TPLink AC1350 Wireless Router for £27.50 (other networking on offer too) instore @ Sainsbury's (Salford)
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TPLink AC1350 Wireless Router for £27.50 (other networking on offer too) instore @ Sainsbury's (Salford)

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Something else I saw in my weekly shopping.
In short the Salford branch of Sainsburys on Regent Road had a sale on TPLink branded networking equipment with this particular wireless router catching my eye.

Usually retailing £38+ online, it's only £27.50 in store and in most cases better than those provided by your Internet Providers (note that those on a BT line still need a modem to receive your internet though, or piggy back this on your existing modem router for a wider wireless range and faster speeds...)
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i thought modem and router is same thing
iwashere2000

i thought modem and router is same thing



No, in short
Modem converts the telephone signal to a computer recognised one.
The router then allows multiple computers and devices to use this (essentially acting like a hub)
Which model Archer is this one? It looks like the C58 but that model doesn't have a USB port.
Got one yesterday in Cobham store. Had a few more on the shelf along with lots of half price extenders. It is the Archer C59. I have set it up as an access point via existing home plugs and daughter very happy dead spot in her room is no more.
iwashere2000

i thought modem and router is same thing


Nope,
The standard thing you get from your isp, which everyone just calls a router is really like this.

Its has:
Modem: to convert from the phone line to usable data.
Router: giving you ability to serve multiple computers; usually has parental control, firewalling etc
Network Switch: 1 to 6 ports - some have a wan port too
Wifi access point.
usb ports: so it can act as an ftp server, print server, 3g/4g fall back or a micro nas

You can buy just a modem, and then buy a wifi router with inbult switch.

Note a network switch and hub are different things, annnd a switch is better than a hub

So we just call it a router mostly, or wifi or modem router
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Which model Archer is this one? It looks like the C58 but that model … Which model Archer is this one? It looks like the C58 but that model doesn't have a USB port.



​It looks to me like the C5 I have at home. It really is a good piece of kit specifically for this price. If you want to unleash the beast, flash Openwrt and be amazed of what this little boxes can do.

Still, stock firmware from Tp-link is more capable/flexible than most of the stuff you will find out there for the consumer market
Edited by: "diegomanas" 21st May 2017
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Got one yesterday in Cobham store. Had a few more on the shelf along with … Got one yesterday in Cobham store. Had a few more on the shelf along with lots of half price extenders. It is the Archer C59. I have set it up as an access point via existing home plugs and daughter very happy dead spot in her room is no more.


Even better deal then, price elsewhere of the C59 is £50+ :-)
Apologises, looking back to it looks like the c59 as C5 has a led for each ethernet. However, the same applies for these except for the fact that they have 100Mbps ethernet only.
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