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Makita RP0900X 1/4" / 3/8" Router - £107.99 at ITS
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Really good price on this, I paid £140 last month though it's now down to £130 on Amazon. It's a nice size for a 1/4" / 3/8", not as bulky as some. According to the description (th… Read more
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Hard case AND bag?! Double-bonus! Good job your eyes are working! I've updated the description
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 14th Feb
ThanksForThat4 m ago

I don't know why they can't just make them a bit bigger instead of exactly …I don't know why they can't just make them a bit bigger instead of exactly the right size. I'd be happy to pay another fiver to cover the extra plastic used. Makita and DeWalt are both as bad for it. On the other hand I bought a Metabo sander last week and you could probably fit two in the case.


I know - My cordless Bosch PSB 1800 Li-2 has so much room inside it could take a 35m extension reel, but the cable coming out of my Bosch Professional GST 90 BE has to be contorted round and never closes well first or second time.
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friar_chris15 m ago

Fair point about the soft bag and the hardcase being a swine to …Fair point about the soft bag and the hardcase being a swine to close.....I find that with everything in a case. It's one reason I got a battery powered drill!


I don't know why they can't just make them a bit bigger instead of exactly the right size. I'd be happy to pay another fiver to cover the extra plastic used. Makita and DeWalt are both as bad for it. On the other hand I bought a Metabo sander last week and you could probably fit two in the case. Though I suppose I should be grateful, I think this is the first Makita corded tool I've bought that's actually come with a case at all.
Edited by: "ThanksForThat" 14th Feb
Fair point about the soft bag and the hardcase being a swine to close.....I find that with everything in a case. It's one reason I got a battery powered drill!
Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router £99.99 @ Amazon
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Seems like good value to me for a tri-band AC2200 router which supports MU-MIMO for faster multiple device usage in parallel. Similar price at Very but around £40 more at Currys. … Read more
It doesn't seem to support openvpn. Could somebody confirm?
rev623 h, 56 m ago

This is a router though. Coming from ISP routers, like the Super Hub 3. …This is a router though. Coming from ISP routers, like the Super Hub 3. This will give you so much more control over the entire network. Add AP's ontop of this.


Totally agree with your point as well
lucas422 h, 17 m ago

Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and …Do you know if the ubiquity Unifi AP can control and repeat a 2.4GHz and 5GHz network with different SSIDs, in addition to a 2.4GHz guest network?My Linksys EA6900 lost all form of guest network and useful control when used in bridge mode from my BT Home Hub 6. So I switched it to the main router for Guest network capabilities and better control vs BT but I struggle with the connection on the 3rd floor.I originally thought a second router was a good option, but I've heard Ubiquity recommend a few times.


Unifi AP does support multiple 2.4Ghz 5Ghz with SSID and also work in tandem to create better coverage across your home if you are using more than one. There is guest network support and the bandwidth for both upload and download can be set for all SSIDs emmitting from the Unifi.
foxyuk13 m ago

Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp …Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp link the other day as lay unused was the av500 but that was for hard wiring


You can get either a WiFi extender or powerline with the ability to to act as a WiFi hotspot. One of the powerline adapters would require hard wiring to the router.
AirbusA38052 m ago

You are aware powerlines can come with a WiFi option?


Sorry for being thick are u talking about a WiFi extender. I sold a tp link the other day as lay unused was the av500 but that was for hard wiring
HooToo Tripmate 10400mA Powerbank / Router / Streamer £33.99 Sold by Sunvalleytek-UK and Fulfilled by Amazon
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These are back down in price, now a quid lower than last time. I think a few of you picked them up last time. Quite a handy all in one device for Streaming / Charging and sharing a… Read more
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I bought this during the earlier sale. Love it.
Thanks op. Bought one for my trip to Spain next week with the kids
I have a Kingston MobileLite that I've used maybe once in three years.

