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Standard User barker04
(regular) Sat 18-Oct-14 21:43:04
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Using a sky supplied router with TalkTalk


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Hi

Does anyone know if its possible to use a Sky supplied SR101 router with talktalk?

Just asking as I am moving to TalkTalk and would prefer to keep the sky router as I believe the wifi coverage will be better than the TalkTalk supplied 523a Huawei essentials broadband router.

Has anyone done this?
Standard User Myth
(committed) Sun 19-Oct-14 12:36:41
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Re: Using a sky supplied router with TalkTalk


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i've used a variety of home routers with talktalk adsl2+. Some sync'ed a bit lower, most were the same at about 3.5mbit.

Unless there is specific firmware stopping it happen I would say you'll be fine.

Your other option is to hardwire the sky router to the talktalk router and set it up as a wireless access point in another part of your home. Would need to set different IP address and turn off DHCP, and it should then function as a WAP

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Standard User barker04
(regular) Sun 19-Oct-14 12:38:57
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Re: Using a sky supplied router with TalkTalk


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I am mostly concerned about wifi range / speeds and its my understanding that the talktalk essentials routers are quite poor in this regards?


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Standard User Myth
(committed) Sun 19-Oct-14 12:51:01
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Re: Using a sky supplied router with TalkTalk


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I had talktalk from day one with USB modem, so I've never had an essentials router.

With the FTTC I now have the router is a Huawei HG533 which is single band and quite low range.

Luckily I just finished my uni project on WAPs and have some dual-band Ruckus 7363's and Meru 320i's to play with.

The Ruckus have great range due to adaptive antenna arrays, but are expensive (£100+) and the Meru can be densely packed and are cheap for the WAP, (£25) but need a controller £250).

I know that's no real help to you. The cheapest thing to do is use old routers as WAPs. Maybe you can put them in ad-hoc mode so they don't need to be hard-wired together but I've never needed to do that so can't help a lot there.

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 19-Oct-14 13:23:22
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Re: Using a sky supplied router with TalkTalk


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Router as wireless access point http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html

Sticking to supplied device for terminating line makes it harder for support to blame your kit when/if there is an issue too.

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