"Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> bigJ wrote:
>> "Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
>>> bigJ wrote:
>>>> WL-174 Wireless Network ADSL 2+ Modem Router 54g TURBO
>>> Priced, but out of stock. "£49.99 Delivered"
>> Is that a reasonable price for a piece of kit like this though?
>> It was given to me and I want to ebay it and I have it on buy it now for
>> that sort of price but I haven't a clue if it is a realistic price. Play
>> are sometimes extremely competative and other times, way over priced.
>> I don't know much as this type of kit but from what I have seen I can
>> find similar products from other manufacturers for £35 ish but I don't
>> know if this has any special features that set it apart from other
>> Is it a desirable item at the moment or old news?
> There are a couple boxes here, one at $95 US and one at $111. So perhaps
> £50 is about right. In terms of specs, the box is pretty complete,
> and would solve most of your networking problems, if ADSL was available
> in your area. What I see missing perhaps, is WPA or WPA2 for security
> on the wireless part. WEP is a bit weaker.
> The security standards are compared here. The second article claims
> WEP can be cracked in about 1 minute, but I'd want to find an
> independent assessment of that.
> I notice when I look in local stores here, that there are fewer and
> fewer wired routers, and more wireless. But I happen to like wired
> routers. So the lack of WPA on that thing wouldn't bother me,
> because I'd be disabling the wireless anyway. But I know, based
> on how popular wireless is, that the majority of people reading
> this, would likely want a fully usable wireless feature set.
> So how popular is wireless in the UK, and how sensitive are
> potential customers to security issues ? Those would be
> questions I'd ask myself, when trying to pick a price.
Thanks for that Paul
I think it has WPA-WPA2. Here are the specs
Easily create and share a wireless broadband internet connection
a.. Ideal for downloading music, movies and large files
b.. Up tp 24 Mbps high speed downloading
c.. 125Mbps HI-SPEED Wireless
d.. WEP, WPA-WPA2 Data Encryption to secure your network
e.. Built in 4 Port Switch
a.. NAT/NAPT IP Sharing
b.. SPI Anti-DoS Firewall
c.. Virtual Server/DMZ
d.. IEEE 802.54g Turbo G Access Point
e.. Supports 64/128 Bit Key Length WEP Encryption
f.. Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) - 802.11e, WMM
g.. Supports Special Applications (Port Triggers)
h.. Supports DDNS (DynDNS, TZO)
i.. VPN Pass Through (IPSec/PPTP)
j.. Obtain WAN IP by PPPoE/Static IP/PPTP/DHCP/L2TP
k.. DHCP Server
l.. Web User Interface (Remote Configuration)
m.. System Status (Port Connectivity, DHCP MAC/IP Mapping)
n.. Security Log
o.. Firmware Upgrade
p.. Supports ADSL standard G.dmt, G.lite, G.992.3, G.992.4, G.992.5 (Annex
a.. Product: WL-174
b.. CPU: Trendchip TC3084
c.. Front End: Trendchip TC3162P
d.. RF: Ralink RT2561 ST
e.. Flash: 2 MB NOR Flash
f.. RAM: 8 MB SDRAM
g.. ADSL Ports: RJ-11 x 1
h.. LAN Ports: 10/100M UTP Port x 4
i.. Antenna: RP-SMA Detachable Antenna
j.. Power: 12V DC, 1A Linear Power Adaptor
k.. Dimension: 30(H)*187(W)*100(D) mm
l.. Temperature 10~40 oC
m.. Humidity 10~90% (Non-Condensing)
n.. Certification: FCC Class B, CE Mark
a.. CD Rom
b.. Power Adapter
c.. User Manual
d.. Wall Mounting Bracket
e.. UTP and RJ-11 cables