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    Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

    This is a discussion on Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hello, Here is just a quick guide on how to get sky fibre ( MER ) working with Open-WRT Before ...

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      Lightbulb Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Hello,

      Here is just a quick guide on how to get sky fibre (MER) working with Open-WRT


      Before you begin

      Open-WRT is a very powerful 3rd party firmware for a lot of routers, however using this firmware can be quite in depth depending on what tasks you want to do. Saying this setting up a simple Wifi / LAN setup with sky fibre for the LAN is quite easy. If you wish to go ahead with this guide you should first visit http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start and check for your router in the list, if you router us listed you should check the "Status" of your device to find what version it was supported from. And click on the name of your device to see its specific setup instructions. I would love to put info for specific devices but due to the amount of routers open-wrt support its not possible. Once you know how and what to flash to your router you can move onto the next steps to setup MER and sky fibre

      *** Note after installing Open-WRT you will probably void your devices warrentee, therefore the writer of this post accepts no responsibility for any damage ***


      Preparation (Requires original sky router still set up)

      1) Calculating your sky user-name and password

      1.1) Go to Sky Broadband Password Calculator - pH-Mb

      1.2) Select "Sagem f@st"

      1.3) enter the mac address from the sky routers status page (wan connection)

      1.4) enter the sky routers default wireless key and click calculate

      1.5) create the final key by adding the user-name and password together (user-name|password), you will end up with a key like 123456789012@skydsl|1234567890123456

      1.6) copy this final key and put somewhere safe

      1.7) Go to Convert String To Hexadecimal Online

      1.8) Paste the final key from 1.6 into the generator and convert

      1.9) Keep this generated string safe !

      *** eg 123456789012@skydsl|1234567890123456 will end up as 31323334353637383930313240736b7964736c7c3132333435 3637383930313233343536 ***


      Setting Up Open WRT (Requires a working Open-WRT install)

      2.1) Log on to the web interface (default ip 192.168.1.1), you may be asked to set a password

      2.2) Navigate to the "network" tab

      2.3) Click on the edit button for the wan connection

      2.4) Make sure the protocol is set to DHCP Client (click Save and Apply if any changes are made)

      2.5) Navigate to the "Advanced Options" tab

      2.6) Add the final key you generated in step 1.8 into the Client ID field

      2.7) Add "6.14.1aN_UNI|PCBAFAST2504Nv1.0" without the quote marks to the Vendor Class field

      2.8) Click "Save and Apply"


      Final steps (On Open-WRT Router)

      3.1) If you haven’t already plug the BT modem into the WAN port of the new modem

      3.2) Go to the webinterface of the Open-WRT modem

      3.3) Navigate to the "network" tab

      3.4) If all has gone well you should see an ip address under your WAN connection

      *** If no IP address is seen you may need to power cycle both the BT modem and the open-wrt router ***

      *** If after power cycle you are still missing an IP then you may have missed something so go over section 1,2 and 3 again ***

      Now you can go through and setup wifi / local ip / port forwarding there is a huge amount of into on the Open-WRT wiki about
      all normal tasks and functions of the firmware http://wiki.openwrt.org/

      Hope this helps

      Many thanks to :


      • Open-WRT for the amazing work they do
      • Maintainers of PH-Mb Wiki where much of my initial information on MER comes from
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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      The vendor class field isn't checked as far as I know.

      Also depending on the variant of openWRT used it's possible the Gui may not be installed.

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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Yes vendor class not checked as of yet, but thats the data the stock sky routers are sending on DHCP requests there is not harm adding it (At least what you can wireshark out of it). Also yes im aware of this but most images from backfire and up will have luci in built. Im guessing its more of a nand size issue tho, its very difficult to make a one guide for all with Open-WRT

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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Quote Originally Posted by Apache14 View Post

      2.7) Add "5.27.1a4N|PCBAFAST2504Nv1.0" without the quote marks to the Vendor Class field
      good guide, im sure this will be off use to various people. mods perhaps this can be promoted to an article and stuck?

      just one note though the firmware version you have in stage 2.7 is the old firmware. the latest one i believe is 6.14.1aN_UNI at least it was the last time I had my sky router connected.

      as such it may be worth those that follow this guide replace 5.27.1a4N|PCBAFAST2504Nv1.0 with 6.14.1aN_UNI|PCBAFAST2504Nv1.0 in step 2.7
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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      good guide, im sure this will be off use to various people. mods perhaps this can be promoted to an article and stuck?
      Already been promoted to article.

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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Haha good spot tbh my sky router hasnt been connected enough to get the update <updating>

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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Quote Originally Posted by Apache14 View Post
      Haha good spot tbh my sky router hasnt been connected enough to get the update <updating>
      You need to have an or in there.

      Sky have stopped the current rollout of the new FW as there are issues, I would assume once they resume the version number will change again anyway.

      Maybe just a note to check what FW your router is running. No need to give instructions for that, as if people are attempting this, I am fairly confident they would already know how to do it anyway.




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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Could do, however im not sure that it even matters at the moment as sky dont check for this. It will also change for people using the sky hub ect. Realisticaly using the latest FW for the vendor class is the best option, unless sky are force rolling back of the routers.

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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Quote Originally Posted by Apache14 View Post
      Could do, however im not sure that it even matters at the moment as sky dont check for this. It will also change for people using the sky hub ect. Realisticaly using the latest FW for the vendor class is the best option, unless sky are force rolling back of the routers.
      i'm sure others on here will keep us updated with and firmware changes as this is how i found out mine had changed previously
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      Re: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide

      Quote Originally Posted by Apache14 View Post
      Could do, however im not sure that it even matters at the moment as sky dont check for this. It will also change for people using the sky hub ect. Realisticaly using the latest FW for the vendor class is the best option, unless sky are force rolling back of the routers.
      The Sky Hub is still unknown as to how it can be used to find the username and password, feel free to chip in with any ideas?

      Sky Hub S101 Username And Password Attempt

      I do have a working config from it, but for obvious reasons I cannot pass it onto people, so we would have to try and work it some other way.




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