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    Sky Fibre router recommendations

    This is a discussion on Sky Fibre router recommendations within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Good Evening, Been looking through the Known Working Third Party routers thread, helpful but been getting myself lost there. I ...

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      Sky Fibre router recommendations

      Good Evening,

      Been looking through the Known Working Third Party routers thread, helpful but been getting myself lost there.

      I am waiting to place the actual broadband order until Sky Q TV gets installed, as apparently this needs to complete before ordering FTTC fibre broadband.

      So I'm looking to get one of the following (based on which one is the easiest and less complicated to set up, reliable and whether they will actually work on Sky Fibre 76mb).

      - Netgear NightHawk D7000 (Amazon)
      - Netgear D6400 (Amazon)
      - TP Link AC1600/AC1900 (Amazon) which will be better out of the two?
      - Asus DSL-AC56U or DSL-AC68U which will be better out of the two?

      Looking to buy from Amazon in case of it not working, I can easily send back.

      I would be wanting the router to be combined so no need for an external modem (enough cables already ). Whilst setting up, is it still needed to extract the Sky username/password via WireShark from my Q Hub. If so, can this be done on Mac?

      Many thanks, greatly appreciated,

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      Re: Sky Fibre router recommendations

      I would avoid the dsl68u. the modem is known to be very poor.
      can't comment on the other all in ones as I only use seperates.

      you don't need to extract anything. the format needs to be


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