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    New router setup

    This is a discussion on New router setup within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Hi all! Not had to post here in a LONG time but if anyone is going to know, it's you ...

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      New router setup

      Hi all!

      Not had to post here in a LONG time but if anyone is going to know, it's you lot!

      I've got hold of a new router - a Huawei EchoLife DN8245W - and I was wondering if I can use it for my NOWTV (Sky) fibre broadband?

      This is the WAN setup I get to



      I think I'm right in saying I need to use a standard Option 61 as hex for 'User ID' but what goes in 'Vendor ID'? The BB MAC address from my NOWTV router?

      Any help would be appreciated, even if it's to say it won't work!
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      Re: New router setup

      Just stand in front of the router and say, loudly, "Excuse me, Mr Chinese Secret Service, how do I set up the router?" and you'll get an email within the hour.

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      Re: New router setup

      Quote Originally Posted by FelixTCat View Post
      Just stand in front of the router and say, loudly, "Excuse me, Mr Chinese Secret Service, how do I set up the router?" and you'll get an email within the hour.
      Funny, but seeing as Huawei make the routers for most ISPs I'm not bothered
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      Re: New router setup

      i use a hacked eci and sometimes huawei openreach modem, should work with altered version of sky login so ignore vendor string and put whatever@nowtv|password type stuff in. mine other setting are set as encapsulation mode= ptfm/efm annex=annex b (all) and tone=a43c+j43+a43+v43 I have no idea if your modem has these options or if they help but good luck.

     

     

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