User comments on ISPs
  >> Sky Broadband


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread
Standard User NeilFawcett
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 11:13:04
Print Post

Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really?


[link to this post]
 
I'm due to migrate to Sky on Monday. I thought I'd take a look at the router last night, so connected it to a PC, but could not connect to it at all.

I phoned up Sky who said, until the router makes contact over ADSL (on Monday) it will not work?

Really? Sounds a bit odd to me!?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Mar-11 12:56:42
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: NeilFawcett] [link to this post]
 
As long as you already have ADSL, you should be able to connect it to ADSL line as well as PC, and it should sync with exchange, altho' not connect to Net. You should then be able to login to it and see its stats. User/pwd usually "admin/admin" or maybe one of them is "sky".

I was sent a Sky locked router in error, when I thought I bought a generic Netgear, and it sync'ed OK with my Orange line and showed my normal stats.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU BB => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU BB
Standard User NeilFawcett
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 13:07:24
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: XRaySpeX] [link to this post]
 
But what I'm confused about, is why I couldn't even get to a logon screen? ie: Without it connected to ADSL? Does something magical take place the first time it's connected to the internet?

I'd certainly expect to be able to connect to any (other) router if no ADSL was available for example!?


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 16-Mar-11 13:09:51
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: NeilFawcett] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by NeilFawcett:
But what I'm confused about, is why I couldn't even get to a logon screen? ie: Without it connected to ADSL? Does something magical take place the first time it's connected to the internet?
Yes, the router is configured the first time it connects to Sky. This realisation led to the password-hacking site.



______________________________________________________________________________attack_the_post_not_the_poster__________________
Standard User NeilFawcett
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 13:12:52
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by NeilFawcett:
But what I'm confused about, is why I couldn't even get to a logon screen? ie: Without it connected to ADSL? Does something magical take place the first time it's connected to the internet?
Yes, the router is configured the first time it connects to Sky. This realisation led to the password-hacking site.
Aha! OK! I'll leave it till Monday then!

Many thanks!

Going to be interesting to see how the speed/pings compare to my current O2 connection smile
Standard User DannyD12
(regular) Wed 16-Mar-11 14:08:22
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: NeilFawcett] [link to this post]
 
I have the Sagem modem and I could logon without connecting to any ADSL service, you need to make sure your computers network card is on the same network, ie 192.168.0.xx or 192.168.2.xx depending on what the router is set to as I'm not sure if it has its DHCP server running by default.
Standard User NeilFawcett
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 14:15:17
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: DannyD12] [link to this post]
 
Hmmm... Aha!

My current (O2) router is 192.168.1.254, and my PC is hardcoded to:-
IP Address: 192.168.1.99
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.254

Is that going to be the (simple) reason it cannot liaise with 192.168.0.1?
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 16-Mar-11 14:16:37
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: NeilFawcett] [link to this post]
 
Yes, set it to auto



______________________________________________________________________________attack_the_post_not_the_poster__________________
Standard User NeilFawcett
(newbie) Wed 16-Mar-11 14:24:06
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
I need it to have a specific IP address, so on Monday I'll change it to:-
IP Address: 192.168.0.99
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.0.1


Can't believe I over looked that - Doh!
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 16-Mar-11 14:27:07
Print Post

Re: Sky Router won't work before broadband migration? Really


[re: NeilFawcett] [link to this post]
 
You may find you need to set to to auto just once so you can connect to the router to reconfigure it's DHCP settings.



______________________________________________________________________________attack_the_post_not_the_poster__________________
Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | (show all)   Print Thread

Jump to