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    Borrowing a friend's router

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      Borrowing a friend's router

      Hi,

      My router broke last night - Sky are sending out a replacement router in the next 5 days, but a friend has a spare Sky router. Is this likely to work just by plugging it into the ADSL connection, or is it likely to be preconfigured for her connection, thus won't work on mine?

      If it is, can I update the configuration to match my connection?

      My guess is that it may have a username/password for her connection, which I'd need to update, but that Sky won't give me this information, and given my existing router is broken, I can't convince it to tell me the details either.

      Can anyone confirm?

      Cheers


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      Re: Borrowing a friend's router

      Hi Flippy,

      I recently had a fault with my Broadband, so to prove whether or not, it was a fault with my Sky Router, I borrowed my daughters Sky Router, joined it up, same `3` wires -- no Password etc, worked a treat--proving it was a fault with Internet Explorer.

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      Re: Borrowing a friend's router

      you can use it, the routers only have to authenticate but line is not an issue...

      only problem is that should you get a virus all router will be suspended and your friend won't be able to use it...
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      Re: Borrowing a friend's router

      only problem is that should you get a virus all router will be suspended and your friend won't be able to use it...
      I understood that the line was suspended, not the router. After all what is the point in barring a router when the user could quite easily use another one. Even with their deficiencies, Sky/Easynet must be aware of this.

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