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    Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

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      Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

      Hi

      I'm a little concerned about the very poor reviews & reports about this Sky router - is it really that bad ?


      Will I notice a deterioration network / wifi quality (compared to basic broadband via O2 Thomson router) ? My wireless home music system (Squeezebox) is utterly dependant on a stable wifi network with sufficient coverage (several players across the house)..

      I use a a home plug to extend the wired network, which works well. Presumably this will work OK with the Sky router ? I have tried extending wifi network with the homeplug (same SSID & password, different channel) but Squeezebox ecosystem didn't like it, so I only use it extend wired network.

      Can I make changes in the SR102 router e.g. SSID name, channel number etc. ? Can I easily fix IP addresses for my Squeezebox devices & laptop running the music server ?

      I could do all of this stuff (and more) with the old O2 router but am getting the impression the Skyhub is "locked down" from the user ...

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      Re: Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

      Would it be possible to still use the Thomson router with it connected to the Sky Hub?

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      Re: Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

      Quote Originally Posted by dnpark38 View Post
      Would it be possible to still use the Thomson router with it connected to the Sky Hub?

      How would I do this ?

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      Re: Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

      Check out this thread:
      How to connect two Routers together

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      Re: Changing over to Sky Fibre unlimited - but now have concerns ..

      Was it the Thomson TG582N which loads of ISPs (e.g. Plusnet) provided? If it is, then my experience (of my parents' routers) is that the current Sky router has better wifi range and speed is as good or better.

      Adding IP addresses for devices is simple - it's just a case of adding them by MAC address. I did this before the service went live by hooking it up to my laptop with a cable. I shall be doing the same for my 41 devices when my own switch to Sky Fibre goes through in a week or so. SSID, channel etc. for wireless are easy to change. Again, I did this beforehand and some wireless devices even hooked straight back up as I used the same name. Some needed the 'old' network forgetting and re-adding.

      The firmware seems to be a version of Netgear's - the options and wording on the various advanced pages is identical. Really the only bit locked down is the username and password, locking it to using it for Sky Fibre only.

     

     

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