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    • Step By Step Sky Fibre Working With DD-WRT (TP-Link TL-WR1043ND)

      This is a step by step guide for setting dd-wrt up for sky fiber on the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND.

      Note
      This could damage the TP link router to a point where you cannot recover and void the manufacturer warranty. By continuing with this guide you accept all responsibility and accept that the router may become damaged beyond repair. And The creater of this guide cannot be held in any way responsible for any damages

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      Section 1 (Preperation)

      1.1) Go to Router Database | www.dd-wrt.com

      1.2) Type in "WR1043ND" to the device search and select the correct router (1.1/1.4 also works on 1.8 routers)

      1.3) Download the "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" to a safe location

      1.4) Navigate to your sky routers web interface

      1.5) Select the maintanance tab within the sky web interface

      1.6) Copy the LAN MAC address to a safe location

      1.7) Copy the Original WiFi key (on the sticker of the sky router) to a safe location

      1.8) Navigate to Sky Broadband Password Calculator - pH-Mb and enter your details from step 1.6 and 1.7

      1.9) copy your ############@skydsl|################ line to a safe location

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      Section 2 (Flash DD-WRT to TP Link Router)

      2.1) Disconnect you sky router

      2.2) Connect the router to LAN port 1 and the mains (do not connect WAN port yet)

      2.3) Navigate to the tp-link web interface (192.168.1.1)

      2.4) Select the "system tools" menu option then "Firmware Update"

      2.5) Select the factory-to-ddwrt.bin file from step 1.3

      2.6) Select Upgrade

      2.7) Wait for the router to upgrade and reboot

      2.8) Log on to the dd-wrt web interface (192.168.1.1) and set up your username and password (keep these safe :P)

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      Section 3 (Setting up DD-WRT for sky fiber)

      3.1) Log onto the dd-wrt web interface with the username and password from 2.8

      3.2) Navigate to the "setup" tab

      3.3) Make sure "WAN Connection Type" is set to "Automatic Configeration - DHCP)

      3.4) Tick "Use DNSMasq for DHCP" and "Use DNSMasq for DNS"

      3.5) Select the correct time zone

      3.6) Click "Apply Settings"

      3.7) Wait for the router interface to come back

      3.8) Navigate to the "Administration" tab

      3.9) Navigate to the "Commands" tab

      3.10) Enter the below text into the commands box (replacing the "############@skydsl|################" with the one from step 1.9)

      killall udhcpc
      /usr/sbin/udhcpc -i vlan2 -V "5.27.1a4N|PCBAFAST2504Nv1.0" -c "############@skydsl|################" -p /var/run/udhcpc.pid -s /tmp/udhcpc &
      (Note the & Symbol is for a continual command)

      3.11) Click "Save Startup"

      3.12) Wait for the interface to come back

      3.13) Power off the TP-Link router and connect the WAN port to the BTO Modem

      3.14) Power on the TP-Link router and wait for 120 sec

      3.15) Navigate to the dd-wrt web interface and check that there is an IP address gained (WAN IP in the top right corner)

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      Section 4 (Clone Sky router MAC)

      4.1) Connect the WAN port (yellow) of the sky router to a LAN port of the TP link router

      4.2) Navigate to the dd-wrt web interface

      4.3) Navigate to the "status" tab and then the "LAN" sub tab

      4.4) Under "Active Clients" there will be a client with a MAC address starting with "4C:17"

      4.5) Copy this MAC address to a safe location

      4.6) Navigate to the "Setup" Tab and then the "MAC Address Clone" sub tab

      4.7) Select the Enable

      4.8) Enter the MAC address from 4.5 into the "Clone WAN MAC" fields

      4.9) Click "Apply Settings" and wait for the interface to come back

      4.10) Power off and then on the router

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      Thats it if you are still getting an ip address you can now setup your WiFi / QoS / ect.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Step By Step Sky Fibre Working With DD-WRT (TP-Link TL-WR1043ND) started by Apache14 View original post
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