I recently changed from tiscali to sky broadband. I was previously using a decent wireless router with tiscali, but sky make you use the wireless router supplied by them. Frankly, it's a piece of [email protected] - very poor signal and constantly drops connection. I thought it was a hardware issue, but I'm now on my 3rd router from sky and these problems still exist. Sky log all the MAC addresses of their routers in use, so I cannot switch back to using my trusty old router from before as it has an unregistered MAC address. I contacted Sky to ask them to log the MAC address of my old router to use it, but they wouldn't let me - something to do with special software they use at the telephone exchange. My question is: can I change the MAC address on my old router so it appears that it matches the MAC address of my sky wireless router? Or is there anything else I can do to my sky router to make it work better?
you can extract the settings from your sky router & then put them in your old router. I have a Belkin which worked fine on sky. I had drops etc. Loads of advice on skyuser forums. Turn off upnp in sky router, stopped my drops. Answer is no to changing MAC! I dont have any probs with sky router now Good luck & post back if you sort it Regards