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Plexus Wireless-N (draft 2.0) Broadband Router + delivery
Plexus Wireless-N (draft 2.0) Broadband Router + delivery

Plexus Wireless-N (draft 2.0) Broadband Router + delivery

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The NEW Plexus W302R Wireless-N Cable/DSL router employs advanced MIMO technology and extends the wireless network coverage greatly. Compatible with IEEE802.11n and IEEE802.11g/b standards, it can provide up to 300Mbps stable transmission rate. Additionally, it integrates router, wireless access point, four-port switch and a firewall in one. Its extraordinary intelligent software, Setup Wizard, makes the devices installation more convenient. It supports manual disable SSID broadcast. The advanced encryptions (such as 64/128/152-bit WEP, 802. 1x, WPA and WPA2), packet filtering and MAC address filtering can protect your network from malicious attack. Moreover, the W302R can be managed through any local/remote Web management interface. So it is the best choice for SOHOs and small-sized enterprises.

* Integrates router, wireless access point, four-port switch and firewall in one
* Complies with IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11b and IEEE802.11g standards MIMO technology utilizes reflection signal to increase three times transmission distance of original 802.11G standard to reduce the blind spots
* Provides 300Mbps receiving rate and 300Mbps sending rate
* Wireless priority server makes your voice and video more smooth
* Supports 64/128-bit WEP data encryption and many encryption modes such as WPA / WAP2
* Supports remote/local Web management
* Supports wireless Roaming technology and ensures high-efficient wireless connections
* Supports wireless SSID stealth mode and MAC address access control
* Supports Auto MDI/MDIX
* Provides system log to record the status of the router
* Supports MAC address filtering, NAT, NAPT
* Supports UPnP and DDNS
* Supports the access control over 30 MAC addresses
* Supports DHCP server/client
* Supports SNTP
* Supports virtual server and DMZ host
* Supports auto wireless channel selection

31 Comments

HOT - good price.

I did not expect to see 802.11n (300meg) (not 'g' (54 meg) or 'b' (11 meg) although it does them too) about so soon at this price,

hi there - i currently have a netgear router that i've had for about 4 years - (can't check the exact one as i'm not at home) - I share a wifi connection with my dad next door but the signal is weak as we have thick walls - I have to use a signal relayer upstairs to relay it down to my 360, ps3 and wii downstairs on the opposite side of the house - this works ok sometimes but drops out quite often - If i bought this do you think it may get rid of the need for the signal relayer? I.e has the signal strength really improved that much over the years?

voted very hot.. great deal..

Chompyrud, you need to look at broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Sho…324 which is the Buffalo WHRHPG54 where HP is for High power. You should get a better signal strength!!!

Cheers

unileeds;2532080

voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at … voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?ProductID=2324 which is the Buffalo WHRHPG54 where HP is for High power. You should get a better signal strength!!! Cheers


excellent - thanks a lot for the help!

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chompyrud;2531787

hi there - i currently have a netgear router that i've had for about 4 … hi there - i currently have a netgear router that i've had for about 4 years - (can't check the exact one as i'm not at home) - I share a wifi connection with my dad next door but the signal is weak as we have thick walls - I have to use a signal relayer upstairs to relay it down to my 360, ps3 and wii downstairs on the opposite side of the house - this works ok sometimes but drops out quite often - If i bought this do you think it may get rid of the need for the signal relayer? I.e has the signal strength really improved that much over the years?



yes

i have a belkin n series and it has easily doubled the range on what i had on my old one. If nothing else it would allow you to move your signal relayer closer to the 360 etc.
Bear in mind you should really be using n series wireless adaptors with it though.

Original Poster

Check out the bundles on ebuyer for cheap adapters

unileeds;2532080

voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at … voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?ProductID=2324 which is the Buffalo WHRHPG54 where HP is for High power. You should get a better signal strength!!! Cheers


Not only that, you can put DD-WRT on it and mess with the Tx power as well. In fact, you could get the non-HP Buffalo like me and boost it's Tx with DD-WRT, saves a few quid and you get a lot more features.

Free Delivery? How?

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Greedo;2533025

Free Delivery? How?



mb Greedo >

Rusty!;2532974

Not only that, you can put DD-WRT on it and mess with the Tx power as … Not only that, you can put DD-WRT on it and mess with the Tx power as well. In fact, you could get the non-HP Buffalo like me and boost it's Tx with DD-WRT, saves a few quid and you get a lot more features.




Yes well or if you can find it buy the WHR-HP-G54 DD which comes iwth DDWRT pre installed. I thought my link pointed to that particular router. Maybe they have sold out. I know they do stcok them. Save you the hassle of flashing and stuff. But the main difference is that in the WHR-HP version, an additional 1W PA has been implemented, which provides true High Power output. In RF if the PA is not linear, you can distort the waveform after a certain amplification. This is why it was never recommened to do in the original DD-WRT flashes, I think 250-400mw was the max that was suggested. You distort the wavform and overheat the chip otherwise. In the buffalo ones, you will not have such issues!!

