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    new sky router being sent

    This is a discussion on new sky router being sent within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by mstar i don't understand why Sky have to change routers is there a reason why they do? ...

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      Quote Originally Posted by mstar View Post
      i don't understand why Sky have to change routers is there a reason why they do?
      Depends on which manufacturer will give them the best price.

      The original white sky dg834gt was a relatively expensive router for an ISP to be giving away at that time.

      The new d-link model looks more of a budget design to me.


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      Re: new sky router being sent

      They will have a contract with the suppliers, when that expires they will shop around for a cheaper alternative. Whether the replacement will be any better or not is anyone's guess, the Ver 2 routers were certainly not much of an improvement on the DG834GT, which is still available retail.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      good point which makes me think should i stay with my DG934 sky router and not bother with the new D-Link? but then something inside me is suspicious and thinks new is better and must be a reason why we was told use the D-Link.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with any of the routers Sky supply, apart from the very restricted firmware. The Sky Dlink is based on the DSL 2640B which is a very popular router.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      i guess only way is to test the routers.

      here is my DG934 stats

      System Up Time: 06:25:31
      Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
      WAN PPPoA 163732 234402 0 793 11138 06:24:45
      LAN 100M/Full 1400 0 0 5 0 06:25:26
      WLAN 54M 237110 167764 0 11286 805 06:25:13

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 6140 kbps 796 kbps
      Line Attenuation 40 db 24 db
      Noise Margin 10 db 14 db

      poll inteval 10secs

      any feedback people? i am using SKY TALK

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      Plenty of noise margin in hand, you should get 8Mb+ with that properly configured.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      isitme,

      can i improve the connection? i am with sky for telephone too. Is there something wrong with my connection?

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      There's nothing wrong per say, it's just capped at 6144/800. If you're fussed, a call to Sky could see some more speed.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      There's nothing wrong per say, it's just capped at 6144/800. If you're fussed, a call to Sky could see some more speed.
      how can a novice like me convince sky its capped lol won't they say "so why do u think that sonny boy" is there something technically i should say?
      Is there any disadvantage? phone line calls?

      I suppose using my D-Link wont make a difference.

      btw its plugged in master socket and i use Sky talk,on sky unlimited.

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      Re: new sky router being sent

      You literally just have to say that you think your speed is a little slower than it should be. The advisor, assuming he/she can do their job correctly, should get you sorted one way or another.

     

     
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