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    New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

    This is a discussion on New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200 within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Hi which is better a DGN2200 Router or the NEW Sky Hub offer Router. please explain why and vote thanks ...

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      New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

      Hi which is better a DGN2200 Router or the NEW Sky Hub offer Router. please explain why and vote thanks Paul


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      Re: New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

      Kind of obvious on a straight running course: Netgear DGN2200 (IMHO)

      The Sky Hub only supports WiFi at 144mbps on a single channel. The Netgear supports upto 300mbps on a paired channel. There are many devices which would benefit from the extra WiFi speed.

      My own experience of the WiFi with the Sky Hub SR101 was excellent. However I had an unresolved issue when I upgraded to Fibre with something else so I am using the WNDR3800 instead.

      However I am speaking as someone with a little technical knowledge.

      If you were to ask someone who has very little technical knowledge or has very little time to dedicate to setting up their broadband, then the Sky Hub would win hands down. It can simply be plugged into the microfilter, switched on and it will then connect to the Sky servers.

      For those who do not have the technical knowledge the Netgear would be a little harder, although not impossible.

      As for WiFi strength, they should both be similar.

      However, if you are looking for a better solution then perhaps you could look at the AEBS (Airport Extreme) or cable router which supports 1Gbit LAN, 300mbps WiFi on the 2.4GHz and something on the 5GHz band too. Currently I am fine with the WNDR3800 but I am starting to look at the D6300. From some reports I have heard that the signal strength is a little stronger and it also offers 1.3Gbit WiFi on the 5GHz band. At the moment such a speed would be wasted on me as the adaptor in this laptop only supports 300mbps on both bands, but it is something for the future.

      An alternative would be the WNDR4700. It can house its own 3.5" SATA 2TB Hard Drive. It offers upto 450mbps on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

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      Re: New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

      I go for Other as the DGN2200 is a bit long in the tooth now. There are too many routers which surpass it to list, but on specifications alone, it would have to have gigabit LAN and AC wireless as a bare minimum. One example would be the Netgear D6300 AC1650
      NETGEAR D6300 AC1650 Simultaneous Dual-Band ADSL 2/2+ Wireless-AC Router (1650Mbps)

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      Re: New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

      thanks scubbie.

      but what about the new 102 version what wifi speeds does that give out are they offering the 102 version on ther free offer or is it the 101 crappy version.

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      Re: New Sky Hub or existing Netgear DGN2200

      Other than the colour and the fact that the SR102 has a VDSL Modem, instead of an ADSL Modem, the two are identical.

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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

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