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    Is it worth upgrading my router?

    This is a discussion on Is it worth upgrading my router? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, i currently have the V2 black wireless router with sky and a 16mb internet connection. Im in London, but ...

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      Is it worth upgrading my router?

      Hi, i currently have the V2 black wireless router with sky and a 16mb internet connection. Im in London, but have no idea how far away i am from the "exchange" or something like that. Anyway i have a iMac which can connect with 802.11n but the router given with sky isn't N and is G or B. My download speed is usually around 1mbps, but sometimes it goes to around 1.6 or 1.7mbps.

      So as my computer is cable of connecting through N would it be worth me spending around 40-60 pounds on a better router with the N type of connection?

      How much faster would the download speeds be?

      And can the other computers or laptops which dont have the N feature still connect to a N router? E.g. my sons laptop is G or B.

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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

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      Your connection is an up to 16 meg connection

      Try copying and pasting your stats so as we can see what you are synched at

      How to get your router statistics

      All an N router would do is possibly speed up the transfer of files between PC and PC and certainly won't (I don't think) make your internet any faster between the Mac and the router.




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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 9913 kbps 310 kbps
      Line Attenuation 28 db 18 db
      Noise Margin 13 db 17 db

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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

      It looks like you are being capped / DLMed

      You should get between 14 to 16 meg on that attenuation.

      How are you connected to the phone line? Extension or into the master socket?

      If you can, try the test socket and then repost your stats from there.

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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

      Well it's connected to the master socket with one of those filters that come with it, so the cable from the router is connected to the filter and then the phone line is connected to the other part of the filter.

      Reading the test your ADSL thread, i think i may have a problem that BT will have to fix, cause i had this problem before and sky told me to open that bit up and test it and i think the speeds were similar.

      How do i contact BT about this and will they fix it for free?

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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

      You say 'master socket', have you took the faceplate off the master socket and put the filter into the TEST socket underneath?

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      Re: Is it worth upgrading my router?

      I did a few months ago, im gonna have to try tomorrow, we've got guests in there and by the time they leave i'll be a sleep, i'll test it out tomorrow, cause i can't drag the iMac in there or the wife will just get embarrassed!

     

     

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