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    This is a discussion on Colour coding on 2504N within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; The router has a green, blue and 2 yellow eathernet ports at the back - do the colours mean anything ...

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      Colour coding on 2504N

      The router has a green, blue and 2 yellow eathernet ports at the back - do the colours mean anything please?


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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      The indicate that the ports are designed to prioritise traffic for a particular purpose, but generally things will work on all four ports.

      • Green - Sky+ HD STB for Anytime+
      • Blue - Future use
      • Yellow - Computer

      For reference this is the same for all the other Sky routers, although I don't know if they are on the Netgear DG834GT.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      although I don't know if they are on the Netgear DG834GT.
      They're not.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      The indicate that the ports are designed to prioritise traffic for a particular purpose, but generally things will work on all four ports.

      • Green - Sky+ HD STB for Anytime+
      • Blue - Future use
      • Yellow - Computer

      For reference this is the same for all the other Sky routers, although I don't know if they are on the Netgear DG834GT.
      Does this mean I can use all 4 ports as normal ethernet cables to computers?

      I have just signed up to Sky broadband and didn't realise only the 2 yellow ports are recommended for ethernet to computer use as I currently use at least 3 wired connections.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      Essentially the ports all work as any standard Ethernet 10/100MB port works.

      So yes you can plug in a computer to any of the four ports.

      If you are going to connect your Sky+ HD STB, then it is recommended that this is connected to the port with the Green markings.

      The installation guide for the Sagem 2304n and the video on Sky's website also supports this concept.

      The fun starts when you have a 2nd Sky+ HD, or a SkyHD STB, with a multi-room subscription.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      That's good to know, that information helps a lot.

      Thanks for a speedy reply

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      or a SkyHD STB, with a multi-room subscription.
      That's just a phone connection Scubbie, doesn't need ethernet.

      I personally doubt that any of the ports have been prioritised, I don't know any way to prove/disprove it.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      There's nothing to say they're not but you'd assume it's to make it easier for Sky to tell people 'connect router to Sky box using the blue port' - like colour-coding connectors on a PC
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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      That's just a phone connection Scubbie, doesn't need ethernet.
      The SkyHD STB has both. Currently the LAN port isn't used, but it may be enabled in the future.

      There was a post back in December which included the fact that the SkyHD STB may have a firmware update to allow it to talk with a Sky+ HD STB on the same LAN. Basically you could use the Sky+ HD STB to share its content with the SkyHD STB.

      All the other pieces in that post have so far come true, so I wouldn't doubt this story. I would just say that it is a matter of time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I personally doubt that any of the ports have been prioritised, I don't know any way to prove/disprove it.
      As IWNTE has suggested, it may well be to make it easier for the people on the phone to talk people through plugging things in. I can imagine some people might try to plug the ADSL lead in a LAN port. or an Ethernet cable in the ADSL port. With all the new STBs having colour coded sockets and leads too, it makes sense.

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      Re: Colour coding on 2504N

      I am inclined to agree, the colouring of ports is probably to pander to the technophobes. I think it is remiss of Sky to still be saying that the PC should only be plugged into the yellow ports. This mistake was pointed out to the years ago when the first Sagem came out. There are probably some who still think this is true and don't use the other ports. The DG834GT are all yellow by the way.

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