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    Goodbye ADSL

    This is a discussion on Goodbye ADSL within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; The objective of "hacking" the Openreach modem is to see various useful stats about the connection, that are neither visible ...

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      The objective of "hacking" the Openreach modem is to see various useful stats about the connection, that are neither visible via the Sky Hub/Router user interface nor visible to Sky, which may be of interest to more interested/advanced level users.

      It's understood that this is done at user's own risk. I haven't done it myself, but as long as someone doesn't make it compulsory for everyone to do it, then it's not doing me any harm and I don't see why others shouldn't do it if they want to.
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Hey Scubbie

      mine started off about 30mb but after a week was sitting at 35mb, the sky guy on the phone said to me this is the best i can expect

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by Haggistech View Post
      mine started off about 30mb but after a week was sitting at 35mb, the sky guy on the phone said to me this is the best i can expect
      Ouch!

      I was going through an order with a friend last night (now I have it, she wants it ). She can only order the 40/10 product. Even the BT Infinity site can only supply this for her .

      In the mean time, I won't be stuck with 30mb d/l for long . My order for SFUP has been placed . Hopefully it should be resolved by the morning.

      As for hacking the BTO Modem. I got mixed up on the models. The ECI is a lot more difficult and hacking it would break any warranty. I could look on eBay for the other model. This might be better for me.

      I can easily change the firmware on the WNDR3800. I have done this quite a few times over the past year or two with the WNDR3800 and DGND3700, so no problems with this. There is a working version of DD-WRT available, so I know that this should be fine. Obviously I would miss out on the Netgear Genie firmware is I do this and I would need to redo all those settings I have put on it.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      TBH if anyone in the house doess any form of gaming i wouldnt bother with hacking for qos off
      my friend has been uploading at 1.1 Megabytes a sec and his ping only jumped to around 20-30 from the usual 14 to me

      He did ask me to hack the modem but as he is host of most online games we play i like that he cant lag us up to much by leaching (which he does alot)
      so i advised him against it

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      Have a look at:
      http://huaweihg612hacking.wordpress.com

      There's a lot of info on there! I believe the author to be a well known authority on the subject over on "another" forum. Also, he has auctioned for charity small batches of unlocked models via eBay. I might keep an eye on out for the next one
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Just saw another post, which reminded me to do this too...

      Busy connection, over WiFi:



      Quite connection, over Ethernet:




      And another Speedtest (router is still working as I have only done 1):


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      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Just saw another post, which reminded me to do this too...

      Busy connection, over WiFi:



      Quite connection, over Ethernet:




      And another Speedtest (router is still working as I have only done 1):

      scubbie,

      what are your pings like if you ping bbc.co.uk and google.com from a command prompt?
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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Over WiFi, with torrent computer working:
      C:\>ping www.bbc.co.ukPinging BBC - Homepage [212.58.246.95] with 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from 212.58.246.95: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.95: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.95: bytes=32 time=17ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.95: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=57
      Ping statistics for 212.58.246.95:
      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 17ms, Maximum = 19ms, Average = 17ms
      Over Ethernet, with no other computers working:
      C:\>ping www.bbc.co.ukPinging BBC - Homepage [212.58.246.94] with 32 bytes of data:
      Reply from 212.58.246.94: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.94: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.94: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57
      Reply from 212.58.246.94: bytes=32 time=16ms TTL=57
      Ping statistics for 212.58.246.94:
      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
      Minimum = 15ms, Maximum = 16ms, Average = 15ms

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by Crashst3r View Post
      Someone sounds a lil excited guess whos not sleeping tonight good luck with the install "hopefully" no hiccups..

      @tosin You wont be able to use the sagem as it wont have the firmware for the fibre connection, but you will recieve the SR101 sky fibre hub FOC. An unfortunately they are charging a one off connection fee, unless you can persuade them to waive the fee, some have managed it and some have been told its pay or no connection.. So try your luck

      Thanks, Im a little surprised the current Sagem router wont work with it. I wont be happy if they want to charge me for the new Sky Hub AND also charge me an activation fee.

      Anyone also know anything about the Billion 8200N router and if it'll work with sky fibre?

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      Re: Goodbye ADSL

      Quote Originally Posted by tosin01 View Post
      Thanks, Im a little surprised the current Sagem router wont work with it. I wont be happy if they want to charge me for the new Sky Hub AND also charge me an activation fee.

      Anyone also know anything about the Billion 8200N router and if it'll work with sky fibre?
      There was (probably still is, I've got one in my drawer!) a version of the Sagemcom 2504N with a firmware that works on both ADSL and Fibre, but I think Sky is now issuing the Sky Hub SR101 to new and existing customers taking Sky Fibre products.

      As for Billion, there was a beta firmware (for 7800 series? sorry can't remember exact model) to work on Sky Fibre but I don't think a final production version was ever released and I've not heard anything more about it for months. I expect someone who is using it will be along shortly to update this thread on the current situation though...
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