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    • from PPPoA to MER

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    Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

    This is a discussion on Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA within the Polls forums, part of the Website news category; just to add.. there is no fibre at all in my exchange and no plans in pipeline yet to upgrade ...

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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      just to add..

      there is no fibre at all in my exchange and no plans in pipeline yet to upgrade it and I was moved from MER to PPPoA , just to be clear on the whole "could they be doing it on fibre enabled exchanges only" possibility - mind there could be other reasons for it, might be temporary equipment change/swap ... possibly anyway, just a thought
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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Hi snadge.

      I have an online friend who's local exchange hasn't even been unbundled by sky yet.
      Best adsl he can get from sky is connect, but recently they offered him fibre!

      Why?
      Well, after a bit of digging, he found the fibre line was being fed from a different exchange, not too far away.
      Atleast that's what he was told by a grr engineer.

      Maybe fibre is on it's way to you after all?
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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Hi Gymno

      Oh I will get it - just be a matter of waiting thats all - one engineer that was here said my exchange (Blaydon) is a big one and HAS to be done at some point, he said probably 2014 and i would agree with that, probably, by the time I get it there will be well over 100Mbps available with 30Mhz VDSL2 Profile and Vectoring (wishfull thinking hehe)

      I would love to have the 80/20 speeds and single figure pings!
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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      There are lots more changes and improvements to come to Fibre yet.

      Whilst I know that it is expensive to get installed, FTTP will become the main standard in time. Hopefully we'll be able to get speeds nearer 1Gbit by 2020 too. The technology is already available. It is the infrastructure we need though.

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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Prior to last Friday I was on WLR+SMPF (non SVBN) and only could login via PPPoA
      Since Friday (proposed Fibre install date - but BTO not showed) was moved onto MPF (SVBN) and can log in with either PPPoA and MER.

      Once on SVBN I tested both protocals PPPoA and MER, Syncs were similar but oddly on PPPoA pings were ~30ms, where MER was ~20ms.
      Tested on an Sky DG834GT with DGteam FW.

      MER it is then

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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Tested on an Sky DG834GT with DGteam FW.
      Where did you find the MER setting? I can only see PPPoA and PPPoE.(V1.03.22-DGTeam Rev. 1018)

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      Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Sky Fibre connections are only MER. PPPoA is an ADSL/ADSL2+ protocol and not something that is compatible with Fibre connections.
      PPPoA is for ATM based networks that's what the "A" stands for its not limited to just ADSL it would work on other ATM based networks

      Mer (Mac encapsulated routing) is also applicable to modems usually rather than the OPenreach FTTC setup

      it's just straight Ethernet for the routers used on FTTC the only oddity is sky check dhcp option 61 for the password bit otherwise it's standard.




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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      I switched from mer to pppoa in the early hours of wednesday morning.
      Here we are, two days later & sky fibre is now available!

      I have to use my neighbours address in the checker though (they're with bt).
      All attempts using my details, including via mysky show just lite & unlimited.

      Estimated speed shows 40mb but there is a disclaimer:
      'Fibre optic broadband may be available but cannot be confirmed until a survey is done on this address. We can take your order now, and if we find out Sky Broadband Unlimited Fibre is not available, we will contact you'.
      I assume that's standard?

      For anyone interested, bt started taking orders for infinity (on all cabs) late march last year.

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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      At least you can order SFU or SFUP now. Sadly I can't get it until after April

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      Re: Sky Connections Changing from MER to PPPoA

      Came to this thread after noticing my wireless signal had gone bad; the Sky router had totally reset itself, back to the default SSID, WPA password and admin password! Been like this for at least a week, from what I can tell.

      ...and yes, changed from MER to PPoA. I'm on ADSL at the moment, but checking on SAMKNOWS, the availability has gone from end of September 2013 through to 'available in some areas' - must have coincided with them turning that on.

      Not worried about the MER\PPoA thing, but having my box turned back to its default settings was a bit odd...
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