Can You Use A 3rd Party Router With Sky Broadband?

Is the new Sky router any good?

Clearly, there’s nothing wrong with Sky’s performance, nor its customer service.

The Sky Q Hub router is one of the best (although it only has two Gigabit Ethernet ports).

Rivals offer the same speeds for slightly less but it’s well worth checking out Sky’s deals when you’re next in the market for a new ISP..

Can I upgrade my Sky router for free?

Sky said that if there is a fault with a customer’s router and they are in warranty, they will also replace it free of charge. … “We also routinely offer our customers an upgrade to our latest equipment when re-contracting their broadband service.”

Connect the network cable to port 1 on the router, then connect the other end to your laptop. Open a browser window and navigate to http://192.168.1.1 . The TP-Link will ask you to set an admin password – make sure you use something secure, as Password123 ain’t gonna cut it!

Can you use own router with Sky Broadband?

Yes, you can use a third party router which is compatible with Sky’s MER/Option 61 connection protocol.

Can I replace my Sky router with any other?

Re: I want to use my own router It IS now possible to use a third party router, though I believe you have to use one which is capable of the MER encapsulation Sky uses. Others may be able to help with configuration. Be aware that Sky won’t support your use of a third party router.

Can I use Sky Q router with another ISP?

Sorry @Dhruit there is no way of using the Sky Q hub with your new isp – it lacks a WAN ethernet port required. The hotspot function will only work where the Q hub is the router and that will only connect to a Sky broadband line.

Can I use my old Sky router?

Re: Can I use an old router with a new account? Yes, you can, but you’ll get a new Hub from Sky before your service is activated on 6 April anyway.

Can I use a router from a different company?

It’s not very likely these days, but using a router not supplied by your provider may be a breach of your contract. Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it.

Do you need a router with Sky Q?

To get the best Sky Q experience, all your Sky Q boxes and any Boosters should be connected to your broadband. … Existing Sky Q box: Connect your Sky Q 1TB or 2TB box to your Sky broadband hub or third-party router to get the most out of your box.

What’s the best router for Sky Broadband?

The TP-Link Archer VR2800 is a great value router. It ticks all the important boxes, including 802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi, it works with ADSL2+, VDSL2 and cable connections – and it even supports Sky Fibre and ADSL connections, which is unusual (although getting your username password details can be a bit of a challenge).

Is Sky Q router better than Sky Hub?

Re: SR102 router vs Sky Q Hub ER115 @GNDDay the sr102 was a known wifi dog whilst the er115 is better it is no great shakes either but Sky’s latest sr203 is far better. It is unlikely you got a bad er115 but it is possible. The sr102 cannot handle the number of devices the later hubs can.

Is the new Sky Q router better?

The results are dramatic to say the least! This router is a HUGE upgrade over the old one, with far better and more consistent wireless transfer speeds due to the change to wireless 802.11AC standard. Even the Ethernet ports are faster as they are now Gigabit standard.