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    Sky send us both new routers to review

    This is a discussion on Sky send us both new routers to review within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; any chances to get the new router? buy ? change?...

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      any chances to get the new router? buy ? change?
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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      How will the firmware upgrade work for people using the Original router? - AND for those using alternative routers?

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      You mean, how will they send the upgrade? It'll be sent automagically down the pipe and install itself, most likely involving total loss of connection until we all reboot the things. As for alternative routers, it won't work, it'll bounce off, so to speak

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      The router I was given is a Netgear one DG934G - I have changed the signal to 1 but I still get drop outs....

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      Bit of a long shot, have you tried updating the drivers for your wireless card / USB / Laptop built in etc?

      I have had no problems whatsoever with the Netgear wireless for the last 30 hours or so.


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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      damm it the old router has broke i have to give them a ring

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Bit of a long shot, have you tried updating the drivers for your wireless card / USB / Laptop built in etc?

      I have had no problems whatsoever with the Netgear wireless for the last 30 hours or so.
      Why should I the previous one worked without issues why sshould I have to update the drivers just beacuse I have a new router? Why would this make a difference?

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      Because driver updates are generally intended to improve functionality and interoperability, so it's always worth making sure you have the latest driver available

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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      Well after 48 hours of use on the Netgear V2 router, I am happy to report that it is 100% rock solid in my testing.

      I have just connected the Sagem F@ST 2504 router and will have a play with the GUI hopefully this evening.

      Again this router has the same login details

      http://192.168.0.1 username admin password sky

      Once logged into the Sagem F@ST 2504 router, the GUI is nearly identical to the Netgear V2 minus the typos that are apparent in the Netgear GUI.

      Initially, the first thing I have spotted is the Wireless set-up menu. This is slightly different to the Netgear in respect of a few more options in the drop down list.

      Secondly, the FW revision appears to be numbered completely different, obviously as a different supplier has written it. Firmware Version - 1.5Sky

      Also, the Wireless Access list is slightly different as well.

      Sorry to report however, on Auto and 54g performance (the defaults) the wireless reception on my laptop, which is in exactly the same place, (the kitchen table) reports a poor reception. I will have a play with the settings over the next few days.

      To set-up the Wireless Access list is on first impressions, not as easy to use as the Netgear. In the Netgear it is just a case of enabling and then selecting the MAC of the PC that you wish to allow, whereas on the Sagem F@ST 2504, you have to type it in.

      Sync speed up and down has certainly changed, and lower than the Netgear V2, although it is a very cold night and I appreciate that this could contribute to that. My attenuation has however dropped from 46 / 47 to 45.5 db

      My initial impressions, are that the Netgear is easily more user friendly in respect of advanced wireless setup, especially for a newbie to broadband.

      Watch this space.

      Update: Changing the Wireless from auto to Channel 11 - my laptop now reports an excellent signal, which I have never before achieved on either the Netgear V1 or V2.
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      Re: Sky send us both new routers to review

      all sounds good, I'd love to get my hands on one of these as I am fed up of my v1 router...however are these only 54mbps boxes? because the v1 netgear is 108mbps.

      not really a problem unless you like fast network transfers which I do a fair bit of.

     

     
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