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    Sky advert.

    This is a discussion on Sky advert. within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I've just seen an advert for Sky broadband that says it's wireless reaches every part of the house including the ...

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      Sky advert.

      I've just seen an advert for Sky broadband that says it's wireless reaches every part of the house including the roof. Um mine doesn't, in fact I need three wireless extenders to make it reach every part of my house. And no I do not live in a mansion just an average sized bungalow. It didn't specify which router achieves this amazing feat but mine is an SR102 which I bought myself as the SR 101 that Sky supplied was even more abysmal. Am I missing something?


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      Re: Sky advert.

      People tend to use their own kit due to the wireless not being that great. Using your kit is fairly straight forward provided you follow the criteria required. Bear in mind sky won't support you using your own but provided you keep an old sky rotuer in the cupboard in case of a line fault etc then that seems to be ok.

      Most people use a seperate modem/router and the router does need to support sky's option 61 requirements for it to work. An example of this would be something like
      hg612 or a billion 8800nl - both work in bridge mode as modems and then something like a decent asus router running merlin firmware which makes it very easy to setup the wan port config for sky plus gives you the added benefit of a decent wifi connection.

      If its something you wish to look into then do ask any questions.

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      Re: Sky advert.

      Thanks for the reply it is appreciated. I do know that quite few on this board use their own stuff. I have always found it not particularly easy to set these things up from reading the various posts. The reason I posted though was because Sky are actually advertising that their wireless, which presumably is on a router that Sky supply, covers the whole of a house. I have been with Sky for a lot of years and whilst I have had absolutely no problems with Sky's broadband, both ADSL and now fibre, the wireless coverage of their supplied routers has always been terrible. I thought that maybe Sky had started supplying a router that actually did have decent wireless coverage. As I say they do not mention what router it is but it most definetly isn't the SR102.

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      Re: Sky advert.

      I assume the advert refers to the new Sky Q router which came after the SR102,
      I believe in conjunction with multi room Sky Q TV box’s it uses them as WiFi repeaters producing a WiFi mesh. I haven’t got it so have no idea how it all works.

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      Re: Sky advert.

      Well this is the advert and I know that the Incredibles live in a MASSIVE house, so what router are they using?


     

     

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