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    Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

    This is a discussion on Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by skyeci you don't need the .com on the option 61 setting it only needs to be whatyoulike@skydsl|12345678 ...

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by skyeci View Post
      you don't need the .com on the option 61 setting
      it only needs to be

      whatyoulike@skydsl|12345678

      Hi thanks both for your input.

      I was able to get this working.

      For some reason I had to reset both, use the set up Wizard on the modem to set it up in Modem+Router mode.
      I think the Dm200 is a very finicky piece of equipment but at this point I actually got a WAN ip!

      Then move it to Modem only mode... then set op61 on the router.
      Same string as above quoted did the trick.

      But for some reason when browsing to web it redirected to the xr500 admin interface.
      Very odd. Had to factory the xr500 once more.

      But been stable all day once set up.



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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Hey Guys

      New to Sky having been with Virgin for 18 (EIGHTEEN YEARS!) and I'm not please with the ER115's wireless coverage and overall speeds. I only have a 3 bed house and it's hit and miss as to whether or not my Q Box wants to repeat the signal. My BTO socket is also in an awkward position (baby's bedroom), so I'm looking in the market for a new router.

      I'm really drawn to the Linksys WRT1900ACS, obviously this doesn't have a VDSL2 Modem in like the Netgear D7000, but I've seen/heard of people having the DM200 alongside as a modem.

      Has anyone on this forum made a success of that partnership? Or would I just be better off with the D7000?

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      As long as your router supports Opt61 you can use anything you want.
      The dm200 just acts as a vdsl/modem for devices that don't have one in built.

      Mine has been excellent since moving to the XR500.
      I can now poo in peace with Youtube streaming :-)

      Obvs cost is a factor as well as plug sockets for some people !!

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      There is, but we're not going to tell you.😋

      OPNsense is true open source code, nothing hidden, if you wish you could download the source and compile it yourself, you cannot do that with pfSense. Also we found the attitude from Netgate ( pfSense ) was not the helpful. The reverse is the situation at OPNsense, much easier to get things added and a genuine interest in what we have added, there's even a 'How to' doc for connecting to Sky.
      Hi,

      Are there any main differences between the two, as my pfsense box just stopped allowing internet access without any changes to system (i could ping from console but could not access it via any internal device) - i've decided to rebuild it, but pfsense won't install from usb while opensense does, but how easy is it to get any of my rules across, is it as easy to setup especially for multiple xbox's and what are the main benefits over pfsense.

      i've temporarily got my sky router on, which i need to get back of the system as its useless, no port forwarding and unable to access my servers remotely

      thanks

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      I've had a netgear D7000 for a few years and it's always had issues. Every few weeks it will just lock up and need to be hard reset and this is getting more frequent. Last week it randomly reset itself to factory settings whilst I was in bed watching TV on the minibox.

      It's done it a few times in the night which throws the central heating off and I've got home security on the network now as well so I need something a bit more robust.

      What is the best router to replace it with? I need something with strong wireless performance as the location of some steel beams in the house interfered with the basic sky hub.

     

     
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