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    Belkin F5D8636 On Sky BB

    This is a discussion on Belkin F5D8636 On Sky BB within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Like a numpty when my wireless started falling down I decided I'd get a new router with a bit more ...

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      Belkin F5D8636 On Sky BB

      Like a numpty when my wireless started falling down I decided I'd get a new router with a bit more range so off I went thinking a router is a router as far as Sky was concerned

      Now I know I am not meant to use the Belkin on Sky as a router (why is beyond me). So I'll use it as an access point.

      But I can't see in the config of the F5D8636 how to fix a default gateway as to

      Has anyone got an idiots guide to why, how etc?

      Cheers in advance


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      Re: Belkin F5D8636 On Sky BB

      There is nothing to stop you using it apart from the T & Cs, many do use their own routers with no come back so far.

      If you want to connect it to the Sky router, go into the settings and change its IP address to and turn off its DHCP server. You don't need to bother about the default gateway as you are not going to use it as a router. The routing will be done by the Sky router.

      Now go into the Sky router and turn off the wireless access point. As your new router has N standard you will not need it and it can sometimes interfere.

      Connect an ethernet cable to any one of the ports on the Sky router and to any of the ethernet ports on the Belkin. Do not use the internet port. It will be found by the Sky router and you can use its wireless and remaining ethernet ports to connect to the internet or your home network. Remember you will have to set up wireless security on the Belkin.


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