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D-Link DIR-842 Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Router with 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet - £23.74 delivered @ Amazon
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D-Link DIR-842 Dual Band Wireless AC1200 Wave 2 Wi-Fi Router with 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet - £23.74 delivered @ Amazon

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Posted 28th Oct

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  • Combines the latest high-speed wireless AC with Gigabit Ethernet ports to provide a seamless networking experience
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi for seamless performance; surf the web, chat and play online games on the 2.4 GHz band with your smartphones and computers, while simultaneously streaming digital media on the 5 GHz band on your streaming media players and tablets
  • It's enhanced security features keep data safe from unwanted network intruders, whilst the increased range and reliability of wireless AC technology allows you to stay connected
  • Stream HD video or make Internet voice calls across your home, using the fastest wired and wireless connectivity options available today
  • Sharing your Internet connection doesn't have to be a complicated process - just open a web browser to access the setup wizard and follow the easy step-by-step instructions to get started

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BoGoF28/10/2019 01:56

Are these better than the routers you get free when joining a internet …Are these better than the routers you get free when joining a internet provider? Never really know why they sell these separate? Maybe to extend a signal or for businesses .....(confused)


All ISP provided routers are dog dirt.
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Are these better than the routers you get free when joining a internet provider? Never really know why they sell these separate? Maybe to extend a signal or for businesses .....(confused)
BoGoF28/10/2019 01:56

Are these better than the routers you get free when joining a internet …Are these better than the routers you get free when joining a internet provider? Never really know why they sell these separate? Maybe to extend a signal or for businesses .....(confused)


All ISP provided routers are dog dirt.
Reviews suggest this might not be much better than ISP router

techgearlab.com/rev…842
My Sky broadband router is terrible, any decent routers out there that aren't overly expensive that I can hook up to it? And how do I hook it up, what kind of router am I looking for here? I need something that's 5ghz, don't know where to start looking..
Jameseh28/10/2019 02:11

All ISP provided routers are dog dirt.


Really? I quite like the Zyxel vmg8924 that John Lewis, for example, supply. Having a BCM63138 means you can monitor the stats easily.

Some people rate the Sky Q or BT hub as well.
smr128/10/2019 02:50

Really? I quite like the Zyxel vmg8924 that John Lewis, for example, …Really? I quite like the Zyxel vmg8924 that John Lewis, for example, supply. Having a BCM63138 means you can monitor the stats easily.Some people rate the Sky Q or BT hub as well.


I’ll change it to all ISP branded routers are dog dirt. If JL&P are offering standard devices that aren’t locked down for no good reason then kudos to them.
f2k828/10/2019 02:49

My Sky broadband router is terrible, any decent routers out there that …My Sky broadband router is terrible, any decent routers out there that aren't overly expensive that I can hook up to it? And how do I hook it up, what kind of router am I looking for here? I need something that's 5ghz, don't know where to start looking..


There is an extra step you have to do with Sky as they try and prevent you from using 3rd party access points. At least that was the case a couple of years ago, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole as a result.

I won't fully detail it as it's well documented online but you had to copy the MAC address of the Sky access point and use that on your 3rd party one if I remember correctly.
smr128/10/2019 02:50

Really? I quite like the Zyxel vmg8924 that John Lewis, for example, …Really? I quite like the Zyxel vmg8924 that John Lewis, for example, supply. Having a BCM63138 means you can monitor the stats easily.Some people rate the Sky Q or BT hub as well.


Going from a BT Hub to a 3rd party was the best decision I made for my home internet, difference in range and stability was 2nd to none. There are of course a lot of 3rd models which are the same / worst than ISP ones so it's worth checking reviews and sticking to popular models for support.

I got the Netgear D7000 which wasn't cheap at around £120 but worth the investment as I've had it for around 4 years now and still going strong.
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 28th Oct
Good deal. Heat added.
@idontflycathay Thanks for posting but this doesn't include a modem AFAICT, so you're going to have to add a modem to this or use the modem part of your exising router/modem anyway. So, not a lot of point IMO, it will only speed connnections between ips if they are not gigabit connections. Maybe if your existing router/modem isn't dual band... but how many are not nowadays?
Edited by: "jasee" 28th Oct
Carson_Official28/10/2019 04:55

There is an extra step you have to do with Sky as they try and prevent you …There is an extra step you have to do with Sky as they try and prevent you from using 3rd party access points. At least that was the case a couple of years ago, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole as a result.I won't fully detail it as it's well documented online but you had to copy the MAC address of the Sky access point and use that on your 3rd party one if I remember correctly.


I think you are referring to REPLACING existing sky hub with a compatible 3rd party modem router.

This TPlink does not posses any DSL modem. However it can be wired to any existing Sky hub in one of two ways if you wish to use Dlink wifi in instead of sky hub wifi

1 - Not recommended. As the sky hub and Dlink use same 192.168.0.1 LAN IP address, the IP address on Dlink must be changed to something else like 192.168.2.1. Then simply connect Dlink to Sky hub. Downside is using a 'router' behind another 'router' introduces firewall issues (double NAT) - this affects some devices.

