Like the SH1 it has 4 gigabit ethernet ports. This time they all work smoothly even in full router mode. The super hub offers you the choice of keeping it as just a modem, so you can use your own router, or in full router mode. Its throughput when streaming, transferring files and gaming seems excellent. It did just as well as my Asus RT-N66U, and that is the best router on the market. In tests I got low ping, below 10ms and jitter at 0 or at the most 1. Gaming is a dream. None of this was possible with SH1. Throughout my time on the trial there have been no reboots or disconnects.
The best bit is the wireless. It offers dual band concurrently. I have a large house but the signal is strong in every corner and even in my shed at the bottom of the garden, (50M) , my android picks it up well. I have achieved the full download speed of 104Mb using wireless in all parts of the house. Even my Xperia U android achieves a consistent 25Mb. In tests it did as well as my N66U.
The retail version will also give you, I understand, a USB port to attach a hard drive. Apparently VM are so pleased with the SH2 they are now retailing it.
Edited by roughbeast (Fri 17-May-13 22:32:26)