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Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby plastic scouser » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:38 pm

Right you sky users.....I'm gonna be buying me ma a new laptop & want to set her up on a wireless router....

....She currently has standard sky b/band plugged in to an old PC.

Can i use any old cheap wireless router, or do I need to get a "Sky" router as the sky user forum suggests that sky can/do block wireless access if users use non-sky supplied equipment???

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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Des » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Or you could use a wireless access point plugged into your existing router, which Sky would have no way of detecting.

http://www.dabs.com/products/belkin-wir ... -4287.html
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby plastic scouser » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:52 pm

Cheers Des.
Good simple solution which i'll probably go for.....unless boss can suggest something else [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby the boss » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:12 pm

plastic scouser wrote:
Cheers Des.
Good simple solution which i'll probably go for.....unless boss can suggest something else [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif]



no, stick with what he says 8)
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Sky Blue Strawberry » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:55 pm

Des wrote:
Or you could use a wireless access point plugged into your existing router, which Sky would have no way of detecting.

http://www.dabs.com/products/belkin-wir ... -4287.html

You're really quite clever about these things aren't you Des?
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Timbo » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:10 pm

My broadband wireless routers fucked. Can anyone recommend any?
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby plastic scouser » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:36 pm

Well I'm no expert [smilie=icon_mrhappy.gif] but I've got a NetGear wifi router on my virgin service at home......works fine & has been error free since I got it!

I also installed a Sky Netgear router (as donated by a generous scottish strawberry blonde super furry animal) on me ma's sky B/band.....also, so far, so good!

Therefore, in conclusion, I recommend the cheap & cheerful Netgear routers.

...& Thats probably the kiss of death for both of them....

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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Timbo » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:58 pm

Thats helpful... there are 228 results for NetGear on Amazon under routers! :D

When I get home I'll check the spec on my old one. I'd probably want something similar.
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby plastic scouser » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:33 pm

:-D I refer the gentleman to the 1st 4 words of my previous post.

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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Des » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:15 pm

Timbo wrote:
My broadband wireless routers fucked. Can anyone recommend any?



Ask here http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/board,5.0.html. Very knowledgeable people on there...... unlike here [smilie=icon_blink.gif]

Or here http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Timbo » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:44 pm

Cheers Des.

For the record the defunct kit is a "Netgear WNR854T RangeMax Next Wireless-N Router Gigabit Edition". It was bought by my old lodger who was into his gaming and downloading so I'm sure its a better spec than I need.
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Des » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:54 pm

Timbo wrote:
Cheers Des.

For the record the defunct kit is a "Netgear WNR854T RangeMax Next Wireless-N Router Gigabit Edition". It was bought by my old lodger who was into his gaming and downloading so I'm sure its a better spec than I need.


Some alternatives here http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Sh ... uctID=3165
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Timbo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:57 pm

Too late! I'm not looking in case I see something better than I bought. Thanks anyway.
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby Des » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:00 pm

But it only costs 5p and it runs at a zillion Gigabits per gallon...
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Re: Wireless routers for sky B/band

Postby the boss » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:51 am

Des wrote:
But it only costs 5p and it runs at a zillion Gigabits per gallon...


I've got one of them and boy is it good :shock:
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