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    Which is better??

    This is a discussion on Which is better?? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; In our house we have an iMac, MacBook Pro, a Laptop and a PC plus the usual iPads, Tablets and ...

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      Which is better??

      In our house we have an iMac, MacBook Pro, a Laptop and a PC plus the usual iPads, Tablets and iPod Touches all wirelessly connected. Currently we have use Sagemcom F@st 2504N router and am wondering if the new Sky Hub would be a better router in terms of speed and connectivity? There are no issues with the Sagemcom F@st 2504N I'm just wondering if the Sky hub is a better router.

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      Re: Which is better??

      Reports are mixed, but I think the general opinion is that there is not enough difference between the two to merit an upgrade. As you have a selection of Apple gear, an Airport Express would almost certainly improve your enjoyment. It will give you a much faster connection than the Sagem or the new Hub.

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      Re: Which is better??

      Can I just ask how will the Airport Express give me a faster connection as I assume you still need your own Sky Router to plug into it? I'm unsure as to where in the system the Airport Express fits into.
      Currently we get about 14Mb/sec wirelessly on most of the machines.

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      Re: Which is better??

      You would connect the AE to the Sky router and use its superior wireless capabilities. It is a simultaneous dual band device giving you up to 300mbps. This could allow some of your devices, ie, the Mac book Pro and iPads to use the 5mhz band while the rest of your kit could use the 2.4mhz band, meaning less all-round interference with more stable and higher speeds. Your wireless speed would almost double.

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      Re: Which is better??

      So the AE acts as an amplifier and would double my current speed of ~ 14Mb/sec up to ~ 28Mb/sec on the Apple products and increase the ~14Mb/sec speeds on the non-Apple ones? Does it also amplify the uploading speed?

      If so then great it's off to the Apple Store or Amazon.

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      Re: Which is better??

      It will not increase the rate you can upload to the internet, as this is likely to be much lower than your wireless speed, unless you have Fibre Pro.

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      Re: Which is better??

      Still I suppose if by connecting my Sky Router to it it'll amplify the speed from ~14Mb/sec to ~28Mb/sec it's worth it.

      Just out of interest doesn't the Sagemcom F@st 2504N have the choice of 5GHz or 2.4GHz channels to use?

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      Re: Which is better??

      No the Sagem has only one channel, the 2.4mhz one.

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