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    Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

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      Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      Hi,

      I've been a sky customer for a couple of years now and am relativley happy with the service - the connection drops out every now and then and the router needs re-booting to correct this, but other than this it's all good.

      I'm getting an increasing number of wireless devices in my house now and I'm rapidly using up band width etc. I've been reading about wireless n technology and routers.

      1) Do you think sky will offer upgrades to sky customers to wireless n routers? (obv you would have to pay but I'd be happy too).
      2) If not what is the best wireless n router tpo buy to be compatible with sky and is it easy to set up?

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      Sky are unlikely to offer upgraded routers. in the near future anyway.

      It is fairly easy to connect a wireless N router to the Sky router, to give a better wireless performance. Any good quality router would do, but it is better using the same make as your adapters. These would also have to be 'N' to obtain the improved performance.

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      Thanks for the quick reply.

      So if I'm underestanding you correctly, then I would need to buy an additional wireless n router (say a NETGEAR RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router WNDR3300) and plug that into my existing sky netgear wireless g router and use the 2 together? How does this work and are there intsructions here as to how to do it?

      Then obviously I would need to upgrade my adapters to work with N technology i.e. get a new dongle for my desktop and a new card for my laptop etc.

      Is the above correct? I would have thought I could just replace the existing sky router with the wireless n one after finding my username passowrd etc.

      Cheers
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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      you can just replace the router if you're willing risk going against T&C's of service...or try powerline adapters...
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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      The Netgear you mention would be a good choice, but it need not be a Netgear only the N router and adapters need match. I know someone may say you can use any N adapter and you probably can, but as N is still in Draft, there is no laid down spec as yet, hence the preference for matching.

      Basically all you do is connect the N router to the Sky one with an ethernet cable, give the N an address in the Sky one's range and switch off it's DHCP server. That's about all there is to it. Note that it must be connected by ethernet, wireless connection between the routers will not work.

      Powerline adapters are also my preference. 200mb Versions will out perform even Draft N with fewer problems.

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      You dont need a router if you are going to keep your Sky router, you just need an N type access point. These dont have the modem stuff inside and just connect to the sky router by a wire and allow connection of wireless equipment to the wired side of the network. Advantage of this is that you can put the access point well away from the sky router and in a better position to improve coverage, you will need to run an ethernet wire to it though.

      Or, you could change the router for one that supports N wireless. I have a D-Link here that runs my wireless network at 300Mbps. The advantage of this is that you only have 1 box to position but you need to be near a phone point.

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      The new firmware upgrade for the Netgears have sorted out their stability issues.

      There are ways to get your username and password from the Sky router, just look on this forum, you can then use any router you like (although this will break the T&C's)

      If you don't want to break the T&C's then you should also be aware that you are not authorised to use Sky broadband for business use.

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      The modems use PPPoA as thats what is used in the UK. Its very possible to use third party equipment on the Sky connection. A lot of people here already do.

      The 200Mb/s powerline connections are actually upto 100Mb/s full duplex, you in no way get anywhere near 200Mb/s in any one direction. As a radio ham I'd have thought you would be anti powerline devices as they introduce noise onto the mains cabling.
      There is no p in Thomson.

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      Re: Are sky going to upgrade to wireless n????

      Firstly there will be no point in trying to use a non authorized router with Sky Broadband.
      Maybe you should study the Forum before making statements like that.

      As for the Sagem being better than the Netgears that is a matter of opinion, not fact. The V1 DG834GT is an excellent router, superior to both the V2 routers, in my opinion. Since the firmware was upgraded there have been no stability problems whatsoever.

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