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    Need a new router

    This is a discussion on Need a new router within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; This one will do you and will probably improve your signal - [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-ANT2408CL-2-4GHz-Omni-Directional-Antenna/dp/B002VYP5QW/ref=pd_cp_ce_2"]TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Antenna: Amazon.co.uk: ...

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      Re: Need a new router

      This one will do you and will probably improve your signal -
      [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-ANT2408CL-2-4GHz-Omni-Directional-Antenna/dp/B002VYP5QW/ref=pd_cp_ce_2"]TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL 2.4GHz 8dbi Indoor Omni-Directional Antenna: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

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      Re: Need a new router

      Thanks for that

      If I get a new N router (or use Sky's soon-to-be-released N router)., will it work on my current laptop and PC? They are both g standard and won't work on n.

      I have managed to extract my username and password from the router.

      Wayne.

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      Re: Need a new router

      N is backward compatible with G so you will not have a problem.

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





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      Re: Need a new router

      Is it worth upgrading my laptop (it's a Dell so won't be easy) to N standard and getting a N standard PCI card for the PC?

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      Re: Need a new router

      N is overrated. You don't need it unless you find that 'G' has insufficient signal strength around your house or if you are into transferring files regularly via wifi between your devices.

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      Re: Need a new router

      Right, cheers for that.

      Well, as Sky supply Sagem, I refuse to accept their replacement for 28 because from reviews I read about it, it's crap.

      I am about to pop into PC World and get a new router and input the extracted username and password into it.

      Is there a specific router that is recommended? Which Netgear?

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      Re: Need a new router

      Copy and paste your trace route stats first. (Go to CMD -> type 'tracert bbc.co.uk')

      These will give an indication of what chipset is better suited to your line.

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      Re: Need a new router

      Here you go:

      1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.0.1
      2 24 ms 24 ms 23 ms dr4.hobir.isp.sky.com [89.200.128.41]
      3 25 ms 25 ms 23 ms vl194.ar8.hobir.isp.sky.com [89.200.132.122]
      4 28 ms 28 ms 27 ms 212.58.238.189
      5 28 ms 36 ms 27 ms 212.58.238.129
      6 27 ms 27 ms 28 ms virtual-vip-231.thdo.bbc.co.uk [212.58.241.131]

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      Re: Need a new router

      You are looking for a router with a broadcom chipset.

      There are plenty of broadcom based Netgear routers out there but if you are looking into tweaking your connection speed a Billion 7700N/7800N would be better suited.

      Just make sure you google what chipset your router has before you buy it.

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      Re: Need a new router

      I don't mean to jump in on this post, but how can you tell by looking at that tracert what type of router is best for your line?

     

     
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