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    New Sky install - bridge mode?

    This is a discussion on New Sky install - bridge mode? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all, I've just had a Sky ( BT /Openreach) phone line installed and the broadband will be ready on ...

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      New Sky install - bridge mode?

      Hi all,

      I've just had a Sky (BT/Openreach) phone line installed and the broadband will be ready on the 11th March, with the router arriving some time before then. I would've had it in sooner i'm guessing but Sky weren't able to tell me if I could get Sky Connect (which I definitely didn't want!) or their LLU product... Line is installed now and after a quick phone call I confirmed its the LLU broadband (good news!) and wend ahead with the order.

      I'm a "power user" and currently have a Linksys WRT54G with Tomato custom firmware on it which has a lot of advanced features on it that are very useful to me - I'm guessing that the router Sky send out will be a basic home model so it's not really ideal for me.

      However, i've noticed that Sky enforce the use of their equipment - is it possible to have a bridge mode on this router? I want the router to present my public IP address to the WAN port of my linksys (hopefully that makes sense)

      Thanks for your help in advance!
      Ben
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      Re: New Sky install - bridge mode?

      Whilst it is a part of Sky's T&Cs, plenty of people do use their own routers without any problems.

      If you want to link the two together though, this document may be of some help:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...tml#post309066

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      Re: New Sky install - bridge mode?

      You may get the latest Sky router which is an N standard, if so, your Linksys 54g will be a bottleneck.

      TomD


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      Useful Utilites

      https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





     

     

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