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    Skys new network

    This is a discussion on Skys new network within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I have only just heard about Sky using the new network called ' MER ', just goes to show how ...

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      Skys new network

      I have only just heard about Sky using the new network called 'MER', just goes to show how up to date I keep.
      Anyway, I recently lost my phone and broadband connection and had the usual engineer visit to confirm the fault was at the exchange. It was then that I read about 'MER'. I have been using a Netgear DGN1000 for ages now and have never had a problem, so out of interest I plugged my Sky supplied router in and indeed it said Network type was Mer, so I plugged my Netgear back in and it connected no problem, Network type PPPOA.
      So I was wondering why are people trying to get certain routers working on the MER network, as from my experience it doesn't matter what I use. Are there any specific reasons why you need to be on MER ?

      Pete.


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      Re: Skys new network

      Quote Originally Posted by odds View Post
      I have been using a Netgear DGN1000 for ages now and have never had a problem, so out of interest I plugged my Sky supplied router in and indeed it said Network type was Mer, so I plugged my Netgear back in and it connected no problem, Network type PPPOA.
      So I was wondering why are people trying to get certain routers working on the MER network, as from my experience it doesn't matter what I use. Are there any specific reasons why you need to be on MER ?

      Pete.
      The thing is (for the time being) Sky are still allowing connections via PPPOA and MER. But no one but Sky knows how long it will be until Sky stop PPPOA connections and instead have everyone on MER. When this happens, it will make it difficult to use your own router.

      Re 'Are there any specific reasons why you need to be on MER'

      I can't think of any, but some other forum members might be able to answer this question.

     

     

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