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    Has MER been ditched?

    This is a discussion on Has MER been ditched? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi all Have Sky ceased using MER ? When I first got Sky Broadband it was PPPoA , and then ...

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      Has MER been ditched?

      Hi all

      Have Sky ceased using MER? When I first got Sky Broadband it was PPPoA, and then changed to MER. I thought that would be last of it.

      But today whilst on the online chat to Sky, trying to persuade them to upgrade me to the SR102, I noticed it is now PPPoA again.

      Might I have more joy getting my own router rather than the Sky SR102?

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      This is possible.

      Sky has changed its policy of not allowing non-Sky routers to be used as a direct result of promising ex-O2 and ex-Be customers the ability to use their routers on the Sky network.

      We are pushing for a simpler method to allow people to use a non-Sky router, but you may wish to give the O2 method a try to see if it works where you are:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/o2-cu...onnection.html

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Thanks Scubbie. I shall give that a go.

      I'd been debating asking if they would replace my router with a newer one. But might as well get a nice router with things like gigabit and different frequencies too.

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      I don't know if there is something else going on in the background, (Perhaps we could start spreading rumours about IPv6 launching later this year and that it'll only be available on a WiFi n router?) but I think that the effective replacement program for the old Sky WiFi g routers is a positive move.

      I am almost tempted to put a little note through the doors of everyone around where I live who has an old Sky router. There are around half a dozen in range of my home and I'm sure that there are loads more on the estate. Of course there are a few Sky Hubs around too, but they should be fine.

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Do you think I'm likely to get them to change my F@st2304? As you told me before "If it's free, then it's fine ... but not worth paying to replace!"

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Give it a try. You'll either be sent the Booster straight away or you will be offered a free Sky Hub SR102 first.

      Sky Wireless Booster - Helps extend your Wi-Fi signal even further

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Yeah my Booster arrived this morning, and was somewhat underwhelmed by it!

      I've noticed that it's not really one of the supported routers. But I was getting about 50% of normal throughput. Hence thinking if they can change the router, I might be ok without the booster!

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Phooey!

      I was under the impression that the Sagem 2304n was one of the routers which would be automatically replaced first.

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      Only one way to find out ... calling them now!

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      Re: Has MER been ditched?

      2304 are out of warranty ... not supported ... but not going to be replaced. 39 if I want them to swap it out for me.

      So I'm stuck with a router that doesn't work very well with the wireless booster. But according to Sky, the router works fine and thus wouldn't be replaced.

      To be fair, the guy I spoke to was an utter c*ck!
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