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    sky firmware vs official firmware

    This is a discussion on sky firmware vs official firmware within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hello, ok, i have got the following routers: DG934 netgear Sagem fast D-Link all sky routers, all working, all sent ...

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      sky firmware vs official firmware

      Hello,

      ok, i have got the following routers:

      DG934 netgear
      Sagem fast
      D-Link

      all sky routers, all working, all sent to me from sky (not from ebay or anywhere else)

      They are all running the sky firmware, my question is, is it worth flashing any of these with the original firmware from the manufacturer ?

      what would be the benefit of doing so ?

      and last but not least can the d-link router be flashed with the non sky firmware ?


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      Re: sky firmware vs official firmware

      Strictly speaking, if you have had these routers sent to you by Sky, they will be expecting the surplus to be returned. They agree to supply you with one router, not several. If they did not send you Freepost labels for their return, you should hang on to them for 6 months and if they make no attempt to collect them, then you can dispose of them as you wish.

      To answer your question, some say the routers perform better with non Sky firmware, but to be honest, the ones I have tried were no different. The only advantage is that more settings, which Sky block out, are made available. I don't think anyone has successfully flashed the Dlink yet, but it will probably be done by some clever guy, its just a matter of time.

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      Re: sky firmware vs official firmware

      The problem with flashing the D-link, is it appears that it may be a new design, using a new cost effective Broadcom chip, and there is currently no known publicly available compatible firmware for it, whereas the other Sky router's are based on existing products.

      I've found one other router that is supposed to be based on the same chip - the Billion 7800NL - the source code doesn't seem to available for that either, and the chances of the firmware being compatible as is would be very slim.


      I would hazard a guess that the D-link is likely based on the Broadcom "BCM96328AVNgr" reference design mentioned here:- http://www.broadcom.com/collateral/w...XX-WP102-R.pdf which uses the same bcm4313 wifi N chip. Mel's Notes: d-link dsl-2640s

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