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    using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

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      using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

      i just rewd elsewhere on the forums that someone had been disconnected from sky because they were not using the sagem router but there own linksys one.

      i use my own router (speedtouch) and its very good, i had to ditch the sky (netgear) router that came because it was very poor especially in the fact that we have about 3 or 4 pcs on a home network and in a couple of rooms the wireless signal is nearly non existent and i am unable to d/l etc at a decent rate, with the speedtouch howver i am on maximum speed on all wireless devices.

      hope someone is able to clarify if we will be able to continue using our own routers


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      Re: using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

      Hi under skys terms and conditions you are unable to use your own router, they reserve the right to disconnect your service if you do and they obviously find out. I do sympathise however as the Netgear router is not particularly good, however although you shouldnt hold your breath a new firmware will be available shortly in order to rectify some of the problems. If you are not using your Netgear router then you will not be able to receive the firmware.

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      Re: using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

      yes i heard that it was against the t&c's but surely with the amount of people unhappy with the netgear routers and using there own they couldn't disconnect everyone could they? as people would take their business elsewhere.

      i heard that there was a firmware coming out, unfortuantly i still don't think it will fix the wireless problem?

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      Re: using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

      Why not use Sky's Netgear and set your own router up as a bridge? I have a Linksys connected to the Sky router and use its wireless function rather than the Netgear one.

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      Re: using own router - have they got to the point now where they are kicking people?

      to be honest i don't know how that is done plus i seem to have forgot my login details for my netgear router such as username admin etc

      also both routers would need to be on all the time and plugged in?

      do you think then they will terminate everyone who has changed modems? i just think if thats the case then they will lose a lot of people i for one would probably go with virgin

     

     

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