Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router £119.99 Maplins
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Linksys WRT1900ACS Dual Band WiFi Router £119.99 Maplins

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Found 26th Mar 2017
Best price I've seen on this - Collection only - limited numbers so stock not available in all stores - suspect they'll go quite fast

The review on the Maplins site shows only three stars but other sites rate this much higher
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Power levels are terrible on this, I sent mine back ad bought an Asus then installed Merlin's firmware.

Hadn't realised Cisco sold Linksys to Belkin (in 2013). Seems that since then they've been feeling nostalgic for the look of old Linksys WRT54G:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Linksys-Wireless-G-Router.jpg/330px-Linksys-Wireless-G-Router.jpg
That was a very historical router as due to Linksys being somewhat naughty they were eventually to release the source code and that's where most of the custom firmware originated:
en.wikipedia.org/wik…ies
and

In June 2003 some folks on the Linux Kernel Mailing List sniffed around … In June 2003 some folks on the Linux Kernel Mailing List sniffed around the WRT54G and found that its firmware was based on Linux components. Because Linux is released under the GNU General Public License, or GPL, the terms of the license obliged Linksys to make available the source code to the WRT54G firmware. As most router firmware is proprietary code, vendors have no such obligation. It remains unclear whether Linksys was aware of the WRT54G’s Linux lineage, and its associated source requirements, at the time they released the router. But ultimately, under outside pressure to deliver on their legal obligation under the GPL, Linksys open sourced the WRT54G firmware in July 2003.


wi-fiplanet.com/tut…391

Of course, the only relevance to this deal is that Belkin/Linksys have gone back to that look.
GoNz017

Power levels are terrible on this, I sent mine back ad bought an Asus … Power levels are terrible on this, I sent mine back ad bought an Asus then installed Merlin's firmware.



​Do you mean the power levels of the transmission for the WiFi..?
Was yours a V1 or V2 version.?

I saw this over the weekend and have one reserved for collection tomorrow.

Still can't find out if they have the same VPN options for client use as does the Asus-WRT Merlin firmware.

As a 1.6Ghz dual core it should be ok for my VPN needs
It was probably a V1 as it was when they were released, locked down so much the signal was pants. At least with my Asus I have the correct power for the UK and not just a general "EU" setting. I had to edit the bootloader before Asus locked that down as well...
WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free
sam_of_london

WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for … WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free


There had to be one, and you're it.
sam_of_london

WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for … WiFi routers come free from service provider. Get new one every year for free


They come with caveats and due to locking down the devices they tend not to work so well. My Superhub 3.0 doesn't like my Zyxel smarthub and won't allow me to set the IP address range from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x, it doesn't seem much but if you're running alot of devices under static ips it can be very annoying
kester76

They come with caveats and due to locking down the devices they tend not … They come with caveats and due to locking down the devices they tend not to work so well. My Superhub 3.0 doesn't like my Zyxel smarthub and won't allow me to set the IP address range from 192.168.0.x to 192.168.1.x, it doesn't seem much but if you're running alot of devices under static ips it can be very annoying



Not to mention the superhub not letting you set your own DNS server Grrr!
GoNz017

It was probably a V1 as it was when they were released, locked down so … It was probably a V1 as it was when they were released, locked down so much the signal was pants. At least with my Asus I have the correct power for the UK and not just a general "EU" setting. I had to edit the bootloader before Asus locked that down as well...



​I use a 1ghz dual core R7000 with a Asus-WRT Merlin firmware. I have just overclocked it to 1.4ghz and the performance difference has been amazing when using my VPN.

That firmware allows you to change the transmit power of both the 2.4 and 5ghz radios.
Own it, tried OpenWRT way back when (iirc I ordered an AC and was surprised with a brand new ACS) but the drivers for the wifi cards were pretty new and dodgy back then. We're talking 30MB/s initially dropping to 5, random disconnects etc. Not sure if that's improved since but I went back to stock firmware and set it to AP only mode. Pfsense does the actual routing. Back to 80MB/s solid.
GoNz017

There had to be one, and you're it.


It's sam_of_london, what do you expect. Constant **** comes out his mouth.
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