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    Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

    This is a discussion on Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have got sky fiber max and gonna buy the above router. Someone in sky forum has given me a ...

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      I have got sky fiber max and gonna buy the above router. Someone in sky forum has given me a DHCP option 61 string and said that it will work. I am not so tech guy therefore kindly would you help me setting up the router ie D7800.


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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Hi All, I've read through this and the various other threads but as some of the information is quite out of date - could anyone give me a recommendation for a current budget third party modem/router that will work with Sky Fibre? I'm seeing several recommendations for units in the 120-200 range but I was hoping to spend about half this!

      My requirements are:
      1. I need to be able to disable SIP ALG (got a work SIP phone which is the main reason the ER115 doesn't work for me)
      2. Would prefer a single unit but don't mind splitting modem and router if cheaper (HG612 + ?)
      3. Don't need wifi - already have AP
      4. Have young kids so don't currently have the appetite / time to go down the custom firmware route!

      I see that the Linksys E1200 plus Openreach modem might be one possibility - but is this only with a custom firmware on the Linksys?

      Thanks for any advice!

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by sc597 View Post
      Hi All, I've read through this and the various other threads but as some of the information is quite out of date - could anyone give me a recommendation for a current budget third party modem/router that will work with Sky Fibre? I'm seeing several recommendations for units in the 120-200 range but I was hoping to spend about half this!

      My requirements are:
      1. I need to be able to disable SIP ALG (got a work SIP phone which is the main reason the ER115 doesn't work for me)
      2. Would prefer a single unit but don't mind splitting modem and router if cheaper (HG612 + ?)
      3. Don't need wifi - already have AP
      4. Have young kids so don't currently have the appetite / time to go down the custom firmware route!

      I see that the Linksys E1200 plus Openreach modem might be one possibility - but is this only with a custom firmware on the Linksys?

      Thanks for any advice!
      I have had a TP-Link Archer VR2800 for about 9 months now and am very pleased with it. It is a single unit. Don't know about your phone requirement. I don't much use WiFi as I prefer a home plug network. It is available in the region of 170/175.

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      TPLink tech support say all their VR range support MER / Opt 61, and basic model is VR400, at 64 from Amazon.

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Thumbs up for the TP Link Archer routers. I have the VR1900 and it worked out of the box, just chose Sky (MER) as my ISP.
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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      In the end I just disabled the wifi on the Sky router and for 3 Linksys Velop nodes for a mesh system at home, works well.

     

     
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