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    N Router issues

    This is a discussion on N Router issues within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Righty, firstly thanks to all for the great info I've been a long time reader of the site but this ...

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      N Router issues

      Righty, firstly thanks to all for the great info I've been a long time reader of the site but this is the first time posting.

      Firstly I'm stuck with Sky Connect, where we live our options are connect, tiscali (who I left as they were even worse) and talk talk. Or BT, i'm seriously leaning to going back to BT at some point. Nearly every ISP that offers a product around here does the rebadged BT thing.

      Now to the main issue:

      I've recently built myself a linux based media hub/NAS. I was planning to daisy chain my Buffalo Airstation N WBMR-g300N router into the sky one to use as the wireless on the Black Sky Netgear is shocking in our house. Then link the NAS into the N router. I stream XBMC over the whole place and it cuts out all the time in the back rooms.

      Now I managed to get the SKY router as internet only, then the N into being the houses wireless, thanks to some of the guides I read here, instant improvement. Seems the second I change the N router into a fixed IP it refuses to allow me to connect to it over our network. I'm wondering if a couple of years in the loft have rotted some circuits at this stage. Also doesn't show the NAS as connected. After hours of constantly rebooting the N router, jugling settings etc trying to solve this i decided to move on and just use the N router as the main one and extract my SKY details from the netgear. Massive improvement, no issues, NAS shows up in the netowrk etc.

      However the N router seems to disconnect about every 30-60 mins. I'm stumped as to why, I've tweaked internal settings to make sure it doesn't DC, like keep awake etc. But to no avail.

      I've read alot of this forum and no one who uses their own router seems to hae mentioned this issue. It's annoying enough that I might return to my old Sky one as it would destroy onine gaming for me, making Sky as bad as Tiscali were.

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      Re: N Router issues

      you thought about using homeplugs as a replacement to wireless?

      It would be a lot better experience than wireless for gaming anyways.
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      Re: N Router issues

      Just a thought, but there are other ISPs who will sell you a much better re-badged BT product than Sky.

      Correction: Currently EVERY ISP can sell you a better re-badged product than Sky.

      Take a look around and see who else can supply you, then search the forums to see which offer the best solution to meet your requirements.

      Also, Adrian has mentioned HomePlugs. These would be much better on any LAN than using WiFi b, g or n. No matter how good your connection is, the WiFi signal will loose the speed to some degree.

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