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    Sky Router Setup/Configuration

    This is a discussion on Sky Router Setup/Configuration within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Connect the power, lan cable and phone cable: It will be a good idea to connect using a LAN cable ...

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      Sky Router Setup/Configuration Guide

      Connect the power, lan cable and phone cable:



      It will be a good idea to connect using a LAN cable for now, if you connect by wireless and change the SSID or WPA key you will get disconnected.

      Once connnected open up your internet browser and go to the following address: 192.168.0.1
      You will be prompted for a username and password (they are admin - sky):



      Once you login the default page is the Router Status page, this will tell you if you are connected to the internet:



      At the bottom of that page you will see Router Statistics and Connection Status buttons. Clicking on them will display various useful/interesting info:



      First click on Set Password on the left menu and change you default sky password to something else. Avoid using easy to guess passwords:



      Click on the Wireless Settings link on the left. You may want to change the SSID to a more nicer name instead of the default SKY12345. Its up to you if you want to change the WPA key if you feel inclined.
      You can also disable the wireless by unticking Enable Wireless Access Point:



      Click on WAN Setup on the left menu and deselect Respond to Ping on Internet WAN Port:



      If you wish its possible scale down the DHCP address range and reserve IP addresses:



      Firewall Rules can be used to open ports, as you can see in this example I've opened a custom Service called VNC on internal IP 192.168.0.4 (more about custom services below this image):



      If a port that you need is not listed you can create them using Services, in this example I have created two services VNC and BT on ports 5900 and 44000-44005:



      And finally there is Diagnostics you can reboot the router from here and do some testing:
      Last edited by Ratti3; 30-08-06 at 10:16 PM. Reason: made it sticky


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      Have finally managed to add the tutorial to the portal

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      Very good and all working
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      is that address for all users?

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      If you are talking about the router admin address then yes its 192.168.0.1 for all.
      Ray

      Some Advice.. Its always advisable to inform your old ISP as soon as you have migrated that you have moved.
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      If you would like to know the straight line distance to your exchange then
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      Would you like an idea of the possible speeds you will get with the Max Package then click here or for the Connect Package then click here

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      I joined Sky last week. The information I found on this great site helped me make up my mind. In particular I liked Ratti's guide as it gave me an understanding of the box I did not get from the Sky site - which is flashy but poor on factual information. (I will have to have a word with James at the Sky AGM about this.)

      After browsing this site, self install seemed easy - even for me. The router was delivered in 2 working days. Great! But now I have to wait 11 days for BT to reactivate my line. I was cannon fodder in the middle of the fight between BT and Euro1Net.

      The step by step guide that comes with the router seems at face value very easy - if it all works. I will wait for my line to be activated before loading the Sky software.

      My question is this.
      The tutorial here looks very different from the Sky Guide that comes with the router. Is the tutorial by Ratti for those who want to change things, not use the Sky software, or is there another reason for it being so different?
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      Welcome to the site murdock

      The Sky Guide that comes with the router is about connecting it up to your PC and Ratti is for actually going into the router to make changes and to be honest even the novice should go into the router if for no other reason than to change the admin password.
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      If you would like to know the straight line distance to your exchange then
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      Would you like an idea of the possible speeds you will get with the Max Package then click here or for the Connect Package then click here

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      Thanks Wheelie. That makes sense.

      It is helpful to get this all sorted out before I go on holiday as I will have less than the 8 days Sky gives me to cancel.
      The length of time to get the line reactivated by BT is a real drag. First it took them 10 days to clear the markers. Now it takes them 11 days to reactivate the line. At this rate it will be a month before I get my broadband back.

      I am watching Order Tracking on the BT site to see if they do it faster.
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      Your welcome and have a good holiday

      You would be better off watch paint dry, to be honest it will happen when it happens

      Anyway this is going way off topic so lets just leave it there.
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      Need help with configuring my wireless settings to work with the sky broadbad router!

      I have already passed my activation date, and have all the lights and connections correct. I can connect to the internet only by physical Ethernet cable.

      However I wish to connect using the built-in wireless card on my laptop, it is a brand new laptop with the latest wireless technology so I cannot understand why I cannot connect wirelessly.

      I spent nearly over an hour talking to sky technical support going through the router settings and changing the security encryption from WPA to WEP and using a WEP network key etc. Still no luck, I can keep on getting an error message saying "windows cannot connect to this network".

      Please can anybody help me, sky have already said they cannot help me any further, and have advised me to purchase a USB dongle from them, I would however prefer to connect without paying for a USB dongle and losing a USB port to the dongle. The laptop I am using is an Acer 5673WLmi, with a built-in wireless card... WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network (dual-band tri-mode 802.11 a/b/g).

      Any help on this will be much appreciated!

     

     
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