Just ordered this.
This also looks interesting too:

HooToo Wireless Travel Router, USB Port, High Performance- TripMate Nano (Not a Hotspot) amazon.co.uk/dp/…4AP
I've got one and they are 'Magic'
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TP-Link AC3150 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Cable Gaming Router, 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor, USB 3.0, 2.0 Ports, Beamforming Technology, UK Plug - was £149.99 now £99.98 @ Amazon
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Achieve Maximum Wi-Fi Speed - 1000 Mbps over 2.4 GHz and 2167 Mbps over 5 GHz bands NitroQAM(1024-QAM) Technology - deliver 25% more data stream than other latest(256-QAM) routers… Read more
EcumenicalMatter2 h, 11 m ago

No. This is a cable router, designed to work with your cable provider's …No. This is a cable router, designed to work with your cable provider's modem.


Or with your ADSL/VDSL modem, it’s just a bog standard router.
sam112329 m ago

Does this have a modem inbuilt? If not, you'll have to fiddle around with …Does this have a modem inbuilt? If not, you'll have to fiddle around with it a bit and set it up with your isp router in order to use it


No. This is a cable router, designed to work with your cable provider's modem.
Joeyfxxkedup1234 h, 6 m ago

Still under £100 from Amazon. Page has defaulted to a more expensive 3rd …Still under £100 from Amazon. Page has defaulted to a more expensive 3rd party seller for some reason.


Looks like it is because of availability issues - ETA for delivery is March 1-17.
Does this have a modem inbuilt? If not, you'll have to fiddle around with it a bit and set it up with your isp router in order to use it
I received the V1, happy with that
NETGEAR AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Smart Wi-Fi Router (R6800-100UKS) - £79.99 @ Amazon
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Back About this item Features Highly fast Wi-Fi - up to 600+1300 MbpsSimultaneous dual band Wi-Fi - 2.4 and 5 GHz with beamforming+ - faster, more reliable connectionsUSB 3.0 po… Read more
Would this replace an EE Brightbox, and can this have DD-WRT custom firmware installed on it?
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mogsog4 h, 48 m ago

Unlikely, in most scenarios the wireless coverage provided by >1 ap would …Unlikely, in most scenarios the wireless coverage provided by >1 ap would surpass that of a single router.


That would depend on the quality of the router and the quality of the AP. I have the R7000 which is a better model and actually purchased cheaper than the one posted. I live in a 4 bed house and my speed drops from 75 Mbps supply to only 56 Mbps to the farthest point away from the router which is one of the back bedrooms. No need for AP's in my house as the router is well capable of supplying a decent,t internet speed to all rooms in the house.
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Wasn't this one £49.99 a bit ago? Was also that price @ Currys
D-link DIR-885L AC3150 Ultra Wireless Router 4 Gigabit Port Speed 31.5Gbps 1.4GHz for £19.37 delivered @ BT Shop
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Decent price for this crazy looking router (y) -- The DIR-885L/R delivers premium performance for large homes and for users who demand faster Wi-Fi speeds for HD streaming an… Read more
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Aiadi13 m ago

I have checked my spam box and any company that does not offer the …I have checked my spam box and any company that does not offer the courtesy of sending a simple email to a would be customer does not deserve to be trading.


Like I said, myself and many others received an automated email regarding the cancellation. Yours could very well have just been lost - it does happen when mass mailing, from time to time. Chill out, mate, what did you expect from a blatant misprice?
Tom.Wilson11 m ago

Check your spam box. Many of us here have received the cancellation email …Check your spam box. Many of us here have received the cancellation email - I wouldn't call them a dodgy company when this was all a result of a domino effect on automated competitive pricing.


I have checked my spam box and any company that does not offer the courtesy of sending a simple email to a would be customer does not deserve to be trading.
Aiadi1 h, 59 m ago

I have not heard a word from Comms Express until receiving an email from …I have not heard a word from Comms Express until receiving an email from PayPal for the refund. Still no email from the seller with any explanation and so I guess that they are, after all, a 'Dodgy Company'. Avoid......


