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      New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Hello, im about to buy the latest SKY N router, can I buy on eBay and plug in and it works?

      Thanks in advance


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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      If it has been registered on Sky's data base and has not been banned it will be 'plug--n-play'.

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      isitme, thanks, I just bought it on ebay so i'll soon find out!

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      If it has been registered on Sky's data base and has not been banned it will be 'plug--n-play'.
      what do you mean by registering on sky's database? how do we do that

      im thinking of getting a brand new one from ebay, surely that one wont be "registered" then?

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Basically should a Sky customer not be up to date with paying their bills, for example, then Sky do occasionally block a router from their servers.

      There have been comments regarding someone purchasing a router only to find that the original owner had extracted the log in details for their own router and were still using it. The result is that only one can connect at a time. In the specific case I am thinking of, the Sky router was returned.

      In most cases there are no issues.

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      what do you mean by registering on sky's database? how do we do that
      You can't. Before routers are dispatched their details are scanned and entered into the list of routers allowed to connect to Sky. A few years ago there was a batch of routers which missed this scanning. The result was when the users plugged them in nothing happened as they were not recognised as Sky routers. In that case, the users phoned up and gave the MAC and serial to the Sky agent who put them into the data base manually and everything was OK. This would not happen with a router which was not obtained directly from Sky.

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You can't. Before routers are dispatched their details are scanned and entered into the list of routers allowed to connect to Sky. A few years ago there was a batch of routers which missed this scanning. The result was when the users plugged them in nothing happened as they were not recognised as Sky routers. In that case, the users phoned up and gave the MAC and serial to the Sky agent who put them into the data base manually and everything was OK. This would not happen with a router which was not obtained directly from Sky.
      so if a buy a new one unused, it will register it?

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Quote Originally Posted by elim View Post
      so if a buy a new one unused, it will register it?
      If it is one that has been sent out to a Sky user who has not been banned, then yes it will connect. If it is a new one which has fallen off the back of a lorry, then there is no way to tell until you connect it.

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      As I mentioned, I bought the latest Sagem N router on ebay Sunday and its in the post, so i'll post here of any issues

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      Re: New SKY N router can I buy on eBay and works ...

      Received SKY Sagemcom F@st2504N this morning from ebay second hand (used)

      * Went into admin/sky and factory reset from browser
      * Left for 5 Minutes and still showing as 'connecting' in STATUS page
      * Went into Maintenance/Router Status - (showing as connecting)
      * Hit Disconnect/Connect (took @3 minutes to connect) My guess is this was updating the routers firmware as Ive had this before)
      * Connected and all working fine

     

     
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