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    3rd party routers

    This is a discussion on 3rd party routers within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi Ive just joined as ive been following some instructions on how to get my username and password (Which ive ...

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      3rd party routers


      Ive just joined as ive been following some instructions on how to get my username and password (Which ive got )

      As we all know that the wifi on the Black new sky box is Sh**, im thinking about changing the box for better wifi. But the question being is what box is good for WiFi speed that works with sky fibre pro??



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      Re: 3rd party routers

      There are many threads on this here as there are a number of us that have replaced our SR101/102's (Or Sagem's if you're proper old school Fibre) with many alternatives.

      Bear in mind that you are limited to buying ones that have the VDSL modems built in - or you can go the route of buying a BT OpenReach modem so you have a two box solution. I personally use this and prefer it because it means the BTOR modem is keeping the connection to the cabinet, and then you are free to play around with whatever router you want behind the scenes.

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      Re: 3rd party routers

      So many combos or a few all in ones available..

      All in ones could be vr900,netgear d7000 ..

      If you want a seperate modem and router then consider
      Hg612 (bt or modem) plus asus rt-ac87u (really good wifi)
      Some of the modems you can monitor if you are looking to do that.
      The Hg612 can be flashed if you want to access it.
      I would investigate what cabinet you are connected to first before buying anything. I had a hg612 but it did not like the eci cabinet I am on.
      Personally I have a billion 8800nl as a modem (bridge mode). Probably over kill as a modem but its a backup in case my asus goes down plus its fully supported for monitoring software so I can get real time stats uploaded on line and it seems to get on with the eci cabinet just fine, g.inp working well so far on my eci cab.
      The asus will need to be flashed with merlin so it supports sky's wan settings.

      Cabinet lookup info here
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      Re: 3rd party routers

      I went two box option with the HG612 modem as like others have said that allows you to play with router settings without then having to reboot and the associated disconnect

      I then used my Airport Extreme as my router simply because I have a large area to cover and have other Airport Extremes hanging of my network as wifi access points. So I kept it all Apple and it plays nicely with my Apple devices.
      There are so many valid options out there now that have their pros and cons but separate modem is definitely worth the slight larger desktop footprint.

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