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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-Feb-11 13:49:41
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Routers....again


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Hi,

I was using a DGN2000 on my Sky LLU connection with no issues, but it has threw in the towel and won't power up.

Looking for a cheap wireless N router with a chipset that works well with Sky.

I'm connected using one of the ISAM's...first hop out is dr0.enlba.isp.sky.com

Which routers would work best? Was thinking bout just getting something cheap like the DGN1000


Ps yes i know i'm breaking T&Cs lol

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Standard User tommy45
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-Feb-11 14:15:42
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Re: Routers....again


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If you can find out what chip the Exchange kit is using that will be of a great help, i have heard that they use broadcom, and also there are reports of lucent(alcatel) being used, so nothing definite there , trial &error springs to mind

Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 15:00:46
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You will be connected via a Lucent Stinger, and the Broadcom chipsets work very well with them smile

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Standard User R0per
(committed) Thu 03-Feb-11 15:21:48
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Re: Routers....again


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A slightly related question, but if Sky insist on you using their routers then shouldnt they issue a free replacement?
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 03-Feb-11 15:32:26
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The DGN2000 was not supplied by Sky.

They do issue replacements if its their own, well inside the first year.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 15:37:52
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In reply to a post by BuckleZ:
They do issue replacements if its their own, well inside the first year.

And after the first year, you have to buy a new one from Sky.

Oliver.
Standard User R0per
(committed) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:24:22
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Ah okay, thanks.

Still seems a bit wrong to me, itís one thing to say you have to use their own router but if they wonít let you buy a replacement elsewhere they should at least replace it regardless. But anyway, I wonít go on, the worlds not fair. smile
Standard User NationsurfUK
(learned) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:51:17
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In reply to a post by Finguz:
You will be connected via a Lucent Stinger, and the Broadcom chipsets work very well with them smile
Almost, The Stinger is only legacy data only DSLAMS where as the new alcatel lucent ISAM's are being used.

Easy way to tell

.uk.easynet.net (Stinger - Data Only)
.isp.sky.com (ISAM Voice&Data or Data only)
Standard User NationsurfUK
(learned) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:53:39
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Broadcom chipsets are also ideal for the ISAMS smile Sky routers are free within 12 months, £28 afer and T&C's only stipulate SP routers only due to support and easy fix's. Bit of a unenforcable policy.

Edited by NationsurfUK (Thu 03-Feb-11 16:54:36)

Standard User Finguz
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Feb-11 16:58:09
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Ah apologies I was just passing on what the guy I spoke to in their tech dept told me, should've known better tongue

Broadcom is the way to go smile

Edit: Looks like I'm on one the the ISAM's.

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Edited by Finguz (Thu 03-Feb-11 17:02:21)

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