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    Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

    This is a discussion on Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Personally I think that 20 is too low. I will seek confirmation of how many devices have been connected at ...

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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      Personally I think that 20 is too low.

      I will seek confirmation of how many devices have been connected at one time, but I would imagine that the Sky Hub can cope with considerably more.

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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      I remember someone asking Sky Help how many devices could be connected at one time and they were told 4 wired and 4 wireless. Which is complete nonsense of course.

      In theory you could connect 253 devices to a router, but who knows how well they would work.

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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      Hmmm.... Well I ere...

      How can I put this....


      I have had a few more devices on both connections that. With 2 IP Cams, two laptops, one Android, that's the wireless blown. As for wired... . Sure you can only physically plug 4 devices into the Sky Hub and all the other Sky routers, but if one of those is a network switch, then that figure is very quickly blown out of the water too.

      I do wish some people would think before they answered (not directed at you Tom).

      You are correct instating that the theoretical limit is 253. However I think we would both agree that a home router might struggle with managing all the open ports and allocating the IP Addresses on such a busy home network.

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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      You are correct instating that the theoretical limit is 253. However I think we would both agree that a home router might struggle with managing all the open ports and allocating the IP Addresses on such a busy home network.
      I think that more is possible by changing the subnet mask, but my networking ain't what it used to be.

      I'm wondering if the OP turns off DHCP on the Sky router and uses the Asus for DHCP, this would reduce the bottleneck, given that router's gigabit ports. The Sky router is then really only handling the internet traffic

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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      A better way to handle it would be to configure the Sky router to effectively work as a Modem. Then by using a high end Cable router, which is connected to the Sky router with it's WAN port, all the Internet traffic would be passed through cable router 1st, then the Sky router.

      If you start using a 2nd router on the same network then you are inviting problems if it is to run the LAN. You need to define how the Internet traffic is to be routed and most domestic routers will not allow this to be a separate device.

      This is another reason why DHCP must be disabled on addition routers which are being used as access points.

      When this happens, the main router say "Ok, I will cal you 192.168.0.48 and you speak to me for Internet access".

      If you have two devices on the network, once the initial "does 192.168.0.48" exist request has been completed, all traffic passes directly between the two devices. The benefit of this is that you could have 4 NAS and 4 PCs interacting on the one 8-Port Network Switch. Each will be able to work at full speed without interfering with the other.
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      Re: Hi all your my last hope - miserable existance with Sagem 2504N router

      I haven't had a specific figure from Sky, but from other members in the beta group we have been able to confirm that the Sky Hub can support more than 20 devices. We've got it up to 23 with one member, but not a lot more. This was a combination of wired and wireless devices.

      Basically I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be able to cope with quite a few more than this, but it would be nice to know a specific answer.

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