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    sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

    This is a discussion on sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by chesthair thanks - for your help guys - will leave it for the 10 days I think ...

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      Re: sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

      Quote Originally Posted by chesthair View Post
      thanks - for your help guys - will leave it for the 10 days I think and see what Sky say and then if thats no good will get a new router - are there any recommendations ?
      It really depends on what you want from a router.

      Routers vary hugely in Price at present. A basic WiFi n enabled router can be bought for as little as 20 at the moment. More comprehensive routers can cost up to 150-250.

      The Sky router is a fairly basic product when you look at it. it has 4 LAN ports which work at up to 100mbps, one of which is prioritised for the Sky+ HD STB & it supports WiFi (not quite WiFi n, more like WiFi g, but it could be improved in July). The WiFi works on 2.4GHz

      Other routers out there support the following:

      * one or two USB ports (for things like external drives, dongles & printers)
      * backup broadband source (i.e. 3G dongle)
      * single or multiple ISPs
      * WiFi n on either 2.4GHz or 5GHz (b & g on 2.4GHz, n on 5GHz)
      * guest WiFi networks
      * 1Gbit LAN
      * external aerials
      * parental controls
      * proper QoS support
      * WiFi bridging
      * WPS Push & Connect
      * email reporting

      Another factor that is important for some people is whether the chipset is matched to your connection. This can make up to around 800kbps speed increase on your connection if you get it right.

      This last point is actually one point where the Sagem 2304n actually appears to have got it right.

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      Re: sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post

      Another factor that is important for some people is whether the chipset is matched to your connection. This can make up to around 800kbps speed increase on your connection if you get it right.
      How do you know which chipset is matched to your connection?

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      Re: sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

      Quote Originally Posted by afn View Post
      How do you know which chipset is matched to your connection?
      I'll let either Fuzzy, Isitme or someone else in the know, explain in better detail than me.

      Essentially you'll need to run 'tracert' to find out which type of LLU equipment you have and then get a router that is based upon a chipset which matches your LLU equipment.

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      Re: sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

      Hi - just to close this one down - went back to Sky last week and got a genuinely decent guy on the phone, agreed that it was the router, and credited me some money (which was nice as I've got 3m free anyway) - new router came on Monday, and its not dropped once since i swapped them. He also agreed to move my speed back up from the capped 2mb up to 6.5m which should come through in the next day.

      THanks to those who've helped me out - and also to the guy @ sky !!

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      Re: sagemcom f@st2304N - drop out issues

      Excellent news

     

     
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