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    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 17th May 19, 7:54 AM
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    Naked adsl broadband
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    • 17th May 19, 7:54 AM
    Naked adsl broadband 17th May 19 at 7:54 AM
    High 5 All,


    Sky have secretly decided to block my non-Sky modem router.
    I have a perfectly good phone service from a nobody.
    Origin, I believe used to offer just broadband if that is what you wanted, but not any more.
    Dose any one else offer naked ADSL or not cable broadband for close to 7 pcm?


    Many thanks
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 17th May 19, 8:28 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 8:28 AM
    We don't do naked DSL in this country as a rule so you either have a cable line (Virgin) or you have a phone provider and internet package from BT/Plus/TalkTalk/Sky or whoever.

    You could split it up if you really wanted to, internet with somebody and a phone line with somebody else but realistically its cheaper to get them together and most providers insist on this now anyway.

    Your post seems to suggest you're with Sky for your internet and somebody else for phone. So you don't have naked ADSL, that's defined as a line with no telephony provision on it.
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 17th May 19, 10:16 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:16 AM
    Neil, Humblest appolagies for my bad wording. What you describe is indeed is what I do. Although not mentioned earlier, I have asked a couple of friends if they have a spare adsl modem to prove that Sky have blocked my Asus ac68 recently, it has up untill Thursday worked perfectly well. Even now it dose not appear faulty. The challenge is a failed server connection
    • Chino
    • By Chino 17th May 19, 11:09 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 11:09 AM
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    it has up untill Thursday worked perfectly well. Even now it dose not appear faulty. The challenge is a failed server connection
    Originally posted by james smitha
    Have you tried using a Sky Hub to prove that your internet connection is otherwise working?
    Last edited by Chino; 17-05-2019 at 11:14 AM.
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 17th May 19, 1:14 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:14 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 1:14 PM
    High 5 Chino, Yes I have a black Sky ADSL modem-router for such emergency occasions. Thankfully it stepped up to the mark successfully. I have a loan Netgear modem-router to try out in slightly less than a week's time, we shall see what happens
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 17th May 19, 4:04 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 4:04 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 4:04 PM
    So, why don't you use the sky one normally?

    Vodofone were doing fibre only for about 21/month a while ago
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 17th May 19, 6:07 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:07 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:07 PM
    AndyPK because my Asus AC-68 appeared visably quicker.
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 17th May 19, 6:34 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:34 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:34 PM
    Now tv doing FTC broadband plus anytime calls for 25 per month, just switching from EE. Swore I'd never use sky again but price too good to miss.
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 17th May 19, 6:37 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:37 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 6:37 PM
    nickcc there is nothing wrong with the phone privider that I have
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 18th May 19, 7:37 AM
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    AndyPK because my Asus AC-68 appeared visably quicker.
    Originally posted by james smitha

    I'm led to believe that Sky don't give out the access password for internet access on their modem ,so how did you manage with a third party router/modem? If you have extracted the password somehow, is it possible that Sky have changed it??
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 18th May 19, 7:57 AM
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    I'm led to believe that Sky don't give out the access password for internet access on their modem ,so how did you manage with a third party router/modem? If you have extracted the password somehow, is it possible that Sky have changed it??
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    Sky have indeed changed, you can enter a random @SKY dsl user name and random password on initial setup and use a compatible router. The TPLink VR900 seems to work out of the box going off searches.
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 18th May 19, 8:02 AM
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    brewerdave there are a couple of ways of discovering Sky log in details. The easiest centers around the mac address, that I have been trying but with out success
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 18th May 19, 8:06 AM
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    Colin_Maybe many thanks for the idea around the TPLink VR900, I shall check that out today as it looks like being an indoor type of day.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 18th May 19, 8:10 AM
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    Colin_Maybe many thanks for the idea around the TPLink VR900, I shall check that out today as it looks like being an indoor type of day.
    Originally posted by james smitha
    I have heard of this before but just a quick Google brings up the likes of the following https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=95&t=1774071
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 18th May 19, 8:58 AM
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    Colin_Maybe I've had a read of your link, looks good for fibre but not ADSL that I use for just me.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 18th May 19, 9:29 AM
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    aren't they all compatible these days?

    i'm using a sky asdl router on fibre and getting fibre speed
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 18th May 19, 9:34 AM
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    AndyPK I don't doubt that the connection devices will work with fibe or ADSL for ease of manufacture and costs. What I meant earlier was that the link was aimed at Fibre. I may as a last resort investigate cheaper fibre and reluctantly give up ADSL, but not before Autumn/ Fall
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 18th May 19, 9:44 AM
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    Colin_Maybe I've had a read of your link, looks good for fibre but not ADSL that I use for just me.
    Originally posted by james smitha
    Yes, sorry. I only realised after the fact that ADSL MAY be different. There does seem to be some confusion around that point.

    As a side note for anyone using NowTV fibre rather than Sky it works the same but you have to replace @skydsl with @nowtv in the user name field.

    So for NowTV fibre:-

    In the username field, enter abcdefgh@nowtv
    In the password field, enter 1234567890abcdef
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 18th May 19, 10:58 AM
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    but we can interchange sky and now routers on fibre without changing anything?


    OP - I would stick to ASDL.
    Just been looking at fibre prices. On the 2nd year with a calls package they appear to cost 44/month ! (so 36 without calls)
    • james smitha
    • By james smitha 18th May 19, 11:05 AM
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    Andypk that is royally expensive. 36 just for Fibre, might you be thee Sultan of Brunai?
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