Check your spam box. Many of us here have received the cancellation email - I wouldn't call them a dodgy company when this was all a result of a domino effect on automated competitive pricing.
I have not heard a word from Comms Express until receiving an email from PayPal for the refund. Still no email from the seller with any explanation and so I guess that they are, after all, a 'Dodgy Company'. Avoid......
Agharta4th Feb

`Ordered upon request'Translation - Forget about it as I have never seen …`Ordered upon request'Translation - Forget about it as I have never seen them get more stock for such items and have seen dozens of such illusionary deals posted here.


No surprise and still never seen a BT/Dabs deal where they say 'Ordered upon request' fulfilled but people still post them.
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Google Wifi 3-Pack From Amazon.com £265 Inc Tax & Fees! - (UK Price £399)
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I was looking on amazon uk for mesh router systems and saw the google wifi 3-pack for £399. Checked on amazon us and the same one with Fees included is for £265! Delivery will be… Read more
spruceyb10 h, 35 m ago

If aesthetics is a factor, look at the TP-Link Deco.It's also cheaper than …If aesthetics is a factor, look at the TP-Link Deco.It's also cheaper than the Google WiFi (not quite as cheap s the BT Whole Home) and comes with a 3 Year Warranty (Google with 1 Year and BT with 2 Years).Currently just over £200 on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deco-M5-Antivirus-Protection-Replacement/dp/B071241G3R


Thanks. Will add to list.
spruceyb10 h, 35 m ago

If aesthetics is a factor, look at the TP-Link Deco.It's also cheaper than …If aesthetics is a factor, look at the TP-Link Deco.It's also cheaper than the Google WiFi (not quite as cheap s the BT Whole Home) and comes with a 3 Year Warranty (Google with 1 Year and BT with 2 Years).Currently just over £200 on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deco-M5-Antivirus-Protection-Replacement/dp/B071241G3R


Fair enough.
indyjukebox15 h, 9 m ago

I am totally confused now. I thought you said the Google wifi lacked …I am totally confused now. I thought you said the Google wifi lacked features? Now you are saying that the amplifi too lacks features and that is a good thing?I have to say that the amplifi does satisfy the aesthetic tick box.


No I'm saying the Ubiquiti will work, probably the Google will as well, but Ubiquiti have a head start as it's their main business/expertise.
Very good deal and definitely recommending this. I've bought a single wifi point and the improvement compared to the standard Virgin router has been amazing. Better coverage and speed, and most importantly - no network drop outs since I set it up, which was driving me crazy with standard Virgin router. It's so much better! I also like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it makes everything easy.

It's worth mentioning that this hardware came out in Dec 2016 so there's other products available on the market now which have better specs (for example Google Wifi is rated AC1200 but you can get Netgear Orbi rated AC3000). Also if you're a power user, you may be disappointed with lack of features such as QoS and no web interface. All settings are managed via a very easy to use smartphone app, which allows you to set up things such as guest network, family filter, etc.

Some downsides for sure, but this is a great product and perfect for home use.
Upgrade to 100GB £30 1 Month Rolling with one-off £59.99 router purchase @ Three
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I have an existing plan with Three (40GB 1month rolling £30/month) and phoned up to get more data as vodafone had a better deal with more data. To my surprise they offered me 100G… Read more
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pengwyn1st Feb

How did you get unlimited data for 15. I'm not greedy I've asked about 20 …How did you get unlimited data for 15. I'm not greedy I've asked about 20 times for 100 for 15 but they really tight nowadays as you said most people grandfather it so giving customers anywhere near your deal is getting a life deal they know this they probably won't repeat the letter fiasco of one plan so they careful now. Just seen those 16.10 mistake ee 64gb deals being pushed to 28. I'm on 64gb for 13 on a rolling with EE but can't get anyone to match it not even three. They did 100gb for 20 on black Friday would take that but my EE is so good frightened I can't get back on it if three increase it in a year. The five monthly uswitch deal that spawned my current EE deal has vanished. I'll have to cut my football usage as my sister getting cross when I gift data from her


