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Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Jan-21 10:43:03
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Sky FTTP - own router


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I am due to go live on Sky FTTP on the 8th January and I don't particularly want to use the Sky hub.

My Asus RT-AC68u supports MER / DHCP option 61.

Do you still need to use the MAC off the Sky Hub on FTTP?

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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 06-Jan-21 11:48:35
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Do you still need to use the MAC off the Sky Hub on FTTP?


No. You don't have to use any Mac on Sky, on FTTC and FTTP.

You just need to use a generic Sky username and password in the DHCP Option 61 field.

I don't think Sky have ever required copying Mac address from their Hub.
Standard User wolvesmad
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Jan-21 12:11:30
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Great stuff, thanks.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Jan-21 19:36:30
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Re: Sky FTTP - own router


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In reply to a post by j0hn83:
In reply to a post by wolvesmad:
Do you still need to use the MAC off the Sky Hub on FTTP?

I don't think Sky have ever required copying Mac address from their Hub.
They did a long time ago, things became more slack once they acquired o2/BE broadband and users arrived with extra demands. You had to extract your username/password from their hub in the past, and then clone the MAC, as Sky would only allow specific MAC addresses to connect to their network. If you bought a hub on say ebay, it would work, but it could take upto 2 hours for the system to effectively go "ok, it's a sky hub and it's now on this account."

Was all a bit silly.
Standard User Smiffa
(newbie) Wed 13-Jan-21 09:52:07
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I joined Sky from Plusnet in October.

I use my own router (Edgerouter X) and Openreach Modem (Huawei HG612) and had to Wireshark the username and password from the supplied Sky equipment. The username was [email protected] - which was the MAC of the equipment.

This was useful in my case.

It does seem like there's variability in what is offered currently in terms of authentication. Certainly in my case when I researched I found differing experiences. I had to wait until I received the equipment to understand what I'd need to do.
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Jan-21 10:23:29
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I use my own router (Edgerouter X) and Openreach Modem (Huawei HG612) and had to Wireshark the username and password from the supplied Sky equipment. The username was [email protected] - which was the MAC of the equipment.
Was this for Sky FTTP or Sky FTTC?
Standard User Realalemadrid
(committed) Wed 13-Jan-21 11:37:41
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If the connection is via an Openreach HG612 it must be FTTCsmile
Standard User dect
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Jan-21 12:12:03
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If the connection is via an Openreach HG612 it must be FTTCsmile
I was thinking exactly the same, just wanted the poster to confirm as this thread was about Sky FTTP wink
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 13-Jan-21 12:42:35
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and had to Wireshark the username and password from the supplied Sky equipment.


You didn't have to do that.
You can just use a generic username and password now.
Standard User dragon2611
(experienced) Fri 15-Jan-21 15:27:27
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and had to Wireshark the username and password from the supplied Sky equipment.


You didn't have to do that.
You can just use a generic username and password now.


Not even sure if that's needed now, I was sending a generic string in option61 but I just tried removing that and I still got an IP after restarting the router.

Three possibilities here

1) openwrt sends something in opt61 out the box
2) because my MAC is already learnt somewhere it let it though without the opt 61 param
3) Sky have finally dropped the requirement for opt61 and it's just standard DHCP now.

This was with an HH5 running openwrt on a NowTV FTTC line.
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