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      Latest Router from Sky.

      Is it possible to replace ones current Sky router for one of Sky's latest routers or are Sky only giving them to new customers?

      Thanks.


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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by Schrodinger56 View Post
      Is it possible to replace ones current Sky router for one of Sky's latest routers or are Sky only giving them to new customers?

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      Yes - You have to pay 35 for it though.


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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

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      Yes - You have to pay 35 for it though.
      Thanks for the details. Compared to the white Netgear one I have is it worth it?

      Thanks

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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by Schrodinger56 View Post
      Thanks for the details. Compared to the white Netgear one I have is it worth it?

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      I have had both routers. I got the new one when I rejoined Sky BB in September.

      The wireless certainly seems to be better on the new one, as in the whole house is covered.

      Performance wise, it has been as reliable as the Netgear.

      I guess it depends on what you are expecting from it really.


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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Thanks again.

      What does the fact that the new SKY router is an 'N' router compared to my Netgear 'G' router?

      Is it speed of download or wireless coverage?

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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by Schrodinger56 View Post
      Thanks again.

      What does the fact that the new SKY router is an 'N' router compared to my Netgear 'G' router?

      Is it speed of download or wireless coverage?
      G and N are standards of wireless.

      N is faster than G I think, however, for what I use the internet for, it doesn't matter to me.

      If you have an N router, then you would need N compatible wireless cards etc (to get the full benefits) - However, all the wireless devices we have, iPhones, HTC phones, Laptops etc work fine anyway as it is backwards compatible anyway.

      If you mean do you get better download speeds whilst wired to the router, I haven't really noticed any difference in all honesty.

      It's mainly the benefits of the faster wireless speed, although the actual download speeds would be dependant on your line to the router rather than anything else, if that makes sense.

      ie if you get 10meg now, you should get about the same with the new router.


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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Thanks NR.

      Looks like as I have a few wireless items round the house, phones, laptop, iPods, Macs etc. An N type may be somewhat of an improvement.

      SKY won't swop my old G type Netgear one as I'm not a new SKY customer it looks like I'm going to have to buy one.

      Never mind.

      Thanks agin for your help.

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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      You should have been supplied a new Sagem 2504N if you joined after the middle of August 2011.

      You may wish to get back to Sky and ask them to resolve this.

      However I have posted elsewhere on this forum that I am using my own router.

      NewsreadeR is correct: WiFi g offers up to 54mb/s over WiFi. WiFi n is more than this, with a stronger signal too. The Sagem 2504N goes up to 144mb/s provided your WiFi adaptor can too on a single channel.

      My own router goes up to 300mb/s over the WiFi on two paired channels.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      I find it rather odd that sky won't give users the newer N router, and yet won't allow people officially to use their own. If you just need N connectivity you could buy a wireless N access point and cable it to your sky router.

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      Re: Latest Router from Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by mike306 View Post
      ...If you just need N connectivity you could buy a wireless N access point and cable it to your sky router.
      For some people this is a suitable solution. It is especially worthwhile where the subscriber lives in a large home and 2 hotspots are useful to cover the whole home in WiFi.

      However it you have someone who live is a small home, where a single WiFi n router would cover the entire property, why should they fork out on a 2nd WiFi access point?

      BT has been supplying a router capable of 130mbps for a few years now. The latest router supports 144mbps, just like the Sagem 2504N. If you join BT today, you will only be supplied the BT HomeHub v3, not a BT Voyager or the BT HomeHub v1.

      IMHO Sky should not be messing their customers around like this.

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