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Smallest wireless broadband router in the world! lol £29.99 @ Maplin
Smallest wireless broadband router in the world! lol £29.99 @ Maplin

Smallest wireless broadband router in the world! lol £29.99 @ Maplin

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I was in Maplin today looking for a new router and saw this.

I have never seen a router this small before.

It looks good, is about 1/3 the size of my iphone and it is working good, so thought I would post it.

Guy in the shop told me it also works as a Access Point, which means I might buy another one for summer time (if we get one) in the garden!

Promotion running till the 12th July, normal price £44.99, promotion price £29.99

150Mbps.......good enough for everyone I think

PS.......Promotion in their catalogue says it should be £34.99 from £44.99 however instore at £29.99

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SuperEd

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Have you seen a D-Link DWR-510?

its an edimax BR-6258n. if you google it you will find some more info

looks like a broadband router, not a 3G router (wireless broadband might be confusing!)

Anyone know what the range is like on one of these? I have a cunning plan....

How is it powered - can you use a USB socket? The description implies it can act as a wireless bridge.

to be honestly, the size doesn't matter to me , as the router always hide at the corner, but looks nice, hot added

a7450771

to be honestly, the size doesn't matter to me , as the router always hide … to be honestly, the size doesn't matter to me , as the router always hide at the corner, but looks nice, hot added



Size matters if you travel a bit as you can have a secure wireless link in your hotel room rather than fiddle with ethernet cables.

Up to now the Airport Express has been the best for this, but this is a third of the price. It has a power brick, but can be powered from a min-usb cable. Only thing is that I have had edimax stuff before - routers and wifi cards - and it always keeps dropping signals.

You can get it a little cheaper at Scan if you qualify for free shipping.

brookheather

How is it powered - can you use a USB socket? The description implies it … How is it powered - can you use a USB socket? The description implies it can act as a wireless bridge.


Having bought one of these units, it comes with a USB cable that can power the unit from my laptop AND it has a USB power adapter as well, bit like the iPhone mains adapter where you plug the USB cable in to the adapter and then in to the mains. Hot from me

davesherman

Anyone know what the range is like on one of these? I have a cunning … Anyone know what the range is like on one of these? I have a cunning plan....


Not having high expectations when I first got it but I have it plugged in to my laptop, bit like a dongle, which is connecting to my router downstairs. I would say that is a good 10-15m away perhaps, through walls, so it seems to be doing the job. Also, looking through the setup on this thing, it says I can use it as a repeater so I might give that a go too and unplug it from my laptop.
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