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    Buffalo 1750 piggyback to Salem fibre router

    This is a discussion on Buffalo 1750 piggyback to Salem fibre router within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all, time has come to replace my sky modem, as the wireless range on it sucks in my house. ...

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      Buffalo 1750 piggyback to Salem fibre router

      Hi all,

      time has come to replace my sky modem, as the wireless range on it sucks in my house.

      As sky have confirmed that in the future we can use our own routers, I'm thinking of future proofing and going for an ac router, specifically the Buffalo 1750, gets good reviews etc etc

      just wondering if anyone has had experience if this router and piggybacking it onto sky?

      i also know it supports ddwrt, but I would be worried about bricking it :-/

      cheers!


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      Re: Buffalo 1750 piggyback to Salem fibre router

      The signal from the Sagem 2504N compares favourably with other WiFi N routers. There is a legal maximum output for the signal. Any stronger and the manufacturers will be in trouble.

      Having said that, I have heard that the newest Netgear routers provide a better signal, so I don't know how the Buffalo compares.

      This is a cable router and you have three choices on how to connect it up:

      1. Piggyback it to the Sagem 2504N - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...-together.html
      2. Connect it via the WAN Ethernet port - http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...nk-dir613.html
      3. Install a custom firmware such as DD-WRT - Re: Just replaced sky router = mind blown


      Option one would leave the Sagem 2504N to control your LAN, leaving the Buffalo working effectively as a WiFi Access point (with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels). The advantage hear is that you can place the Buffalo in a spot where the signal was poor.

      Option two will allow you to disable the WiFi on the Sagem 2504N and allow the Buffalo to run your LAN. The disadvantages include having another device connected and powered on all the time, also some "loop-back" functions do not work (i.e. referring to your own DynDNS address within your LAN). Otherwise it works perfectly fine.

      The third option sounds scary. I recently installed DD-WRT then OpenWRT and went back to the Netgear firmware on my own WNDR3800. The learning curve in my case was high as I needed to get a tool to force some firmware versions onto the router due to various things put in by Netgear to prevent this with their latest firmwares. It is possible with these tools to 'unbrick' some routers.

      Which to go for? At the present time I am using #2 as I personally didn't like the DD-WRT and OpenWRT firmwares. Some of the features I use with the Netgear firmware were not available or as friendly and in my case the WiFi signal was not as good on the custom firmwares. The DD-WRT version was also just a tweaked 'WNDR3700' version and still had the WNDR3700 name in it - lowering my confidence in the product.

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      Previously Sky Fibre & Sky BB since 2010.

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      Re: Buffalo 1750 piggyback to Salem fibre router

      Thank you very much for that, i think i'll go with #2 until sky let us fly free with own routers :-)

     

     

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