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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; This is work in progress, feel free to add the known routers to this thread, and we will keep the ...

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      Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      This is work in progress, feel free to add the known routers to this thread, and we will keep the first post updated with the make and model and then the relevant links to instructions on how to achieve with each particular router.

      Please feel free to provide the links and make of routers etc and we will then add them here.

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      Router: TP-Link WR1043ND v1.8

      Firmware: DD-WRT

      Guide 1: Just replaced sky router = mind blown
      Guide 2 (more indepth and includes MAC Spoofing and Vendor ID): Step By Step Sky Fibre Working With DD-WRT (TP-Link TL-WR1043ND)

      Firmware: OPEN-WRT

      Guide: Generic Open-WRT on Sky Fibre (MER) guide
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      Router: Billion 8200N

      Firmware: Billion's own firmware

      Guide: Notes: Setting Up Billion 8200N On Sky Fibre
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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      updated links and router info from Apache14
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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Netgear WNDR3700v1 with DD-WRT firmware. Some reported issues with the USB port though with this firmware.

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Its probably worth adding that all cable/fttc routers tht can run dd-wrt / open-wrt will be compatible.

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      For a list of current routers supported by DD-WRT please see the link below:

      Supported Devices - DD-WRT Wiki

      Home page of the DD-WRT site: www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

      For the list of Open WRT supported devices please see:

      http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start

      Home page : http://openwrt.org/ (N.B. Not working at time of posting, try this instead: http://wiki.openwrt.org/ )

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by Apache14 View Post
      Its probably worth adding that all cable/fttc routers tht can run dd-wrt / open-wrt will be compatible.
      Whilst any router running DD-WRT / Open-wrt is probably able to be configured to connect to the Sky network not all of them are suitable for FTTC particularly if you are on Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro.

      For instance I had a Netgear WNDR-3300 which runs out of CPU power long before I ran out of bandwidth, Wish I'd made a note of the speeds I was getting but from memory I think it was around 46Mbit/s with 100% cpu usage. That was on Wired so it would probably be even lower if it had to handle wireless as well.


      Mikrotik RouterBoards running RouterOS 5.20 should work although again the lower end models (E.g 75x and 951) might be CPU limited depending on what your asking them to do.
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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      pfSense (pfSense Open Source Firewall Distribution - Home) is easily configured to work with Sky.

      It runs on a variety of hardware and is a robust and flexible solution, but is much more involved than DD-WRT.

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      Whilst any router running DD-WRT / Open-wrt is probably able to be configured to connect to the Sky network not all of them are suitable for FTTC particularly if you are on Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro.

      For instance I had a Netgear WNDR-3300 which runs out of CPU power long before I ran out of bandwidth, Wish I'd made a note of the speeds I was getting but from memory I think it was around 46Mbit/s with 100% cpu usage. That was on Wired so it would probably be even lower if it had to handle wireless as well.


      Mikrotik RouterBoards running RouterOS 5.20 should work although again the lower end models (E.g 75x and 951) might be CPU limited depending on what your asking them to do.
      Sure but this a just "works with sky fiber" thread that particuler router has a slow 264mhz. as it could throughput ~46Mbit/s it would have been fine for normal 40Mbit services

      An in depth analisis into what routers can throughput what speeds would be a huge undertaking maybe just provide some guidelines like 400mhz and 16mb ram or better for services over 40Mbit/s ?

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      It would be useful to know in what contact a router does and does not work on Sky's Fibre. The example I posted above is from another member who has the WNDR3700 v1. I mentioned the USB port playing up as this is an issue that he has experienced with the DD-WRT firmware and could be an important consideration.

      So in order to keep things simple:

      Netgear WNDR3300 - Alright for SFU (an up to 40mb product) but not recommended for SFUP as it struggles with throughput speeds over ~46mb..

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      Re: Known Working Third Party Routers With Sky Fibre

      Maybe some kind of table would be best ? with Make / Model / FW / Notes

     

     
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