Another "300Mbps" router with 100MBps LAN ports. Bah. Hot deal, flawed product.

amazing price for an n draft spec router

unileeds;2533097

Yes well or if you can find it buy the WHR-HP-G54 DD which comes iwth … Yes well or if you can find it buy the WHR-HP-G54 DD which comes iwth DDWRT pre installed.


Buffalo's pre-installed DD-WRT is missing the Tx power function ;-)

When it comes to sharing the internet with other flatmates, is there a way to effectively assign a speed limit, even if one of them downloads a lot of stuffs......... other people would not be affected?

OK guys, quick question. I've had nothing but problems with wireless routers in my time. The most stable was an Apple Airport Express box I had for several years, but that finally gave up the ghost recently. I'm currently on a Netgear DG834G with the latest firmware, and it has been very unstable too until recently. So stability is a must-have when it comes to wireless routers, as far as I'm concerned.

However, I do like the idea of 802.11n for transferring large files to my NAS and for streaming HD movies.

Can anyone comment on the reliability of this router? Thanks!

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leedale30;2533331

When it comes to sharing the internet with other flatmates, is there a … When it comes to sharing the internet with other flatmates, is there a way to effectively assign a speed limit, even if one of them downloads a lot of stuffs......... other people would not be affected?



Look up QoS (Quality of service) in the router settings. If it has it you can assign bandwidth allocation.

Does this support ADSL2+?

Can't see anything in the product description.

For me this won't be a hot deal until it's proven. With this sort of thing products can sometimes be too cheaply made.

Does it have a built in ADSL modem?

I was thinking of getting the Linksys n-router for £54.99 plus delivery for my Virgin Cable connection.
dixons.co.uk/mar…627
I wonder if the Plexus will be any good?

I have a netgear n router speeds between 300-270 all the time and very stable at this price its a steal

craigp;2533416

OK guys, quick question. I've had nothing but problems with wireless … OK guys, quick question. I've had nothing but problems with wireless routers in my time. The most stable was an Apple Airport Express box I had for several years, but that finally gave up the ghost recently. I'm currently on a Netgear DG834G with the latest firmware, and it has been very unstable too until recently. So stability is a must-have when it comes to wireless routers, as far as I'm concerned.However, I do like the idea of 802.11n for transferring large files to my NAS and for streaming HD movies. Can anyone comment on the reliability of this router? Thanks!


The only thing to do is go to professional gear. I assume it's the torrents than cause the most crashes. My network friend recommended the Draytek Vigor to me, I bought the 2800 and a second hand Avaya Access Point. The cost is incredible, but the uptime is months.

How does it do 300Mb/s when the n standard is 248 with a theoretical maximum of 270?

chompyrud;2532482

excellent - thanks a lot for the help!



The buffalo is mainly for cable. You connect the router to the modem.
If you have ADSL and have a modem then it should work as well.
I highly recommend it. It apparently works even better after flashing the firmware. I flashed it with Tomato. The interface is a lot easier but am not sure about any performance gain.

leedale30;2533331

When it comes to sharing the internet with other flatmates, is there a … When it comes to sharing the internet with other flatmates, is there a way to effectively assign a speed limit, even if one of them downloads a lot of stuffs......... other people would not be affected?



Again, if your router supports it, flash the firmware. Its easier to configure QoS on 3rd party firmware.

To those who suggest increasing the TX, its not always necessary with the Buffalo since the signal is pretty good anyway. My is in the loft, and I get a very good signal downstairs.

no modem from the description, so you will need one separately

who has a standalone modem nowadays??

unileeds;2532080

voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at … voted very hot.. great deal.. Chompyrud, you need to look at http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?ProductID=2324 which is the Buffalo WHRHPG54 where HP is for High power. You should get a better signal strength!!! Cheers



This and the other one linked below on this thread are both 802.11g based routers. Yes they are jazzed up ones but not pre-n. I have not used this model of pre-n but have never had any problems with my D-link DIR-615 router using two pre-n laptops. As for 300Mbps I normally only manage arount the 170Mbps mark. Range wise I would say that its about 40% better. Before anybody asks yes I wandered down my road lappy in hand to see how far I could get, and yes I looked silly but dont care!:)

What are the pros and cons of have a combined Modem/Router v buying the two separately? I have only had the combined versions but it looks like the Router only options for N wireless are much cheaper.

Petetobin;2537066

What are the pros and cons of have a combined Modem/Router v buying the … What are the pros and cons of have a combined Modem/Router v buying the two separately? I have only had the combined versions but it looks like the Router only options for N wireless are much cheaper.



I think why the price of the separate routers has fallen in price over combined ones is because more people are using cable BB sevices than before. Not just here but in the US and Far East.

joylove;2533174

Another "300Mbps" router with 100MBps LAN ports. Bah. Hot deal, flawed … Another "300Mbps" router with 100MBps LAN ports. Bah. Hot deal, flawed product.


Don't worry about it - real-world transfer rates won't come anywhere close to 300Mb/s. The 100Mb/s wired connection will be adequate.

Wireless transfer has massive overhead - you can actually only transfer around 20Mb/s of data through a 54Mb/s G connection - the other 30Mb/s is overhead. Even if you're lucky enough to get a five-times performance increase from your N connection (no interference, no neighbours using WiFi) then you're looking at about 100Mb/s...
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