yes sky do have some specific IP6V settings.
I think the choice of using your own router got a lot more difficult due to not all of other 3rd party routers fully supporting sky's IPV6 settings. for example some of the merlin forks still don't fully support ipv6 for sky yet they can authenticate with sky servers for general internet access.
You have a few choices. Use a switch and stick with sky's router. I use pfsense which supports ipv6 and the option 61 settings sky need.
You don't need to get the login details any more - you just need the format to be
xxxxx@skydsl|xxxxxxxx - this needs to be in the option 61 box
I also enter the mac address of the sr102 I had in the mac address clone field. Some say you don' need it but thats your choice.
3rd party routers that support both requirements include the rt-ac87u, but you have to flash it with a specific fork to get the IPV6 to work properly.
The netgear r7000 using another fork of ddwrt will support both requirements but needs specific settings - I guess the R8000 would as well if configured properly and using the correct build etc..
I would have a look at www.skyuser.co.uk
for further info as there is some shared info on there for the netgears.
If you want to try pfsense - pm me and I will share my setttings..
Test with IPv4 DNS record
ok (0.081s) using ipv4
Test with IPv6 DNS record
ok (0.082s) using ipv6
Test with Dual Stack DNS record
ok (0.105s) using ipv6
Test for Dual Stack DNS and large packet
ok (0.056s) using ipv6
Test IPv4 without DNS
ok (0.070s) using ipv4
Test IPv6 without DNS
ok (0.089s) using ipv6
Test IPv6 large packet
ok (0.119s) using ipv6
Test if your ISP's DNS server uses IPv6
ok (0.096s) using ipv6
Find IPv4 Service Provider
ok (0.487s) using ipv4 ASN 5607
Find IPv6 Service Provider
ok (0.422s) using ipv6 ASN 5607
my setup is modem>pfsense box>switch>wap & lan
Edited by choppersrock (Sat 22-Oct-16 17:50:40)