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    best router for sky fibre

    i live in a 3 bedroom house and it has thick walls so i cannot get WiFi around the house. i bought to link extenders but it's slow. any one recommend a good router to use so i can get WiFi upstairs please.

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    your best bet would be to use a powerline adapter

    they use your houses wiring to transmit the data

    Original Poster

    i have those too, but i have Chromecast and kids so need WiFi and the extender is so slow it's crazy

    The main problem with sky fibre is getting your third party router setup but if you are a but technical then it can be done. I would recommend something like the Asus dsl ac68u.

    PS sky will not help you setup a third party router and you need to be a bit tricky to get your information.

    I have wifi repeater around the house does the job for fire stick and now Tv ,:)

    network switch and Ethernet cables dropped via loft into each room serves me well

    rossmacgill

    The main problem with sky fibre is getting your third party router setup … The main problem with sky fibre is getting your third party router setup but if you are a but technical then it can be done. I would recommend something like the Asus dsl ac68u. PS sky will not help you setup a third party router and you need to be a bit tricky to get your information.



    ​all you do is plug in the router? what else did u need to set up. I have sky and news a third party router on the end of a 30 metre ethernet cable and it works easy and set up was just to plug in.

    brendanhickey

    ​all you do is plug in the router? what else did u need to set up. I h … ​all you do is plug in the router? what else did u need to set up. I have sky and news a third party router on the end of a 30 metre ethernet cable and it works easy and set up was just to plug in.




    That isn't correct.
    You need to extract your old sky username/password from the existing router if you are getting a new ADSL router.
    You need to extract your old sky username/password and convert then apply it in the DHCP connection switch settings if connecting via fibre.
    This isn't trivial unless you're adept with pc bits and bobs.
    You are best googling this as you will find fleshed out explanations that will walk you through it. Any explanation here will be a bit condensed, but the actual issue won't be resolved by using your own router instead of the Sky one.
    ^ This doesn't sound like your problem though.

    It sounds like you need a dedicated range extender like say a Netgear EX7000.
    Powerline stuff is extremely crap and slow and prone to drop out and so are those "plug in" wi-fi range extenders.

    You don't need a valid username and password any more for Sky fibre connections - mine is made up and works fine connecting via an Openreach HG612 modem and Netgear R7800 router. Router has to run DD-WRT (which is a bit of a minefield if you've not seen it before) and you have to use a command to get a connection, but it works and does the job for me.

    Are you able to get the new Sky Q hub? Might help if you don't already have it.

    The be sky Q hub is more sky rubbish in my experience of it however it is better than the older sr102 routers. You can give yourself the capabilities of any router you like if you plug it into you're existing sky router and turn off the sky routers wireless signal theb you can connect to the new router I which likely has MUCH a better wireless a signal especially if you buy one a with beamforming but to fully replace the sky router like others have said it's a little trickier.

    Original Poster

    more than happy to put sky router in modem only mode. just want stable fast WiFi around the house like we have in the lounge. what's a good one that doesn't break the bank

    My ISP installed a separate modem and router so I can just change the router. Evidently the modem is configured to the house address and has to stay should I decide to move.

    Original Poster

    ok so just bought an nighthawk d7000 for £80. should be here Saturday. wish me luck on the set up

    banana_man

    ok so just bought an nighthawk d7000 for £80. should be here Saturday. … ok so just bought an nighthawk d7000 for £80. should be here Saturday. wish me luck on the set up



    That's a great price for the D7000, second hand I presume?

    Original Poster

    no new off ebay wanted £100 but went in cheeky and they accepted

    banana_man

    ok so just bought an nighthawk d7000 for £80. should be here Saturday. … ok so just bought an nighthawk d7000 for £80. should be here Saturday. wish me luck on the set up



    ​Did you get it set up on the d7000. Read alot of online guides but really struggling. Can't get it to pick up Internet connection. Have put in Mac address and sky passwords etc in the DHCP options. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Original Poster

    hi. yes I got it set up. I just used the in built wizard. connected first time. I am with sky so selected sky as provider and entered my Mac address and password and it connected.
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