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    using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

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      Question using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      has there been any evidence of sky kicking users for not using the supplied router?

      i fancy getting an airport extreme base station and would need to use standalone modem along with it.

      i know it mentions the supplied router in the Ts&Cs but has anyone actually ever been pulled up about it?


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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      Why buy a standalone modem when you can use the Sky router in the same way?

      I don't think any one has been kicked off yet, but Sky have the power to do so. Whether they would actually kick you off is debatable, they are more likely to block the use of your own router to force you to use the Sky one.

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      i thought about using the sky router, but then you have 2 devices wanting to be DHCP, wanting to handle NAT etc etc..
      as far as i know you can't turn the sky router into a modem only device. it still has other router services running.

      just easier to use a standalone modem and not have any of the associated problems of devices fighting each other to do things.

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      you can log into the router, turn off the wireless and DHCP and just use it as a modem...
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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      i know those can be turned off, but won't the sky router still try to control NAT... so you'd end up with a double NAT issue?

      i believe there would still be other router services running that the AEBS would also be running?

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      also, isn't the ability to "bridge mode" removed in the sky firmwares?

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      Your choice.

      Last edited by razz; 20-03-09 at 03:40 PM.

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      I get newsgroups, full unlimited ones. I use Giganews

      It's better this way, it means that they keep the cost down for users who do not need them. Everything you have mentioned (except the limited router) can be bought from elsewhere and added for your experience, if you want it. Websites, e-mail etc.

      Sky clearly state in the T&C's that you must use their router and it is not for business purposes, you agreed to this when you signed up. VPN to work is this for business purpose? who knows and maybe you could argue it. But if you are knowingly going to break your side of the agreement you shouldn't also complain about it, it is you technically in the wrong.

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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
      But you're quite right, the Sky routers are significantly cut down. No VPN, NAT, Bridging configuration. Not even DynDNS on this DG934G. So why have port forwarding and DMZ configuration. It's only a server you'd stick out on the open Internet (unless you're mad).
      Funny that 'cos I've been using DynDns on mine for months!
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      Re: using non-sky router - anyone ever been kicked?

      yes the DG934G does have dyndns, it also has VPN support.

     

     
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