NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) - £129.99 at Amazon
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NETGEAR R7800-100UKS Nighthawk X4S AC2600 (800 + 1733 Mbps) Quad Stream Gigabit Cable Smart Wireless 11AC Gaming Router (Amazon Echo Enabled) - £129.99 at Amazon

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Found 24th Dec 2017
Decent price for this generally well reviewed router, and one of the lowest prices it drops to (outside of warehouse deals).

Also worth noting it can be flashed with opensource firmwares (DD-WRT etc).

Features:

* AC2600 Wi-Fi — 800+1733 Mbps speeds.
* X4 Architecture for more high-fidelity streams.
* 160 MHz, MU-MIMO and Quad-Stream technology.
* Powered by 1.7 GHz dual core processor.
* Network storage-ready with twin USB 3.0 and eSATA.
* Four high-gain external antennas and Beamforming+ for maximum range.
* Enhanced features for lag-free gaming.
* Manage your home network with NETGEAR genie.
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Yeah, I got the alert from the 3 camels too.
Looks like Amazon have reduced quite a lot of their routers, as well as this one.
The pick for me, is the TP-Link AC3150.....
amazon.co.uk/Bea…h=1
Heat Added, I was apprehensive about buying a router as we have the ordinary one supplied by the Internet provider. I bought one and rang up to get some settings right, they walk you through it, takes 2 minutes. Wow what an improvement of speed and coverage so was well worth it.
Would this be a big improvement in speed and range compared to my standard sky router?
the.badger8 m ago

Would this be a big improvement in speed and range compared to my standard …Would this be a big improvement in speed and range compared to my standard sky router?


Yes, a huge improvement. However, as far as I know, you'll still need to "sniff" out your sky username and password (using wireshark), install custom firmware on this, such as DD-WRT and apply a script in order to get this to work on Sky Fibre.
You don't need to do all of that with the TP-Link router I posted above. From what I've read online, the router will configure itself for Sky Fibre, without the need for custom firmware.
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cutthroat_jake24 m ago

Yes, a huge improvement. However, as far as I know, you'll still need to …Yes, a huge improvement. However, as far as I know, you'll still need to "sniff" out your sky username and password (using wireshark), install custom firmware on this, such as DD-WRT and apply a script in order to get this to work on Sky Fibre.You don't need to do all of that with the TP-Link router I posted above. From what I've read online, the router will configure itself for Sky Fibre, without the need for custom firmware.


the.badger32 m ago

Would this be a big improvement in speed and range compared to my standard …Would this be a big improvement in speed and range compared to my standard sky router?


Yes it would work, and you would not need the username and password as this is not a VDSL modem router, It will have to run along side your sky router.

I have the C5400 paired with a Vigor 130.
deleted159734424th Dec 2017

Yes it would work, and you would not need the username and password as …Yes it would work, and you would not need the username and password as this is not a VDSL modem router, It will have to run along side your sky router.I have the C5400 paired with a Vigor 130.



I'm by no means an expert, but I would say that depends on the user's setup. I still have the BT Openreach modem and Sky supplied me with the old Sky SR101 router (no modem).
For a couple of years now, I've been using a Netgear R7000 (DD-WRT) router, with the BT Openreach modem and I still need the Sky user name and password for it to work, but if you're using the sky router (SR-102?) as the modem, then yes, this router could be used to improve the speed and range of the wireless network (if you log into it and turn off the wireless). With this setup, I couldn't say if the username and password are required or not.
Edited by: "cutthroat_jake" 24th Dec 2017
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Agreed @the.badger never mentioned what his setup is but I guess he will have an all in one modem router either the Sr-102 or Q hub if he is asking if this will work.

I can see why you need credentials as your modem is non-sky, easiest way for a non techie is to leave the Sky modem in place and install a separate AP as the results are marginal and would never be noticed.
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Great router. Put my virgin superhub 2 in modem mode and use this for WiFi. No drop out, full 220mb speed all around the house. Heat added.
deleted159734424th Dec 2017

Agreed @the.badger never mentioned what his setup is but I guess he will …Agreed @the.badger never mentioned what his setup is but I guess he will have an all in one modem router either the Sr-102 or Q hub if he is asking if this will work.I can see why you need credentials as your modem is non-sky, easiest way for a non techie is to leave the Sky modem in place and install a separate AP as the results are marginal and would never be noticed.



Is it possible to turn off routing and have the sky hub act as a modem only?

