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    Best Routers

    This is a discussion on Best Routers within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, My netgear router finally coughed and spluttered out its final last packet. Honorable mention for a good 4 years ...

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      Best Routers

      Hi,

      My netgear router finally coughed and spluttered out its final last packet. Honorable mention for a good 4 years service. RIP.

      Anyhow I've paid sky 30 odd quid for a replacement and they've sent me a D Link which I've managed to downgrade and get user / password from.

      Reading the forums it sounds as though the D-Link is a poor mans Sagem, and I was slightly gutted I didn't get the newer model.

      With this in mind should I send back the D-Link and try to get a Sagem from sky, or is there a better router I can get privately and get my money back on the D-Link.

      I have not used this router long enough to comment on the speed / reliability, but so far the performance is pretty much equal to the netgear.

      Any thoughts on which router is best?


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      Re: Best Routers

      If you have paid Sky 30 odd quid you should have received one of the new 'wireless N' routers, not an old Dlink. These are supplied for 28. If I were you I would be on the phone kicking up a fuss.

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      Re: Best Routers

      Thanks for the reply.

      Hmm, maybe it was 28+p&p. The money has yet to come out so I can't check for sure yet. Does the N Router justify the extra 7 quid cost? Extra range would be nice, but performance and stability are my top concerns.

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      Re: Best Routers

      There should be no p&p. By all reports the new 2504N is the best yet, giving 144 mbps, with a better range.

      TomD


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      Re: Best Routers

      Thanks again Isitme, looks like I'll be sending the D-Link back and going for the N router. Last question, and apologies if it's a daft one: Will the majority of my devices cope with an 'n' signal? (PS3, fairly modern laptop, and a couple of smartphones)

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      Re: Best Routers

      All should work with the N speed, but even if they don't the router is backwards compatible and will work with devices using b and g.

      TomD


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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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