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    Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

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      Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

      Seems to be lots of mention of something called "mer". It is unclear whether you can still use a user/pass on a 3rd party router, or if the lan mac needs to match?

      I have the old Sagem F@st 2504.

      I am looking for something with more decent wireless range, N capability. In terms of ADSL performance the Sky router is superb, although my exchange is just across the road.

      Have just noticed you can buy the Sky hub at 39 if you're an existing customer.

      I also came across Amazon.co.uk: Buying Choices: TP-Link TD-W8960N 300MBPS Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for BT connections at 17.

      or maybe http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-W...im_computers_2 with gigabit ethernet.

      Many thanks
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      Re: Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

      I can't see it at 17, but the first one should be fine. It has a lot of 5* recommendations.

      The second one you mention would be no use for direct connection to ADSL as it is a Cable type router and does not have a built in modem.
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      Re: Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

      Ah well the 17 ones must have sold out. And just like me to miss that it didn't say ADSL on the second one, doh.

      I take it user/pass combos on their own still work then. Will have a look around and make sure anything I buy has an ADSL2+ modem. Cheers

      Some others that have caught my eye...

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edimax-BR-65...261938&sr=1-24

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-DSL-N55...3264107&sr=1-1 (wouldn't use the server features though as planning on having a separate server, but for a router with gigabit ethernet and the dual band lan it seems a reasonable price).
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      Re: Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

      Quote Originally Posted by anewman View Post
      Seems to be lots of mention of something called "mer". It is unclear whether you can still use a user/pass on a 3rd party router, or if the lan mac needs to match?
      if you are on a MER connection then user/pass will not work, you can and i have managed to get a 3rd party router working without spoofing a MAC address, but as soon as the lease line is up you have to reconnect your Sky branded router, get the latest IP address's, reconnect your other router and add the relevant info to get your internet working again

      if your on a PPPoA connection, you can use your user/pass until your heart is content or until Sky changes your connection type from PPPoA to MER

      not sure if it possible for every TP-Link router, but i think most if not all can be flashed with DD-WRT firmware, not sure if you can get a stable connection with the DD-WRT firmware and Sky's new MER connection, if WRT supports MER it shouldnt be to hard to get someone who writes the code for the firmware to look into adding support for Sky's connection

      the router i managed to get connection without spoofing a MAC address was a Linksys WAG354G V2

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      Re: Extracted user/pass with 3rd party, or Sky hub 39?

      Both are nice routers, but the ASUS looks the best. It has simultanious dual band wireless, which can be very useful, especially if you are in an area with lots of wireless networks. The built in server would also be useful as it would allow you to easily share a network printer. If you are on a PPPoA connection you will be OK as there is little likelihood of being transferred to MER. The only disadvantage with it is it does not have a WAN port, so if you moved to Fibre in the future it would be redundant.

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