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    Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

    This is a discussion on Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by SilverJDM Without sounding rude, I'm not really bothered about T&C as Sky should be offering N routers ...

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by SilverJDM View Post
      Without sounding rude, I'm not really bothered about T&C as Sky should be offering N routers by now, plenty of other Sky customers use other routers (even my neighbour who works for Sky News)
      Use away.

      They really should be all we got told is they are in testing. We've been told the same thing for months.

      Think someone else here saidvthey are due for summer release.

      Do you have phone, broadband and line rental with Sky?

      If not I would suggest a router with a connextant/globespan chipset
      Last edited by I_Hate_Sky_Awnsers; 10-04-11 at 09:32 PM.
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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by I_Hate_Sky_Awnsers View Post
      Do you have phone, broadband and line rental with Sky?

      If so I would suggest a router with a connextant/globespan chipset
      Just broadband & TV

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      I meant if you don't have all then that's the best chipset. I edited the original post to be correct.
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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      OK, it seems my new router is a Sagemcom F@ST 2304N, I'll do some reading up on it tomorrow

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by SilverJDM View Post
      OK, it seems my new router is a Sagemcom F@ST 2304N, I'll do some reading up on it tomorrow
      Short version

      It's not very good.
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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by I_Hate_Sky_Awnsers View Post
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      It's not very good.
      Another reason to get my own, just got to decide what to replace it with.....

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by SilverJDM View Post
      Another reason to get my own, just got to decide what to replace it with.....
      lol - I know what you mean.

      On my current 'wish list' is the new Netgear WNDR3700 N600 router. I am looking at it because it is compatible with both ADSL2+ & cable connections.

      I did have another family of routers on my list which are also able to connect with a USB 3G dongle. They have a few issues with their firmware, so have dropped down the queue a little.

      What I would suggest is for you to write down a list of requirements from your router. Look at the various ones available that meet your requirements and compare reports from users of them.

      A shopping list of features may look something like this:

      * Price range (not just what you could afford today, but perhaps after a couple of months can save for)
      * LAN speed -10/100/1000Mb
      * ADSL2+ connection (essential for Sky's current BB product range)
      * alternative connection via cable or FTTC modem available
      * WiFi n (Dual or Single band) (2.4Ghz only or 5Ghz as well)
      * WiFi protection level (WPA2-PSK is the current leader, WEP is weak)
      * 1 or 2 USB port/s to allow:
      - external drives or USB dongles to share files
      - shared access to USB printer
      - backup connection through USB 3G dongle
      * Extra support for DLNA enabled devices to allow you to stream more easily to them from the USB drive/s or USB dongle
      * chip-set (I've forgotten which chip-sets best work with Sky's LLU equipment, but the right one can add a few hundred kbps to your download speed)
      * number of LAN ports (most home routers only have 4 available)
      * WiFi bridging features
      * Internal or External WiFi aerials
      * Wall mountable option
      * QoS support
      * Parental controls
      * 'Guest' WiFi LAN

      I haven't seen MER specifically supported in any mainstream router to date. This is Sky's name for their new method of connecting via ADSL2+, replacing PPPoA. People are speculating as to whether Sky will block out PPPoA in due course. It is suspected to be the same as PPPoE.

      There are many places on-line where you can search for specific information on the routers available. The manufacturers websites tend to have a complete list of the specs for each router. Many also make the manuals available for further information.

      When you have narrowed things down, feel more than welcome to post on this forum and ask for comments. I am sure that others will be more than happy to help with a short list.

      Edit: Sorry not the WNDR3700, I meant to say the DGND3700. The WNDR3700 is Cable/FTTC/FTTP only. The DGND3700 is all ADSL, ADSL2+, Cable, FTTC & FTTP compatible.
      Last edited by Scubbie; 11-04-11 at 06:38 PM. Reason: make an important correction

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      lol - I know what you mean.

      On my current 'wish list' is the new Netgear WNDR3700 N600 router. I am looking at it because it is compatible with both ADSL2+ & cable connections.

      I did have another family of routers on my list which are also able to connect with a USB 3G dongle. They have a few issues with their firmware, so have dropped down the queue a little.

      What I would suggest is for you to write down a list of requirements from your router. Look at the various ones available that meet your requirements and compare reports from users of them.

      A shopping list of features may look something like this:

      * Price range (not just what you could afford today, but perhaps after a couple of months can save for)
      * LAN speed -10/100/1000Mb
      * ADSL2+ connection (essential for Sky's current BB product range)
      * alternative connection via cable or FTTC modem available
      * WiFi n (Dual or Single band) (2.4Ghz only or 5Ghz as well)
      * WiFi protection level (WPA2-PSK is the current leader, WEP is weak)
      * 1 or 2 USB port/s to allow:
      - external drives or USB dongles to share files
      - shared access to USB printer
      - backup connection through USB 3G dongle
      * Extra support for DLNA enabled devices to allow you to stream more easily to them from the USB drive/s or USB dongle
      * chip-set (I've forgotten which chip-sets best work with Sky's LLU equipment, but the right one can add a few hundred kbps to your download speed)
      * number of LAN ports (most home routers only have 4 available)
      * WiFi bridging features
      * Internal or External WiFi aerials
      * Wall mountable option
      * QoS support
      * Parental controls
      * 'Guest' WiFi LAN

      I haven't seen MER specifically supported in any mainstream router to date. This is Sky's name for their new method of connecting via ADSL2+, replacing PPPoA. People are speculating as to whether Sky will block out PPPoA in due course. It is suspected to be the same as PPPoE.

      There are many places on-line where you can search for specific information on the routers available. The manufacturers websites tend to have a complete list of the specs for each router. Many also make the manuals available for further information.

      When you have narrowed things down, feel more than welcome to post on this forum and ask for comments. I am sure that others will be more than happy to help with a short list.

      Edit: Sorry not the WNDR3700, I meant to say the DGND3700. The WNDR3700 is Cable/FTTC/FTTP only. The DGND3700 is all ADSL, ADSL2+, Cable, FTTC & FTTP compatible.
      Thanks for your input, gives me something to think about and some.... I thought that there would be a list of routers that other forum members are using but I can't seem to find anything..

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      I used to have a DGN2000, but after my 2nd one failed and no longer under warranty, I'm looking elsewhere.

      There is another thread going on at present were another member is looking at a new router. It might be worth you peeking at that too.

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      Re: Do I have a D-Link or a Sagem?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      There is another thread going on at present were another member is looking at a new router. It might be worth you peeking at that too.

      Purchase Help Requested
      Thanks Scubbie,
      I looked at that other thread, to be honest it is mostly going over my head!! All I thought I needed was a router/modem to replace the Sky piece of crud.. seems there is a lot more to it I have basic knowledge of computing so I don't think I'll be doing much tweaking just want best value for my 's, reliability, wireless n.... Do you think the Belkin Play n600 is the way to go or do you think this may be over spec for my needs if I'm not 'tweaking'?

     

     
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