Linksys WAG160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router £49.99 delivered *** offer ends today! *** ebuyer
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Linksys WAG160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router £49.99 delivered *** offer ends today! *** ebuyer

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Found 24th Jul 2008
Couldn't see this posted already, but this is a storming price for a wireless router at a great price. Granted, there are cheaper draft N wireless adapters, but this one comes particularly well-reviewed. Next cheapest is £65 delivered from Amazon, Dixon, Broadband Buyer etc

Offer runs to end of today (Thursday) and 160 in stock at present.

The Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway is the all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity. The ADSL2+ Modem function gives you a blazing fast connection to the Internet, far faster than a dial-up, and without tying up your phone line. The router function lets you share your high-speed Internet connection with all the PCs in the house.

Share files, printers, hard drive space, and other resources by connecting your computers to the gateway via the built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch. Attach four wired PCs directly, or connect more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need.

Or, use the built-in Access Point to connect wireless devices to your network without running cables through the building. The Access Point built into the gateway uses the wireless networking technology - Wireless-N. By overlaying the signals of multiple radios, Wireless-N's "Multiple In, Multiple Out" technology multiplies the effective data rate. Unlike ordinary wireless networking technologies that are confused by signal reflections, MIMO actually uses these reflections to increase the range and reduce "dead spots" in the wireless coverage area maintaining the wireless connection much farther than standard Wireless-G.

With Wireless-N, the farther away you are, the more speed advantage you get. It works great with standard Wireless-G and -B equipment, but when both ends of the wireless link are Wireless-N, the gateway can increase the throughput even more by using twice as much radio band, yielding speeds far faster than standard Wireless-G. But unlike other speed-enhanced technologies, Wireless-N can dynamically enable this double-speed mode for Wireless-N devices, while still connecting to other wireless devices at their respective fastest speeds. In congested areas, the "good neighbor" mode ensures that the router checks for other wireless devices in the area before gobbling up the radio band.

The Gateway protects your data and privacy with up to 256-bit industrial-strength encryption and 802.1x authentication and authorization. It also has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks. Configuration is a snap with the web browser-based configuration utility.

With the Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway at the heart of your network, you're connected to the future.

Specifications
Specification Value
Product Description Linksys Wireless-N ADSL2+ Gateway WAG160N - wireless router
Device Type Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
Form Factor External
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.2 cm x 16 cm x 3.4 cm
Weight 362 g
Localisation United Kingdom
Routing Protocol RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Network / Transport Protocol PPTP, L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE, PPPoA
Digital Signaling Protocol ADSL Lite, ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+, ADSL2+M
Features NAT support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack prevention, MAC address filtering, VPN passthrough, URL filtering, IP address filtering, 256-bit encryption, MIMO technology, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), DHCP server
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.1x, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)

28 Comments

Review here:

pcpro.co.uk/lab…60n

Does anyone know if there's a cable version of this?
TIA

Original Poster

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i bought the cable version last week from PCWorld. ( 59.99 on reserve)
superb unit, well worth the money.

Very nice find and just when I needed a new modem/router , heat and rep added

Apparently these get EXTREMELY hot - any truth in that?

I have virgin media so will this not work with my connection?

Ive checked and the cable version is like over £60! :x

Babbler;2596852

Apparently these get EXTREMELY hot - any truth in that?


youll find most routers run quite hot , its normal

Babbler;2596852

Apparently these get EXTREMELY hot - any truth in that?



Are they as hot as this ? ..........
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/original/fhm_rachaelray.jpg


...........The chicken that is ???? :whistling:

Got to say.. i have this ( the non ADSL version )and it is sat in my draw not being used. Bought it from tesco for about £45 i think. Using it with Mac Book Pro (pre -N) and performance is not the best. Flashed it with DD-WRT to see if things picked up. Although better range is not as good as Buafflo 54G (with inbuilt amp)

Just my experence. If anyone wants to take it off my hands let me know.

amancalledchip;2596742

i bought the cable version last week from PCWorld. ( 59.99 on … i bought the cable version last week from PCWorld. ( 59.99 on reserve)superb unit, well worth the money.



Hi

I am also looking for a router for my 20mb connection with virgin. What kind of download speeds are you getting with this router wireless?

tintin2;2596989

Got to say.. i have this ( the non ADSL version )and it is sat in my draw … Got to say.. i have this ( the non ADSL version )and it is sat in my draw not being used. Bought it from tesco for about £45 i think. Using it with Mac Book Pro (pre -N) and performance is not the best. Flashed it with DD-WRT to see if things picked up. Although better range is not as good as Buafflo 54G (with inbuilt amp)Just my experence. If anyone wants to take it off my hands let me know.


If this is new. I would love it to use on my Virgin Broandband / cable?

I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin use a cable modem of their own. Use an ethernet cable to plug in the modem to the router. This, as far I am aware, will work.

