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Old 20-04-2012, 23:37   #31
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i cant believe I have come into this thread so late but I am defo a Linksys man
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i cant believe I have come into this thread so late but I am defo a Linksys man
I have come to the conclusion that the Linksy is the one I want. The only problem is, with a new one on the way I am gonna have to wait and I just don't know how long. The EA4500 is the one I want, although I would be interested in seeing how the ASUS N66 rates when released.
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Old 21-04-2012, 09:35   #33
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you wont have to wait long, normally stuff like that is shipped next day delivery
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Old 21-04-2012, 21:33   #34
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I have come to the conclusion that the Linksy is the one I want. The only problem is, with a new one on the way I am gonna have to wait and I just don't know how long. The EA4500 is the one I want, although I would be interested in seeing how the ASUS N66 rates when released.
The only information I can find on the EA4500 (apart from the product page) is that "The new EA Series will help usher in the Connected Home experience, as Cisco is currently working with Whirlpool and more than two dozen other companies, app developers and service providers who are pushing towards network-connected "smart" appliances."

And ""Users can give guests Internet access, set parental controls, and add devices to their network from anywhere at any time through Cisco Connect Cloud's easy-to-use password-protected site,""

The thing I'm not sure on is - minus the Apps & Cloud computing - whether it'll be any quicker then the Linksys E4200v2. Unfortunately no reviews yet. For a UK release date, Morecomputers have a 04 May restock date for it.

As far as the RT-N66U, Techradar seem to have the first UK review and it's quite positive. The negative for the Asus is it's high price.

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Re: Best Router

This might seem to be a daft question, but is there a way of improving the signal from this new Modem/Router that V/M have saddled us all with?

On our one, its so weak that we can hardly get a signal in the next room where the router is?

Before they changed it, we used to get full power all over the house, but not any more, in fact its rubbish
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They're not released yet and not available anywhere and no definite dates for when stores will be stocking them.
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This might seem to be a daft question, but is there a way of improving the signal from this new Modem/Router that V/M have saddled us all with?

On our one, its so weak that we can hardly get a signal in the next room where the router is?
I'm sure someone with more knowledge will come along in a moment, but there's a few things you could try.

As mentioned a few times on this forum, you could try running inSSIDer on one of your wireless PCs. This lets you see what wireless channels are being used near you and then you can switch the Superhub to a less congested one.

If your wireless devices support it, changing to the 5Ghz range could improve performance, especially if channel bonding is used too (I think the Superhub supports this). Virgin also have a handy guide to placing your Superhub.

If you had a wireless router before the Superhub, you could place the Superhub in modem mode and then use your previous router for Wireless and routing duties. This is what I'm doing at the moment. I'm currently using a Linksys router released in 2008, and this seems to be giving me faster wireless speeds then I can get with the Superhub.
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Re: Best Router

Thanks a lot for that very helpful advice, much appreciated.

I will get our lad to follow all them instructions, as he is "on the ball" with computers, and has been for ages

Ive bookmarked the pages of the links you gave me, so that will save him some time, thanks again.

Ive moved the router, as suggested in that V/M advice page, but I'm still only getting 3 bars (out of 5) while I'm in this other room?
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Ive moved the router, as suggested in that V/M advice page, but I'm still only getting 3 bars (out of 5) while I'm in this other room?
If all else fails, and you still can't get a good signal, best to put the Superhub in modem mode and then connect your previous router and use that for wireless (or buy a new router of your choice, if you don't have your old router anymore).

I also found this page on Virgin's site which goes into more detail about how to get a better wireless signal from your Superhub. Including this page linked off it which explains how to switch your Superhub to the 5GHz band.
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Re: Best Router

Thanks for those links, very helpful and much appreciated. I will have a go at that tomorrow, thanks again.
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