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    Sky Fibre Router - Dual Band?

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre Router - Dual Band? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can anyone already with Sky Fibre BB advise if the router supplied is dual band, i.e., 2.4 and 5Ghz for ...

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      Sky Fibre Router - Dual Band?

      Can anyone already with Sky Fibre BB advise if the router supplied is dual band, i.e., 2.4 and 5Ghz for wireless?

      My current Sky ADSL Sagem Fast 2304N is only 2.4Ghz as far as I am aware.

      Thx in advance


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      Re: Sky Fibre Router - Dual Band?

      The Sagem 2504N is what is being supplied with SBUF. There are two firmwares currently in circulation (1st ADSL only, 2nd is compatible with both ADSL & FTTC).

      The specs for the router are:
      • 1 ADSL Modem port
      • 4 LAN Ports (No. is used to connect to the BTO Modem when on SBUF)
      • the LAN ports support a 10/100mb LAN
      • WiFi N (144mb/s on a single channel) on the 2.4GHz frequency only
      • Sky's locked down firmware

      I hope this helps.

      If you would like to take advantage of the 5GHz WiFi or 1Gbit LAN, then one option is to connect a 2nd Cable router to the Sky router in the fashion described in Tom's guide. This does work and makes a mockery of Sky's insistence on using their router:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...nk-dir613.html

      Until someone releases a fix for Sky's version of MER to be supported on any Cable routers, this will work just fine.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      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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