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    Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

    This is a discussion on Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; better idea whats he mean buy that does he mean upgrading the ethernet ports to gigabit or making the wireless ...

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      better idea whats he mean buy that does he mean upgrading the ethernet ports to gigabit or making the wireless dual band lol, having two wans on the back one for modem other for ethernet lol doubt it.


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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      hum seems theres high demand for it i guess but 35 quid isnt bad for a n router when some of em online or in stores are like 60 80 quid or higher
      You can get a wireless N router for 15 pounds these days. This router is not as cheap as it should be.

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      I agree with Exdee, considering Sky are buying these by the thousand and probably selling them too, that is quite a steep price. I doubt if they are paying more than twenty quid for them. Nothing changes though, the old router is certainly not worth 28.

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      yea but cheap routers under 30 quid are more a less useless there unreliable and can be unstable, im not saying the sky one is but i have had experience with routers myself while subscribed to other isps

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      @realj42: Just to clarify, the reported speed from inSSIDer was not your connection speed, but the maximum the router can do.

      The Ethernet WAN is good for those who like the router.

      If anyone has a Gbit interface and one of these routers, it would be nice to have confirmation one way of the other whether the router has 1Gbit LAN interface. This would help a lot of people and confirm Sky's interest in FTTP..
      Scubbie - attached is a screensshot from inssider just to be sure. Max speed = 144Mbs. My Dell laptop (about 3 years old) connects at 144Mbs when its really close, like in the screenshot.

      Also I have found that you can connect a PC to the green and blue ethernet ports and get an IP address assigned etc - ie it looks like these ports are behaving as regular ports, not as WAN ports for now. This does not rule out them becoming WAN ports in future firmware upgrades, and the user manaual says they cannot be used as regular ports so they must have something in mind. Also again I think these are all 100Mbs ports - the second Gigabit lan port on my PC is still only connecting here at 100mbs.

      Finally To put this in perspective take a look at this site -Routers - the cheapest ADSL router with gigabit interfaces and full Wireless N is 81, the cheapest Full Wireless N router is around 38, and is certainly not as pretty as this router
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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Quote Originally Posted by realj42 View Post
      OK as promised some screenshots from the UI. Sorry but nothing really exciting here, looks like a normal set of menus as per any BB router. The options and menus remind me of my current Netgear DGN2000, but with a lot of Sky branding.

      If anyone would like a particular screenshot let me know.

      Summary status page
      Detailed status page
      Wireless setup Note default wireless mode is "n&g&b".
      Initial advanced setup menu
      Manual add a WPS client screen
      Initial Security menu

      Other notes
      - the ethernet ports are 100Mbs only
      - the wireless is confirmed as wireless N, with at least a much range as my current Netgear DGN2000 (which I understand means this router is a lot better than previous Sagemcom efforts)

      Any further questions then just ask
      I noticed from the 'DETAILED STATUS' picture that Network type shows MER/PPPoa. Do you have the option to use which connection type you want, i.e. MER or PPPoa?

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Quote Originally Posted by realj42 View Post
      Scubbie - attached is a screensshot from inssider just to be sure. Max speed = 144Mbs. My Dell laptop (about 3 years old) connects at 144Mbs when its really close, like in the screenshot.
      That's good. 144Mb/s is the max it can do.

      Your Dell might connect at 300Mb/s to a suitable router if one were available.

      Quote Originally Posted by realj42 View Post
      Also I have found that you can connect a PC to the green and blue ethernet ports and get an IP address assigned etc - ie it looks like these ports are behaving as regular ports, not as WAN ports for now. This does not rule out them becoming WAN ports in future firmware upgrades, and the user manaual says they cannot be used as regular ports so they must have something in mind. Also again I think these are all 100Mbs ports - the second Gigabit lan port on my PC is still only connecting here at 100mbs.
      Previously, as has already been mentioned in this thread, the colour coding for the ports has meant the following:

      • Green: Optimised for Anytime+
      • Blue: For future development
      • Yellow: For anything else

      In practise on previous Sky routers it doesn't matter which port is used by which device. I was hoping that perhaps the Blue port might be recognised as the Ethernet WAN port when used that way.

      Any IP addresses assigned to your computers should reflect what has been assigned by the Sky router. If the Sky router is connected to your old router (which in turn is connecting to the Internet), then your computers should access the Internet via the Sky router in this way.

      The default IP Address range for all Sky routers is 192.168.0.xxx. I trust that your old router uses a different range?

      Quote Originally Posted by realj42 View Post
      Finally To put this in perspective take a look at this site -Routers - the cheapest ADSL router with gigabit interfaces and full Wireless N is 81, the cheapest Full Wireless N router is around 38, and is certainly not as pretty as this router
      Nice comparison, but as always it is possible to get the same routers for less. The Edimax AR-7266WnA is available elsewhere for just under 22.

      The Linksys WAG320N I have found elsewhere for under 72, which isn't such as big a difference.

      When you take into account the fact that those places are marketing their routers for people in a competitive market and Sky may insist that people use their routers, then things start getting messy.

      Whilst admittedly it cost considerably more, I'm very happy with my Netgear. This weekend it proved very reliable with the hammering it got. A friend & her daughter visited and it didn't once let us down.

      I even managed to check out how good the video streaming was with multiple Laptops at the same time, over WiFi. Considering one was streaming at 1080p, the other at 720p, it worked flawlessly off the external drive.

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Quote Originally Posted by Tal71 View Post
      I noticed from the 'DETAILED STATUS' picture that Network type shows MER/PPPoa. Do you have the option to use which connection type you want, i.e. MER or PPPoa?
      The Sagem 2304n also displays both as available when it isn't connected.
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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      The new router came this afternoon, got the Black D-link 2640s, oh well couldn't expect a free n router could you? not that would be using the wireless in the new one away as we use a n-300 linksys thanks to the guide @Scubbie wrote.

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      Re: Sagemcom F@ST2504 N router - pics

      Just to make you all aware, the new N router was officially released this morning. All new customers should be receiving them from this point forward. All existing customers can contact the broadband help desk by phone to upgrade to the N router at the cost of 35.

      You will be able to order them online through MySky as of September 1st.

     

     
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