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Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Cable Router & WUSB600N USB Bundle £29.99 @ Ebuyer
Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Cable Router & WUSB600N USB Bundle £29.99 @ Ebuyer

Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N Cable Router & WUSB600N USB Bundle £29.99 @ Ebuyer

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Thought that this was a great price for a N capable cable router with USB adaptor.
Price is £29.99 with free shipping over £49.99....
Or add £4.79 on top for a total of £34.78
Offer ends 26th March

You might be able to claim back £10 cashback via:

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35 Comments

I have Virgin broadband, would this replace my existing wireless router, and connect to my
xbox360 via the xbox wireless N adaptor??

Yes. Pity you get robbed by MS for wireless. A no go for me as im looking for gigabit (missed out on the deal posted a few days ago). Heat for anyone wanting a quick upgrade to n.

cool beans, its a bargain.
a million times better kit than the belkin stuff.

Original Poster

Am stuck in which one to buy myself, the Tenda one or this one? I am going to replace my Belkin Wireless G and well would need either the USB wireless dongle for my Acer Revo or a 2nd Tenga N150 at £12.50 each.... Wondering which one will be faster/better....

Can this be used on sky bb??

sonofaah;8154177

Can this be used on sky bb??



no

twe;8153060

Am stuck in which one to buy myself, the Tenda one or this one? I am … Am stuck in which one to buy myself, the Tenda one or this one? I am going to replace my Belkin Wireless G and well would need either the USB wireless dongle for my Acer Revo or a 2nd Tenga N150 at £12.50 each.... Wondering which one will be faster/better....



Well this one can be flashed with DD-WRT which means that it wins hands down.

]Linksys WRT150N & WRT160N - DD-WRT Wiki

sonofaah;8154177

Can this be used on sky bb??



Yes it can.

Keep your Sky ADSL modem router.
plug the Sky router into this router (or the Tenda one)
You can disable the wireless AP on you Sky unit if you want.

frownbreaker;8154647

Yes it can.Keep your Sky ADSL modem router.plug the Sky router into this … Yes it can.Keep your Sky ADSL modem router.plug the Sky router into this router (or the Tenda one)You can disable the wireless AP on you Sky unit if you want.



Absolutely agree. In fact the only way to upgrade to N with Sky as they do "limit" your internet speed if you use anything but Sky router. I know because I tried before and that's what I got, and the problem went away by using the Sky router. Well publicised on the net.

Also one of the reasons I switched to Virgin!

Thanks, have been in need of one to replace my old G router thats almost 4 years old, im guessing it should work with Demon ISP as im currently using a linksys router so i assume these new linksys ones will.

H + R added

Beware, this router is well known as a dud. Lots of problems with disconnections. Google is your friend.

Using the ]dd-wrt firmware this box appears to be flawless:thumbsup:

Brought one of these last year. Never had a problem with it:thumbsup:

good deal if you only need 10/100 physical ports - have ordered one. will be putting dd-wrt on it so not bothered about stock firmware issues.

Ice cold. It only has fast ethernet (100mbit), which means you cannot use the full speed for draft N anyway. Otherwise it would be great, but this way it is just a stupid product.

MrPuddington;8155532

Ice cold. It only has fast ethernet (100mbit), which means you cannot use … Ice cold. It only has fast ethernet (100mbit), which means you cannot use the full speed for draft N anyway. Otherwise it would be great, but this way it is just a stupid product.



Although draft N has a nominal link speed of more than 100mbit, you never get that for actual throughput with encryption turned on. Look at:

smallnetbuilder.com/wir…t=1

the most they ever get is 75mbit, often much less, so the wired connection isn't in any way a bottleneck.

This is a really good price for a router and usb adaptor.

Whilst a good deal, and I liked this router, I have a dead one on my desk that can't be properly bought back to life. Wireless just died after 14 months of relatively light activity. Of course these things happen sometimes, so I'm not saying they all will, but it did seem a little surprising, and unusual for a wireless router of this age.

MrPuddington;8155532

Ice cold. It only has fast ethernet (100mbit), which means you cannot use … Ice cold. It only has fast ethernet (100mbit), which means you cannot use the full speed for draft N anyway. Otherwise it would be great, but this way it is just a stupid product.



