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    Likelihood of being caught by Sky

    This is a discussion on Likelihood of being caught by Sky within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi, Hope this is the right place to post this, been looking round this site for couple months now. I ...

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      Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      Hi,

      Hope this is the right place to post this, been looking round this site for couple months now.

      I have already read the stickys on here talking about risks etc etc.

      I want to use my own router on with sky broadband and have already got passwords etc, but I am a extremely cautious fellow and wanted peoples opinions on the likelihood of being caught by sky doing this, and also what may (and may have already) happen(ed).

      Sorry if mistakes, its late, and im tired.

      Thanks,


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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      Hi

      To the best of my knowledge not one reported case of using your own router and being disconnected. Your call.
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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      And even if they did start catching people I would have thought that they would write/email people first before doing anything else. It is a bit like people unplugging their sky boxes from the phoneline when they are still within the first 12 months of a contract or have multiroom, if Sky catch people doing this they always write to them first asking for them to be plugged in again.

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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      as far as i know of ive never heard anyone on here reporting that sky cut them off for using there own router so if i was you buddy go for it sky cant cut you off or they would loose a customer so its up to you sky do say not to use another router in there terms and conditions but no one gives a stuff about it hahahaha

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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      Ok guys, thanks for all replies, think I might try it.

      The "spare" router is actually one ive had a couple of years back that Sky left, but ive flashed the netgear firmware on there.

      My actual Sky router (that they are aware of) is the Sagem one, and tbh I think its going nuts, it wont allow remote management and it wont do port forwarding lol.

      Anyway, thanks again.

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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      I've been using my own routers for about 2 years and never had any issues. I've even told the support team on the phone (numerous times) that I use my own router, because theirs are cheap and cr*p and one guy actually agreed. I don't think they are too bothered to be honest.

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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      I don't think they are too bothered to be honest.
      I think the only time there would be a problem is if someone called Sky to get a problem fixed and it turned out their router was faulty. Sky would tell them to connect a Sky router, before giving any more support. If you do decide to use your own router, keep the Sky one just in case you have problems and need support. Don't be like some and sell it for a few pounds then have to pay Sky 28 for a replacement.

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      Re: Likelihood of being caught by Sky

      yea good advice there isitme

     

     

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