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    This is a discussion on Sagem Router within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Sky accidently sent me an extra router and I was wondering if I should sell it on eBay just as ...

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      Sagem Router

      Sky accidently sent me an extra router and I was wondering if I should sell it on eBay just as it is? Will it have my details stored on it or something? Is it possible to flash it to a generic non Sky version which can be used by anyone?


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      Re: Sagem Router

      Quote Originally Posted by hshah View Post
      Sky accidently sent me an extra router and I was wondering if I should sell it on eBay just as it is? Will it have my details stored on it or something? Is it possible to flash it to a generic non Sky version which can be used by anyone?
      Yes it has an identifiable MAC address and serial number.

      Yes it is possible to flash it to a generic non Sky version.

      Do you really need me to tell you that flashing it and selling it on eBay is not the right thing to do?

      Its your life. You must make your own choices.

      RTB.

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      Re: Sagem Router

      What is not right about it? I have no use for this spare router... should I just got an put it in the bin?

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      Re: Sagem Router

      I think this question cropped up before. If I remember correctly, if you are sent goods in the post that you weren't supposed to get (say Comet send you two 50" plasma TVs rather than just the one), then the extra item in question is still the property of whoever sent it. If they haven't collected it with six months (erm, I think it was six months), then the item becomes yours.

      So basically, you shouldn't sell the extra router, because technically only one of the routers belongs to you.

      In addition, if you sell the router to someone who has Sky Broadband, they can use your credentials to connect to the Internet. It's not a risk I'd take myself, but I'm sure the vice squad or the anti-terror squad would be only too happy for me to give them the name and address of the person that I sold my Sky router to. After they've battered down my front door at 5am.

      The best thing to do is to send it back to the Freepost address that's printed on the delivery note.

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      Re: Sagem Router

      Its not even 6 months (that was before they ammended the act).

      Basically if you havent ordered the goods you are entitled to keep them.
      Also if the company in question asks for payment, that in itself is also illegal and should be reported to Trading Standards.

      Goods delivered in error do not apply , eg you order something and you get sent a different product.

      Slim

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      Re: Sagem Router

      Quote Originally Posted by hshah View Post
      Sky accidently sent me an extra router and I was wondering if I should sell it on eBay just as it is? Will it have my details stored on it or something? Is it possible to flash it to a generic non Sky version which can be used by anyone?

      my advice (for what's it's worth) would be to just keep hold of it, you never know if you may need it, if your router breaks, you would have the spare ready to go

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      Re: Sagem Router

      So... how can I actually flash it to a non-Sky version?

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      Re: Sagem Router

      It's a bit of a fiddly process to be honest, and even once you've blanked the router and installed the non-Sky firmware, the person who buys it from you can recover your Sky settings and use and/or abuse them.

      Keeping it as a spare router is a good idea. If your first router breaks down, you might find yourself without Internet access for a week or maybe even more, and if that happens, I bet you'll be kicking yourself for having sold your second router for a few quid.

      But if despite all the warnings, you still want to do it, follow steps 1 to 6 in this post: Sagem router has been cracked - take 2

      Note that because you only do steps 1 to 6, you won't need to download the modified 1.1sky firmware, all you'll need is the latest Sagem F@ST2404 firmware.

     

     

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