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    Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

    This is a discussion on Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Yes, sorry, a senior moment....

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Yes, sorry, a senior moment.

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Lol np, becoming increasingly more common for me!

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Apologies for resurecting this post but I have been looking at this Billion router and modem to replace my current Sky modem, a reviewer has said it is compatible with this new MER fandangle thing. Does anyone forsee any other possible issues with it as I would prefer to utilise an all in one instead of tacking on a seperate router to my sky modem.

      Billion BiPAC 7800N Dual WAN ADSL2+/Broadband Wireless-N Gigabit Firewall Modem Router: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Billion has indeed composed a new firmware to support Sky's MER system. initially it was just a Beta, but now it is in the full firmware release.

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/techn...w-working.html

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      So it would be a simple case of extract passwords etc from sky router, enter them into the billion and its done?

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      From reading the thread, I believe that you will need to ensure that you have this new firmware installed first, then you should be able to work it from there.

      Remember: Do not sell your original Sky router. Should the brown stuff hit the fan, you can always fall back to it. Since you will be using the log in details on your own connection, it will not be any good for anyone else.

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Well I am moving house in a couple of months when I get home from a certain hot sandy place and will be bringing it back with me due to no tax having to be paid. So it will be a new house with a new exchange and connection, should I wait until Sky have finished the DLM on the line before I start fidling with a new modem or plug it in, instal the firmware and wait for the connection to activate?

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      You can connect your own Modem anytime you wish.

      Some will suggest that should you have any issues it might be sensible to let the initial DLM process complete first though. TBH I don't think it should matter, but you may get someone at Sky who insists on you using their router.

      A couple of things that would upset DLM more is a lot of router resets and switching the router off at night.

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Thanks for the advice, the Billion it is!

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      Re: Recommended Router to replace the default sky routers

      Can the Billion router replace both the sky router and the modem then?

      Or have I misread and it only replaces the sky router?



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