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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; Hello all, Used this forum recently for help with looking into modem and router bridging. I want a gigabit network, ...

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      non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Hello all, Used this forum recently for help with looking into modem and router bridging.

      I want a gigabit network, I want 5ghz wireless 'n' mode as I have approx 12 routers within my flats.

      I want a non sky router modem that I can use to install dd-wrt onto.

      I have setup a Netgear wnr2000 v2 with dd-wrt and its immense. It is how a router should be. BUT it just isn't practical for my needs its 300mbps, but only 2.4ghz it is only 100mbps network and it is not a modem. Quite an ask I know but I thought if anywhere I would get the best help here.

      Oh I appreciate sky don't like you to change your router, If they didn't supply sub standard equipment to start with I wouldn't have to replace it. the Sagecom 2504n and I don't think it is that great, Its very slow and very un-responsive to access.


      I would also like to say I did not like the fact that I cannot paste text into this forum


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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I would also like to say I did not like the fact that I cannot paste text into this forum
      In what way?




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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I copied (ctrl+c) a model number of my modem from one webpage and tried to paste (ctrl+v) it would not work.

      I even tried right click paste, wouldn't work, tried using the "paste as plain text" button, didnt work.

      Weird? perhaps I don't know what I am doing as someone on another forum has told me because I won't use UAC and a AV program haha

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Should definitely work for you, as we allow copy and paste etc on here.

      The only time the post may get moderated, (its done automatically) if are your first few posts contains URLs / Links etc


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      I copied (ctrl+c) a model number of my modem from one webpage and tried to paste (ctrl+v) it would not work.

      I even tried right click paste, wouldn't work, tried using the "paste as plain text" button, didnt work.

      Weird? perhaps I don't know what I am doing as someone on another forum has told me because I won't use UAC and a AV program haha




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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      EDIT.

      would you believe it was "better popup blocker" in google chrome stopping it? weird.

      Thanks for your help.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      All I can suggest is that you look again at what you were doing. I copy & paste quite a few times a day different things into the editor on this forum.

      I use a combination of <Ctrl>+C/<Ctrl>+V and right clicking.


      (image above copied and pasted from elsewhere on the Internet)

      As for you original question, have you considered getting another Netgear cable router? The WNDR3700, WNDR3800, WNDR4000 & WNDR4500 all support both 5GHz WiFi and 1Gbit LAN.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      Thanks Scubbie, I need modem router. I want to replace the whole lot with one item.

      I just been looking at the BiPac router modem. Just not sure if it is compatible with dd-wrt, or even if I need it.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I would first take a look at any support pages for the dd-wrt firmware. I suspect that you may run into problems as I think it is no longer updated and since then the 5GHz routers have become more common on the UK.

      Personally I am using the Netgear DGND3700. There have been a few issues with the firmware, but otherwise I like the router. Some members are not ecstatic that Billion has released a custom firmware to support MER on the 7800N. This doesn't support the 5GHz WiFi though.

      I was hoping that I would be able to use my DGND3700 without the Sky router on SBUF (I current only have ADSL), but it looks like MER will be an issue again. However I will be able to use it by connecting the Sky router to the DGND3700's Ethernet WAN port.

      There is a long thread on the DGND3700 in the Technical section. Do take a look if you are interested. I can connect it both via PPPoA directly to the telephone line or via the WAN Ethernet port on my Sagem 2304n.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      thats interesting to know.


      Thanks for pointing out about the BiPac not supporting 5ghz, they don't tell you that on the website. I am going to look into the router you recommended. the use of PPoA will help.

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      Re: non sky modem/ router recommendations

      I wouldn't have to replace it. the Sagecom 2504n and I don't think it is that great, Its very slow and very un-responsive to access.
      Maybe that's because it is designed for Sky broadband, which is a domestic service, not one designed to service a block of 12 flats.

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