Broadband SuperFast and ASUS Router
I wanted to stick with my pricy ASUS RT-AC5300 router, rather than replace it with the Sky ER110 router they sent me. As this took me quite a while to sort out, I thought I would share how I have it set up and working, for anyone else wanting to do similar.
- You must have the Merlin firmware loaded on your ASUS router. Don't worry - it is permitted by ASUS, and probably even recommended! Without this, you can't use the router on Sky. Get it here - https://www.asuswrt-merlin.net. Make sure you download the correct version for your model. If it ain't there - forget any chance of using your ASUS modem on Sky.
- Go onto the WAN page and enter the following which works. Change details if you wish but this is proven to get you on:
|Name ||Setting ||Notes |
|WAN Connection Type ||Automatic IP || |
|Enable WAN ||Yes || |
|Enable NAT ||Yes || |
|Enable UPnP ||Yes || |
|Enable secure UPnP mode ||Yes || |
|UPNP: Allowed internal port range ||1024 to 65535 || |
|UPNO: Allowed external port range ||1 to 65535 || |
|Connect to DNS Server automatically ||Yes || |
|Forward local domain queries to upstream DNS ||No || |
|Enable DNS Rebind protection ||No || |
|Enable DNSSEC support ||No || |
|Prevent client auto DoH ||Auto || |
|DNS Privacy protocol ||None || |
|Authentication ||None ||Important! |
|Host Name || ||Leave blank |
|WAN MTU ||1500 || |
|Mac Address ||MAC address of your Sky ER100 || |
|DHCP query frequency ||Aggressive Mode || |
|Manual client (Option 61) ||<Er100 Mac address>@skydsl|<1234567> ||You MUST have the Merlin firmware to be able to enter this field. Don't enter the < > characters! Not sure if the actual Mac address or password matter as long as you have the @skydsl text and then the |delimiter in the middle. If you want to be sure, get your password as described here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYk5Zq_45jY |
|Manual Vendor class (Option 60) || ||Leave blank |
|Extend the TTL value ||No || |
|Spoof LAN TTL value ||Yes || |
That should do it. Good luck.
Re: Broadband SuperFast and ASUS Router
Thank you very much. Wishing you good luck.
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