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    Router recommendation for long line?

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      Question Router recommendation for long line?

      Can anyone share experience or recommendations for a router (either Sky or non-Sky) to give best results on a long line?

      I am currently on Netgear V1 which developed the DHCP reservation fault since the last forced firmware upgrade (v1.04.13), so I am wanting to replace it.

      I am on Easynet exchange gear and it has taken years of tweaking & complaining to coax my original 500-odd kbs download sync speed at 7dB SNR to around 4M @ 7dB.

      Is the latest Sky "wireless N" router going to at least maintain, if not improve that?

      Does anyone have any experience or recommendations re other routers?


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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      well you could use the sagemcom 2504n supplied buy sky or you could use the dreytek 2830 which has a firmware that supports skys mer technology for connecting to them. or you could use the billion 7800n. though for the billion and the dreytek you would have to crack and retrieve the sky user name password from the sky router in order to use these brands.

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      I have my username/password, so that's no problem.

      I am specifically looking for recommendations for getting the best performance with my long Easynet line - are you saying that any of those routers you mention are going to be at least as good as my old Netgear?

      ...and by the way I mention Easynet specifically after reading Exdee's thread re best non-sky router
      Last edited by ginganinga; 21-06-12 at 07:55 PM. Reason: further info

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      If you are on an easynet stinger and not sky connect
      The Billion 7402NX or 7402X is hands down the best modem

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      You could try a BT 2700 HGV, they do seem very good for a long line. Dirt cheap on Ebay. It's a Broadcom chipset, but maybe worth a try.

      See here for different versions and how to set them up, very easy. Unlocking BT 2700HGV Business Hub (wireless router)

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      Got my Sky N Wireless Router (2504) and as expected, it is does not give me the speeds I can get with the old Netgear

      Coupled with the fact that the first high speed (Infinity) customer went live in my street and apparently increased induced noise for all the rest of us and the fact that I cannot find a way to tweak the target noise margin on this router, I am now crawling along on about 2M sync speed (obviously less than that in throughput) - and I had thought that my original 5M was bad enough!

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      ginganinga did you find a solution to this problem?

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      Re: Router recommendation for long line?

      Quote Originally Posted by Juice370 View Post
      ginganinga did you find a solution to this problem?
      No - no solutions found

      I am quite certain that the noise profile of my line has changed since the introduction of Infinity etc in my street, so that my line is not able to support even the rather pathetic speeds that I used to get and I do not see that there is any way to resolve that

      The noise threshold is quite constant tho, so it would definitely help if I could lower the target SNR on my 2504, but my searching has not found any way to do this and questions I've asked in regard to that have not been answered, so I appear to have no option but to sit it out on 2M sync with 7db SNR, unless you have any suggestions/solutions?

     

     

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