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Standard User broadbandjockey
(committed) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:10:48
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Using own router for Sky FTTP


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Does anyone know whether the 'log on' credentials for Sky's FTTP service is the same as for FTTC. i.e the MER(DHCP Option 61 ?
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:36:53
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Yes, it's the same.
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:50:50
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Yes, it's the same.
Thats a real shame.


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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:53:43
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In reply to a post by j0hn83:
Yes, it's the same.
Thats a real shame.


It's a shame it lacks support from many router manufacturers but it's a considerably better option than PPP.

Talktalk VDSL2 residential has it nailed with simple IPoE/DHCP.

Does anyone know how Talktalk (residential) authenticate on FTTP?

edit: typo

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Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:57:14
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It's a shame it lacks support from many router manufacturers
Yep, that was my point, sadly it massively limits the choice of routers you can use.
Standard User broadbandjockey
(committed) Tue 24-Nov-20 16:58:42
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Thank you. Though I'm not sure the option is necessarily available if some routers are in router mode (with obviously an Ethernet connection to the BT ONT) rather than 'modem' mode they'd be in in a VDSL/FTTC environment ? The emulator isn't clever enough to simulate that set up 'journey'

https://emulator.tp-link.com/W9970V1_Emulator/index.htm

I'm considering using a TP-W9970 for someone migrating to Sky soon (due to DHCP horror stores I read regarding Sky's SR203/4 supplied router) and he is already using the TP router on BT FTTP (with an uptime of over 2 years !)
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 24-Nov-20 17:06:58
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I don't recommend buying any VDSL2 modem/router for FTTP, just to then have to disable the modem part.
Usually they have no WAN port either meaning a LAN port needs sacrificed which looks like the case on the TP-Link being discussed.

A simple router with a dedicated WAN port would be a better option.
It should (in theory at least) also be cheaper as you're not paying for a modem you won't use.

It's a different story if you already own the device as repurposing it for FTTP is a saving.
Seems an odd choice of new hardware for FTTP though.
Standard User broadbandjockey
(committed) Tue 24-Nov-20 17:26:08
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Yes, I ended up giving him the 9970 when his BT Hub started giving trouble , I had one spare, as I say, it's been faultless and running without a reboot since the day I installed it. Worth seeing if it'll work when he switches to Sky next week. It'll save him having to change Wifi settings for everything (though I was going to set the SSID and password to be the same as the 9970)
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