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    Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

    This is a discussion on Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101 within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; We have put together a tremendous archive of information and how to's for the new Sky Hub SR101 - Our ...

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      Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      We have put together a tremendous archive of information and how to's for the new Sky Hub SR101 - Our thanks go out to all those involved.

      What does the Sky Hub look like?

      Thats an easy one, it looks like this





      What size is the Sky Hub SR101?

      Dimensions: Width 54mm x Height 140mm x Depth 140mm

      When is the Sky Hub SR101 released?

      As from 18th October 2012

      How much does the Sky Hub SR101 cost?

      1) As a new customer, it is sent out free
      2) As an existing customer, it costs 39 plus 2.18 postage

      What are the technical specifications?



      • Wireless: WiFi N 144mbps on a single channel (2 MIMO aerials inside) – WiFi Alliance Certification
      • Ethernet: 4 100mb Ports with activity LEDs
      • ADSL2+ Socket
      • Built in PSU
      • Automatically and dynamically selects optimum wireless channel
      • 4 Simple LED icon indications (Power, Wireless, Internet, Sky+ HD)
      • Energy efficient - Complies with the “Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment” within Europe
      • Automated loss of connection diagnostics (pending release)



      There are 2 LEDs on the back. The orange one indicates that something is connected. The green one flashes to indicate traffic.

      When I order one, what does it come with?


      Packaging and Initial Setup (VDSL)

      Does it have IP address reservation?

      Yes - You can read more here

      IP Address Reservation

      How do I configure the LAN IP side of things?

      Easily, follow this guide

      LAN IP Setup

      Does it support Dynamic DNS?

      Yes - more information here

      Dynamic DNS

      How do I change the password to access the Hub?

      You can follow this guide

      Changing the password to access the Sky Hub’s settings

      Can I block specific websites etc?

      Yes, all explained here

      Blocking specific sites (Why, How, limitations)

      How do I backup my Hub's settings?

      There is an easy to follow tutorial here

      Backing up your router’s settings

      Can the Hub be used on ADSL and Fibre?

      Yes, more information is here

      Router Mode – ADSL Only, WANOE Only or Auto

      Does the Hub support DMZ?

      Yes it does, all explained here

      WAN Setup – DMZ Server explained

      Can I use UPnP?

      Yes - More information is here

      Port forwarding - UPnP

      How do I set up port forwarding on the Sky Hub SR101?

      We have put together a useful guide here

      Port forwarding - Setting up Port forwarding (use existing & set up custom services)

      What do the LEDs look like?

      Just a short video to demonstrate some of what the new Sky Hub SR101 does. The Sky+ HD LED Blinks when you download load content using the Anytime+/On Demand section of the EPG.

      Sky Hub SR101 Sky+ HD LED - YouTube

      Does the Sky Hub support WPS and where can I find the PIN?

      Yes, the button for WPS is on the front of the new Hub and the PIN is printed on the label at the back of the Hub. WPS is enabled by default.

      Can I change The Wireless Settings On The Hub?

      Yes, as per usual, we have a tutorial for that.

      Changing the Wireless settings

      Where can I get one from?

      If you want order the Hub online, you will need to click on the third circle, bottom right of the banners, and then click on Get It Now.

      Get the New Sky Hub

      Note, ordering it online as an upgrade appears to allow you to buy it for 39 and no carriage charge, saving you 2.18

      How do I get the username and password from the SR101?

      Have a read of this,

      How to get the Username and Password for the Sky Hub SR101


      Anything else you need to know about the Hub, ask away!
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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Got a couple of WPS questions for Scubbie:

      I'm confused as to why there is a PIN on the back of the box with a WPS button on the front. It leads me to believe that if you press the button on the front of the router, it triggers something called Push-button connect (PBC) which DOES NOT require the PIN to be entered. Could you confirm this is the case?

      I assume the PIN on the back would be for external registrar WPS, where you don't need to press the button first, and you can just type that PIN into a computer and have it exchange the key.

      Any chance you could confirm those assumptions?

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      Some WiFi N devices use the PIN to connect. Others use a WPS button.

      If your device insists on using the PIN then you can use this on the Sky Hub.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      I'm interested in this from the security research point of view. If you don't have to press the WPS button in 100% of cases, and WPS is enabled by default, if they haven't build a good lockdown system it's a pretty big security risk.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Is the Sky Hub SR101 actually being offered for sale now to existing customers? I don't see it listed on the Sky site.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Quote Originally Posted by habler View Post
      Is the Sky Hub SR101 actually being offered for sale now to existing customers? I don't see it listed on the Sky site.
      As from 18th October apparently.


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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Quote Originally Posted by razord View Post
      I'm interested in this from the security research point of view. If you don't have to press the WPS button in 100% of cases, and WPS is enabled by default, if they haven't build a good lockdown system it's a pretty big security risk.
      Sky has introduced a system where by if you get the PIN wrong some many time, you can't use is for several minutes, unless you power cycle the router.

      This will hopefully discourage someone from trying to hack the router by guessing the PIN.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      From a purely cosmetic point, it's certainly hugely more appealing than the 2504N.

      Have to say, having only got my 2504N last week, I'm hugely disappointed/annoyed that if i want one of these I'll now need to fork out over 40 for one.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      Hmm. If this had had Gigabit Ethernet, I'd have been tempted to get one to replace my WiFi N Sagem.

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      Re: Everything you need to know about the Sky Hub SR101

      They should have put at least 6 Ethernet ports on it, now that so much new stuff needs connecting.

     

     
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