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    This is a discussion on Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router... within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by SOF006 I've been picking up wireless N signals around my area coming from Sky routers. Interested me ...

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Quote Originally Posted by SOF006 View Post
      I've been picking up wireless N signals around my area coming from Sky routers. Interested me enough to come check these forums for the details.

      Do you think Sky will send out these new routers for free to replace the older ones?
      If you run inSSIDer you will be able to tell which router is being used.

      The Sagem 2304n will show a maximum speed of 72mbps. The Sagem 2504N has a maximum speed of 144mbps. The 2304n isn't regarded as WiFi n due to it's slow speed, but it does offer a stronger signal.

      As for replacing your existing router FOC, Sky's stated policy is that they will replace existing WiFi g routers with WiFi g routers. If an existing customer would like the WiFi n router, then it will cost 35. Should that fail, then it will be replaced with a WiFi n router (i.e. the 2504N).

      The Sagem 2504N should now be being shipped to new Sky BB customers, but it seems that not everyone is receiving one, even when they have ordered on or after 16th August.

      Quote Originally Posted by Tal71 View Post
      I streamed some full hd video from my desktop PC to my iPad via the Air Video app. It played absolutely flawlessly, not a glitch, stutter of anything.

      I just thought I would add this in case others are wanting to do this with the 2504.
      This is good as it show that the router can stream HD content. Thank you.

      What quality was it? 720p, 1080i or 1080p?

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      @Tal71
      Have you checked the LAN speed? Some Sky agents are adamant that it is gigabit, it would be good to know for sure.

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      This is good as it show that the router can stream HD content. Thank you.

      What quality was it? 720p, 1080i or 1080p?
      When I play the HD video in the Air Play app on my iPad, it shows the resolution has 1920 x 1080p, which I presume is Full HD.

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Quote Originally Posted by Tal71 View Post
      When I play the HD video in the Air Play app on my iPad, it shows the resolution has 1920 x 1080p, which I presume is Full HD.
      That is full HD.

      Sorry for being finicky, but I trust that your source was also 1080 too?

      Most content available on torrents is only 720p, but there is content available for the others too.

      BBC iPlayer also has HD content. I believe that it is also 1080i. 1080p is higher quality and is what you will see on Blu-Ray.

      My Laptop struggles with 1080i content, so I can't stream this without getting problems not matter what I do. I may test my HT system though over WiFi as it has a WiFi adaptor built in, but I prefer to have it wired.

      Edit: I've just streamed some HD content to both my HT system (1080p) and my laptop (720p) simultaneously. This is via the USB drive attached to my router. The HT system struggled a little during the titles sequence, but otherwise manged very well. Unfortunately other than it saying that the strength is 'Excellent' I have no details on the WiFi adaptor. Normally I leave the HT system connected via the Wired LAN.
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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      I thought the iPad only had a resolution of 1,024x768, which is why they wanted Samsung new screen?

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I thought the iPad only had a resolution of 1,024x768, which is why they wanted Samsung new screen?
      The iPad has, (the HD video is still shown in superb quality on the iPad).

      The HD video I streamed from my PC to my iPad, was getting put onto my PS3 hard drive, but I wanted to try and stream it with the 2504 to see how it performed, and I'm glad to say, it played absolutely flawlessly, not a glitch, stutter or any picture breakup whatsoever.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      That is full HD.

      Sorry for being finicky, but I trust that your source was also 1080 too?
      Yeah the source was also 1080.

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      So, those of you with the new "N" router...

      Thoughts so far?

      Worth the 35 (if you had to pay)?

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Quote Originally Posted by Tezcatlipoca View Post
      So, those of you with the new "N" router...

      Thoughts so far?

      Worth the 35 (if you had to pay)?
      The only thing I would like to see changed (but its not the fault or the router) is a firmware upgrade whereby you could choose N only from the wireless mode, if all your devices are N. Presently you have to put it on auto for the router to work on N mode, this mode also uses b & g as well.

      I have to say I find the router is pretty much worth the 35.

      I get a good wireless range, I have streamed full HD video with it to my iPad via the Air Video app, and it played absolutely faultlessly.

      I also find (for some strange reason) that webpages load up noticeable faster on my PC, which uses a wired/ethernet connection.

      It gets a good download sync, (as good as my D-Link DSL 2640S router did).

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      Re: Sky's new Wireless 'N' Router...

      Hi guys.

      So after reading this - it would appear that the Wireless N router is out and about in the open and avaliable for purchase.

      Just a couple of questions in regards to it.

      First up - For those that have replaced the white V1 router - how much of a range increase has been noticed? I ask this as - as currently we have a PC that sits in one room of our house that is running wireless - despite laptops picking up signal just fine in that room - the Pc itself seems to get it alot weaker - and we're just wondering if the range increase would actually warrant us picking this new router up.

      Secondly - how much into haggling has anyone tried with Sky in order to get this ? In the past we've had to pull out a few statements that have lead to a few privlidges - and was wondering if there was any chance of trying such a thing with success in order to pick one of these up for free.

      Many thanks.

     

     
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