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SKY Fibre MER Authentication

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Guys,

 

Would be great if you could implement SKY Fibre MER authentication ... SKY do not use PPPoE for authentication like the other fibre providers in the UK.

 

At the moment my setup is Openreach VDSL Modem > Asus RT-AC87U (Running Asus Merlin firmware) > R1 just so i can get a connection to sky's service.

 

It would be ideal to run Openreach VDSL Modem > R1

 

Thanks, 

 

GT

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Guest Netduma Fraser

We currently don't support this, I remember someone posted about this before. You should be able to use the R1 with no problems. However, perhaps someone with Sky Fibre can comment on their optimum setup. 

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Hi project

 

Credit to you for getting a non sky router working on your network with MER . Fact is you no longer need the your asus

Now your have the netduma . My set up as follows

 

Sky modem / router ( wireless off / DMZ to your netduma ) simply connect to your netduma and your away

I am no expert but I guess only having 2 instead of 3 makes things better

Hope this helps ... Mine is running very good and currently beasting at COD although I am not always certain

I have the netduma set best for congestion / host etc but it's fun fiddling and learning

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only keep the ASUS if you need wireless AC and actually use it.  If you don't know what this is, then just ignore it and you don't need it.

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Guest Netduma_Iain

So I'm not sure, do we need to implement the MER feature?

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Hi project

 

Credit to you for getting a non sky router working on your network with MER . Fact is you no longer need the your asus

Now your have the netduma . My set up as follows

 

Sky modem / router ( wireless off / DMZ to your netduma ) simply connect to your netduma and your away

I am no expert but I guess only having 2 instead of 3 makes things better

Hope this helps ... Mine is running very good and currently beasting at COD although I am not always certain

I have the netduma set best for congestion / host etc but it's fun fiddling and learning

 

I don't have a SKY modem/router ... I have an Openreach modem that connects to a separate router which has specialist firmware to deal with the MER authentication. 

 

I need to fill out the MAC address section with the MAC address from the Openreach modem and input my client ID in the manual client ID box which is a code sky give you --- i.e [email protected]|lssXjhmz0L+5Ofx 

 

This will then authenticate the connection and connect to the router.

 

Cheers 

 

GT

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Guest Netduma_Iain

@netduma_fraser put on the list please. I'll try get in the next version if possible. If not I'll post back here why

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I've previously managed to get a borrowed Asus N66u modem router working with Sky fibre.   Didn't thoroughly test it but the internet did work with occasional connection drop out.  The drop outs were the reason I didnt bother continuing down this route:- I didnt want to risk Bricking that router to see if the Merlin firmware [advised to be used to make Sky work properly with it] would make it work perfectly.

 

It was necessary to include the password following the username in the username field in order to get the internet to work..  Something like this [example data used]:

 

Username:  [email protected]|2e7aa7dd       [Made up of ; sky modem/router MAC [email protected]|password

Password:  2e7aa7dd

MAC:  5c9ca2ad2d80 [changed to the sky modem router MAC]

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Just to weigh in on this, new sky fibre installs are supplied with SAGEM routers with MER authentication which have no modem mode so unless someone is using an old openreach modem this might be a lot of effort for quite a small user base.

 

I'm in this same boat, had to DMZ the sky router to my TP-Link router which adds an extra hop and my traffic has to pass through that cheap POS sagem, I'd love to get rid of it but SKY aren't interested in providing a modem mode, the sky message boards have been moaning about this for ages.

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