Thomson Gateway TG585 v8 Wireless-G ADSL 2+ RouterProduct now discontinued Alternative available
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Thomson Gateway TG585 v8 Wireless-G ADSL 2+ Router

Brand : Thomson
Mfr# : TG585v8
Quick : 6798
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Thomson TG582N WiFi ADSL2+ Router (300Mbps N)
 
The Thomson TG582N offers a seamless connection of wired and wireless devices from anywhere in and around the home.
£37.60 / £31.33 ex vat
1 of 5 stars 1 stars
not good
Reviewed by petter,
if you use adsl always On then its not for you its freeze and hang , auto restart it self it has many fault and bugs not recommended for heavy users
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Worst router you can imagine
Reviewed by John Dillon,
Absolute rubbish router. Got it free from my ISP. It resets itself and loses settings all the time. THe wireless is very weak. Very unreliable, has lots of issues with dropping speeds etc. Avoid at all costs.
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Thonson router problem with airport cards
Reviewed by Plusnet customer,
Plusnet have admitted to me here is a problem with this router and are currently looking into it. Upload speed through the wireless connection is one third or less the upload speed through an ethernet cable. Changing the channel does not seem to help. They are sending me a wireless dongle to see if that sorts it. Dont know if the real problem lies with plusnet or Thomson
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
very bad router, do not buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Lee,
always loosing signal, hard to connect sometimes takes days, complete wast of money,
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
A good home router
Reviewed by Rob,
This is a good home router and was very easy to get working.
Plug it in, connect to network interface, web browser to configure your ADSL username and password, and that is pretty much it.

It does assume NAT by default. Most settings can be left alone.

I turned off some of the more protocol-wrecking things like its built-in web forwarding / DNS spoofing magic which is trying to be helpful to less technical users, but I didnt like. (I dont like things that return something unexpected if a domain doesnt exist.)

The firewall/inbound PAT stuff is perhaps a little confusing at first, but once you find the bit where you can add your own applications, its okay.

It has a telnet / ssh CLI, this is interesting but pretty dreadful to navigate and rather unintuitive (even for a CLI!) so I didnt really use it very much.

Wireless seems pretty good and works on a range of devices.

On the whole I would recommend as a good home router, unless you have complex technical requirements.
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3 of 5 stars 3 stars
Good ....... but not quite good enough
Reviewed by Colin Willmott,
The TG582N would be better if the range was greater or had a facility to add an external anntena
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Slow upload speeds
Reviewed by Suzy Chapman,
Purchased this model a few weeks ago to replace failing ST585 v6, installed a couple of days ago using "basic" set up. Two laptops and a desk top using wireless. Set up was fast and easy but not happy with performance compared with previous router. Most notable are webpages not loading (404 and 400 errors) though most will load following refresh. Worst problem is significantly reduced upload speeds. Uploading images to eBay store, for example, of the size 350KB, takes over 30 seconds and may time out and need several attempts. We are going to have to buy a different model as there does not appear to be a fix for this. Ive looked at a number of forums and it seems to be a known problem with this model. We appear to have the most recent firmware release already installed. Very disappointed. Had over three years of trouble free wireless with the old ST router but these upload speeds are not acceptable.
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3 of 5 stars 3 stars
Mixed
Reviewed by Farhan,
Its good for Browsing but on Playstation Its hard to set the Dns Right
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
thomson 585v7
Reviewed by robert bierd,
This router not very good at all, keeps dropping the dsl every few minute,
resetting its-self....

Would not recommend it!
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Great little modem
Reviewed by Mark,
Fantastic little modem. Easy to setup and pretty good wireless range.

For anyone wanting a router without the frills that does the job look no further. I have owned a few routers in my time and many of them get hot when on for along time, These never overheat and I leave mine on 24/7
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Vary bad Modem
Reviewed by LG,
Resets or freezes a couple of time per day. Sometimes it does it every 10-15 minutes.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Exceptional Router Thomson
Reviewed by Sof1a,
II bought this divine Router to replace my old one the (BT Voyager 2100) which in the past I have experienced disconnection, and a very slow broadband speed. I had to keep going on the BT website to re-configure it. I’ve had it for over 4 years, so I thought it was about time I just replace it. Because of the line dropping and just froze, so this made me retire it. And also I found that it was not so compatible with Windows Vista.

I have 4 Pc’s in my household connected to this little gem, the THOMSON and so far everything seems to be working fine. Wireless connection no problems, works even on our mobiles for internet. FAST CONNECTION.
Some people experience problems with the router overheating; this is not the case with me
I just plugged it in and everything set-up by itself. I did not even need the set-up CD software. It just sits on top of my bookshelf and just works, Quietly.
It has its own interface so you don’t even need to re-configure it. Just type your user name and p
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
Excellent Value
Reviewed by Matt W,
Replaced my old Belkin 54g with this (Free from ISP). Download speeds and range have improved by what feels like about 30% and in combination with Windows 7 home networking is suddenly very easy.

