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    Sky advised me to buy my own router

    This is a discussion on Sky advised me to buy my own router within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy Yes it will Which router should I select as it didnt seem to work for me? ...

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      Yes it will
      Which router should I select as it didnt seem to work for me?

      I have tried the Java tool developed by Mel, this shows Upload failed.

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      When ever people ask which router to go for, I normally recommend that they write down what they want to do with it.

      For example would you like to use the WiFi? If so, what is the maximum connection speed & what kind of coverage you would like? WiFi g is fine for many, but WiFi n has a stronger signal and faster connection speed if you have devices which can take advantage of the opportunity.

      Other things to consider are the LAN speed. If you are likely to talk to other devices on your home network a lot & shift large files around, then a 100Mb LAN may not be enough. If this is the case, consider a 1Gbit LAN. Initially you may not be able to take full advantage of it though as many older computers & many new TVs & Home Theatres only have a 10/100Mb LAN port.

      If you are someone who does only a very little on the Internet today, do you see yourself likely to want to do more? This being the case, then perhaps you would like to make the most of your connection and get a router which would benefit from a few extra kbps in the connection speeds. Take a look at the thread linked below if this is for you:

      What non-Sky router will give me the best speed.

      What about the single most important factor, price?

      WiFi n routers are available for as little as 18 at the moment. Higher quality ADSL2+ routers can cost much more, but currently 150 is a good ceiling figure.

      Do make sure that it is an ADSL2+ compatible router as otherwise you will need to configure the Sky router to effectively work as a modem. This does work well though as you are then not tied to Sky's locked down firmware.

      Using the DLink DIR613.

      What else can a good router help with?

      • access control for family members
      • prioritise video streaming traffic or other specified types of traffic
      • virtual private network (VPN) support
      • host an external drive, USB stick, printer and share any contents over not just your LAN, but over the Internet


      Take a look at any associated support forums too. These can help to show the types of specific problems which some people are struggling with. The solutions might be simple or more difficult, and the cause could be a reflection on the person posting the question, but they can show what the router can or cannot be used for.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Thanks Scubbie, But I worded my previous post incorrectly.

      I meant which router should I select from the password generator list.

      I have managed to get the user and PW from the d-link . My old Belkin router is working perfectly now.

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Quote Originally Posted by noony View Post
      Which router should I select as it didnt seem to work for me?

      I have tried the Java tool developed by Mel, this shows Upload failed.

      Firmware 2.04
      https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

      The Netgear is the DG934G, so select that
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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Ok so all sorted except speed just 4mb.

      Does it look right to you guys?

      Data rate(Kbps) 4090 605
      Noise Margin 8 16
      Output power(dBm) 9 16
      Attenuation(dB) 44 26

      FYI I have tried the test socket which gives same results.

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      I think thats the speed sky start you off with, while they test your line.

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      That looks like the DLM training start speed, but it looks like you will not get much more. When you tried the Test socket, were the noise margins the same?

      TomD


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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      That looks like the DLM training start speed, but it looks like you will not get much more. When you tried the Test socket, were the noise margins the same?
      Not quite the same

      Noise Margin 10 16

      Is higher better?

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      Ok left router pluged into test socket overnight. Now speed has risen by 2mb "Nice".

      Data rate(Kbps) 6143 799
      Noise Margin 8 13
      Output power(dBm) 12 18
      Attenuation(dB) 44 27

      I have ordered a faceplate from ADSLnation, they seem to have good reviews. Will see if this improves sync speed any.

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      Re: Sky advised me to buy my own router

      You should probably expect close on 7meg and with the noise margin still at 8 another jump is likely.

     

     
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