Replace SR102 with Netgear R6400

  barnett83 13:16 13 Nov 2016
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Hi, I just purchased a Netgear NighthawkR6400 to replace my sky hub.

I am aware there are a few problems when doing this. I have obtained my sky login and password etc, however I believe my main problem is that I am currently using a dsl cable to connect my phone line to my Sky router via a microfilter, however, the nighthawk only has a WAN connection.

What is the best solution for this? Can I buy a simple adapter for the dsl cable or do I need to buy a modem (I currently do not use a modem)? Obviously I would rather an adapter as it would only cost £5 rather than £30 for a modem.

Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks.

  barnett83 09:12 14 Nov 2016

I will try this tonight, thank you very much for your help and understanding.

  Jollyjohn 11:58 14 Nov 2016

Having watched this thread, I think toejams solution is the way to go. As I understand it Sky are quite strict about you only using their router on their service and even with your Sky username and password on a different router it may not work and Sky wouldn't help you to sort out any connection issues.

  barnett83 18:22 14 Nov 2016

Thanks for you help guys, the netgear seems to be recognising the connection through the sr102, however I am not connecting to the internet. I have trawled the internet but really cannot find anything that is workings for me. Like I said I do have the username and password, but I cannot connect to the internet even once those are input. I have turned off wifi on the sr102. I have tried DHCP off and on on both the sr102 and the netgear. Something that I have read that I might be missing is flashing the netgear with DD-WRT. Can anyone provide a step by step guide for me, because I really can't get my head round this.

Thanks again.

  barnett83 18:57 14 Nov 2016

Never mind,I seem to have stumbled into success, and I am now connected to the internet. Thank you for all your help!

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