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Standard User BillyUK
(member) Fri 23-Dec-11 15:53:21
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Router Question


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I'm thinking of moving to Sky as they have LLU'd our exchange. The exchange is 20cn and no date for 21cn.
I have a Netgear DG834PN router.
Is this OK for Sky LLU or do I have to use a Sky supplied router?
Also if Sky supply a router what router is it likely to be?
Thanks
Billy

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:24:51
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You'll need to hack your user ID & pwd out of supplied router. There are methods on the Net for doing this.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:34:51
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It should be noted that the usual website for getting passwords out of Sky routers is offline though: https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:45:21
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Re: Router Question


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They should supply you a wireless N router.

The PN is not wireless N... So arguably if you are using wifi the sky router may perform better.

Give it a shot.
Standard User BillyUK
(member) Fri 23-Dec-11 17:52:14
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They should supply you a wireless N router.

The PN is not wireless N... So arguably if you are using wifi the sky router may perform better.

Give it a shot.


Thanks
I'll give it a go but I thought the PN WAS wireless N ?
Any idea what router is supplied?

BillyUK

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Standard User ukhardy07
(committed) Fri 23-Dec-11 18:00:05
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In reply to a post by BillyUK:
In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
They should supply you a wireless N router.

The PN is not wireless N... So arguably if you are using wifi the sky router may perform better.

Give it a shot.


Thanks
I'll give it a go but I thought the PN WAS wireless N ?
Any idea what router is supplied?


Nope the PN dates as far back as 2006.

Wireless N wasn't ratified until september 2009 & there were some draft application slightly earlier, but not on the PN.

The PN has 108 mbps support, but chances are all of your devices don't support this and will fallback to 54mbps.

You will probably get the Sky Sagemcom F@ST2304n (think that's the right one)

It's a really good router I find. I have it and I can literally plug it in and forget it. I've had over 1500 hours of uptime and it's been perfect.

It also gets wifi signal to where my previous WNR2000 & virginmedia superhub could not.

There's plenty of discussion over on the skyuser forums. e.g. http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-router/44372-skys...

Edited by ukhardy07 (Fri 23-Dec-11 18:00:42)

Standard User iand
(experienced) Sat 24-Dec-11 17:01:41
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I would go for SKY LLU and just use the router they provide. Wait a month and see of this is to your liking, if not then you can always move to another router, but make sure you get your username/password/MAC ID from your existing router first.

I am now just using the sky router

IanD
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