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    USB adaptor

    This is a discussion on USB adaptor within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi This is my first time on here so please bare with me ,i have just signed up to sky ...

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      Smile USB adaptor

      Hi
      This is my first time on here so please bare with me ,i have just signed up to sky max but dont go active till mon 3rd Dec ,sky have sent me one of those new phase 2 sagem routers with no ariel (so i will be very interested in what you have to say about the ones sky have given you for testing),the probem is i was told i was getting a netgear router so i got myself some usb adaptors for the other pcs in our home,is this going to be a problem with the sagem router sky assure me it wont, but then they would wouldnt they Ha Ha.

      Wouldnt mind some info from someone in a similar position

      Cheers


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      Re: USB adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by digger216 View Post
      Hi
      This is my first time on here so please bare with me ,i have just signed up to sky max but dont go active till mon 3rd Dec ,sky have sent me one of those new phase 2 sagem routers with no ariel (so i will be very interested in what you have to say about the ones sky have given you for testing),the probem is i was told i was getting a netgear router so i got myself some usb adaptors for the other pcs in our home,is this going to be a problem with the sagem router sky assure me it wont, but then they would wouldnt they Ha Ha.

      Wouldnt mind some info from someone in a similar position

      Cheers
      USB wireless adaptors should be standard and work with any router. I think it's called 802.11b/g depending on whether it is 54/108Mbps. Sky are right on this occasion!

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      Re: USB adaptor

      Actually B is 11mbps and G is 54mbps

      IEEE 802.11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      I think some manufacturers used G and got up to 108 with it - but the standard is 54mbps. I think one of them was d-link.

      Now there is also N which is 248mbps.

      Dan

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      Re: USB adaptor

      108Mbit/s is frankly a "lash-up" and is achieved through the bonding of two 54Mbit/s 802.11g channels sometimes known as Super G.

      This sort of non standard channel bonding is known to cause significant problems by creating interference on other wi-fi channels, causing misery for other nearby wireless users and other wireless devices. Also, in real world, Super G and the like offers no speed advantage over standard 802.11g.

      Sky of course ship the V1 router with this stupid 108Mbit/s enabled as default

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      Re: USB adaptor

      Quote Originally Posted by plank View Post
      Actually B is 11mbps and G is 54mbps

      IEEE 802.11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      I think some manufacturers used G and got up to 108 with it - but the standard is 54mbps. I think one of them was d-link.

      Now there is also N which is 248mbps.

      Dan
      And Netgear with the Sky v1 Router - that was what confused me as it has 108mbps plastered all over the log in page!

     

     

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