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    Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

    This is a discussion on Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by mattan I think I'll reserve judgment on whether it's worth swapping the 2504 for this until there's ...

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Quote Originally Posted by mattan View Post
      I think I'll reserve judgment on whether it's worth swapping the 2504 for this until there's a consensus on the wi-fi range.

      It definitely looks better (it didn't have much competition), and it's a bit Apple-esque being all white (even though all the new Sky boxes are black). How big is it? It looks as wide as a house brick!
      What size is the Sky Hub SR101?

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Question for one of you folk that have already laid your hands on the new Hub...............

      I love the look of the Hub in general, however what I'm not so fond of is the gaudy looking silver "Sky" that they have emblazoned across it. Does anybody know if these are embossed/moulded into the plastic, or are the letters somehow stuck on and could potentially be removed?

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      To be quite honest I don't really notice it since I tend to have the face with the LEDs facing me most of the time.

      The 'sky' logo is raised on both sides and is different plastic to the rest of the casing. Personally I haven't tried to remove it, but if you were to remove it I suspect that you would be left with an imprint of the logo instead.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Thanks Scubbie. My router sits in our hall where everybody can see it, and it might be a little less "in your face" without the logo. If it won't remove easily I'll live with it though. Still look better than the 2504n anyway!

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      If there is a better side for the WiFi it will be on the all white side as that is where the Mimo aerials are placed. You may want to check this out when you install it.

      I think that since so many people will recognise the BT HomeHub, that with Sky's advertising which will promote this router, any visitors will also recognise it easily enough.

      With unlimited broadband and a reasonable connection speed, I am sure that they would be jealous.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      I'm thinking of getting the new hub to replace my ageing Netgear DG934G...

      Currently I have turned the Netgear's wireless broadcast off and running a Buffalo AP upstairs (802.11n). I have read online that the Netgear can handle very low SNR (even reported down to 0dB). My line reports 6-7dB on approx 2.9Mbps D/S and I have to say is very stable.

      Can anyone comment on how the new hub holds up on long/noisy lines? I assume having a broadcom chipset (I think) that it is better hardware than what I have already...

      Any input would be greatly received - what I don't want to do is replace the Netgear with something that can't hold a decent session, or that reduces my line speed.


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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Just ordered one of these to replace my ageing DG834GT as i need to be able to reserve IP addresses for a couple of my devices and the Netgear won't do it (something to do with a firmware update) , i just hope this one does !

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Quote Originally Posted by junitrules View Post
      Can anyone comment on how the new hub holds up on long/noisy lines? I assume having a broadcom chipset (I think) that it is better hardware than what I have already...
      I believe that it does have a broadcom chipset. certainly the WiFi is Broadcom.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ardbeggordon View Post
      Just ordered one of these to replace my ageing DG834GT as i need to be able to reserve IP addresses for a couple of my devices and the Netgear won't do it (something to do with a firmware update) , i just hope this one does !
      You most certainly can reserve IP Addresses, based upon the MAC Address of the device you wish to reserve the address for.

      Experience has shown that once set up, you should turn off the device, then power cycle the Sky Hub SR101. Once the Hub has restarted, the device can be powered up and it should pick up the defined IP Address.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      I've just got back from a holiday and I can't see anyway to order online. So it looks as though I'm going to have phone to order one tomorrow.
      Ian.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Hi, Hope this isnt too off topic but does anyone have any experience using the SR101 with xbox live?
      Strict and moderate NAT is a MAJOR issue with the Sagem F@st that cannot be fixed with port forwarding (not if you have more than 1 xbox that is)

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