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Fantastic, tiny piece of kit,
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I was a bit wary of the other review (the only other one at the time of writing) because I thought it read a bit like an advert, so my apologies to its author.
I bought this router to use as a portable AP for developing Android apps against web services on my laptop, so I needed to create a network on the go and my laptop's Intel MyWiFi didn't seem to be working. It is beautiful. It's 59mmx59mmx20mm and comes with a short LAN cable, a USB cable with a tiny connector (micro?), a UK mains plug for the USB, an 8cm CDROM with the user guide on it, and a quick installation pamphlet. I was bowled over by the whole package (nice box, too). On Amazon I paid £21 + £1 postage.
I couldn't get it to work straight away but that was entirely my fault because I expected DHCP, but that feature isn't enabled by default. I had to RTFM. You need to set _your_ IP to a fixed address 192.168.0.xxx to connect to the AP and from there set it to DHCP. On the bottom of the router, on the label, there's the MAC address, AP name, PSA key, and the default admin user id and password for the router's web interface. Even the web interface is great.
The router is not suitable for connection to a BT line; it is for cable connections, and I have not investigated this functionality because I don't have cable and I didn't buy it for that. You can connect to the router via the enclosed LAN cable for configuration, etc.
In the web interface (at 192.168.0.254, which it lists on the label on the bottom of the router) you can set the operating mode to AP, bridge, router (when the LAN port becomes the WAN port), and repeater. AP's the only one I've tried but I might have a crack at bridging to sort out an otherwise unrelated issue elsewhere.
All the documentation's in English, and there are detailed steps and diagrams for connecting using Windows.
Finally, I bought it from a seller called Kikatek. I didn't have to contact them at all; the router was despatched quickly and arrived in just a couple of days even by 2nd Class post. Kikatek sent a link to their client "portal" where I was able to track the parcel. I didn't need to worry too much about that as it arrived very quickly.
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Initial post: 2 Sep 2012 17:20:17 BDT
A. Shah says:
now thats a review. tells me price, seller, what works and what doesnt. thanks
Posted on 14 Dec 2012 14:44:14 GMT
The Truth says:
Does this work with Macs? I want to take the internet cable out of my laptop at work and stick this on the end, giving me a wireless signal, so I can use my iPad in my office (they don't have WiFi - can I do that with this?
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 11:56:33 GMT
Mark H says:
Depending on the IT policies where you work, this may or may not function, and if it does, may or may not get you fired !
I would ask at work.
Technically it might well function and in a small business with home office style IT this MIGHT be OK.
Get yourself a MiFi and keep your job !
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Apr 2013 21:49:29 BDT
D. T. says:
I don't know what is meant by It does work on a BT line, as it works fine on ours. but remember it does everything but it is not a modem, so you plug it into your BT router, or use it as a wireless repeater.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Apr 2013 08:50:14 BDT
A. O'Hara says:
@D.T. Thanks for clarifying this as I am currently trying to configure it .
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 15:25:22 BDT
A. Srinivasan says:
very comprehensive and useful info. I am pleased by the quality of the feedback. Many thanks for your valuable input and time.
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