Refurb WRT54G-UK 802.11 b/g router - £23.49 inc VAT
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Refurb WRT54G-UK 802.11 b/g router - £23.49 inc VAT

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Found 20th Aug 2006
* Linksys WRT54G-UK Wireless broadband router version 5
* 802.11 b/g standard - up to 54Mbps transfer rate, 11b compatible
* WPA & WEP 64/128-bit security features, easy set-up using wizard
* Includes access point features and 4 Port 10/100 Switch
* Free techincal support from Linksys 24/7

*** Open box stock - white boxed, 1 year RTB warranty ***

Pick up in store or add £4.70 delivery - jaknap

Also, as Nookster points out atleast 2% back from Quidco
- jaknap

P&P now up to £8.81(!!)
- jaknap

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Excellent and recommended router! Thanks for this Definitely worth £23+

wish i waited, i just bought the retail version and usb receiver for £55 delivered:(

hajj_3

wish i waited, i just bought the retail version and usb receiver for £55 … wish i waited, i just bought the retail version and usb receiver for £55 delivered:(



Isn't that always the way... :x

ashame it doesn't support 125Mbps.

I did a quick seach to find out how old these were:

]http//en…54G

Version 5.0BCM5352EKPB Chipset - Switched to VxWorks OS and reduced Flash … Version 5.0BCM5352EKPB Chipset - Switched to VxWorks OS and reduced Flash Memory and RAM; not compatible with most 3rd party firmware. DD-WRT micro generic [COLOR="Red"](released Apr 4, 2006)[/COLOR] supports v5. See here for more information. An easier method has since been devised for flashing v5-v6 to DD-WRT. See here.



April the 4th of this year, Not old at all =).

Hope someone can help me.

I am thinking of getting one of these...but.

Ive never Installed my own wireless network at home and have no experience of wireless setups.

Basically we have a laptop indoors with a wired usb adsl modem (no home pc as weve no need), If I get the wireless router do I still have to have it wired to the computer as a "slave"?
Or can I just plug it into my current usb modem without having to go through the laptop and bobs your uncle ???

Original Poster

amino - the router wont work with a USB socket, if your modem also has an ethernet socket then it can connect through that. If not, you're probably better off buying a wireless router with a built-in ADSL modem (as the alternative is to buy this WiFi router AND an ethernet adsl modem).

Thanks any ideas of a good/cheapish one? Apologies for hijacking the thread. mods can split this if you think it should be :thumbsup:

Original Poster

amino - staying with Morgan computers, this one seems very decent:
]http//ww…546 - it should do everything the wrt54g will do & also has an in-built ADSL modem. It also looks a bit sleeker & goes 2x faster (in theory atleast...)

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/images/products/Linksys_WiFi_Gateway.jpg

Note: this is refurb'd by Linksys again, but you get a 1year warrant from them. Also, at £35.24 inc VAT it compares very well against a 'new' one which is upwards of ~£60 (a quick glance through froogle).

:shock: just noticed that Dixons sell these for £85 and Micro Anvika for £99.89 !!!!

Nice!, last q, promise (thanks for all your help) with this one I can do everything I need to do with it and it wont have to be physically attached to the laptop ?


anyone got any promo codes for them lol !?

Original Poster

Yes amino - this should be all you need. Just go through the manual to set it up & you can chuck your wires away.

And sorry, have never seen any vouchers/codes for Morgan Computers.

Please everyone vote on ALL deals and leave reputation where it's due Thanks!

Very good spot and that adsl router too!

Yeah Worth a post of its own jaknapp If you would like to post it up

Original Poster

rayman - just posted details for the ADSL router too...
]http//ww…g5/

Thanks It's a worthy deal as Admin says above

jaknap

Yes amino - this should be all you need. Just go through the manual to … Yes amino - this should be all you need. Just go through the manual to set it up & you can chuck your wires away. And sorry, have never seen any vouchers/codes for Morgan Computers.



2% Quidco at least :-)

That's a very tempting price for an ADSL router, now all I need to do is the research (want to use it plugged into a Mac and connected to a DS Lite). Oh yes, and an Xbox, for, ah, 'work'.

jaknap

Yes amino - this should be all you need. Just go through the manual to … Yes amino - this should be all you need. Just go through the manual to set it up & you can chuck your wires away.


amino hasn't specified if his laptop is Wifi enabled or else he needs to buy a PCMCIA card to connect wirelessly to the router

anyone know if this router is xbox 360 compatible?

Original Poster

bigup - the WRT54G (v1,2,3) is listed as being compatible at ]http//ww…htm

Not sure if this one (v5) will also work (it is quite different internally from v1-3). If not, you can flash it with alternative firmware from ]http//ww…php which should work. You may want to search for a bit more info on these, and though I haven't tried this combo myself I'm quite sure you'll be able to get it to work one way or another. Let us know how you get along...

]http//wi…54G

Version 5 isn't great for flashing etc as it has less ram/flash

Original Poster

True - apart from the limited RAM/ROM v5 also uses a proprietary OS rather than the more accessible Linux based OS.

Instructions on flashing DD-WRT onto a v5 or v6 can be found at ]http//ww…CFE

Mine is version 3.1 ...........I think?
how do you check?

Original Poster

dave111

Mine is version 3.1 ...........I think?how do you check?



You can apparently tell from the first 4 digits of the serial number - look ]here for instructions.

The problem comes with this router if you're using a high speed connection to use anything the makes many connections (utorrent for example). The limited RAM in the router limits the number of connections you're able to make so it doesn't really compare to the older, more powerful models but it's still an amazing piece of kit.

Original Poster

Agreed on the need for the extra RAM - I've got a Buffalo WZR-RS-G54 router with 64MB RAM & 8MB Flash ROM otherwise it's quite similar to the WRTG54 (pre v4) and it is REALLY fast. Picked it up for £35 in the clearance section at my local PCWorld - bargain!!

dave111

Mine is version 3.1 ...........I think?how do you check?

It's in small print underneath your router
]

quackstar84

I did a quick seach to find out how old these … I did a quick seach to find out how old these were:]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRT54GApril the 4th of this year, Not old at all =).



The version 4 WRT54G's are better; they have double the memory and run a customisable version of linux instead of the less powerful VxWorks that the version 5's use. The version 5's are lesser quality pieces of kit that are basically much cheaper for Linksys to make. The equivalent of the old version 4 is the WRT54GL (L for linux) which is more expensive than the WRT54G. If you find a cheap version 4 then that is a much better deal.

It is version 3.1
is that good?

Just thought I'd mention that delivery is around £8 !!!!!!

Original Poster

markwills

Just thought I'd mention that delivery is around £8 !!!!!!



It was £4.70 the other day, but is up to £8.81 now (no idea why!!) - have updated the original post to reflect this.

annoying because i would have bought one otherwise!
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