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TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Cable Router - £49.99 @ Amazon
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TP-Link Archer A7 AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Cable Router - £49.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 2nd Dec 2019

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This is a relatively high spec router with excellent 2.4/5GHZ range. (Router only, no internal modem). Usual amazon price was £65 until today.
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I have this - does a much better job than the Sky Fibre modem/router.
We're a family of 6 with lots of tech - tablets/consoles/Firesticks, etc and it handles our WiFi needs with ease.

I've split our network into three separate 5Ghz/2.4Ghz/Guest zones, and still manage max speeds when everyone's online.

I paid £79ish a couple of years ago - thoroughly recommend it.
Skwoddie02/12/2019 14:24

I have this - does a much better job than the Sky Fibre modem/router.We're …I have this - does a much better job than the Sky Fibre modem/router.We're a family of 6 with lots of tech - tablets/consoles/Firesticks, etc and it handles our WiFi needs with ease.I've split our network into three separate 5Ghz/2.4Ghz/Guest zones, and still manage max speeds when everyone's online.I paid £79ish a couple of years ago - thoroughly recommend it.


I've got sky broadband, I thought the you couldn't swap them?
apacheuk02/12/2019 15:50

I've got sky broadband, I thought the you couldn't swap them?


You set your sky router to modem only so it only provides an IP to this router. The same can be done with any ISP provided modem/router.
apacheuk02/12/2019 15:50

I've got sky broadband, I thought the you couldn't swap them?


You can, you don't even need to extract the dsl password from the router anymore. I've used a flashed BT hub 5a with both their vdsl ("fibre") and adsl services.

This router does not contain a modem though, so you would probably be better off with a VDSL+ADSL model.
poulsej02/12/2019 16:04

You set your sky router to modem only so it only provides an IP to this …You set your sky router to modem only so it only provides an IP to this router. The same can be done with any ISP provided modem/router.


Yeh but it means having two devices plugged in taking power and space!
ceaton8802/12/2019 18:57

Yeh but it means having two devices plugged in taking power and space!



Phrasing.
poulsej02/12/2019 16:04

You set your sky router to modem only so it only provides an IP to this …You set your sky router to modem only so it only provides an IP to this router. The same can be done with any ISP provided modem/router.


You cannot set the Sky router to modem only mode. It will still be in charge of all the routing as you cannot configure these settings with Sky. You need to either get a router with a modem built-in(supports adsl/vdsl) or get a unlocked Openreach modem off ebay etc.

You could however turn off DHCP on the TP-Link and make it in to an glorified access point, if you don't mind being restricted by the Sky routers limited settings/functionality to manage your network.
Edited by: "Synj1" 2nd Dec 2019
ceaton8802/12/2019 18:57

Yeh but it means having two devices plugged in taking power and space!


Agree, if you're short on power, sockets or space, don't buy this.

Synj102/12/2019 19:17

You cannot set the Sky router to modem only mode. It will still be in …You cannot set the Sky router to modem only mode. It will still be in charge of all the routing as you cannot configure these settings with Sky. You need to either get a router with a modem built-in(supports adsl/vdsl) or get a unlocked Openreach modem off ebay etc.You could however turn off DHCP on the TP-Link and make it in to an glorified access point, if you don't mind being restricted by the Sky routers limited settings/functionality to manage your network.


That's not strictly true... you can turn off AP & DHCP on the Sky router. Then assign a fixed IP for the Sky router on the TPlink and let it handle the routing across you own network.. I've tried this setup and also using an HG612. Despite the extra hop there is no latency difference but you need to know how to set it up.

Bottom line..... if you want to buy this, I think it's the cheapest it's ever been..
apacheuk02/12/2019 15:50

I've got sky broadband, I thought the you couldn't swap them?


I have the TP-LINK Archer VR600 and it supports SKY, Its even in a dropdown box in the setup menu. And as as pointed out, you do not even need your Sky Pasword any longer. Just make sure you select VDSL option. Does not need to be hooked up to your old modem either.

Has built in FTP server for the two USB ports built in, Gigabit Ethernet, and Mediaserver built in. My TV sees it off the bat.

Have IOS, and Android media players, and it streams faultlessly to them, remotly, via WIFI or Cellular.

Faster than he junk SKY supplied, on my fiber connection. 73d/19u

And the Wifi Signal is much better.

Oh, not to mention, you can play to your hearts content with any DNS server you want. I use Adguard DNS, no ads on any of my devices while connected to it. You can also set the DNS induviduly for both the 2.4g & 5g connection. Has guest network to

There are newer versions that have USB3 ports, but I'm happy.
Edited by: "mikeypr" 2nd Dec 2019
Synj102/12/2019 19:17

You cannot set the Sky router to modem only mode. It will still be in …You cannot set the Sky router to modem only mode. It will still be in charge of all the routing as you cannot configure these settings with Sky. You need to either get a router with a modem built-in(supports adsl/vdsl) or get a unlocked Openreach modem off ebay etc.You could however turn off DHCP on the TP-Link and make it in to an glorified access point, if you don't mind being restricted by the Sky routers limited settings/functionality to manage your network.


Yep, no modem mode on recent sky routers, but they do support a DMZ, put the tp-link in the sky's DMZ and it should route all incoming traffic to it.

Still be better to get a vdsl router though, so you can just bung the sky router in the cupboard and forget about it until you need sky to sort a service fault.
Edited by: "melted" 2nd Dec 2019
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