Uninformed.

Original Poster

Don't linksys products have a long warranty? Why don't you contact them to replace it?

Original Poster

Just to let you know they had about 90 in stock when I posted, now down to 34 as of now....

V1 and v2 are meant to be the worst versions of the router, v3 is the best. I have a v2 (Can't use the alternative firmware) and I've never had any problems with it. Great Router.

I'm a little confused about the whole 'gigabit' routers. Do they actually make any difference? I have 10MB internet..would I notice any difference in my wired or wireless peripherals?

You wouldn't notice any difference to your download speed, however you will notice a difference transferring files, streaming media, etc. on your LAN. That is only if your devices have a gigabit NIC or N wireless card.

Stock info - only 23 left now.

And these routers are compatible with dd-wrt which can turn them into a much more configurable device

Despite some mixed reviews I am seriously considering getting one of these. So thanks OP, heat and rep added.:thumbsup:

However, without wanting to appear as if I am looking a gift horse in the mouth, I am a bit suspicious of ]Cisco Cashback promotion via Broadbandbuyer which ]requires that you tell them your bank account details.

If the cashback was in cheque form, they wouldn't require one's bank account number, etc. would they? :thinking: I wonder why they make this a requirement and what the risks are?

janaltus;8158605

Despite some mixed reviews I am seriously considering getting one of … Despite some mixed reviews I am seriously considering getting one of these. So thanks OP, heat and rep added.:thumbsup: However, without wanting to appear as if I am looking a gift horse in the mouth, I am a bit suspicious of ]Cisco Cashback promotion via Broadbandbuyer which ]requires that you tell them your bank account details.If the cashback was in cheque form, they wouldn't require one's bank account number, etc. would they? :thinking: I wonder why they make this a requirement and what the risks are?



You do not fill it in when you select "Cheque". All the bank account boxes dissappear :thumbsup:

You can either be payed by Cheque or Bank Transfer, your choice.

Will all wireless connections slow to 'g' speed if there is one device connected on 'g', and others on 'n' ..... Or is this not a problem for dual band router?

adgloride;8157171

V1 and v2 are meant to be the worst versions of the router, v3 is the … V1 and v2 are meant to be the worst versions of the router, v3 is the best. I have a v2 (Can't use the alternative firmware) and I've never had any problems with it. Great Router.



The V1's will run DD-WRT, Used to have 2 of them running DD-WRT as a wireless bridge, only reason I replaced them was I wanted to switch to 5Ghz as there's a lot of other wlans near me and I was getting interference.

twe;8156079

Don't linksys products have a long warranty? Why don't you contact them … Don't linksys products have a long warranty? Why don't you contact them to replace it?



Thanks for the nag! I'd been meaning to for a while, but with being past 12 months had let it slip...Anyway, got online chat up with linksys support, did some diagnostics. Broken wireless confirmed, and replacement offered. My old one already winging its way to the netherlands. Doubt I would have bothered had you not mentioned the long warranty I knew nothing of..

Thanks again, rep added..I take it all back, linksys rocks!

Original Poster

I received mine today, it comes with a 2 years warranty as standard. Am glad you got yours replaced conradish.... Also keep the paperwork with you, as your 2 years will renew once you get the replacemenet unit as it is with the product and not when you purchased it
Oh and because it was faulty, you can ask Linksys for a refund on the postage, just email them the cost and maybe scan the receipt for them.... They have to legally pay for it

I got version 3, so am going to straight away change to the open source firmware.... Any hints?

Original Poster

Edited: upgraded to the latest stable release found at [url]www.dd-wrt.com[/url] database.

whats the advantage of having dd-wrt over the existing software?

Original Poster

Main thing is it is meant to be more stable than the manufacturers one!
Also you can overclock the router and increase the power so it should have a stronger/faster connection... Although the more power the quicker the router will die/overheat....

Hi - Anyone got this router and finding the USB dongle is rubbish?? If anyone wcan work ou how to make the connection stop dropping when the PC sleepsit would be appreciated. Router itself is rock solid with DD-WRT though.

Woohoo, got my £10 cheque back. So £19.99 - what a bargain.
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