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    I am new please help! some confusing questions..

    This is a discussion on I am new please help! some confusing questions.. within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; Originally Posted by mstar grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr why are the sky routers so .............. Why do you think so many members have ...

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      Quote Originally Posted by mstar View Post
      grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr why are the sky routers so ..............
      Why do you think so many members have decided to use their own routers? (sorry, rhetorical question)

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      So now this Sky Anytime+ is costing me a bomb lolz i think most home routers all are 100mb LAN. I take it most modem/routers work with SKY? The ones i seen with 1Gbit LAN are normally the CICSO, Billion etc ??

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      Quote Originally Posted by mstar View Post
      So now this Sky Anytime+ is costing me a bomb lolz i think most home routers all are 100mb LAN. I take it most modem/routers work with SKY? The ones i seen with 1Gbit LAN are normally the CICSO, Billion etc ??
      The router you have now will be fine. The speed of the plugs is for the data travelling on your network etc not the Internet download speed so to speak.

      Why buy another one?
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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      Sorry maybe i am thinking incorrectly.... i thought it means the LAN ports on my SKY router are 100mb LAN. Therefore no matter how fast my powerplugs the maximum connection the powerplugs will carry from my router to sky box/ps3 is 100MB?

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      Yes, but in the future, then you maybe able to send it faster, but 100mb is fine for most stuff.

      Hence why I said if you can afford it go for the dearer ones, saves buying twice etc
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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      What I normally ask is for people to look at what they do on their home network and to consider also what they may intend to do in the future.

      If you are in the habit of transferring lots of large files around your home network, then a 1Gbit LAN would be useful.

      If you are streaming HD content via WiFi, then 54g isn't really suitable. 144mb WiFi is far better (ref: Sagem 2504N), but 300mb is better yet for busy networks. If more than one device is streaming HD video, then 300mb is definitely much better.

      All the above is specifically talking about your home network. Streaming video over the Internet is a different thing altogether. Multiple users will experience issues on a standard ADSL2+ connection if there is too much going on. SD Video would be fine for two or three people on my connection, for example, but if the video content was HD, then one is fine, but with two you would notice issues.

      As for which router to go for, do consider whether you intend to get SBUF in the near future. This would require a Cable router.

      There are a few routers available now which support both ADSL and Cable WAN connections.

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      Well i only want to use it for sky anytime i hope my router and homeplugs (500AV) be more the sufficient?

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      They will be over specified for your connections, but will work.

      The Sky+ HD STB only has a 100mb LAN port. Most Internet TVs and Blu-Rays also have a 100mb LAN port.

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      so technically to save money i could just get homeplugs 85mbps or 200mbps, as the port speed in my current set-up is not higher then 100mb

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      Re: I am new please help! some confusing questions..

      The 200mbps would be the better choice IMHO. The speed quoted is actually 100mb bi-directional, meaning that they can work at up to 100mbps in both directions at the same time.

      Should you look to upgrade to FTTC later, there are reports on other forums that the 85mb ones can't cope.

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