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    daft noob question

    This is a discussion on daft noob question within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I dont want to detract from all the good advice given above, but I've never used anything more than the ...

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      Re: daft noob question

      I dont want to detract from all the good advice given above, but I've never used anything more than the router firewall and avg for virus with no probs - touching wood ( my head ) posting this wont change things. As NR says its down to how secure you feel with things.



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      Re: daft noob question

      Cheers for that lads

      I think at the minute I'll leave it as is then as I rarely download anything too suspicious & I run spyware scans every couple of days.... I might switch the windows one one for a while just in case

      further question........

      is there any way of boosting the signal? On my original netgear dg834 I replaced teh ariel with a high gain boost ariel as my lads xbox is on the otehr side of the house... this 934 doesn;t have an external ariel socket & I'm a bit worried the signal will be too week for him to play online properly
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      Re: daft noob question

      my other concern, and please tell me if am wrong, but didnt the dg834gt also provide a better speed of 108Mbps compared to the 934's rather sh*te and now quite old standard of 54Mbps...
      sorry cant help about boosting this router, i have seen that the aerial is soldered i belive to the pcb.... am sure someone more knowledgeable about it could help

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      Re: daft noob question

      not sure mate, mine isn;t the gt & only connects @ 54mps anyways

      I've just tried it and it looks like the connection is ok

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      Re: daft noob question

      The Super Wireless 108mbps, is more a marketing ploy than useful. The only way you could get a transfer of up to 108 was with compatible Netgear adapters and then only between the PCs in your LAN. The speed has no significance for downloading from the internet. This is governed by your connection speed and in fact, in many cases the old 11mbps standard is sufficient. Unless you are in the habit of transferring very large files, up to 54 mbps is fast enough for most. Just to qualify that, even an up to 54 speed router will seldom transfer at any where near that speed. THIS article gives an insight into what is actually achieved.

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      Re: daft noob question

      hi isitme, yes i was only on about internal transfer speeds (iam aware it has no affect on downloads from wan), as sometimes i do stream big files

     

     
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