Wireless routers: Compare features & prices Sky SKY 2504N review http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/wireless-routers/sky-sky-2504n/review/
We put routers from some of the biggest broadband providers in the UK to the test, as well as models you can buy off-the-shelf. Find out how the Sky Sagemcom Pack F@st 2540N Sky router you'll get with Sky's broadband service compared to the others.
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|Date tested||November 2011|
|Built in modem||Yes|
|RF power adjust||No|
|Dimensions wxhxd (mm)||180x26x45|
Sky SKY 2504N
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The Wi-Fi standard the device uses. Wireless N certification is the latest wireless standard and claims a maximum data rate of 248Mbps, compared to 54Mbps offered by the Wireless G standard.
Built in modem
If you receive your internet connection over your BT telephone line, you need a modem to connect to the internet. Some routers - known as ADSL routers - have a built-in modem. If you connect through a cable provider (Virgin), you don't need a router with a built in modem.
Dual band routers can operate on both the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz band. Some can broadcast two wireless signals simultaneously which can provide faster speeds. However, the 5GHz band only works with compatible devices.
This indicates the speed at which data transfers across a wired network (ethernet) connection. There are two alternatives: 100Mbps or the much faster 1000Mbps (also called gig ethernet)
RF power adjust
Turning down the broadcast power of your wireless router means that it won't transmit as far. This allows you to limit your wireless network to your own property, for example.