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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; I just thought i would ask this just in case its not possible, can i buy a second hand wireless ...

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      Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      I just thought i would ask this just in case its not possible, can i buy a second hand wireless n sky router off of ebay and just plug it in and bobs your uncle so to speak?

      Is there a particular model thats more reliable ?

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Provided it has not been banned any Sky ADSL router will work on any line. The 2504n and the SR101 have very similar performance, but avoid the 2304N, they have not proved reliable and are slower than the other two.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Yes providing:
      1. It hasn't been Black Listed for none payment of subscriptions.
      2. The vendor isn't using its login credentials on their own none Sky router to connect to Sky BB.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Provided it has not been banned any Sky ADSL router will work on any line. The 2504n and the SR101 have very similar performance, but avoid the 2304N, they have not proved reliable and are slower than the other two.
      smashing thanks very much for your reply and ill avoid the 2340n, off to ebay i go. Have a nice day.

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      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Yes providing:
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      2. The vendor isn't using its login credentials on their own none Sky router to connect to Sky BB.
      what login credentials is that and how likely is that ?

      is there other routers i can use, last time i asked i had to stick with a sky modem. I want to upgrade to wireless n

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      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.

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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.
      My connection type is pppoa. Is it tricky to buy another router and add my login credentials ?

      Is it best just buying the sky router? It sounds like its not very likely to be a problem. I can always return to the seller if its faulty.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      The choice is yours. If you do decide on a none Sky router you can use Sky BB Pasword Calculator to find the required login credentials.

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      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      The choice is yours. If you do decide on a none Sky router you can use Sky BB Pasword Calculator to find the required login credentials.
      ok thanks for that, so how would i obtain the username embedded in the sky router firmware and would the new non sky router have an obvious place to insert the login details?

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Use the link in post#7 or go here - https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

      Setting up your own router is easy if you are familiar with routers, but can be difficult if you are not. That is why Sky supply their routers ready set up.

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      Re: Wireless N Router can i buy second hand

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Use the link in post#7 or go here - https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

      Setting up your own router is easy if you are familiar with routers, but can be difficult if you are not. That is why Sky supply their routers ready set up.
      i reckon i competent ha ha

      ok i get the bit about the password generator but surely my login details will require a username, is this my sky account username?

     

     
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