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    Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

    This is a discussion on Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Afternoon folks, I have just Joined Sky's Broadband, and only just spotted the artical where it says sky are using ...

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      Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

      Afternoon folks,

      I have just Joined Sky's Broadband, and only just spotted the artical where it says sky are using 2 new routers.
      I am wondering which one is better? If anyone at skyuser has tested them yet then I would like some opinions?

      I dont know if I have a choice in the matter but I would prefer the one which offers me the best stability on my line. My stats at present on a business package on normal MaxADSL are...

      Upstream Rate (Kbps) 832
      Downstream Rate (Kbps) 4736
      US Margin 13
      DS Margin 12
      Modulation GDMT
      LOS Errors 0
      DS Line Attenuation 45
      US Line Attenuation 56
      Path Mode Fast Path


      Obviously if the netgear would improve those stats as apposed tot he sagem then I would prefer the netgear. My current router is a D-Link and from past trials a netgear would up my DS SNR by about 3 and lower the attenuation DS by about 10...
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      Re: Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

      Hi HSNetwork,

      Indeed Sky currently have rolled out 3 routers, (DG834GT, DG934G, Sagem 2504).

      SkyUser were sent both of the new ones to try out, Here is the review/report; Sky send us both new routers to review

      Tbh, I have the Sagem and it is miles better then the old DG834GT. Never once has it locked up since we have had it.
      Wireless is excellent everywhere in the house and the speeds are amazing.

      Both are supposedly very stable (I can only personally vouch for the Sagem, So far 100% stable)

      Based on your DS Attenuation, On max, You should be able to attain a potential ~6Mb, My sagem is stable with 14-15Mb so I can only assume it can definately handle 6Mb.

      Attenuation and SNR/Noise Margins are reported differently by routers, I think its down to the chipset used and how it monitors these, But be expected to see a rise in that Attenuation once you do get moved to Max, As (if you do go on ADSL2+) then due to the frequency changes, It can hover -/+ ~3dB.

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      Re: Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

      Just as an aside, does anyone know what the tick icon on the router is for, the one in between the power and wireless lights?

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      Re: Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

      It's the test light for when the router first attempts contact to the exchange /servers.

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      Re: Which one is better New Sagem or New Netgear Router?

      Thanks for the info

     

     

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