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    User sky router to extend network?

    This is a discussion on User sky router to extend network? within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi all, I used to be with Sky but have changed to a cable provider. I have a cable modem ...

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      User sky router to extend network?

      Hi all,

      I used to be with Sky but have changed to a cable provider. I have a cable modem which is connected to a D-Link router via ethernet cable. Would it be possible to plug the Sky Sagem 2504 ADSL router I still have into my new D-Link router to extend my network? If so, what settings would I have to change to do this?


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      Re: User sky router to extend network?

      In essence you need to switch off the DHCP server function in the Sky Router & set it a permanent IP address that is within the same range as your Cable router.

      The Sky router's default address is:

      User name: admin
      Password: sky

      Click on the 'ADVANCED' tab and select 'LAN IP SETUP'.

      Every manufacturer has a different favourite address range to use, so you will have to check what the IP address is for you Cable router. Make your changes there, click apply and all should be completed.

      If you only have a cable modem, then the Sky Router will not do the job properly. There are specific routers for cable networks and a quick search will find you plenty to choose from.

      Edit: The Guide is now complete & posted:
      Last edited by Scubbie; 26-02-11 at 11:29 PM. Reason: add edit

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