and its a very good router havent had any problems with it yet and its perfect for streaming music or hd content. The only thing i would say is that it isnt for the novice as it requires a lot of correct setting for it to work perfectly.

pdudhaiya;6226537

Good find but have a look at this … Good find but have a look at this one.http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/358228



It's DSL. DSL routers are always cheaper.

Only 100Mb switch, are there any with gigabit switch?

i had one of these, in fact 3 of these, worst router I have ever had.

Good price but really bad router. I ended up with the netgear DGN2000

amino;6228824

Only 100Mb switch, are there any with gigabit switch?



Not that I know of and I've been looking for over a year. Certainly none that work with O2 or Be, (EDIT- I think the Belkin N1 vision might but it's a terrible piece of kit with poor reviews all round and isn't altogether compatible with O2 LLU) there was talk that Cisco do one but it's over £300. I've plumped for a Netgear GS605 5 port switch for each of the wired network points in the house and am using a bog standard ADSL router for my internet. It means I can still stream HD content between my Xtreamer and PC's and still use the Wii, Internet Tablet and Pinnacle Soundbridge over wireless. Seems to be the only solution currently.

ssouthall6;6233405

Not that I know of and I've been looking for over a year. Certainly none … Not that I know of and I've been looking for over a year. Certainly none that work with O2 or Be, (EDIT- I think the Belkin N1 vision might but it's a terrible piece of kit with poor reviews all round and isn't altogether compatible with O2 LLU) there was talk that Cisco do one but it's over £300. I've plumped for a Netgear GS605 5 port switch for each of the wired network points in the house and am using a bog standard ADSL router for my internet. It means I can still stream HD content between my Xtreamer and PC's and still use the Wii, Internet Tablet and Pinnacle Soundbridge over wireless. Seems to be the only solution currently.



]Billion BiPAC 7800N (around £120)

broadbandstuff.co.uk/pro…mp;

Jay_Zone;6226929

Actually i'd have to argue the point on that. There are probably only a … Actually i'd have to argue the point on that. There are probably only a handfull (and thats being generous) of adapaters that can manage 300mbps on 2.4ghz (in fact after much seaching i found only one possibility). To acheive full N you must have both the 2.4ghz and 5ghz options available on the adapter/router - a fact backed up by numerous google articles.



stanglish;6226761

Getting 300Mbps is nothing to do with 5Ghz. It's possible by using … Getting 300Mbps is nothing to do with 5Ghz. It's possible by using 40Mhz-wide channels. However, since 2.4Ghz is only ~80Mhz wide the chances of you jumping over another device broadcasting on that range are pretty huge, making it pointless & irresponsible. Still, if you're in the middle of nowhere you should be able to get it working, providing the crappy firmware lets you change the channel width options.



I'm only posting this because I see a lot of inaccuracies in this post, which make anyone reading this and believing it to be true, one of the worst things we can allow on the internet.

Both of you are not quite correct, but you did hit things spot on in some places;) Don't worry I don't blame you, I think there's so much rubbish out there about draft N it's confusing a lot of people.

FACTS
- You cannot get 300Mbps or approaching that on 2.4Ghz.
- To get to those speeds you need to be operating at 5Ghz and on 40Mhz wide channels. EDIT*Utilizing channel bonding*
- It's unrealistic to get those speeds anyway, unless you are less than 3feet away with no interference in the neighbourhood, using the correct adapters, which support the same standard (yes, all those of you who bought Draft N may not necessarily have the same draft N!).
- If you are operating a mixed mode network, e.g a/b/g you are never going to reach those speeds! Because if a a/b/g client connects up to your wonderful darft N capable router, your speed will drop all the way down.

Put it this way. The WiFi Alliance are having enough of IEEE over dragging their feet over all this and decided to part ways.

So if the experts cannot agree, I don't blame you lot at all.

SS381;6226870

You won't get the full 300Mbps anyway, as I'm sure there's some radio … You won't get the full 300Mbps anyway, as I'm sure there's some radio signal ruling that limits UK radio transmissions for this type of kit to 280Mbps (will have to find link and add later).However, if the firmware allows, you can chose Ireland & France (again will double check) which allow the full 300Mbps



There is no datarate limit.

mubashar;6227209

I'm interested to know how this deal compares to this one (Belkin N1 … I'm interested to know how this deal compares to this one (Belkin N1 Wireless Modem Router @ £59.99): http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=adsl+belkin+router



Go for the N1.

I have had both routers and find the n1 to have a stronger signal and easier to set up. On the 160n I had to set my symbian phones up with a static address and even set the dns address up on them. The N1 just worked with everything out of the box. That being said I am still breaking in the 160n and it seems stable enough only one crash when I tried to set my laptop up with the easy set up mode.
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