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Standard User Nightglow
(member) Sun 02-Sep-18 08:39:54
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Changing ISP


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My BT contract has ended, so am looking for a new isp provider,curently getting 74/15, I have G Fast at cab, but not really bothered about that.

Out of the two which is better to go wit.

Sky

Uno
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 02-Sep-18 08:46:36
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Re: Changing ISP


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I guess what might help others to offer an opinion, is if you explained what your criteria are for judging a good service from an ISP ?

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 02-Sep-18 10:07:24
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Re: Changing ISP


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And what the OP doesn’t like about BT, especially if they can get a good retention deal, would also help.

Also possibly important is if they use their own modem/router or a BT Hub.

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Standard User 961a
(committed) Sun 02-Sep-18 10:18:22
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Re: Changing ISP


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
And what the OP doesn’t like about BT, especially if they can get a good retention deal, would also help.

Also possibly important is if they use their own modem/router or a BT Hub.


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Standard User Nightglow
(member) Sun 02-Sep-18 10:23:14
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Re: Changing ISP


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
And what the OP doesn’t like about BT, especially if they can get a good retention deal, would also help.

Also possibly important is if they use their own modem/router or a BT Hub.


Using a Draytek 130 with a old RT-N66U,which has Merlin,& is no longer supported by them.
So, looking to upgrade router,not fussed with keeping 130.

Might be worth trying get a good retention deal,I'm just exploring other options as well.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 02-Sep-18 10:43:30
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Why I asked about having your own modem/router is because Sky try to force you into using the one they supply, which logs in using MER. (Nothing to do with Merlin).

Using your own is allowed, but AIUI they won’t tell you the username and password. (Unless that policy has been changed). There are plenty of posts explaining how to discover them, but whatever you use needs to support MER.

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Connection - AAISP Home::1 80/20. 200GB. Sync 70745/12295Kbps @ 600m. BQMs - IPv4 & IPv6
Standard User gymno74
(newbie) Sun 02-Sep-18 11:36:46
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Username and password haven't been required since december 2016.
Any gibberish in the correct format will work.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 02-Sep-18 11:39:08
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For Sky login?
Does that mean the MER question has also gone and any router will do?

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Standard User Davey_H
(regular) Sun 02-Sep-18 11:51:06
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For Sky login?
Does that mean the MER question has also gone and any router will do?


No the Router still needs to support DHCP option 61
Standard User gymno74
(newbie) Sun 02-Sep-18 12:01:36
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As above, option 61 still needs to be supported.

The 'sky router only' restriction was actually removed from the T/C's around a month ago, so folks are discussing on the official forum now.
A bit. smile
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