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    routers that support mer

    This is a discussion on routers that support mer within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; any ideas of which routers support skys mer i know the billion 7800 does with a firmware upgrade but does ...

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      routers that support mer

      any ideas of which routers support skys mer i know the billion 7800 does with a firmware upgrade but does any other makes and models do to ie netgear dreytek belkin etc any ideas and if so list them make and model and how are they running for you well poor average etc.


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      Re: routers that support mer

      Find the nearest scrabble game, and eat all of the pieces with letters on them.
      Take the strongest laxatives you can find, consume them all.
      When you've shat out all of the letters, repost what they say here because that will probably make more sense than what you just posted
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      Re: routers that support mer

      Sky are starting to use MER (Mac Encapsulated Routing) on many of their networks. and it seems that many exchange are MER one's.
      So when you dial into Sky, its on a PPPoA protocol, after that it will change to an MER protocol
      IF your router is accepted by its MAC address.
      This is where the problem lies, a non Sky Modem would connect to Sky and I could use the internet but it remains at a lower speed as the modem could not authenticate with MER and hence it cannnot get the better speed.
      Its a big difference too, the modem was getting 4mb, the sky router was getting 11mb. Massive difference. Sky have been very sneeky and clever to stop people using their own routers instead of the issued one.

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      Re: routers that support mer

      The Billion 7800 is the only router on an ADSL connection which supports Sky's MER.

      If you are actually upgrading to Sky Fibre then it is a router which can work on both. However any cable router that supports DD-WRT will also work with Sky's MER.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: routers that support mer

      so 7800n is really the only router that supports both adsl and mer hum shame but guess it will have to be that as i am thinking of upgrading my pc my ps3 my home cinema system and my mothers desktop pc downstairs onto gigabit powerline to help reduce long ethernet cables and in order to take advantage over it the router will have to be upgraded to.

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      Re: routers that support mer

      Why not get yourself a good Cable router and connect it using this guide:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/askin...nk-dir613.html

      It works just fine.

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      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

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      Re: routers that support mer

      yea but it means i have 2 boxes instead of just 1 plus its a right faff keep plugging ethernet cables in and oot like a yo yo lol

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      Re: routers that support mer

      Let's face it you have been threatening to get a non Sky router for years and have never done so. Are you really going to go ahead this time?

      Have you tried another router to see if you can connect with PPPoA? Many lines support both and others are being changed back to PPPoA. Astra's comments don't make much sense to me, how you authenticate has little to do with the speed you will get.

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      Re: routers that support mer

      i dont have any spare routers handy to test so its a bit difficult as for changing the sky router yea i am going to go ahead but it wont be for a while i worked it out for the billion7800 and 3 or 4 powerlines roughly 300 quid.

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      Re: routers that support mer

      Quote Originally Posted by astra View Post
      the modem was getting 4mb, the sky router was getting 11mb. Massive difference. Sky have been very sneeky and clever to stop people using their own routers instead of the issued one.

      If you're talking sync speed that's likely to be a chipset interoperablity issue any difference in throughput between Mer and PPPoA would purely be down to overheads and as such probably be in the reigon of 1 - 3%

     

     

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