Should have got Unlimited everything on Virgin 4G for Black Friday, got it, love it, speeds are better than my EE Max plan!
Heat. You may have solved a rural broadband issue.
Ana103 h, 47 m ago

I currently have unlimited data,30gb tethering, 600 mins, unlimited text …I currently have unlimited data,30gb tethering, 600 mins, unlimited text on a sim contract for 12months for £15.My contract ends in a couple of months and will keep it as rolling contract. Spoke to them on Live Chat to get this deal used to pay more at the begining for less data


How did you get unlimited data for 15. I'm not greedy I've asked about 20 times for 100 for 15 but they really tight nowadays as you said most people grandfather it so giving customers anywhere near your deal is getting a life deal they know this they probably won't repeat the letter fiasco of one plan so they careful now. Just seen those 16.10 mistake ee 64gb deals being pushed to 28. I'm on 64gb for 13 on a rolling with EE but can't get anyone to match it not even three. They did 100gb for 20 on black Friday would take that but my EE is so good frightened I can't get back on it if three increase it in a year. The five monthly uswitch deal that spawned my current EE deal has vanished. I'll have to cut my football usage as my sister getting cross when I gift data from her
Ana108 m ago

I currently have unlimited data,30gb tethering, 600 mins, unlimited text …I currently have unlimited data,30gb tethering, 600 mins, unlimited text on a sim contract for 12months for £15.My contract ends in a couple of months and will keep it as rolling contract. Spoke to them on Live Chat to get this deal used to pay more at the begining for less data


That's a mobile contract, this is for Home Broadband via 4G so no tethering limit.
Linksys WRT32X-UK AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritisation Engine £209.99 @ Amazon
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Posted before but now reduced to £209.99.
A manly and tough looking router, ideal for those that need such toughness - a router that says "look at me while I shove my antennas up your arse" - although no idea who would really want that. The sensible would do as CHAOSEN3 suggests though.
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Also just to add you actually need Killer hardware on your PC/Laptop to use the features on this router ... highly limits the amount of devices which can take advantage of such thing.
These "gaming" orientated routers are a false economy.

There's no evidence to support that they make a difference in online gaming in regards to latency, and it's not worth paying £209.99 for the wifi capabilities of this either. Most of the time just turning on QoS on your existing router will do.

You'd be better off buying a reliable wired router (only acts as a router, no wifi), and then throwing in some wireless access points such as ubuiqti AP's. Would probably save a few buck compared to this deal too.
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Unlimited Broadband (upto 17Mb) + Weekend Calls £19pm (FREE Setup and Router) PLUS £75 Amazon Gift Voucher - 18 month contract @ Post Office via Broadband Choices
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Decent broadband offer from Post Office, via Broadband Choices! Up to 17Mb Unlimited broadband, plus weekend calls, for £19PM over 18 months for just £19 a month! Setup is free, b… Read more
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I was with Fuel Broadband for years. They were bought over / rebranded by Post Office/ Talk Talk last September.
They still have a UK call centre. I know because I rang them last weekend because I'd lost my account password.

I've seen no difference.

Pay for BT and Sky broadband!
Some mug has to pay for those Premiershiip player wages.
Gone for plus net, please no bad reviews
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£20 FOR FIBRE 38MBS @ VODAFONE + £40 TCB through Broadband choices. Not sure which CS is worse Voda or TT though(had both of them and both for me equally bad) Hope helps someone, just ordered for brother, 0 installation if active tel. line in property.
Thanks OP
TP-Link AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, TalkTalk, EE and PlusNet Fibre) 2 USB, 3.0 Ports, UK Plug (Archer VR900 V2)
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TP-Link AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for Phone Line Connections (BT Infinity, TalkTalk, EE and PlusNet Fibre) 2 USB, 3.0 Ports, UK Plug Similar Asus we… Read more
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whathesmeg31st Jan

Now £109.23 DOH!


