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    Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack!

    This is a discussion on Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Firstly sorry if this question has already been asked/answered but I feel like I have been continuously banging my head ...

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      Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack!

      Firstly sorry if this question has already been asked/answered but I feel like I have been continuously banging my head against the wall for over a month and just want the internet at home!
      A very long story short, I am still waiting for my sky router having signed up for broadband and talk ages ago. I keep getting told that it's 'in the post' and this has been ongoing.

      I have finally had my line activated and the phone works. I have also managed to borrow a spare router from a neighbour in the hope that I can access the Internet during the now infuriating wait to receive the official sky router! The Ethernet connection shows data being sent and received but I can not access the internet.

      I am not a tech whizz by any stretch but not a numpty! I called sky and the advisor told me he was very sorry, especially given my experience with sky so far, but while it was possible to, he was not allowed to tell me how to set up the borrowed router while I am waiting for them to send the router. He advised googling it...browsing the forums, I have found out how to use a different router once you have the one from sky, but have yet to find anyone in my situation (the internet just a router away but with no router arriving from sky!).

      So if anyone could tell me if I am fighting a losing battle or, if not then how to make a different router connect to the web without the luxury of having a sky router then I would be eternally grateful.


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      Re: Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack!

      You need a Sky router to get the information from to use in your other router.

      1) Ask Sky and hope they may tell you
      2) Ask a neighbour or anyone you know who may have been on Sky at one stage if they have one
      3) Buy a second hand off eBay

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      Re: Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack!

      I've read the username sky and password admin elsewhere but I can't find anywhere to put those details in. As I don't have an Internet connection I can't access anything by typing in the 1.23.456.789... In the address bar.
      Sounds like I'll just have to suck it up and continue to wait it out.
      Cheers though.

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      Re: Non sky wireless router setup with no sky router to hack!

      I've read the username sky and password admin elsewhere
      That is only the details to enter the settings of the Sky router, not the ADSL details. You can only extract these from a Sky router. Sky cannot even give you the username and password until a Sky router is connected to your line. As NR says, until you get hold of a Sky router, you cannot get on Sky Broadband.

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