2 - Dlink probably does not have Wireless Access Point mode menu option, but it 'may' still work in WAP mode. Simply change LAN IP address of Dlink to say 192.168.0.200. Very important to turn off the DHCP server in the Dlink. Then connect one of the 4 LAN ports (do not use WAN/internet) from the Dlink to a spare LAN port on the Sky hub.
bill88828/10/2019 06:51

I think you are referring to REPLACING existing sky hub with a compatible …I think you are referring to REPLACING existing sky hub with a compatible 3rd party modem router.This TPlink does not posses any DSL modem. However it can be wired to any existing Sky hub in one of two ways if you wish to use Dlink wifi in instead of sky hub wifi1 - Not recommended. As the sky hub and Dlink use same 192.168.0.1 LAN IP address, the IP address on Dlink must be changed to something else like 192.168.2.1. Then simply connect Dlink to Sky hub. Downside is using a 'router' behind another 'router' introduces firewall issues (double NAT) - this affects some devices.2 - Dlink probably does not have Wireless Access Point mode menu option, but it 'may' still work in WAP mode. Simply change LAN IP address of Dlink to say 192.168.0.200. Very important to turn off the DHCP server in the Dlink. Then connect one of the 4 LAN ports (do not use WAN/internet) from the Dlink to a spare LAN port on the Sky hub.


You probably are right - as I say, I stayed clear of Sky for making it more difficult
Carson_Official28/10/2019 07:16

You probably are right - as I say, I stayed clear of Sky for making it …You probably are right - as I say, I stayed clear of Sky for making it more difficult



With this router, with ALL isps you will need to retain the existing router, other people posting here don't seem to understand that, and the part of that that they HAVE to use is the part that determines good good their connection is
Carson_Official28/10/2019 07:16

You probably are right - as I say, I stayed clear of Sky for making it …You probably are right - as I say, I stayed clear of Sky for making it more difficult


I'm running an Asus DSL-AC68U on Sky. It used to be awkward to set up but now is plug and play.
tawke28/10/2019 08:30

I'm running an Asus DSL-AC68U on Sky. It used to be awkward to set up but …I'm running an Asus DSL-AC68U on Sky. It used to be awkward to set up but now is plug and play.


How did u get the username and password for DSL from sky?
grandoldchap28/10/2019 10:10

How did u get the username and password for DSL from sky?


You don't need to anymore, just select your ISP as Sky during setup and off you go.
cRuNcHiE28/10/2019 02:26

Reviews suggest this might not be much better than ISP router …Reviews suggest this might not be much better than ISP router https://www.techgearlab.com/reviews/small-and-home-office/wireless-router/d-link-ac1200-dir-842



If you're cursed with 3's woefully cut down B311s-220 LTE modem, any way of offloading WiFi from it is useful. Even with the new firmware it seems incapable of running WiFi and 4G simultaneously. A spare Virgin Hub 2 - a pretty terrible device - worked wonders for my WiFi & LTE broadband.

That said, this is too low end to waste money on.
Edited by: "anonymoose1" 28th Oct
Would this work with and be an upgrade on hyperoptic? (dont care about the phone capability)
Edited by: "moneychop" 28th Oct
Anyone have any idea if I can you any router with plusnet? Someone told me that it has to be something which performs as a router and modem. Is that true please? Any advice appreciated
f2k828/10/2019 02:49

My Sky broadband router is terrible, any decent routers out there that …My Sky broadband router is terrible, any decent routers out there that aren't overly expensive that I can hook up to it? And how do I hook it up, what kind of router am I looking for here? I need something that's 5ghz, don't know where to start looking..


Which sky router do you have? I just called up to complain about my 2.0 hub and they send me the new sky q 3.0 hub for free.

Wifi everywhere in the house doubled from ~25mbps to ~55mbps
Carson_Official28/10/2019 04:55

There is an extra step you have to do with Sky as they try and prevent you …There is an extra step you have to do with Sky as they try and prevent you from using 3rd party access points. At least that was the case a couple of years ago, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole as a result.I won't fully detail it as it's well documented online but you had to copy the MAC address of the Sky access point and use that on your 3rd party one if I remember correctly.


Sky still do it, as do NowBroadband which use Sky routers... You also have to "capture" your log-in details by a wierd method, they won't tell you them directly... Absolute trash they are...


Oh and also, hi Carson how you doing?
ToxicHazard28/10/2019 21:10

Which sky router do you have? I just called up to complain about my 2.0 …Which sky router do you have? I just called up to complain about my 2.0 hub and they send me the new sky q 3.0 hub for free. Wifi everywhere in the house doubled from ~25mbps to ~55mbps


I have the 2.0 so I may try this my self, thanks haha
DingIs28/10/2019 22:25

Sky still do it, as do NowBroadband which use Sky routers... You also have …Sky still do it, as do NowBroadband which use Sky routers... You also have to "capture" your log-in details by a wierd method, they won't tell you them directly... Absolute trash they are... Oh and also, hi Carson how you doing?


Didn't have to do anything with mine. Just plug it in and select Sky as your ISP. For reference, I put my Asus in about a year ago.
tawke29/10/2019 09:11

Didn't have to do anything with mine. Just plug it in and select Sky as …Didn't have to do anything with mine. Just plug it in and select Sky as your ISP. For reference, I put my Asus in about a year ago.



Interesting... the real modem manufacturers must have realised a selling point to bypass the faff...

I want one of those... but for about £50... lol...
Edited by: "DingIs" 29th Oct
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