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Replacing a Sky ADSL router with a 3rd party router

ForestDave

Member
Morning all,

I live out in the middle of a broadband slowpsot. The best I can get is 6Mbps, although Gigaclear 900Mbps is on the horizon.
In the meantime, as two of us are "working" at home, I need to get better Wi-Fi.

I have the black router that came with Sky ADSL which is woeful. I have tried to plug an Eero mesh system in and got precisely nowhere.

So what I want to do is get a third party modem/router that can be put into bridge mode(?) and can also support DHCP option 61 (MER) so Sky can authenticate. I then want to plug the EEros in and then distribute throughout a large house and office shed complex.

Question: Is there a list of ADSL Modem/Routers that work with Sky ADSL please, or if not what have folks got working?

Many thanks in advance

Dave
 

Mark.J

Administrator
Staff member
ISPreview Team
This may help:


The only thing I'd say is that I don't think you need to use Wireshark to extract your VDSL login and password from Sky’s router anymore. Some routers can just authenticate themselves, provided they support Sky's MER method (covered in the article above).

I think when it asks for the ADSL/VDSL login details then you can probably just use this on MER supporting kit:
  • In the username field, enter: abcdefgh@skydsl (or abcdefgh@skydsl.co.uk)
  • In the password field, enter: 1234567890abcdef
 

ForestDave

Member
This may help:


The only thing I'd say is that I don't think you need to use Wireshark to extract your VDSL login and password from Sky’s router anymore. Some routers can just authenticate themselves, provided they support Sky's MER method (covered in the article above).

I think when it asks for the ADSL/VDSL login details then you can probably just use this on MER supporting kit:
  • In the username field, enter: abcdefgh@skydsl (or abcdefgh@skydsl.co.uk)
  • In the password field, enter: 1234567890abcdef
 
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