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Time for a new router?
This is a discussion on Time for a new router? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I have a sky Sagem router which I have had for 18 months or so and it keeps loosing ...
- 02-10-10, 12:03 PM #1
Time for a new router?
I have a sky Sagem router which I have had for 18 months or so and it keeps loosing connection to my PC. I have sky broadband unlimited.
If I go to my router set up at 192.168.0.1 then under wireless options I can only choose 54g / 802.11b. Given my PC has an 802.11n wireless card in it, my first question is, is my router outdated and should I expect performance increase with a new router?
My second question is do I need to get a new router through sky, or can I just buy a decent one at PC world? The reason is ask is they have BT and Cable categories of router on their website, I wasn't sure whether BT meant BT only and so would not work on sky broadband?
Finally, under 'show statistics' on my sky router set up webpage it shows a downstream connection speed of 13,678kbps but the fastest I can ever download is 1.0mb/s. Would an 802.11g router with a transfer rate up upto 300mbps be likely to significantly increase my download speeds?
Many thanks for any help in advance.
- 02-10-10, 12:38 PM #2
Re: Time for a new router?If I go to my router set up at 192.168.0.1 then under wireless options I can only choose 54g / 802.11b.
Sky do not supply an 'N' router at the moment, but it is rumoured that they shortly will do. There is more to using your own router than just plugging it in as you did with the Sky one. Have a look at this section of the forum for more information.-
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An 'N' router will not increase your download speed.
- 02-10-10, 02:41 PM #3
Re: Time for a new router?
Thank you for the reply.
Per InSSIder there is only one channel in use in my area - Channel 6, while I am using channel 1.
If an N router will not improve my download speed, will anything? What does the 54mbps mean - does increasing that improve performance?
- 02-10-10, 03:34 PM #4
Re: Time for a new router?If an N router will not improve my download speed, will anything?
54g is the speed you should be connecting to the router, ie, 54 mbps, which is plenty fast enough to carry your internet speed. With a sync speed of 13600kbps you should have a download speed of around 11800kbps. This equates to an actual data transfer speed of 1475KBps or 1.47 MBps.
You could try your router on channel 13 and see if the reception improves.