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    Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

    This is a discussion on Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!! within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Had sky broadband unlimited for a few years, wired speeds been OK but Wi-Fi poor. Just moved to sky fibre ...

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      Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      Had sky broadband unlimited for a few years, wired speeds been OK but Wi-Fi poor. Just moved to sky fibre max, according to sky getting 80mb but wireless still chronic, and with 3 autistic teenagers in the house I need help!

      I have a Netgear R7000 router, and from what I've read here believe I can use this in place of the SR102, is that correct? As I understand it, this needs to be used in connection with a BT open reach device of some description?

      As you can see, I need some help in simple terms please! Am fine with retrieving details from SR102 but stuck as to where I proceed from there, and also if I need any additional equipment what would be best. Please note, need max speeds (particularly wireless) I can get, but money a problem.

      Many thanks guys, Jo


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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      Before you buy a modem, try one of these methods to piggy back the R7000 on to the Sky router. The R7000 is an excellent router.

      How to connect two Routers together

      Using the DLink DIR613.

      Note that the first requires a connection to an ethernet port and the second the WAN port.

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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      Thanks very much for the reply TomD. Have successfully piggybacked the R7000 onto the sky router, but wireless speeds still poor. Running a speed test with just one item connected on wireless was getting 25-30mb, when the kids are home it's still not really any better than the standard Sky broadband I had before. I know a few years ago when I lived in another property, I ditched the Sky router and used a Netgear one which made a huge difference, was hoping I could do the same sort of thing again which is why I was looking to ditch the SR102 completely.

      If you or anyone else could help further I'd very much appreciate it, as starting to drive me a bit nuts now, especially as I'm paying a premium for speeds I'm just not getting.

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      It will not matter much if the R7000 is piggy-backed or connecting through a modem, the wireless speed will be much the same. Did you disable the wireless on the Sky router so that it does not interfere?

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      Yes I did Tom

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      how are you connected 2.4ghz 5ghz link rate device type etc

      25mbit sounds to me like a 2.4ghz 130mbit link rate

      an ac device with 866 link rate will saturate my line but a 2.4ghz device wont

      as a rule of thumb wireless gives around 25-33% of the link rate in actual speed

      e.g 130 link rate 25-35 actual throughput depending on various factors

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      Sorry Shonk, as I said bit of a novice, could you put that a bit more simply for this numpty please

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      what are you doing a speed test on

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      Laptop

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      Re: Replacement for SR102 - Novice, please ad gentle!!

      model and wifi chipset?
      are you connected to the 2.4ghz band or the 5ghz band

     

     
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