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    Sky Broadband Router details

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      Sky Broadband Router details

      The Netgear DG834GT is not the typical cheap router that isp's bundle with there broadband it is a 108 Mbps Super G Wireless ADSL Modem Router,

      whats Super G i hear you say...
      The DG834GT wireless router is up to ten times faster than 802.11b wireless networking devices. This technology allows you to download large files, video conference, distribute and play high quality digital movies, photos and stream MP3 music over extended range quicker than ever.
      the reason Sky has chosen this router is for future product development IE: films and sport streaming as an extension of sky's sky by broadband service, even pay per view events may be available through your broadband connection as sky will be able to bill you by logging the mac number in the router when you order online,
      i believe this is the one main reason for sky only allowing use of there supplied router (Netgear DG834GT) with Sky broadband,

      there is also talk of being able to set your Sky+ box to record via the internet which means the Sky+ box may be able to connect to the router or come with a wireless connection in the future.


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      the only problem with that router is the lack of support. You wait ages for an updated firmware and if you read Netgear's forums, the last time i looked there was a 33 page thread - full of complaints - on that model.

      Were Sky wise to choose this one? - only time will tell!




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      what sort of problems have you been having ?

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      when on plusnet there was a huge issue with the way it connected to their network and afaik one of the tecchies there did a fix on their networks.

      Constant disconnects, the usual. Recently updated to the new firmware and not as bad




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      i would hope as all Sky broadband users will use the same router that there network is fully compatible with it they wont have to cater for the many routers out there.

      fingers crossed

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      The most interesting part of the chioce is the lack of asdl2(+) support..

      Like Garlic bread it's the future..
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      yes and afaik it does not support multicasting..... interesting choice of router




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      im wondering if all these "free" broadband offers will turn out to be full payment products when ADSL2+ is more wide spreed,

      net the customer with a nice little basic product then in a year time offer them something a bit more tempting at a price and sell them new equipment to run it ,
      its a win win situation for the isp.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SatDish View Post
      i would hope as all Sky broadband users will use the same router that there network is fully compatible with it they wont have to cater for the many routers out there.

      fingers crossed

      that has gotta be the reason, if all their users have the same router, it is easier to talk Jo Bloggs through the setup etc. There are just too many different combinations on the market today, it must be a real nightmare for any ISP!




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      Unless I'm much mistaken *reaches for box* yup; the DG834GT supports ADSL 2+

      All-in-on Gateway - Combines five products ADSL 2+ modem, router, firewall, 802.11g access point and 4-port Ethernet switch.
      It doesn't support multicast though none of the netgear products do although there was word of multicast support coming in a future firmware update.

      Ged, IIRC the plusnet issue was an incompatibillity between hella / the junipers and the netgear routers; which caused the disconnects...

     

     
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