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    Wireless-N Router Supplied?

    This is a discussion on Wireless-N Router Supplied? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm currently with BT Broadband, using the HomeHub 2.0, which is a decent Wireless-N router. I would like to move ...

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      Question Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      I'm currently with BT Broadband, using the HomeHub 2.0, which is a decent Wireless-N router. I would like to move to Sky Broadband, and rang them today. They told me that the supplied router is made by Netgear and "definitely Wireless-N". However, it took 18 minutes on hold for them to come back to me, and the guy sounded clueless, so I'm not confident in the accuracy of this statement.

      Are Sky supplying Wireless-N routers now?

      I have searched on here and Google, it appears that the answer was previously "No", but perhaps this has changed?

      I want to use a Wireless-N router. I do not want to go and buy one myself.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      If they are supplying 'N' routers it must be very recent. They normally supply Netgear DG934G or the Sagem Fast 2504. Neither of which are Draft N.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      I am sure, if they were now supplying Wireless N, they would be shouting it from the rooftops, as BT currently brag about it and the "best wireless range of any uk broadband provider"

      So, in short, that'll be a "No" then lol

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      Quote Originally Posted by hamerg View Post
      I'm currently with BT Broadband, using the HomeHub 2.0, which is a decent Wireless-N router. I would like to move to Sky Broadband, and rang them today. They told me that the supplied router is made by Netgear and "definitely Wireless-N". However, it took 18 minutes on hold for them to come back to me, and the guy sounded clueless, so I'm not confident in the accuracy of this statement.

      Are Sky supplying Wireless-N routers now?

      I have searched on here and Google, it appears that the answer was previously "No", but perhaps this has changed?

      I want to use a Wireless-N router. I do not want to go and buy one myself.

      Thanks.
      As stated by the others guys, sky do not supply 'wireless n' routers. Unless they've started to supply them and failed to brief their staff but I highly doubt it.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      Why do Sky seem to be behind the times? Other providers have been supplying N routers for ages now.

      My house is 'properly' built so don't get very good signal unless i'm sat next to the router, but I can't do anything about it as i'll break the T&Cs even though I have a genuine and valid reason for doing so!

      Crazy, even more so as I can't see them changing it for ages.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      Other providers have been supplying N routers for ages now.
      Other than BT, who else supplies them free?

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      The problem with one box wireless/router/modem solutions is the the best place for the router/modem (close to the master socket) is not always the best place for a wireless access point (high up, in the middle of the area to be served) The best solution if you must use wireless at all is a wireless access point connected by cable to the router.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      Quote Originally Posted by ldoodle View Post
      Why do Sky seem to be behind the times? Other providers have been supplying N routers for ages now.

      My house is 'properly' built so don't get very good signal unless i'm sat next to the router, but I can't do anything about it as i'll break the T&Cs even though I have a genuine and valid reason for doing so!

      Crazy, even more so as I can't see them changing it for ages.
      You could still connect a draft-n router to your sky router , just disable DCHP and change it's IP from 192.168.0.1.

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      Re: Wireless-N Router Supplied?

      better still just ban use of wireless, as more ppl use it more problems are caused

     

     

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