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    This is a discussion on non sky modem/ router recommendations within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; No there is 12 other peoples routers in my area, not my router providing 12 peoples internet. Sorry Should have ...

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      No there is 12 other peoples routers in my area, not my router providing 12 peoples internet.

      Sorry Should have been clearer


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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Ahh. You have 12 networks in range of yours, in that case, unless your flat is very big, 5ghz would be good as it gives a wider channel range.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      ...5ghz would be good as it gives a wider channel range.
      Actually that is a bit of a sore point. At the moment I only have around 4 channels which i can use on the Netgear. When using 300mbps WiFi, which pairs them, this reduces to effectively 2 to choose from.

      Looking at the Wikipedia page, I suspect that it may be because Netgear uses 1 firmware to cover the whole of Europe. In country doesn't want people to use the other channels.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I was under the impression that EU regs allowed for the use of about 19 channels, in Bands A and B and some more in Band C for outdoor use. Are you sure your router is not configured for the USA, which I think is more restricted. There is an interesting PDF on the use of 5ghz in the UK from Solwise.- http://www.solwise.co.uk/downloads/f...ntheuk5ghz.pdf

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      It is definitely set for Europe.

      There are two official firmware versions: North America & Rest of the world.

      As for the WiFi channels: List of WLAN channels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      I can only connect to channels 36/38 & 40/42. I did chase this with Netgear. They promised that other channels would opened up at a later date with firmware updates. To date this hasn't happened.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      So it looks like the router does not comply with the Transmit Power Control and Dynamic Frequency Selection. Another black mark for Netgear.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Is there a non standard router that works with sky broadband that will enable me to change the dns settings?

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I'm using a Billion 7800N that'll allow that. Works very well & has firmware compatible with the MER connection protocol.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Any standard ADSL router will allow you to change the DNS settings to what you want. The Sky routers are locked down in such a manner to prevent this though.

      As for Billion, they do currently have an edge with being the only firm to update their firmware to support Sky's MER system on standard routers.

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