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    New Router Now Being Despatched

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      New Router Now Being Despatched

      The new Sky router has finally passed the beta testing, and is now being sent out to new customers.

      Rumour has it that there are over 10,000 in the field already, having being released for general usage sometime last week.

      The new router is made by Sagem and Netgear, is a nice shade of grey and approximately the same size as the old V1 white router.

      We know it has been tested extensively for the last 10 months or so and should alleviate many of the known issues inherent with the Phase 1 routers.

      There are no visible aerials for the wireless, a similar power supply as well as being completely locked out from any of the known hacks /utilities currently available to extract your username and password.

      Unconfirmed reports tell us, that any attempt to flash the new routers, will render that particular router useless for connecting to Sky Broadband.

      We would like to have one available to us officially so as to do new tutorials for the newer customers / members, so if you read this Sky, you know how to contact us.
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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      According to the email I sent SKY they will not be replacing the V1 routers to existing customers which is a drag.

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      Why would they replace a roter unless it is faulty? It would be money down the drain.

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      I left a minor detail out. I even said I would pay for a new router if need be.

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      I WANT ONE lol

      Would be a shame if my router happened to get knocked off the desk, and posssibly down the stairs, then stood on wouldnt it lmao

      Joking So how would a existing member go around getting one of these?

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      tbh I don't think you can, it would appear Sky are sending out refurbs for those that have white V1 routers.


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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      darn it... you should be able to pay for an upgrade. Are they any better performance side of it?

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      From what we have heard, the new ones are very reliable.

      However, rumour has it the new FW for the V1 router, brings the V1 to the same type of stability that the V2 gives, if that makes sense.

      I think Sky should give you the option to buy one if you wanted, but would it be fair to charge someone who has had trouble with the V1?


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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      From what we have heard, the new ones are very reliable.

      However, rumour has it the new FW for the V1 router, brings the V1 to the same type of stability that the V2 gives, if that makes sense.

      I think Sky should give you the option to buy one if you wanted, but would it be fair to charge someone who has had trouble with the V1?
      could also see problems if people pay for a version 2 router but does not improve there connection (then phoning back asking for money back)

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      Re: New Router Now Being Despatched

      new firmware for the V1 Routers will bring them upto the same software level as the V2 routers before the end of the year according to recent training.

     

     
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