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Standard User mrsmr2
(newbie) Fri 04-Dec-15 13:34:23
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Sky Fibre and alternative DNS/Unblock-US


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My BT Infinity contract ends soon and I'm going to look at Sky Fibre.

I currently use Unblock-US and change the DNS on each device.
With BT this stopped the parental controls working as they rely on the standard DNS.

I read that Sky's parental controls are on by default. So, if they require the standard DNS, I'll presumably have the same issue.

Just want to check:

1) can I use unblock-us' dns with Sky Fibre (changing each device's dns); and
2) will I get the same parental controls clash (and if so, can I turn it off)?

Thanks
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 04-Dec-15 13:39:00
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Sky Broadband Shield is optional, so if you'd like to continue to use your broadband with no filtering, please let us know by choosing not to use Sky Broadband Shield.
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Dec-15 19:50:46
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yes, go into your SKY control panel and turn it off, or you can also leave on and whitelist the VPN service you use. There are lots of options to tweak and keep you happy

IanD


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Standard User mrsmr2
(newbie) Fri 04-Dec-15 20:09:36
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Great, thanks both.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 04-Dec-15 20:45:01
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I'm confused, rather than circumvent BT's parental controls, couldn't you have simply disabled them in the BT control panel?

Oliver.
Standard User mrsmr2
(newbie) Sat 05-Dec-15 10:48:20
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To clarify, when I put in alternative DNS for a device, BT's parental controls don't work because they need the normal DNS.

This has the effect of blocking all internet activity on that device. Obviously, that isn't great so I have to turn off Parental Controls completely to use the internet.

Initially, I wanted to clarify if I can still use unblock-us' dns and it looks like I can with Sky.

Then, the following question is to find out if Sky work the same as BT with regards to DNS. Ideally, I'd like Parental Controls and Unblock-US working at the same time - but that can't happen with BT.

Thanks
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Dec-15 11:41:34
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Ah ok.

The one issue with Sky Fibre is that the T&C state you have to use the Sky Hub with it, and their Hub does not allow the configuration of third-party DNS.

Oliver.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Dec-15 16:23:51
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In reply to a post by Oliver341:
The one issue with Sky Fibre is that the T&C state you have to use the Sky Hub with it, and their Hub does not allow the configuration of third-party DNS.


I thought Pro removed that restriction?

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-Dec-15 16:36:18
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
I thought Pro removed that restriction?

AFAIK, the restriction was only lifted for ADSL customers, due to O2/BE migrants, but the restriction was left in place for all fibre users. Sky's policy has been fairly fluid on this, so it's possible it has changed again.

The challenges of finding a router to connect to Sky's DHCP authentication system remain either way, of course.

Oliver.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 05-Dec-15 16:40:03
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Yes it does.
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