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- 10-10-12, 10:40 PM #1
Hi all been a SKY BB member since May-ish time, My question is, If i got a openreach modem off ebay, would i be able to use that as the modem and use my netgear wnr2000v2 modem connected to it? I wont be upgrading anytime soon for FTTC/FTTP as my cab is still being waiting to become active, but exchange is! So your input would help
- 10-10-12, 11:24 PM #2
I know that Southampton has FTTC, but your profile indicates that you have an ADSL package.
You won't be able to just plug in a Modem design for FTTC into your ADSL line and expect it to work. BTO will need to enable FTTC on your line.
However you can connect your WNR2000v2 to the Sky router using the guide below:
Using the DLink DIR613.
- 10-10-12, 11:29 PM #3
Yeah Southampton has FTTC but my part dont have it yet higher up postcode from me does? :/, Ive read that openreach modem have firmware hack or something to able to run on ADSL?
- 10-10-12, 11:38 PM #4
Sky uses a non-standard variation of MER. On ADSL it is normally the Modem which would verify the connection, not a Cable router.
By all means you are welcome to experiment, but no one else has reportedly tried this to my knowledge on a Sky connection.
There are cheaper ADSL2+ Modems available which would do what you are wanting. Perhaps this would be a better answer. Personally I have used the Guide that Tom wrote (linked above) successfully with a Sky router, Netgear router (DGN2000) and DMP111P acting as the modem. The routers I used were the DGND3700 (via the Ethernet WAN port) and WNDR3800.
Currently I'm testing the Sky Hub so I am refraining from using the Sky Hub & WNDR3800 in this way.
My best experience was with the DGN2000 acting as the Modem as I could successfully loop back to my LAN for things such as Dynamic DNS. The Sky routers tend to block this, which is really annoying.
- 10-10-12, 11:43 PM #5
Okie, Ill give it a try and report back if i have any luck.
- 13-10-12, 02:17 PM #6
Ive successfully connected the HG612 to the adsl line with sync and connected to internet.
- 13-10-12, 03:38 PM #7
I thought that my eyes were alright, but I can't read the figures on that image.
Well done for cracking it though.
Any chance that you could put together some kind of a guide on how to do it?
- 13-10-12, 03:50 PM #8
Does it actually give you an improvement? The last member to do this found it did not improve the connection and in fact was worse than the Sky router. Can't find the post at the moment but will post back if I do.
As Scubbie says, the picture is too small to read properly
- 13-10-12, 04:05 PM #9
Heya, took me about hour and half to do including firmware unlock, "only" things i have noticed is it syncs a little bit higher on downstream and same on upstream, also noticed my ping is 3ms less as well, And Scubbie im not sure on guide as my spelling isnt that great.
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