Price goes up and down all the time, but £95 is about standard price for it - this is what I've paid in September last year.

VR900v2 is the best WiFi router I've ever had.
Currently I'm using it with Archer T9E PC adapter.

Biggest file I've streamed was 57GB 4K Movie.
from PC over WiFi 5GHz to TV over WiFi 5GHz as well.
Not a single buffering while watching.
Now £109.23 DOH!
3 Year warrantee on TP Link (excludes the power supply) - I've been pleased with the older version of this, the 9980
Savaholic11 h, 40 m ago

Can you plz tell me what side drive you have attached? Does ur support …Can you plz tell me what side drive you have attached? Does ur support NTFS? Thx


Yes it supports NTFS, using a 3Tb drive.
will this replace my terrible talk talk provided router and improve wifi range in the house
NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S - AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Gaming Router, Compatible with Amazon Echo/Alexa Back to £129.99 @ Amazon
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Back on offer at £129.99 - the lowest it has ever been. Has great reviews. I have finally bought this after thinking about it for a few months - just having too many problems wi… Read more
indyjukebox7 h, 28 m ago

Got one after a lot of thought. Nearly 40 hours on mine now. Absolutely …Got one after a lot of thought. Nearly 40 hours on mine now. Absolutely superb range and speeds. Love it. Thanks OP. Also like the fact that I can switch off the front LEDs so it doesnt look like a firework show. Around 20 wifi devices on mine at present. That will go up. But so far no issues with latency or disconnections.Not sure what some other posters are doing to destroy 2 of these in a couple of days?


By some you mean me. And by destroy you mean bricked. The answer to that is nothing.
Got one after a lot of thought. Nearly 40 hours on mine now. Absolutely superb range and speeds. Love it. Thanks OP. Also like the fact that I can switch off the front LEDs so it doesnt look like a firework show. Around 20 wifi devices on mine at present. That will go up. But so far no issues with latency or disconnections.

Not sure what some other posters are doing to destroy 2 of these in a couple of days?
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Mine must have been on 30 hours now - think I'll leave it a week to see if I get a similar problem before flashing it!
Van197319 m ago

Did you do anything 'special' that provoked the bricking? Change any …Did you do anything 'special' that provoked the bricking? Change any parameters/settings etc?Mine is still up and working. Have been playing with it - setting up static ip address ranges, assigning ips, setting access controls - just to give it some workload! (Everything I've done will be wasted when I flash it). Have 40 devices on it at the moment (36 wifi) and going to switch a few more on later to load it up. No problems for now!


Literally nothing. Set up, updated firmware. Connected devices and then ran for a few hours. Next thing I know all the lights are flashing and it bricked. No clue. Here’s hoping the AC86U doesn’t have issues.
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marksawbo28 m ago

So my second one bricked... Was working fine then just went again. I’ve g …So my second one bricked... Was working fine then just went again. I’ve gone for the ASUS AT-AC86U now and managed to get it for £135 which some amazon complaint credit.Regarding your Ethernet ports. I also notice that on mine when they worked. I switched to cat 6 cables and seemed to get better but can’t be certain.


Did you do anything 'special' that provoked the bricking? Change any parameters/settings etc?

Mine is still up and working. Have been playing with it - setting up static ip address ranges, assigning ips, setting access controls - just to give it some workload! (Everything I've done will be wasted when I flash it). Have 40 devices on it at the moment (36 wifi) and going to switch a few more on later to load it up. No problems for now!
TP-Link Archer C59 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router £30 @ Sainsbury's
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Reduced from £50 in the post Christmas bargain aisle. Seen in the Straiton (Loanhead) store but could well be nationwide. Currently £51.95 on Amazon. Not a bad deal for someone wa… Read more
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red_dwarfer20th Jan

Saw this in my local Sainsbury’s last weekend (think it was £35) - would ha …Saw this in my local Sainsbury’s last weekend (think it was £35) - would have bought but need gigabit Ethernet


