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    Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited

    This is a discussion on Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited within the Sky Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi all, I've read a lot of posts concerning this matter but can't seem to find a definitive answer, I'm ...

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      Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Hi all,

      I've read a lot of posts concerning this matter but can't seem to find a definitive answer, I'm hoping somebody may be able to assist/clarify.

      I have subscribed to Sky Fibre unlimited. I decided to upgrade to a third party router and opted for the Asus DSL-AC88U, I saw this was VDSL compatible and thought it would work straight out of the box. Forgive my naivety! Has anybody actually got this router working with their Sky Fibre connection?

      I understand Sky now allow third party routers although they won't support them. I have followed instructions to extract the username and password via Wireshark although this apparently this isn't required, any username and password will work as long as it's in the correct format? However, on speaking too Sky, they said it is required but they couldn't provide it as they don't know it, it's preconfigured in the stock router.

      I took all of the settings from my supplied Sky ER110 (IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway etc) and entered them into the Asus as I was getting a DHCP error so tried to manually configure it, the router then shows as connected to the internet but there isn't actually any connection.

      I've plugged the Asus directly into the wall socket via CAT6 ethernet, it is a BT broadband Mk 5 wall plug with a MK 4 faceplate which already has a VDSL filter, could this be the problem, is there some sort of double filtering going on?

      I've also seen a lot of talk of Merlin and DD-WRT third party software installed but I don't believe this router supports either. I'm wondering if I jumped the gun to early with this router although there are there forums saying this router will work with Sky Fibre. As I said, it shows as connected to the internet via the GUE but I have no internet. Can anybody shed any light and maybe provide a nudge in the right direction?

      Thanks in advance
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      Re: Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      have you enabled option 61 if it supports it?

      you need to be able to enter somewhere
      anything@skydsl|1234567 otherwise it's not going to authenticate with sky wan side regardless of the modem syncing to the openreach side.

      can you share some screen shots of the config perhaps. sounds like perhaps it's missing the wan side authentication option to me.
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      Re: Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Could a moderator remove this thread as this area of the forum is for discussing "Sky Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband".
      I believe the OP is aware of this as it has been re-posted under the correct topic.

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      Re: Asus DSL-AC88U third party router with Sky Fibre Unlimited

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Could a moderator remove this thread as this area of the forum is for discussing "Sky Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband".
      I believe the OP is aware of this as it has been re-posted under the correct topic.

      Yes, apologies, I did indeed post it under the wrong topic!

     

     

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