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    This is a discussion on sagemcom 2504N within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; i have been with sky for a couple of years and have just got the new 2504n router. I am ...

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      sagemcom 2504N

      i have been with sky for a couple of years and have just got the new 2504n router.
      I am only connecting at 72mbps via my laptop. surely this should be 150mbps.
      My old dlink will connect at 150mbps.
      If this is the max this router will do surely its not full 'N' class?


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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      This is what I suspected would happen. You do have a WiFi n router and a WiFi n adaptor.

      The WiFi n adaptor in my own laptop will only connect to my Netgear DGND3700 at 150mbps. This is half the router's capable speed.

      This is a specific limitation of the adaptor, not the router.

      The router broadcasts the 300mb signal on a 40MHz bandwidth.

      If I reduce the router to use the 20MHz bandwidth, then my maximum connection speed is 75mbps.

      This is the bandwidth that the Sky (and BT HomeHubs) use.

      If you are interested, it is possible to purchase a replacement WiFi n adaptor and upgrade your laptop to support the full connection speed. I am in the process of doing this myself. The new adaptor is on order (for both my laptops).

      I'll post something on how well they work in due course, but I am aware that other members on this forum have already done this with success.

      It is important to check that you are ordering the correct adaptor for your specific laptop if you take this option. Apart from there being a few different interfaces, there are also different lengths. Getting the wrong board might mean that you have the correct interface, but it is too long or short to screw in place.

      A couple of ideas:

      [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Wireless-WiFi-Link-5300/dp/B001CXT6NQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1315647347&sr=1-8]Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300 - Network adapter - PCI Express Mini Card - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

      [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Wireless-WiFi-Link-4965AGN/dp/tech-data/B000RFPBQQ/ref=de_a_smtd]Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN - Network adapter - PCI Express Mini Card - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n (draft): Intel: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

      Mikrotik RouterBOARD R52Hn 802.11a/b/g/n dual band miniPCI card

      Mikrotik RouterBOARD R52n

      [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Centrino-Advanced-N-6200-Network/dp/B0036BJN12/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1315647699&sr=1-2]Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 - Network adapter - PCI Express Half Mini Card - 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories[/ame]

      The links above aren't the only sources, but demonstrate some of the variations available.

      I should mention that the specific adaptors I have ordered are dual-band (2.4GHz & 5GHz). Whilst suitable for my router, the Sky router only broadcasts on the 2.4GHz channels. However you may wish to think about this option.

      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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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      Thanks for the reply

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      If it was connecting to another router at 150Mbps, then it should connect to the Sky 2504N at the same speed. Are you sure you have been sent the 2504n and not the 2304n?

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      yes its the 2504N.
      i thought the same....inSSIDer reports it as 144mbps
      saying that it reports my very old dlink as 300mbps when i get 150mbps with it

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      Before you spend any money, check the adapter manufacturers site for the latest drivers. Download and install them.

      TomD


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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      all drivers are up to date

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      Once you have checked that you do have the latest updates for your WiFi adaptor, try setting up the D-Link to broadcast on a single channel (i.e. 20MHz bandwidth) and see what connection speed you get.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      inSSIDer is a bit buggy when it comes to reporting speeds. It seems to have a mind of its own. I would check the broadcast settings on the Sky router. There is no reason you can't connect at 144MB unless you are quite far from the router.

      If everything is how it should be then give us the exact model of your wireless adapter. You can find this on the top right corner of inssider.

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      Re: sagemcom 2504N

      802.11bgn 1T1R mini card wireless adaptor

     

     
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