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Standard User synapse2054
(newbie) Thu 11-Oct-18 17:56:07
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whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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I am looking to use my own router on SKY.

I contacted sky to see if I was on normal SKY ADSL or ADSL2+

Needless to say not very helpful.

My download speed is 10877 upload 1116. Q Router

From this can anyone tell me whether I am on ADSL2+?

Can anyone recommend the best router which has usb ports and works with SKY's MER?

Is Adsl2+ modems backward compatible with ADSL normal bb?

Thanks
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 11-Oct-18 18:18:53
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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Sky LLU is always ADSL2+

ADSL2+ is backwards compatible with ADSL2 and ADSL, and modems will use whichever they think is best

ADSL2+ max sync 24 Mbps
ADSL2 max sync 12 Mbps
ADSL max sync 8 Mbps

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Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Thu 11-Oct-18 19:03:09
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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I currently use the TP-LINK N600. It's an older router (probably better ones on the market now) but it still goes strong. Dual band wifi and 2 USB ports. Also used with sky broadband ADSL service. It has good customization, QoS etc... And googling shows it going for as cheap as £15. I don't believe it's capable of VDSL though. Just in case you want a bit of future proofing.

You would also need to get your SKY username and password. I found it extremely difficult getting that information from them so resorted to other means. Which i'm unsure i can speak of here.

Edited by woodmass14 (Thu 11-Oct-18 19:05:05)


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Standard User gmangt4
(regular) Thu 11-Oct-18 21:45:35
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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There's no need to extract your password anymore using wireshark, you can use the details below:

Username: install@o2broadband.co.uk
Password: leave blank
Connection Type: PPPoA
VPI: 0
VCI: 38

Thats for an ADSL connection, VDSL uses different format.
Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Thu 11-Oct-18 21:54:03
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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I had no idea. Thank you for correcting me. It's been a long while since i've had to extract those details. Good to know for future use.

Thanks
Michael.
Standard User gmangt4
(regular) Thu 11-Oct-18 23:25:35
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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Hi, sorry wasn't correcting you, it's just handy to know to save you the effort if ever needed again.
Thats why we love the forums lol
Wireshark way will still work though.
Standard User woodmass14
(committed) Thu 11-Oct-18 23:32:22
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Re: whether on SKY ADSL or ADSl2+


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Sorry. That was a poor choice of words on my part. It's an easier process for sure, a quicker fix if you will smile
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