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    Giving Sky Router DHCP response

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      Question Giving Sky Router DHCP response

      Hi,

      I am using a Sky Q router as a WiFi access point on a BT broadband connection.

      This allows me to use the Sky Q WiFi mesh network, even though I donít have Sky Broadband.

      However, one obvious downside is that the Sky Q router itself doesnít have an Internet connection, so cannot update itself.

      Is there any way I can set up my DHCP server to give a response to the Sky Q router when it sends out the WAN DHCP requests on its Ethernet ports?

      If I am able to give it connectivity in this way, will it be able to get access to the upgrade sites, or are they only available within the Sky Broadband network?

      Or is there any alternative means of getting updated firmware, and applying it to the router?


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      Re: Giving Sky Router DHCP response

      I am not 100% certain but I would think updates would go out to routers on Sky broadband only. In any case, for what you are using it for, its very unlikely any updates would be an advantage.

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      Re: Giving Sky Router DHCP response

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I am not 100% certain but I would think updates would go out to routers on Sky broadband only. In any case, for what you are using it for, its very unlikely any updates would be an advantage.
      It may have stabilised now, but certainly until recently there were quite a few firmware updates happening to improve the stability of the mesh networking. And of course there is the famous KRACK vulnerability that Sky may patch at some point.

      I used to be fortunate and work for a company that had a Sky broadband line, so I could take the router in to the office and get it to update.

      But you may be right that the upgrade servers are on addresses only accessible from Sky Broadband lines.

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      Re: Giving Sky Router DHCP response

      Believe the server to be http://download-ext.skyfirmware.com so you can check whether the server is accessible. As for downloading any firmware that is more problematic. I tried http://er115.skyfirmware.com/S/downl...B-2-0-6-2189-R and was rewarded with a binary file 12.4MB in size, not the 32MB I would have expected from the URL.

     

     

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