Just looked it up... how odd... 450Mbps on 2.4, 867 on 5GHz - and only 10/100 Ethernet ports - ok, the WiFi speeds are maximum, best case, but it seems a strange mix.
i8752 m ago

Well it was £50, then £35 and now £30. Perhaps your store hasn't updated th …Well it was £50, then £35 and now £30. Perhaps your store hasn't updated the ticket to £30?[Image]


Thanks OP. I have purchased anyway due to a good price but it even scanned at £35
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Nugget20171 h, 19 m ago

Found it in my local store for £35 Has the price increased overnight or is …Found it in my local store for £35 Has the price increased overnight or is this store specific?


Well it was £50, then £35 and now £30. Perhaps your store hasn't updated the ticket to £30?

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Found it in my local store for £35 Has the price increased overnight or is this store specific?
Linksys WRT3200ACM router £155.99 - Amazon
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Decent router with support for WRT. Not the cheapest it's ever been, but best price at the moment (£200 elsewhere) and these aren't frequently reduced items.
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Hot deal, thanks!

Just a note, it’s not well supported by OpenWRT/LEDE, apparently Linksys is not playing ball with open source support
pc_tech8623 m ago

Thought this was a trampoline


Well, your WiFi may be up and down by all accounts! That's just a joke, I think it's pretty well rated.
Thought this was a trampoline
I have the original 1200 model running DD-WRT and it’s amazing how much more you can do once you’ve had a little play.

If I didn’t have a full AP setup around my home I’d be all over this.
Universal Travel Adapter with Wi-Fi Router £7.49 @ Maplin
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You get a 2.1A USB charger, a universal adaptor that fits almost everywhere in the world AND A wi-fi hotspot repeater! NICE! • Power and charge your electronic devices in over 150… Read more
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How does WiFi route bit work? Do you need a data sim to put in
Thanks, 2 ordered from Bristol (Brislington). 10 remaining.
Looks handy but no delivery available (in London anyway) and not many stores have stock.
aw man just got one the other day, might just treat myself with this one since it has a hotspot
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RAVPower FileHub Plus- Wireless Travel Router / SD Card Reader / USB Portable Hard Drive Companion, DLNA/NAS Sharing Media Streamer 6000mAh External Battery Pack £27.99 from SVT / Amazon
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Looks a good little device for the money, the 6700mAH version was a little more before Christmas and I haven't seen a drop on this one for a little bit. For this price, click the P… Read more
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shvulcan11 h, 2 m ago

Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example …Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example when the router is downstairs?


Not really, powerline networking would be the best bet if you have a socket in the loft, else a Wifi repeater/range extender plugged in somewhere upstaiairs . I tend to like netgear netgear.co.uk/hom…rs/ but there are plenty of others
See white has larger charge capacity 6700 Vs 6000, any other differences otherwise seems white is better buy
Will this device make a WiFi connection stronger in the loft for example when the router is downstairs?
Can i convert a none wireless device into a wireless one with this? I.e. My bt you view box in my bedroom.
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This looks like a good device if you need one. heat!
Asus RT-AC68u (Router only) @ Maplin £99.99 Click and collect + 2 x £5 off any spend vouchers
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Best current deal - currently £140 @ Amazon and others. Downside is C&C only - not available for delivery. Reserved mine at my local, and they took another 10% off as it was … Read more
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Did not have one in my local maplin store,nearest 33 miles so phoned local store up anyway and said they could deliver the router from the store miles away to my local store and picking it up in a few days,result and been today to pay for it and got it for £89.10 by using my NUS extra card,10% off and also got a £5 voucher,thanks op well happy.
Edited by: "mike33" 17th Jan
Rock solid router, I've had the AC68 for about a year now on stock firmware, with about 30 things connected around the house. Using in modem mode with Virgin hub.
I've been using this router for a while now, and it's fantastic. I use a virgin hub in modem only mode, so the ASUS does all the work. I run openvpn on it, and run the custom merlin firmware which improves things.

