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#233758 1-May-2018 13:51
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Just recently had Skinny broadband fibre installed. I spoke to skinny as I wanted to get a better router than the Huawei HG659 that they provide. I was told I can only use this router as they do not give out their router settings.

 

Does anybody know if this is correct? Has anyone used a different router on the skinny network? And if so can anyone help with the settings?

 

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  #2005996 1-May-2018 13:57
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Yeah another router will work fine. Pretty sure they use PPPoE, just put any username and password. Unsure about VLan for Skinny - try without, if that doesn't work, try 10.

 

 

 

You should be able to get into your router and see the current settings hopefully. 


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  #2005997 1-May-2018 14:01
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That is correct, it's the only supported device.





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  #2006007 1-May-2018 14:07
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hio77:

 

That is correct, it's the only supported device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am not doubting it is the only supported device. But as I am not that tech savvy I want to know if it is possible to use a better router and add the correct settings.


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  #2006029 1-May-2018 14:37
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Brianj:

 

I am not doubting it is the only supported device. But as I am not that tech savvy I want to know if it is possible to use a better router and add the correct settings.

 

This is why they provide a router and ask you to stick with it for any support. You can technically use any router you like as long as it supports PPPoE w/ VLAN 10 however you'll lose all support. Use the HG659 they're giving you, it is totally fine as a router and works well.





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  #2006039 1-May-2018 14:50
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michaelmurfy:

 

Brianj:

 

I am not doubting it is the only supported device. But as I am not that tech savvy I want to know if it is possible to use a better router and add the correct settings.

 

This is why they provide a router and ask you to stick with it for any support. You can technically use any router you like as long as it supports PPPoE w/ VLAN 10 however you'll lose all support. Use the HG659 they're giving you, it is totally fine as a router and works well.

 

 

as above, for skinny there are No settings provided, It's not a selfservice option.

 

 

 

While you could get it to work, as far as skinnys network is concerned you need to use their modem and that's it.

 

If this doesn't suit, you should be using bigpipe (which is the same network and allows your own device)





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