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    replacing Router Help

    This is a discussion on replacing Router Help within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I know there are many,many threads on replacing the sky router with another, but i am thinking of trying ...

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      replacing Router Help

      Hi,

      I know there are many,many threads on replacing the sky router with another, but i am thinking of trying the following & wonder if anyone else has tried / or can recommend what i should do:

      My MAIN aim is to increase coverage within the home. I have tried replacing the antenna high a high-gain one & that has marginal improvements over stock, however, what i really want to do is use a gigabit ethernet connetion between my pc & PS3 for video streaming.

      My thoughts on solving this are:

      1) switch the wireless on my DG834GT OFF
      2) connect to new router / access point via ethernet
      3) hard-wire connect PC & PS3 to new gigabit
      4) use new router with (better) coverage for any other wireless devices i have

      Reasoning?:
      I'm thinking this way because

      a) i dont want to spend a lot on Wireless-N and not use it
      b) i think this will avoid trying to replace the modem connection to sky - still officially connect via the DG834GT

      ALSO: if this is possible, can i take it a little further and switch off the router part of it (DHCP) as well - attempting to simply dumb-down the DG834GT to just a modem - letting the new router act like a router, rather than an access point

      any thoughts?


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      Re: replacing Router Help

      Yeah this is what I want to do, connect a new router to the official Sky one so it is not breaking T&C's.

      But can someone tell me if I need to buy an ADSL or DSL router? Also do I need to change any settings on the old/new router, or is it just switch off wireless on the old one, and plug and play?

      Thanks,
      Ollie

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      Re: replacing Router Help

      Hi,

      seem to be advising on my own thread here, but you want neither.

      The ADSL part is the modem - most routers these days have them built in
      but what you're really looking at is a standard router (the bit that handles the connections to the machine/modem - issues the IP addresses etc)

      I'm looking to switch it all off with the dg834GT - so it's effectively just an ADSL modem.

      This will then connect to a standard router (all-be-it, wireless capable) and let that deal with everything else. I figure the DG834GT is still the thing connected to sky - but physically, it's a wired standalone modem

      Si

     

     

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