Tempted to get another one so that I can use it as a mesh network once the new update arrives, but to be honest, just one of these covers my whole house anyway!
99.9% of wifi issues are down to poor positioning of the router but people continue to buy more routers and other gizmos to try and solve the problem but just put them in exactly the same position as the first one and then tell everyone the new one is just as rubbish as the last one, happy to blame anyone but themselves.

Imagine standing in one room of your house with the door closed and shouting at someone in the furthest room away from you, unsurprisingly the other person has trouble hearing you. Now stand in the middle of the house and do the same thing, they can hear you much more clearly and you probably don't even need to shout anymore. The first scenario is how most people have their wifi set up, the second is how it should be.

One idiot near me has his router sat on the window ledge and wonders why he can't get a decent signal on the other side of his house but gets a perfect signal a hundred yards down the road.
pedr0barbosa5 h, 16 m ago

This router = just routerPN router = router + VDSL2 modemThis only …This router = just routerPN router = router + VDSL2 modemThis only replaces the "ROUTER" part of the plusnet router... You still need something convert the DSL signal into ETHERNET. I don't know the PN router, but the majority of the ISP routers have a function to be "MODEM ONLY" which looses all functionalities (firewall, nat rules, etc) and just pushes the signal into the next device (a computer or, for example, this router 66u) and that device would then make the connection (dial PPPoE).TL;DR: you can use this router, but you cannot get rid of your PN router (you need PN router configured in "modem only")


The last PN router I had didn't have a modem only mode. IIRC I had to connect to it via telnet or SSH and put it into bridge mode - got the info from a Google search
ASUS DSL-AC68 AC1900 Router - £109.99 @ Maplin
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ASUS DSL-AC68 AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit ADSL/VDSL WiFi Modem Router normal price is around 150£ Looks like good deal.
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4rgyll4 h, 28 m ago

I purchased the Netgear D6400-100UKS ac1600 dual band 300 + 1300 Mbps. It …I purchased the Netgear D6400-100UKS ac1600 dual band 300 + 1300 Mbps. It has been perfect and was simple to set up. The Asus has lots of features but it's just more to go wrong.


Thank you very much indeed.
nonsense16th Jan

May I ask, which Netgear modem router did you settle on? Thank you.


I purchased the Netgear D6400-100UKS ac1600 dual band 300 + 1300 Mbps. It has been perfect and was simple to set up. The Asus has lots of features but it's just more to go wrong.
I'm clueless when it comes to networks, but would I be able to use this with a Virgin Wi-Fi router set to modem mode and this taking over the wi-fi duties ? The Virgin wi-fi is woeful, and I'm having a lot of drop-outs with Powerline range extenders.
Much better off with the RT variant and a seperate modem. The DSL element of this is pants.
wallstreetcrash8 h, 49 m ago

Can I ask a stupid Q... what's the difference between a AC1900 model of a …Can I ask a stupid Q... what's the difference between a AC1900 model of a router and say AC750 or AC1200? I understand that's the speeds it can transmit over wifi right? But if you are only using wifi for Internet and not file transfer, and you are on say 200mb internet, will you get any benefit? I'm confused if I can just get a ac1200 or need to spend more


"Speed" is a bit misleading. Beware of confusing speed as `wow, it's just so much faster` with speed as `wow, I can transfer so much more`... In other words, Both can stream a movie from Netflix with the router in the dinning room and TV in the living room but add not so little Johnny streaming questionable videos (I'm thinking of youtube dross but the other type also) from his bedroom and Mum having system updates pushed through on the work laptop and your streamed Star Trek Discovery is devolving into fuzziness. This is just today - in three years time, demands may be much higher at which point you have the additional justification that is future-proofing. So... speed, better to think of it as how many cars can move from Exeter to Birmingham over a four hour period than an advert proclaiming how quickly one car can travel from Exeter to Birmingham ignoring speed limits and common sense.

