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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.