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Discussion topic: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

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This message was authored by iKarampa This message was authored by: iKarampa

Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

Hi all,

 

I am getting soon an FTTP Sky Broadband Ultrafast Plus with Sky Hub 4.2.

Download speeds: Max: 515.0Mbps; Min: 470.0Mbps.
Upload speeds: Max: 60.0Mbps; Min: 58.0Mbps.

 

I would like to replace the Hub with a router of my own.  Can you suggest a budget friendly router which:

  •  Will be able to handle the minimum 470mpbs download speed.
  • Has gigabit ports.
  • I am not interested in WiFi coverage. It will be disabled, as I already have a mesh system which I will connect via gigabit Ethernet to the router.
  • Allows to set my own DNS server via the router settings.
  • I have read that for Sky the router must support DHCP option 60 and 61 (I have no idea what this means and if it is a requiement, but I would be grateful if someone could clarify what is deal with this option).

Thank you in advance 🙌

 

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This message was authored by GD1 This message was authored by: GD1

Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

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@iKarampa  Using the search bar at the top of the page which looks like this 

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search for 3rd party router, there are dozens of thteads about which routers many people use.

 

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@iKarampa 

 

What mesh system do you have . ?

 

 

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@iKarampa There are potentially multiple ways to achieve your aims.

 

if you are in the UK any router connecting directly to the Openreach ONT must support DHCPv4 Option 61 to be guaranteed to authenticate the connection to Sky. Routers from Asus for example support this but those from TP-Link dont, its down to the firmware but most routers require manual configuration hence the recommendation to search the forum. This is because Sky do not use the more normal PPOE connection in the UK. Ireland is different.

 

Check before you buy it is possible your mesh system itself could connect directly to the ONT in router mode for example Netgear Orbi systems for can but my Deco system can't.  However it could be connected behind the Sky hub if I wanted in a Double NAT config which would allow me to configure my own DNS. I still need to use the voice line Sky provides hence keep the. Sky hub as the first router.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

I have a BT whole home hub with 2 discs. 

iKarampa
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Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

Thanks, 

 

My mesh is BT Whole home and unfortunately doesn't work as standalone router. 

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Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

Thank you, I did quick search and found a few options.

 

I am looking for a router that can saturate the full 500mpbs from the ONT. I posted about the 500 plan because it's not clear if all the suggested routers could do this.

 

Regards 

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Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

@Chrisee Do you know if a Netgear Orbi will be able to saturate a 500mpbs line?

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@iKarampa wrote:

I have a BT whole home hub with 2 discs. 


Note that you'll be returning the BT Hub to them, and the older black BT disks are either on loan or will not work with another ISP.  White disks and the recent black 802.11ax (WiFi 6) disks wil do.

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@TimmyBGood I have the white ones, bought them separetly.

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Re: Ultrafast Plus 500 router replacement

@Chrisee Which Netgear Orbi model do you have?

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@iKarampa wrote:

@Chrisee Do you know if a Netgear Orbi will be able to saturate a 500mpbs line?


@iKarampa i would think most would assuming it is a wifi5 unit. 

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