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Topic # 64966 26-Jul-2010 21:22
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Hi guys,

What is the main differences between the Thomson TG585v7 & v8?

Worth the upgrade? 

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  Reply # 356783 26-Jul-2010 21:24
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IIRC N wireless rather than G.

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  Reply # 356788 26-Jul-2010 21:31
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Wireless N? so 150Mbs or 300Mbs?

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  Reply # 356823 26-Jul-2010 23:00
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I understand that the v8 does do 802.11n, but the lack of twin aerials mean it will not perform to its full potential with n.

Think of it like n-lite.  A step up from g, but don't expect it to n300.

The Telecom website doesn't even list is as 'n' capable.




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  Reply # 369688 19-Aug-2010 09:37
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pardon my stupidity but how do i upgrade? (i'm thinking you mean firmware? or hardware?)



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  Reply # 369721 19-Aug-2010 10:51
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I went to a telecom store and they retail for $99 (used to be $199) however they gave me one and all i did was sign into another 12 mth contract

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  Reply # 369769 19-Aug-2010 12:36
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so it's not a simple firmware (obviously but still had to ask in case i am that ignorant) - you have to get a new modem? in that case i'd buy something else! the thomson is USELESS!!! well no but it restarts or hangs up the internet connection (no it's not wiring or filters, never happened with the previous dlink - despite its poor reviews - and our house is built this decade) every day usually at night but that's when we use it most.

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