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This is a discussion on Sky router within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; We have had confirmation that the Sky router, provided on installation / connection to Sky has it's own firmware (we ...
- 22-08-06, 06:39 PM #1Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
We have had confirmation that the Sky router, provided on installation / connection to Sky has it's own firmware (we knew that already) and is locked down so you cannot change it.
Therefore you will only be able to connect with the provided router.
As this is a hot topic, please feel free to add any further info, ie tried with your own etc, as it would be good feedback.
- 22-08-06, 07:14 PM #2
Wonder if you can still get access to the router settings for encryption keys etc.?
- 22-08-06, 07:32 PM #3
You can change SSID, wireless keys, port forwarding etc.Service recovery 02392 899292
You got 3 right!
D'oh! Not good, dude.
- 22-08-06, 08:44 PM #4
As a complete ignoramus (if im in trouble i ask my mum!) is it a problem that sky are only offering a wireless router, with (if i read these forums correctly) no option for an alternative.
I must admit to a natural mistrust of wireless ... am i justified?
- 22-08-06, 08:50 PM #5Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 152Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
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hiya hippychick the router does take cable aswell there are 4 ports in the back
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- 23-08-06, 12:13 PM #6
For the future
I read in the contract:
(c) Your Broadband Box (except the software in it) will become your property on installation
if you choose Home Installation, or on delivery if you choose Self Install. The software
in your Broadband Box is owned by or licensed to SHS or another member of the
British Sky Broadcasting group. You must allow this software to be updated. Updates
will happen automatically at no extra charge.
I suppose it's too early days for this question, but here goes anyway..
Will we be able to flash the box back to a retail netgear to be able to use it elsewhere in the future...
Or do we just bin them if we leave SKY - which would be awfully wasteful
- 23-08-06, 06:45 PM #7Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
Hi scooby, afaik you cannot flash it back to a standard router, however they said that the xbox would never be cracked it was them .... pesky kids.....
- 23-08-06, 10:26 PM #8
Hopefully one of pesky kids will find away...
Or maybe it might need a new flash chip..
- 25-08-06, 09:48 PM #9
im guessing some clever bean will create a way around this locked issue. opensource router firmwares are a savior genrally the amount of people who have bought linksys wrt54gs (pc world special) that well in my opinion where crap as they kept dropping connection ok a cable router but with somthing like http://www.dd-wrt.com makes them awesome and usable not just bin fodder
- 25-08-06, 11:24 PM #10Site FounderExchange: Marshalls CrossBroadband ISP: Sky Broadband UnlimitedRouter: Sagem F@ST 2504nSky TV: Sky+HD box
tbh Sky have produced a Sky box that aint never been hacked in respect of Movies etc (ie the serial number of card tied to box) I reckon they have stitched the router up to.
So said M$ and Sony - time will tell