New Plusnet Router

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by The Tardis Repair Man, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. I am thinking of switching from Sky to Plusnet. I have quite a few
    devices with fixed IP addresses.

    The gateway address of my Sky router is 192.168.1.1

    AIUI the gateway address of the Plusnet Router is 192.168.1.254

    Now I could alter the gateway settings in all my devices but it would be
    easier to alter the Plusnet router to 192.168.1.1

    Is this easy to do and would doing so have any consequences?

    Any other comments on Sky v Plusnet would be welcome!
     
    The Tardis Repair Man, Feb 8, 2015
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    Woody Guest

    It is probably one of the few influences that BT have had on PlusNet -
    all BT routers are supplied with 254 as the default address.

    There is no reason why you should not change it to ..... 1.1 as it is
    on your side of the router anyway. However if you have to reset it
    then don't forget it will default to 254.

    If the Sky router works OK why not just continue to use that? All you
    will need is your username and password inside the router - which PN
    should be able to give you - and it should work.

    If you want a better router cheapish try the BT HomeHub4r at £29.99
    from Expensive World. It has the advantage of being dual band if you
    can use it.
     
    Woody, Feb 8, 2015
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    Mark Carver Guest

    It is easy, and I did the same in my set up, where I use 192.168.7.1

    BTW You can't enter different (or any) log on details into a Sky Router,
    Sky use MAC based authentication
     
    Mark Carver, Feb 9, 2015
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    Mark Guest

    What router(s) do Sky use now? I bought an ex-Sky DG834GT and
    reflashed the firmware and it was fine for Plusnet.
     
    Mark, Feb 9, 2015
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    Kraftee Guest

    They're now using a more in-house pre-configured router, not the good old
    Netgear.

    Sorry I can't tell you more but I just make sure they're working and then
    leave.
     
    Kraftee, Feb 10, 2015
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    ureds Guest

    There is a username & password configured in the new Sky 'Hubs' which it
    uses for authentication, but you can't get to it via the router. By using
    wireshark & sniffing the traffic when it negotiates a connection you can
    extract the username & password for use in a non Sky Router.



    This was true of one I got from them a year ago, don't know if it's changed
    since.

    As for Plusnet, slightly slower connection speed 18500 vs 20000ish,
    excellent customer service & their hold music is all Yorkshire themed.

    No need to use their router either.
     
    ureds, Feb 11, 2015
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    Brian Mc Guest

    : There is a username & password configured in the new Sky 'Hubs' which it
    : uses for authentication, but you can't get to it via the router. By using
    : wireshark & sniffing the traffic when it negotiates a connection you can
    : extract the username & password for use in a non Sky Router.

    Unless it is changed recently the Sky Router just has to have an appropriate
    password for the username (ie there is an algorithm which connects the two).
    So replacing the username AND password with those obtained from any Sky
    Router should also work!
     
    Brian Mc, Feb 11, 2015
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    Chris Davies Guest

    Been there, done that. Don't forget to look for the PlusNet deals;
    there have been some very good ones recently via places such as
    TopCashBack. (Ping me, please, if you'd like a referral.)

    I changed mine fairly easily (it's not an obvious option). You can also
    assign MAC/IP settings in the router so that you can give your internal
    devices DHCP leases but have them given fixed IP addresses. The advantage
    is "central management".

    Chris
     
    Chris Davies, Feb 23, 2015
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