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    Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP?

    This is a discussion on Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP? within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; BT are now supplying the HH3, to new customers and as a paid upgrade to existing. It does not get ...

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      Re: Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP?

      BT are now supplying the HH3, to new customers and as a paid upgrade to existing. It does not get exactly glowing reports and its main advantage seems to be that it is 'Infinity ready' and has intelligent channel selection. Seems expensive too for a locked down router, which does not support QoS or MAC filtering.
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      Re: Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      The BT HomeHub v2 offers significantly more options that any Sky router. It is supplied as standard to all new BT customers.

      Are you therefore suggesting that Sky customers are to forever subject to inferior products?
      If it means paying 7.50 a month instead of 28 a month, then yes. Significantly more options but significantly more cost too.

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      Re: Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP?

      Quote Originally Posted by Tal71 View Post
      I expect the vast amount of people (who use third party routers) only do so because Sky doesn't do a wireless N router and they need the range etc that the Sky router does not give. I think if/when Sky done a Wireless N router, then the need to use a third party router will be less than what it is now.

      I can't understand why Sky cannot give you the option of either:

      1: Use your own router and we'll provide the password & username, but any problems you have with the router or setting up the router and you will be on your own, no support will be given. (Which isnt that bad when there are forums like this around who can provide help in this scenario. )


      2: If you are not technically minded and basically want to just be able to connect the router up and you will be then online, then we will supply you with a router. In this instance we will provide support for the router if you have problems.

      Either way, Sky are still getting paid by the customers who use their own routers, because they are still using Sky for their broadband connection, so I can't see why it matters. As long has its pointed out that using your own router means you are on your own if you have problems.

      even simpler would be to offer:

      1. simple setup, sky supply the modem/router and you get full support
      2. own-router, sky supply an adsl modem to support their network with ethernet LAN port for you to connect own router and they only support the modem side, you support the router yourself. Then you just need a cable router and you're sorted.

      Starting to wonder why I signed up with sky, other than no option for TV since cable weren't allowed to cross the street to the development. With ships going by, off-air gets a lot of interference so needed an alternative, makes you wonder if someone on the council was getting rewarded for making that decision, removing consumer choice.

      Now it seems the flat management company will be putting in a communal dish, so we'll all have to use that, probably losing the 2-inputs to the HD+ box so can only view/record one channel at a time.

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      Re: Network type changed to MER. No longer Dynamic IP?

      Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
      ...Now it seems the flat management company will be putting in a communal dish, so we'll all have to use that, probably losing the 2-inputs to the HD+ box so can only view/record one channel at a time.
      I would contact the management company and ask them just what they are installing.

      Places which had their communal dishes installed before the record facility was available I can understand having only one input, but not a new installation. I would suspect that you have rights.

      The advantage to you though would be that the dish would hopefully be above the height of any local shipping.

      As for Virgin Cable, where I live is also surrounded by Virgin cable, yet they don't supply my property.

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