For a basic modem-router its great.
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Died at 7 months old
Reviewed by Anonymous,
Easy to set up and use. Reasonable Wifi reach. BUT at only 7 months old it would not keep the ADSL connection alive for more than a few seconds so I reverted to my old router and returned it..
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Rubish
Reviewed by masterOfWatever,
I have tested 3 of them as they are used by my ISP and all of them are same. They can hang up almost every day couple of times or just reset them selves or some lan ports just freeze so internet works bun not for some devices so you have to reset it manually. worst router I have ever had, stay away as far as possible... today im going to look for something more reliable
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
Works well
Reviewed by ,
Bought this to replace an old Netgear DG834v2 which was unstable on an ADSL2+ connection, despite a firmware update. The SpeedTouch solved the biggest problem with the line signal/noise ratio, which required the Netgear to need a manual reboot frequently as speeds often dropped to virtally zero. The wireless signal has also been consistently at maximum at the receiver end, unlike with the Netgear, which could be a pain. An annoyance where the router has to renegotiate sometimes when the phone rings still persists, but I don't know whether or not the router itself can be blamed or if there's an external factor for that. Overall, a good buy for the price. Delivery from BBB very fast as usual.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Good Thing
Reviewed by RRR,
Dont understand computer stuff but this ones better than the old one. I highly recommend it as it just works!
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Super Smashin Great!
Reviewed by Dave, Lancahire,
This router was made for Broadband Speed!!!

super fast , steady connections, reliable, and dead easy to set up!!
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
best Thomson
Reviewed by polo,
very good fast and easy to use no freezing u gonna love it
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Unreliable and slow
Reviewed by Chryssi,
I had 2 of these supplied by Plusnet as part of a package.
The first one was OK for ethernet but never worked wirelessly (wireless light never on.)
The replacement suffered intermittent faults, dropping out frequently. I could also never get more than 11mbps despite getting 54mbps with the same card and a different router.
Gave up, bought a Netgear 834PN and all now works flawlessly and fast. Configuration is also very confusing for all but the expert.
Hard to recommend such an unreliable piece of equipment.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
excellent
Reviewed by iggypop37,
set up 2 of these now - very intuitive and easy as these were my first w-fi set ups . no problems would hihgly recommend.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Excellent Router
Reviewed by JK,
I have had this router for a few months now and have been very pleased with it. It always negotiates and maintains very stable connection rates and high download speeds. My download rate has doubled since I moved over from a Netgear DG834G.
The only downside is that the web interface is nowhere near as intuitive or comprehensive as the Netgear router. All the functionality is built into this router, but to get to a lot of it you have to delve into the telnet command line interface - which is extensive - but you have to know what you are doing.

However, this is a minor complaint given the excellent speed and reliability of the router.
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
Easy to configure
Reviewed by Pat Ross,
Got this as it was my ISPs recommended router. No problems on setup. Better than extedted down load speed
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Reliable Device
Reviewed by massoh,
Easy setup and excellent device...recommend it.
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4 of 5 stars 4 stars
good router
Reviewed by jerry,
got this form my network provider as only had a wired usb adsl modem and wanted it for sons ps3 for a wireless conection. took some time to connect ps3 but that i think is down to ps3.would not connect using high security but had too go for medium settings. so this router i would say is good but just needed a few hours to play with the settings and now ps3 is working great online playing...
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
excellent router
Reviewed by Sarah,
take no notice of the people having problems with this as its a excellent router easy to set up works all round the house and garden

p.s works fine with ie7 :)
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
doesnt work with ie7
Reviewed by kp,
Just purchased this and tried to set-up but pages dont display properly in IE7 and links dont work so cant set it up! Now faced with phoning Thomson at 50p/min. Shouldnt have tried to replace my Netgear which worked perfectly out of the box.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
its excellant in all ways /// easy to install
Reviewed by abdul_salam,
Sir, can u advise me how to used this router to connect SATELITE reciver

@ Dsl line always show the constant speed at my computer (100kbs) Dsl speed is 256

@if you can advise me any better option to get a correct speed at my CPU

hope that u will answer
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1 of 5 stars 1 stars
Review of Thomson Speedtouch 585 V7
Reviewed by Mike Colquhoun,
I got this as part of my BE Unlimited package. It is one of the worst Wireless Routers I have had. The Configuration is all over the place and very confusing. The Wireless signal drops out for no reason and then you have to manually connect again. I have 3 computers on the network and each one of them has the same problem which I never had on other routers. The range is not very good either and you need to be fairly close to the router to get a decent signal. I am just about to call BE to get them to replace it as it is so bad. I have had similar problems years ago with Thomson Routers. Stay away from them.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Easy to set up, excellent speed
Reviewed by martin,
Easy to set up, excellent speed , id highly recommend this as well.
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2 of 5 stars 2 stars
Not terribly good
Reviewed by ,
Got this as it was my ISP's recommended router and I wanted to go wireless so I could connect at my BT master socket for improved performance.
Very easy to set up however I miss a few features of my old
Netgear DG834 wired router (like e-mail of system logs).
Subjectively (and by the performance tester on
www.thinkbroadband.co.uk) this router is also marginally slower
than the DG834 on my line (even when on the master socket).

There is also a major problem with this (and apparently other
Thomson routers) and the BBC iPlayer. Trying to view streaming
content causes the router to reboot every single time I try. Not
good. Would not buy Thomson again as their customer support is a very expensive 0906 number and I can't find where to download any firmware updates.
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Nice router
Reviewed by ,
Very nice product.
I recommend it :)
+5
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5 of 5 stars 5 stars
Very good device
Reviewed by DK,
Excellent device.
Ive had the ST780 before and with this one i have +700Kbps and -0.5 attenuation on my line stats.

I strongly recommend this router to home users.
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