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    Trying to use TP Link TL-WR841N Ver 8.3

    This is a discussion on Trying to use TP Link TL-WR841N Ver 8.3 within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I am having problems trying to use my own router and was looking for some help please. I recently ...

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      Trying to use TP Link TL-WR841N Ver 8.3

      Hi,
      I am having problems trying to use my own router and was looking for some help please.

      I recently moved from Virgin Media to Sky and have now got Sky Unlimited bb through my phone line. I was having problems with slow speeds and this was found to be due to the SR102 being connected to a poor extension lead. I have now had to move the router into my hall connected to the main telephone socket. My speed has increased and I am happy with this now. My problem is that where the router was originally installed I could connect my Sky TV, PS4, Android tv box through directly into the router rather than wirelessly. I would like to connect these all again and my thinking was to use my WR841N in my living room and then connect all my equipment to this. I have installed BT Extenders that would then allow me to connect the SR102 to my WR841N and then the equipment to the WR841N. I know that these are working as when I connect this to any of my equipment directly I am connected to the internet. I used Wireshark to get my username and password and have put these into the WR841N. I cannot find anywhere on the WR841N settings to change the VPI or VCI settings and I have a feeling that this may be why I cannot connect to the internet through this new router.

      Am I well off the track here or am I nearly there? Any help is appreciated.


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      Re: Trying to use TP Link TL-WR841N Ver 8.3

      The WR841N is a cable router which will not connect directly to an ADSL line, you need a modem. You can connect it to the Sky Hub using one of these guides.
      Using the DLink DIR613. This allows you to create a separate network or-

      How to connect two Routers together - using this method you connect to one of the ethernet ports.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Trying to use TP Link TL-WR841N Ver 8.3

      Thanks a lot for that. I used the second method. Does exactly what I needed it to.

     

     

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