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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Wed 12-Sep-18 00:24:25
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Re: Own Router


[re: astanden] [link to this post]
 
I wonder what is different with Sky fibre phone lines from BT Openreach based phone lines and green cabinets?
There is no difference, Sky runs over Openreach lines as do all other ISPs other than Virgin Media. The difference, as was stated earlier in this thread, is that Sky choose to use DHCP Option 61/MER for authentication.
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Wed 12-Sep-18 08:34:27
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Re: Own Router


[re: astanden] [link to this post]
 
I have sky Q and it has its own mesh WiFi system. The main box acts as a repeater where the mini boxes connect wirelessly to it. Maybe this has something to do with it maybe not but I had some trouble connecting the mini box to the q main box wirelessly in the end I just connected them over Ethernet. The complicated hoops that you have to jump through to get it working with standard equipment show a bit of disregard for standards on sky’s part imo. If you have sky’s equipment they like you to use sky’s internet.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 12-Sep-18 11:35:17
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Re: Own Router


[re: astanden] [link to this post]
 
Although people commonly refer to Sky's slightly eclectic authentication system as "MER" (because that's the word Sky used within their router interface), it is actually no different to plain old RFC 2684 (IPoEoATM), which every router supports.

The only difference is the requirement to send DHCP client option 61, and the use of the phrase "MER" with no further clarification does not convey this information.

Oliver.


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Standard User astanden
(member) Sat 22-Sep-18 11:45:00
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[re: astanden] [link to this post]
 
Thankyou all for your comments.

Regards,

Adam

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