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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 13-Nov-17 09:30:53
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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Openreach wanted full control of the modem, which is why they were locked down. The same happened when ADSL was introduced, with the Frog.
The frog was just a modem, it is different to the BTOR modem which is not really a modem anyway as such, it is a a router as well.
So what? Both as delivered are locked down in bridge mode so in effect are modems.

It is irrelevant to my point.

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Nov-17 11:47:41
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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Why not buy a decent WiFi AP?
Standard User Davey_H
(regular) Mon 13-Nov-17 13:05:11
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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I thought sky used a different system to authenticate and only a few routers/modems will work?


I followed a few online posts, and a video on YouTube, so find the login/authentication info.

Not as yet tested it.

Just annoyed at Now TV/SKY over how poor the router is! frown


Your router needs to support DHCP option 61/MER to work with Sky.

Many older TP Link don't, but I know certainly some of the current models do.

The other option would be to flash your router with open/dd-wrt if it is supported.

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Mon 13-Nov-17 16:08:52
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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Your router needs to support DHCP option 61/MER to work with Sky.

Many older TP Link don't, but I know certainly some of the current models do.

The other option would be to flash your router with open/dd-wrt if it is supported.


I have found what appears to be a supported version of Open WRT for the Model of Router I have...

Bit anxious if I should try this out....

frown

CJT.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Nov-17 16:19:40
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Or connect the TP-Link router to the Now TV router using and Ethernet cable. Disable the DHCP on the TP-Link router and make sure that its IP address does not conflict with the range of the DHCP of the Now TV router and is not the same as Now TV rouer's local network address .

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Mon 13-Nov-17 16:58:21
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Or connect the TP-Link router to the Now TV router using and Ethernet cable. Disable the DHCP on the TP-Link router and make sure that its IP address does not conflict with the range of the DHCP of the Now TV router and is not the same as Now TV rouer's local network address .


what would that allow me to do? Sorry bit confused..

CJT.


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Nov-17 17:16:13
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You would be able to use the TP-Link wifi to access the Internet via the Now TV router.

It can be a cheap way to improve your wifi. especially if you already have the router.

As a solution it would cost less than buying a new wireless access point, though there are some good Wifi access points that you can get these days

Michael Chare
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Nov-17 17:31:15
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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I followed a few online posts, and a video on YouTube, so find the login/authentication info.

Not as yet tested it.

Just annoyed at Now TV/SKY over how poor the router is! frown


I presume they are using the old Sky router, i heard it was pretty poor, I looked at Now TV broadband, but changed my mind due to the router and other things, I am glad Io stayed with plusnet now.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Nov-17 17:33:33
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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So what? Both as delivered are locked down in bridge mode so in effect are modems.

It is irrelevant to my point.


Wow, calm down.

TBH, i did not even know the frog had any firmware as such or anything that could be unlocked, I did not think any of those USB modems settings could be changed, but then I never really looked.

Adrian

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Mon 13-Nov-17 18:04:21
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I presume they are using the old Sky router, i heard it was pretty poor, I looked at Now TV broadband, but changed my mind due to the router and other things, I am glad Io stayed with plusnet now.


They are using a re-branded model - NR701 but it's just like an SR102 just with NOW TV replacing the Sky logo, and the menu being a NOW TV Hub

CJT.


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