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    Changing IP / using fixed IP's

    This is a discussion on Changing IP / using fixed IP's within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; My DG834GT has arrived and am awaiting activation. Has anyone tried changing the IP address of the router and working ...

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      Changing IP / using fixed IP's

      My DG834GT has arrived and am awaiting activation.

      Has anyone tried changing the IP address of the router and working with fixed IP's?

      My current network setup (5 PC's - 2x linux and 3 WinXP, and laptop, 3 of which are wireless) are all on fixed IP's. I prefer fixed as I know where I am with them, not a fan of DHCP - as you never know who else is potentially being served an address! Currently using a DG834G so familiar with the settings. Can't see any reason why there should be a problem? I can change my network range to match the router and turn of DHCP - but this is a PITA!

      Would this breach Sky T & C's?

      Would be interested to hear anyone views.

      Cheers

      Andy


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      Welcome to the forum Andy

      Yes I have set the 5 PC's on my network with fixed IP's and from memory the settings are the same as the DG834G.
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      Doesn't matter what you use for the internal networks ( obviously within the 'normal' non-routeable ranges ). They have no concern about the inside config.

      Mine are all swapped over to fixed addresses. If you have cause to do a hard reset on the router it may revert to 192.168.0.1 though, so it's worth remembering


      Steve

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      Cheers guys

      I didn't think it would be a problem. Hopefully my GT isn't one of the dodgy units! I have to say that all the other Netgear routers I've ever used/installed have worked faultlessly, so here's hoping!

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      router with adjustable mac address

      First just a note that everything that you can do with a normal Netgear router seems to work just fine with the Sky Router, including opening ports for VPN and Rmeote access.

      Generally I am happy with Sky but the service seems a little bit flaky especially for me late at night at about 23.00hrs when my speed goes right down to about 16k on downloads. Now thats not a great big problem since I am usually on my way to bed by then.

      But is it a Router problem or a Sky/BT problem? Does anyone know if one of those routers where you can change the MAC address of the router to anything you want will work on Sky? If they do then I could try and borrow one from somewhere resolve this issue.

      Sam

     

     

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