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    Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

    This is a discussion on Wireless N Router can i buy second hand within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; If you use the link I gave it will give you the password and username. The username is actually the ...

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      If you use the link I gave it will give you the password and username. The username is actually the LAN MAC followed by @skydsl.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      If you use the link I gave it will give you the password and username. The username is actually the LAN MAC followed by @skydsl.
      ok many thanks for your help, there seems to be plenty of routers to choose from on ebay. Cheers

      Many thanks

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      i bought one of the sky modem you mentioned, i got it for 1p plus p+p.

      its got hacked firmware thus the bargain price. Sagem F@ST 2504N 4-Port 10/100 Wireless N Router UNLOCKED - Extra Features - SKY | eBay

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      The login credentials are the username and password the Sky router uses to authenticate with Sky's Radius server which are embedded in the Sky router's firmware. Provided that your connection type is not MER then although not officially sanctioned by Sky most ADSL routers can be used but you will need your login details. IF MER then your choice of router is severely limited.
      Hi, I'm interested in doing something similar in order to get an N router, but my connection type is MER. What are my options in terms of router choice? Can I still pick up one of the later Sky routers with 802.11N? For example the same as the OP?

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by MDUK View Post
      Hi, I'm interested in doing something similar in order to get an N router, but my connection type is MER. What are my options in terms of router choice? Can I still pick up one of the later Sky routers with 802.11N? For example the same as the OP?
      Provided the second hand router has not been blocked by Sky and that the credentials are not being used in a none Sky router to access the internet then yes. Please note that the Sky firmware does not allow you to input your own credentials (username and password).

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Provided the second hand router has not been blocked by Sky and that the credentials are not being used in a none Sky router to access the internet then yes. Please note that the Sky firmware does not allow you to input your own credentials (username and password).
      Thanks for the reply. Can I flash custom firmware on it to enter my own credentials? Would this also get around any potential blocks if they exist or is it that not possible?

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Yes it is possible to flash the router with custom firmware but:
      1. The custom firmware needs to support MER.
      2. Depending on the firmware it may get overwritten if Sky rolls out a firmware update.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Hi.

      After ringing up CS and asking for a 'N' router upgrade I was told that I could have one but I would have to pay for it. The CS told me to get a 2nd hand one off Ebay as that would be my best option. They told me if it is blocked to just ring up CS and they will unblock it.

      So I have just bought a Sagemcom 2504n router and it looks as though they have moved to another BB provider so they are not using their log in credentials any more.

      My connection is PPPoa. When I get the router do I just connect it to my phone line and then proceed to change the Wifi password? Is there anything else I need to do?

      Cheers.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by Red_Till_Dead View Post
      Hi.

      After ringing up CS and asking for a 'N' router upgrade I was told that I could have one but I would have to pay for it. The CS told me to get a 2nd hand one off Ebay as that would be my best option. They told me if it is blocked to just ring up CS and they will unblock it.

      So I have just bought a Sagemcom 2504n router and it looks as though they have moved to another BB provider so they are not using their log in credentials any more.

      My connection is PPPoa. When I get the router do I just connect it to my phone line and then proceed to change the Wifi password? Is there anything else I need to do?

      Cheers.

      What did you pay on ebay though?

      The hub is only 2.18 for postage and the hub itself is free on a 12 month contract.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Hi.

      I am moving house so a contract is a no go.

      I paid 6 for the hub (most of it was postage).

      Should be here today.

     

     
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