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johneboy
Newbie

Using a Fritzbox 7530 Router on NowTV?

Hello,

 

I've read through the posts on using a 3rd party router on NowTV broadband and its seems some routers are easy to setup, but the Fritzbox routers never get a mention. I've tried following the steps listed in the posts here and I cannot get it to connect.

 

The model I have is a 7530. Has anyone managed to get a Fritzbox router working on NowTV broadband? If so, how did you manage it?

 

Thanks in advance.

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RoyB
Legend

@johneboy 

 

Absent anyone with practical experience of what you are looking for, you might find some useful info here:-

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/talk/threads/replacing-a-sky-adsl-router-with-a-3rd-party-router.36309/


I’ve heard of options that the provider may need to configure at their end to make things work, but I’ve never heard of a router with options to make things work that the user can’t configure, only the provider can. Still, you live and learn…..

Please note that I am just a customer like you, and my advice may well be worth no more than exactly what you paid for it.
chilli2
Expert 2

AS im sure you are now aware, both Now and Sky use a slightly different log in/system to other ISPs known as MER/Option 61 ( or something like that) which means that not all modem/routers/access points ( commonly referred to as routers)  will work on Sky/Now services, and then to complicate it some more some manufacturers models will work, while others wont.

 

A quick search seems to show that Fritzbox routers fall into the do not work category :

https://forums.thinkbroadband.com/fibre/4378836-fritz-7490-on-sky-fiber.html?vc=1

 

So if you want to use the fritzbox (voip services?) then you can either investigate using the now router in modem only mode - if it supports this ( i dont think it does)

 

 Use the fritz box attached to the now router as is

 

Use a third party router that works with Sky/Now and then use that in modem only mode with the fritzbox attached

 

Ditch the fritzbox and use a third party router that works on Sky/Now FTTC