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Linksys Wireless-G Router with Rangebooster WRT54GR-UK @ Ebuyer £26.78 DELIVERED!
Linksys Wireless-G Router with Rangebooster WRT54GR-UK @  Ebuyer £26.78 DELIVERED!

Linksys Wireless-G Router with Rangebooster WRT54GR-UK @ Ebuyer £26.78 DELIVERED!

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Linksys WRT54GR-UK Wireless-G Router with Rangebooster from ebuyer using Super Saver delivery for only £26.78

Possible PC World price match/PC World manager ownage?

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Good price, & here's a bigger pic.

http://www.esaleco.com/auctionimage/wrt54gr.jpg

Bargain!!

Do they sell this in PC World?

Is this free delivery? If not then this needs to be added to the OP.

So confusing.

There's also a WRT54GS-UK, and a WRT54G2-UK which look completely different sold by PC World. Does anyone offhand know which out of the 3 models is better, and what the differences are?

I have the WRT54GS-UK and this works a dream. Do not know a lot about these but a lot of the Linksys routers always get good reviews.
The have a good help section online if you get stuck.
Hot deal have a bit of heat

This may be a tidy price but I would avoid all to avoid this router.

I bought it last year and found it to be the buggiest router I have ever owned.

Spent ages on the phone to Linksys with regards to trying new firmware revisions but none fully resolved the problems fully. I must add that the beta firwares were about 8 or 9 revisions to what had been made public. Seems to me that they knew they had released a duffer and more or less gave up on it. Also at the time the DD-WRT firmware had no support for this model.

Returned it the next day.

Would advise anyone to spend a couple of quid more on a WRT54GL or to try and souce an early WRT54G or WRT54GS.

Save yourself the pain guys

Great Router I got this for £40 couple a weeks back Voted Hot!

Several comments.. Cheap BUT:

1) No in-built modem i.e. you need a separate modem unit
2) No mention of support for G+ i.e. 125Mbps ?

The unit itself looks nice, but without the features above... it's not for me.

Haven't voted either way.

Get the WRT54GL... and install dd-wrt on it

I've got one and i increased the wireless signal. I get 90% in my entire house now

XTREMEGAMER;3108291

Get the WRT54GL... and install dd-wrt on it :)I've got one and i … Get the WRT54GL... and install dd-wrt on it :)I've got one and i increased the wireless signal. I get 90% in my entire house now



What's a dd-wrt and how do you install on it?

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DD-WRT is a custom firmware for Linksys (and other routers). Much better and far more customisable than the tripe Linksys themselves pump out.

boonkoh;3108010

So confusing.There's also a WRT54GS-UK, and a WRT54G2-UK which look … So confusing.There's also a WRT54GS-UK, and a WRT54G2-UK which look completely different sold by PC World. Does anyone offhand know which out of the 3 models is better, and what the differences are?



They might be different models for cable connection and DSL connections. The illustration makes this one look like a cable connection model - only suitable if you have a Virgin cable connection.

You could plug an Ethernet ADSL modem into this.

Loonytoad;3108380

DD-WRT is a custom firmware for Linksys (and other routers). Much better … DD-WRT is a custom firmware for Linksys (and other routers). Much better and far more customisable than the tripe Linksys themselves pump out.



2nd that!

I'm really out of touch with this technology. Can I use this with Virgin cable broadband? if so how.

Cheers

Anyone have the link for this item at PCW?

BeerGoggles;3109443

I'm really out of touch with this technology. Can I use this with Virgin … I'm really out of touch with this technology. Can I use this with Virgin cable broadband? if so how.Cheers




Yeh you can its a DSL router (cable)

Just to clear things up:

If you want to use this with your Cable or ADSL internet connection (which is pretty much all broadband connections in the UK), you must ensure that you have a cable modem or an ADSL modem already.

You CANNOT plug in your telephone (ADSL) wire or the round cable wire directly into this box. You need the modem to "convert" the signal to an ethernet/'LAN wire that will plug into this wireless router.

smokeygt4;3109608

Yeh you can its a DSL router (cable)



So do you plug the cable that would normall in to the Virgin supplied router in to this unit, and then does that mean I will have to plug another cable from router to computer. Then I would have both fixed and wireless? If so I will defo have this..