I know there is no 'modem mode', but isnt that what turing off DHCP on the sky Q hub would do?
no dhcp is what assigns an ip address to devices you connect to ur network - if thats off u would have to connect them manually - i would just type into google - "can i put sky hub in modem only mode" see what u get back
The-Stranger7 m ago

no dhcp is what assigns an ip address to devices you connect to ur network …no dhcp is what assigns an ip address to devices you connect to ur network - if thats off u would have to connect them manually - i would just type into google - "can i put sky hub in modem only mode" see what u get back


Well yes DHCP does that, but you'd leave DHCP enabled on the new Netgear router, so no need to manually configure devices.
Great unit. Paid a tenner more a month ago. No regrets
my point was that dhcp on or off isnt putting it into modem only mode
Shame none of the VDSL versions are reduced, badly need to get rid of the woeful talktalk HG633
Anyone got any experience of the smaller R6800? £79.99 looks pretty reasonable. I'm after something that'll cope with an expanding smart home with more and more devices being connected the longer I remain an HUKD member...
No modem!
There are some good used D7000 on Amazon.de. Got as new for 79
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Iru7861 h, 11 m ago

There are some good used D7000 on Amazon.de. Got as new for 79


Horrible buggy router, don’t do it.
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distracted2472 h, 37 m ago

Is it possible to turn off routing and have the sky hub act as a modem …Is it possible to turn off routing and have the sky hub act as a modem only? I know there is no 'modem mode', but isnt that what turing off DHCP on the sky Q hub would do?


Yes you can turn DHCP off on Sky Q hub and use modem only mode.
How much better are these than Virgin’s latest Super-hub, mainly interested in the distance the Wi-Fi will travel, have a 4 bedroom house with thick stone walls
mdentz5 m ago

How much better are these than Virgin’s latest Super-hub, mainly i …How much better are these than Virgin’s latest Super-hub, mainly interested in the distance the Wi-Fi will travel, have a 4 bedroom house with thick stone walls


In your case I would go mesh wifi. Netgear orbi 50 is 250 at the moment on Amazon, cheapest it's been I think. Stone walls and 5Ghz are not a good mix.
Hi, can someone please advise if it is worth buying the router as I am with ee( ee bright box2 router ) and having speed issues when kids on PS4.
deleted159734424th Dec 2017

Horrible buggy router, don’t do it.



In what way? Haven't seen anything in regards to it but would appreciate more details please
pagepack1 h, 26 m ago

In your case I would go mesh wifi. Netgear orbi 50 is 250 at the moment on …In your case I would go mesh wifi. Netgear orbi 50 is 250 at the moment on Amazon, cheapest it's been I think. Stone walls and 5Ghz are not a good mix.


How about these, think they mention being 'Mesh' hotukdeals.com/dea…269
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Iru7863 h, 6 m ago

In what way? Haven't seen anything in regards to it but would appreciate …In what way? Haven't seen anything in regards to it but would appreciate more details please


Prone to locking up and dropping DSL, WiFi is poor in terms of reliability and they don’t support BT IPv6 fully. Along with the garbage support as Netgear only want to sell you “premium” support.
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I am using this with a Sky Q router set as modem only and the Nighthawk as the wireless access, you dont need the Sky info as it is already in the Sky Modem\router

i will say it has vastly improved the wireless access around the house and for all the WIFI devices i have, you may or may not be aware the Sky Q router is limited to 30 WIFI devices and as i have installed Phillip Hue bulbs and have Amazon Alexa around the house i exceeded that limit.
It is worthwhile buying but it is not a modem.
deleted159734424th Dec 2017

Prone to locking up and dropping DSL, WiFi is poor in terms of reliability …Prone to locking up and dropping DSL, WiFi is poor in terms of reliability and they don’t support BT IPv6 fully. Along with the garbage support as Netgear only want to sell you “premium” support.


I'm not sure the IPv6 thing matters does it, since it's not a modem and just a router? You'll still have the BT modem in place...or have I misunderstood?
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jonboyuk5 m ago

I'm not sure the IPv6 thing matters does it, since it's not a modem and …I'm not sure the IPv6 thing matters does it, since it's not a modem and just a router? You'll still have the BT modem in place...or have I misunderstood?


If you are installing a D7000 router, why would you use the BT modem ? Also it would matter if your router was handling all DHCP requests and not the modem.
My mistake. I thought you were referring to the offer above, not the D7000!
Anyone seen a great modem/router offer? I want rid of my openreach modem and my tplink router drops the dsl for fun
Would these work with virgin fibre broadband?
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