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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:10
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:11
I am on Sky Broadband and while the speeds are great at all times of the day...
I would like to use my own Modem / Router, mainly because with the Sky Router, you are forced to use Sky's DNS Servers. (I know i can bypass this on my local computers network settings, but there are other features i want to, VPN etc)
You can find out your sky broadband username / password by going to a certain website (Im not sure its allowed to be posted here so i wont)
Has anyone done this? if so... have you heard from Sky about it?
Many Thanks x
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:13
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:36
I wouldn't go with Sky if they were the last ISP in the UK
The experience the missus and her family had/have with them is abysmal, whining at them every time they plugged an extension into the phone socket, the only combination they would allow for BB + TV was so ridiculous the phone socket adapters stuck out about half a foot from the wall, broadband was literally slower than dialup
They come knocking on my door every few weeks (cold callers) and look surprised when I tell them where to go
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:41
Edited by dragon2611, 02 September 2012 - 12:42.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:43
I'm sure you'd go with them if they were the single ADSL2+ LLU provider in the local exchange...
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:47
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:50
Nope, I would honestly prefer to be offline
The stress I have gone through using Dongles and ADSL/2+ LLU and otherwise has literally damaged my mental state, I am so fed up with these pathetic services and the lying companies behind them that if I lost my Infinity connection, I would sell my gear and find a new hobby
Interwebz is good, but not when you have someone battering you in the side of the face the entire time you are using them
Posted 02 September 2012 - 13:10
I used to be with BE* for years and I had more issues while with them than Sky. Having said that, when something goes wrong with my line with Sky, I imagine using their support will be like banging my head against a brick wall. It's the best option at my exchange though!
Posted 02 September 2012 - 13:52
What does the Sky router show your connection type as, MER or PPPoA?
PPPoA is VCI 0 VPI 38 , Connection type PPPoA login is the extracted username/pass
MER is RFC2684/1483 VC-Mux on VCI 0 VPI 40, Get Ip dynamically from ISP - But you have to modify your DHCP client to send the username/password in option 61.
Most lines are still enabled for PPPoA even if the sky modem shows as MER but how long that will work for is anyones guess, I know there's a couple of router manufactuers that are now adding support for skys way of doing MER.
FTTC works with an Ethernet router if it supports sending the Username/password in DHCP option 61.
There's a large thread on sky user about getting 3rd party routers working on Skys network, It IS against the T&C's but thus far i've never heard of SKY kicking anyone off for using their own router, as others have said you'll probably have to plug skys router in to get any support what so ever though.
Currently using a Mikrotik routerboard on Skys FTTC.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:50
EDIT 2: The fact that a website can access your broadband username/password is pretty scary.