Edit; I think the guy above may have answered this, cheers

So I think I get it. The cable that would go from my modem into my computer would now go in to this Linksys then I would have another cable from the Linksys going to my PC. Is this right?

BeerGoggles;3109729

So do you plug the cable that would normall in to the Virgin supplied … So do you plug the cable that would normall in to the Virgin supplied router in to this unit, and then does that mean I will have to plug another cable from router to computer. Then I would have both fixed and wireless? If so I will defo have this..Edit; I think the guy above may have answered this, cheersSo I think I get it. The cable that would go from my modem into my computer would now go in to this Linksys then I would have another cable from the Linksys going to my PC. Is this right?



Look at that picture under the original posting. The cable from your Virgin modem plugs into the blue socket. You can attach a PCs to each one of the four yellow sockets or a huge number (in theory) wirelessly. When you first set the router up you have to be hard-wired. Once you have setup security on your wirelss network you can disconnect and do everything by wireless. But frankly wired connections are more stable and faster.

Note that while this is cheap, the router PC Pro currently have in their A list is also sold by Ebuyer for £50 - the Linksys WAF160N. It is well reviewed and does not look like a microwave turned inside out... in fact it's one of the sleekest looking routers around... and it's next -gen, 11n, which is in theory faster.

Looks like a great price. To prove it, ebuyer themselves have put "great price" next to it

I brought the version without the rangebooster form pcworld for £40 about two weeks ago lol booo. I can however based on the similar model, highly recommend this router.

I replaced a bt home hub and waved good bye to my network headaches which involved having to reset the router every few days, steam not working and limited functions on xbox live (Strict NAT).

This router has none of these problems and was very easy to set up.

so ud still need a separate modem.... bit messy?

voting hot though as is a good deal......

been told to steer clear of the N versions.... but dont wanna b struggling as have a 4 bed detached house and is connected upstairs and i use net on laptop in living room....

Noghar;3109809

Look at that picture under the original posting. The cable from your … Look at that picture under the original posting. The cable from your Virgin modem plugs into the blue socket. You can attach a PCs to each one of the four yellow sockets or a huge number (in theory) wirelessly. When you first set the router up you have to be hard-wired. Once you have setup security on your wirelss network you can disconnect and do everything by wireless. But frankly wired connections are more stable and faster. Note that while this is cheap, the router PC Pro currently have in their A list is also sold by Ebuyer for £50 - the Linksys WAF160N. It is well reviewed and does not look like a microwave turned inside out... in fact it's one of the sleekest looking routers around... and it's next -gen, 11n, which is in theory faster.



Thanks for that :thumbsup: You say once I set up I can disconnect and go wireless but I assume this is only possible if I have a wireless card in PC (I don't). Want a wireless router as I will be buying a laptop in a week or two. There I ned it hard wired and wireless, I assume this is possible if not let me know.

Yes, it's perfectly possible to use it both ways at once, that's what I do. You can find a setting in the router's control page to switch the wireless transmission off if you are not using it. Don't forget to put a decent password on your network, something with $£s and ##s in it.

im on a dsl router quest as well! thanks

does this work with a netgear dg8343G?

i think thats what my wireless wooter is called

i want to extend my routers range btw

yus

Check the manuals online for both routers, if they both support WDS (wireless distribution system) then you can link the linksys wirelessly to extend the range.

super brand great find,
i have this router and their custmer services is top class free phone number, not like some
others 0871 numbers which can cost at least 10p per minute!
trust me if you like me about IT than you will need them more often then not.
even after owning this router for more than 2 years i have no troubel getting help from LINKSYS customer services. pleasent and freindly staff ..
highly recomended just for custmer services.:thumbsup:

Well you can always use saynoto0870.com

The problem with this router is, it doesn't support a simple feature called QoS.
I can't live without QoS. With QoS you can prioritise all normal Internet traffic over your download traffic, and prioritise gaming traffic or VoIP over normal internet traffic. So I don't get lagged down by my flatmate stealing all my bandwidth.

I use 3com 3CRWDR101A-75 btw
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