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    Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

    This is a discussion on Get the new Sky router, or buy my own? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I now have a Sagemcom F@ST2304. I gave it the same SSID and password as the old one to save ...

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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      I now have a Sagemcom F@ST2304. I gave it the same SSID and password as the old one to save changing all my devices. Have also got port forwarding setup for my Slingbox.


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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      Quote Originally Posted by Xorro View Post
      I now have a Sagemcom F@ST2304. I gave it the same SSID and password as the old one to save changing all my devices. Have also got port forwarding setup for my Slingbox.
      This may have been causing you issues or you have reduced the security too.

      The Sagem 2304n support WPA2. If you don't match the security, devices will fail to connect.

      Personally I actually recommend that people set their own SSIDs & Passwords. Sky uses a random password for their SSIDs, but it is always comprised of 8 capital letters.

      The network key can be a simple(ish) password made of letters and numbers if you like, so long as it is at least 8-63 characters long. This makes it easier to add new devices.

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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      I had port forwarding on the old router, it never caused me an issue. It was/is set specifically for the Slingbox's port number only.

      All my devices are working perfectly thank you and I dont feel a need to change my wireless password, I've had it for years and know it by heart.

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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      I am seeing the same issues as Xorro, having had my DGT834GT for donkeys years. I'm gonna see if I can get mine replaced too

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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Sky do not send out the Netgear DG834Gt to any one anymore. The policy is to replace a WiFi g router with a WiFi g router. This would mean that you'll get any of the routers apart from the Sagem 2504N (or Netgear DG834GT).



      Of course.
      This policy has just changed in the last week.

      In-warranty N router is replaced with N router.
      In-warranty G router is replaced with G router or you can upgrade to N router for 35.
      Out-of-warranty G router CAN ONLY be replaced with N router at a cost of 35.

      Retention can now send the N router free of charge (though this might change) if your G router is out of warranty.

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      Re: Get the new Sky router, or buy my own?

      Nice to see them moving forwards with this policy.

      Although it is perhaps a little annoying that the Sagem 2504N only goes up to 144mb/s on the WiFi, at least it is the same as the BT HomeHub v3 in this respect. It would have been nicer to offer a 300mb/s router.

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