People wanting one for cable broadband are better off going for Buffalo 54g high power router as mentioned above and flashing it with dd-wrt firmware. They are cheaper too.

Babbler;2596852

Apparently these get EXTREMELY hot - any truth in that?



mines not hot .

I do hope these new Linksys routers are more reliable than the last versions.

C1arky;2599057

I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin … I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin use a cable modem of their own. Use an ethernet cable to plug in the modem to the router. This, as far I am aware, will work.



I think ADSL routers often only have a RJ11 port uplink into the router rather than ethernet. Don't quote me on that, though.

C1arky;2599057

I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin … I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin use a cable modem of their own. Use an ethernet cable to plug in the modem to the router. This, as far I am aware, will work.



As far as I'm aware, this won't work particularly well. It'll enable you to connect to the internet wirelessly, but only on 1 device at a time (i.e. it won't actually provide any routing/NAT).

forums.hexus.net/net…tml

Hope that helps

A cable router has a WAN port (RJ45 ethernet). A cable router can use an ethernet based ADSL modem if required.

An ADSL router has a RJ11 telephone connection and can't be used with cable.

C1arky;2599057

I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin … I don't understand why it won't work with Virgin broadband. NTL/Virgin use a cable modem of their own. Use an ethernet cable to plug in the modem to the router. This, as far I am aware, will work.



You're only using the switch part though which you can buy for a fiver though, an ADSL router can only bridge between the RJ11 port and the rest of the device. A cable modem router instead of an RJ11 port has a network port which allows you to bridge between the cable modem and your internal private network.

John

Chanser;2599538

I do hope these new Linksys routers are more reliable than the last … I do hope these new Linksys routers are more reliable than the last versions.




the WRT160N im using hasnt missed a beat.Did the usual to set it up,
changed the ip range
select a password
setup WPA2
use a suitable password
set up mac address control
select the channel i want to use ( this is normally set to auto ,but i select this to 7 as i know it doesnt have issues with other items or other people routers)
change the name to something not related to me or where i live
switch off SSID

Original Poster

Might be expired now, but at £55 delivered, it's still £10 cheaper than anywhere else online or offline.

I don't know why people bother with draft-N stuff. Wait for N to become a formal standard and then buy something Wireless N.

Original Poster

306maxi;2602211

I don't know why people bother with draft-N stuff. Wait for N to become a … I don't know why people bother with draft-N stuff. Wait for N to become a formal standard and then buy something Wireless N.



Fair comment, although in my case I needed a new router anyway i.e. I HAD to buy something, I couldn't see a reason to not buy this at this price. But the main reasons for Draft-N are:
1. Better range.
2. Faster speeds, although I would argue that the majority (not all!) of people in a home environment wouldn't notice the difference between 802.11g and 802.11n anyway.
3. Hopefully (!) they will be upgradeable via firmware update to the ratified 802.11n when that is ready.
4. I'm working on the assumption (misguided?) that since draft-n has been around (from memory) a couple of years at least, that it shouldn't be changing too much at this late stage.

Like I said, I had to buy something and this seems to be the best available draft-n spec router at the price.

BigAde;2602296

Fair comment, although in my case I needed a new router anyway i.e. I HAD … Fair comment, although in my case I needed a new router anyway i.e. I HAD to buy something, I couldn't see a reason to not buy this at this price. But the main reasons for Draft-N are:1. Better range.2. Faster speeds, although I would argue that the majority (not all!) of people in a home environment wouldn't notice the difference between 802.11g and 802.11n anyway.3. Hopefully (!) they will be upgradeable via firmware update to the ratified 802.11n when that is ready.4. I'm working on the assumption (misguided?) that since draft-n has been around (from memory) a couple of years at least, that it shouldn't be changing too much at this late stage.Like I said, I had to buy something and this seems to be the best available draft-n spec router at the price.



The main problem I have is that draft-N stuff has been shown to kill signal strength on neighbouring networks. I posted this a while back on this forum and some knuckle dragger said he didn't care about that at all because all he wanted was a good network in his house. Now put yourself in your neighbours position. You've got a couple of PC's, a laptop, a Wii, a 360 and a wireless router to connect it all up. Your next door neighbours buy a draft-n router and it "kills" your network. Suddenly none of your stuff can connect to the internet. You call your ISP, your router manufactuer, you call someone out to look at your network and all to no avail. I just don't think it's right to be beta testing something which can have an effect on your neighbours because it's not a ratified standard which is guaranteed to exist peacefull side by side with older networks. Personally I'm just going to wire a couple of rooms up with Cat6 which gives 1Gbps which is a lot more than wireless G and isn't open to interference, is quicker and is cheaper

Is Mr Knuckle Dragger right not to care about his neighbours? In my opinion no

kevingattaca2;2596887

Are they as hot as this ? .....................The chicken that is ???? … Are they as hot as this ? .....................The chicken that is ???? :whistling:



Lol I think they've actually airbrushed that chicken...

Good find, Heat added
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