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    Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

    This is a discussion on Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Dear Forum, I have just had my Open reach Techie fit and activate my line. I was horrified to find ...

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      Question Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      Dear Forum,

      I have just had my Open reach Techie fit and activate my line.

      I was horrified to find out that sky does not support third party routers at all, so thank you for providing me with the information to get my DG834GV4 up and running.

      So far I have not even powered on the sky (Sagem) router and my DG834GV4 is working quite well (well slow due to testing perioid).

      Would it be considered ok to leave the non-sky router on during the 2 week testing period?

      I also plan on installing my Billion 7700N tommorow, could this hinder my testing and overall evaluated speed?

      Thanks .


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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      I can't see why you cannot use your own router, just be aware that it is against the T and C's to do so, apart from that if it works then its your choice.
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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      If you have problems, plug in your Sky router before calling Sky. Using your own during the line training will make no difference, just as one disconnection will make no difference to the training. Trianing often does not start until about 3 days after activation so it may not even be started yet. You can tell it has started when your router resyncs at about 2-3am in the morning.

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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      Thank you for the quick responses.

      That is good news!

      One little worry now though. If they havn't started testing yet and I'm currently syncing at 4mbits (both mine and sky router), can I expect more (quoted 17ish on website and by many providers, also dead in city center).

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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      Post your stats for a speed estimate. All lines start at 4Mb maximum and rise if the line is capable.
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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

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      Interesting, here are the stats of the sky router.

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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      That is a normal starting point and nothing to worry about.

      Providing everything goes well, you should expect a 20mb connection with your current Line Attenuation. If you are lucky it may go higher, but this depends on the specific equipment in the telephone exchange.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      I think it is on the Sky gear or it would have started at 512 up. With a 6 db attenuation you should easily get the max of 19,999kbps.

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      Re: Using Non-Sky Router During 2 Week Testing Period?

      Nice!

      I'm most excited! Thanks for the help!

     

     

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