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    Auto 108mbps?

    This is a discussion on Auto 108mbps? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, i know all of the basic settings for the Netgear 834GT and think its all running smoothly plus the ...

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      Auto 108mbps?

      Hi, i know all of the basic settings for the Netgear 834GT and think its all running smoothly plus the securitys fine but wasn't sure if i needed to turn on the "108mbps" tab on or leave it as it is standard on "g & b".
      I use the router for my laptop and ps3 so would this option benifit them as i dont know what it does???
      Thank,as im a bit confused!


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      Re: Auto 108mbps?

      Hi jayGT5.

      Have a look at this web site, it explains the standards used.

      Wireless Standards - 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n - Which Is Best?

      The only difference is that 108 refers to the maximum speed that the router wireless connection will work at. For example the old rates for wireless speeds was (still is) 54 million bits per second or 54Mbps (that might be bytes I can't remember.) Anyway the newer routers and specifically the ones supplied by Sky work at 108 Mbps.

      Either way if you only have a 54Mbps wireless card in your pc or laptop it will only work at 54Mbps. Also the speed will ultimately depend on the strength of your wireless signal because all wireless cards, dongles etc will adjust the speed depending on how good your wireless signal is.

      So to answer your question leave it on Auto 108 and whatever your wireless speed will be will be.

      I think thats how it works LOL and I hope that helps. I will say that wireless networking can be a devils own job to get working with any sort of efficiency and by the far the best way to go is to either use it wired using the ethernet cable of if you dont want trailing wires try the homeplug range of ethernet connectors.

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      Re: Auto 108mbps?

      Thanks for the reply pete, im looking in to it as i speak! Many thanks again

     

     

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