When it comes to tech stuff, it's always better to mildly over-specify (just as it is to buy just behind the leading edge).

Not sure if this will help or not (hopefully will)
Belkin AC1200 router Dual-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) @ Currys eBay - £28.33 (10% discount applied at checkout)
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Does this accept gigabit input
rev614 h, 36 m ago

Looks really cool. Yeah the lack of Gigabit ports is a turn off. RouterOS …Looks really cool. Yeah the lack of Gigabit ports is a turn off. RouterOS looks great.


Well they do this one >


amazon.co.uk/Mik…tik


and this one >

amazon.co.uk/Mik…iGS

But obviously the cost is significantly higher.
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gokhan1 h, 12 m ago

Can second voda router is a crap compared to BT lots of lag and struggles …Can second voda router is a crap compared to BT lots of lag and struggles with multiple devices and speeds will be setting up a second Wi-Fi access point insteadvoda know it’s bad as they give you log in details for accessanyone know something that I can use as a router and modem ????


Turn off the router function of your ISPs router and use this as your wifi access point.
Is this a concurrent router? meaning that both 2.4ghz and 5ghz work simultaneously together at same time which would allow 2.4ghz and 5ghz devices to work on one network?
also is this a cable router? Any help apppreciated
Can second voda router is a crap compared to BT lots of lag and struggles with multiple devices and speeds will be setting up a second Wi-Fi access point instead

voda know it’s bad as they give you log in details for access

anyone know something that I can use as a router and modem ????
Gigabit Wireless Router TP-Link AC3200  £99.98 Amazon
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TP-Link AC3200 cheapest deal i could find on it! great for gaming and streaming 4k
Yes, Gearbest have the RT-AC86U for £139.99. That's a very good price, but the usual caveats with buying from Gearbest/China, Import Duty/VAT and after sales support apply. It's virtually impossible to send stuff back to China for a full refund if anything goes wrong. Personally, I wouldn't spend more than around £30 on a single item with Gearbest. The cheapest UK prices is £199.99 from Amazon, but that's on a 1 to 2 month lead time.
Berhwale14th Jan

The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. …The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. They've both got the same CPU (although the 66U is clocked faster), but lower spec wireless. Note, the non-B1 version of the RT-AC66U should be avoided as it has a much slower CPU (the B1 supports USB 3.0 and you can see the extra port on the front of the router).Merlin's ASUSWRT firmware is certainly easier to setup than DD-WRT.





gearbest have this router for £140
worth getting
The model below the RT-AC68U would be the RT-AC66U B1 or RT-AC56U. They've both got the same CPU (although the 66U is clocked faster), but lower spec wireless. Note, the non-B1 version of the RT-AC66U should be avoided as it has a much slower CPU (the B1 supports USB 3.0 and you can see the extra port on the front of the router).

Merlin's ASUSWRT firmware is certainly easier to setup than DD-WRT.
Berhwale8 h, 50 m ago

Asus RT-AC68U …Asus RT-AC68U here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-RT-AC86U-AiProtection-Accelerator-Aggregation/dp/B075WFL15D/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515922952&sr=8-1&keywords=rt-ac86uWRT Netgear, I think you'd be looking for an R7000 or R7800, Google 'best VPN router', you'll find plenty of discussions of the relative merits of the different brands and models.


thanks for this
what would be the model below this?

im guessing merlin software is easier than ddwrt - i would like a vpn but exclude certain websites i.e. bbc iplayer to run through it, so im guessing its easier for a newbie for me to stick with merlin based firmware router

i will keep an eye on price hopefully will drop
wakkaday10 h, 18 m ago

Can’t find that model on amazon any good netgear routers for open vpn etc


Asus RT-AC68U here:

amazon.co.uk/ASU…86u


WRT Netgear, I think you'd be looking for an R7000 or R7800, Google 'best VPN router', you'll find plenty of discussions of the relative merits of the different brands and models.
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