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    Looking for a new non sky modem-router

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      Looking for a new non sky modem-router

      Looking for a new non sky modem-router whatever you call it these days (so I donít need to use the currently provided one at all) only requirements are it needs to be confirmed working have full N tech (will settle for draft) and if possible ability to use NAS via usb. I am quite technical but have given up looking since I keep hearing I need a certain type of equipment that will work with Sky? Ready to buy just not having a lot of luck making heads or tails of it. A good gaming router would be cool.

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      Re: Looking for a new non sky modem-router

      There are several threads discussing high-end routers at present on this forum.

      Currently people are talking about Billion, Draytek, Netgear & Belkin routers.

      Personally I bought a Netgear DGND3700 last month. This is a new router and inevitably there are some teething problems.

      From my current experience, I wouldn't recommend it for a large external drive (i.e. greater then 400Gb) as it takes a long time to index all the MP3 files I have on my 1TB drive.

      Although more money, I will end up getting a dedicated NAS drive (or two) at some stage and not rely on the router to do this. These can then share their contents over the web anyway.

      Teething problems aside, I have been very happy with the router. The Traffic meter gives you clear indication of how much usage you are making of your connection. It does need a little fine tuning though to cope with how some ISPs work (i.e. where metered usage is from 9am-11pm, outside this time it is unlimited).

      It supports up to 300Mb WiFi on both 2.4GHz & 5GHz channels. As and when I am able to get FTTC or FTTP it will also cope with that too.

      The QoS will prioritise video streaming, and I haven't had any issues whilst watching 1080i & 1080p content streamed from the HD attached to the router to my TV, even when another PC is constantly dealing with Torrents & also copying content from said PC to the external drive via another PC.

      I can't comment personally with regards to gaming as I don't currently have an Xbox, Wii or PS3. I haven't seen anyone complaining about this though on the Netgear forums, so I would assume that it is quite good.

      There has been a reported issue with setting up a PS3s & drop-out, but this seems to be limited to the minority. Having witnessed several threads on this forum, I would guess that it might be something else rather than the router (the poster is with TalkTalk).

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      Re: Looking for a new non sky modem-router

      Have a look this thread from Exdee, which discusses Billion router types for different Sky connections.


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