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- 16-09-06, 12:35 AM #1Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
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Have you had connection problems after self installing the Sky router ?
If you are not on Sky please choose n/a if you wish to vote
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- 16-09-06, 12:39 AM #2
I've had no connection problems, only websites being blocked!
- 16-09-06, 07:54 AM #3
No problems at all in fact my router here are my router stats
System Up Time 115:41:57
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 1775639 2121103 0 771 3926 115:41:16
LAN 10M/100M 1397204 1078014 0 3085 656 115:41:55
WLAN 11M/54M/108M 799813 719922 0 891 205 112:20:02
ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 15323 kbps 764 kbps
Line Attenuation 25.0 db 13.7 db
Noise Margin 10.1 db 12.5 dbRay
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- 16-09-06, 09:55 AM #4
Only problems are that frequent (a couple per day?) reboots of the router are required. And I can only do that if I'm in the house which means if it goes offline when I'm away I can't access my home network to set my Tivo to record stuff, or see my webcam, etc, etc.
Very irritating. Years with PIPEX on a different NETGEAR router, which was rocksolid. This SKY box is a bit of a bad joke.
- 16-09-06, 10:11 AM #5
Day 1 (Yesterday) A couple of reboots due to Noise Margin dropping.
Day 2 (Today) It was completely locked up first thing this morning - the lights were on but nobody was at home - the old pen trick was required.
Got to say it's not looking good so far!!!
I think you need to rephrase the question taking out the self install bit as I can't honestly see that it makes any difference whatsoever who does the plug'n'play install?
- 16-09-06, 10:22 AM #6
- 16-09-06, 10:59 AM #7
No problems with a LAN connection.
This surprised me as many are having problems, as documented on this board. I was considering cancelling or asking for a Sky engineer to install it for me. (The router was on for about 10 days while the line was being activated.)
The speed download is variable but after a month on dial up this is broadband heaven. Okay, I am expecting a reply titled "Broadband Hell". The variables are many so easy answers are unlikely, but hopefully the many good suggestions on this site will help you sort it out.
Sky should take note of this and their Technical guys should also be posting and supporting this site.
- 19-09-06, 11:59 AM #8
No problems at all, have been hrs now,
no hicups to report,
might even try switching it on now!!audere est facere (To Dare is to Do)
- 19-09-06, 12:10 PM #9
Voted Yes - because the default self-install did not work for me.
- 19-09-06, 06:07 PM #10
I'm having the usual problems due to low SNR, but thats because I'm on the MAX package and the modem/router is trying too hard to achieve a high line rate. If I was on BASE and my line was capped at 2Mb I doubt I would have any problems and would think it was a wonderfull deal!