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    How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

    This is a discussion on How to get round Sky MER and use your own router. within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi right i have just tryed this and no nothing about networking but now i am running without Sagemcom router ...

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Hi right i have just tryed this and no nothing about networking but now i am running without Sagemcom router and running off my WNDR3700 router and seams to be running fine
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      Quote Originally Posted by sparky678911 View Post
      Hi right i have just tryed this and no nothing about networking but now i am running without Sagemcom router and running off my WNDR3700 router and seams to be running fine
      Keep an eye on it. If you are using a Static IP it may change. Can you post what happens over the next day or so?

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      nope did not work it did at first but after about 10 mins i got limited Connectivity on my pc

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Quote Originally Posted by joew View Post
      Still need to work out a way of getting the router to pick up a dynamic IP address. If anyone has any suggestions please say!
      It will never work 100% until someone works out how Sky's second authentication layer works. It could be some sort of system using a username and password which sits under the standard MER authentication. However it works, custom firmware is probably going to be required.

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Quote Originally Posted by simon194 View Post
      It will never work 100% until someone works out how Sky's second authentication layer works. It could be some sort of system using a username and password which sits under the standard MER authentication. However it works, custom firmware is probably going to be required.
      The thread at http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/techn...r-routers.html describes how the authentication works (most routers will require a custom firmware, but some can be made to work with some hacks).

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Nice work. But you're covering old ground.
      This has been discussed at length before, all's fine and dandy until the 'sticky' IP address changes.

      If you search through the forum, you'll find that Sky's MER implementation, involves several commands that the Generic Sky router sends in order to gain a dynamic IP address.


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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Quote Originally Posted by fazedup View Post
      If you search through the forum, you'll find that Sky's MER implementation, involves several commands that the Generic Sky router sends in order to gain a dynamic IP address.
      And, of course, as soon as someone cracks it, they'll change something else to lock it down again! They've obviously gone to a bit of trouble to prevent people from using their own routers, because they don't want people to do so. I don't think they will roll over on this at all.
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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      to the OP = you can use your own router... , what the users on this website have been trying to acomplish for some time is using your own router using MER protocol so when SKY stop allowing PPPoA to be used we can still use our own routers using MER - currently you only need extract your username and password from the router using extraction or generation (I used generation for mine) and you can connect using any ADSL2+ router using PPPoA - there are plenty of pages on this website showing how to do this, im not sure if MAC spoofing is required or not as part of the process (I thought I read somewhere it wasnt) ...I know I did enter my SKY router mac address into my netgear GT just for good measure, however at moment Iam using the Sky router because wifi is slightly better
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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
      to the OP = you can use your own router... , what the users on this website have been trying to acomplish for some time is using your own router using MER protocol so when SKY stop allowing PPPoA to be used we can still use our own routers using MER - currently you only need extract your username and password from the router using extraction or generation (I used generation for mine) and you can connect using any ADSL2+ router using PPPoA
      Does this not only apply to ADSL? This thread is in the fibre section so I'm not sure if PPPoA will work when connecting to fibre?

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      Re: How to get round Sky MER and use your own router.

      Quote Originally Posted by snadge View Post
      to the OP = you can use your own router... , what the users on this website have been trying to acomplish for some time is using your own router using MER protocol so when SKY stop allowing PPPoA to be used we can still use our own routers using MER - currently you only need extract your username and password from the router using extraction or generation (I used generation for mine) and you can connect using any ADSL2+ router using PPPoA - there are plenty of pages on this website showing how to do this, im not sure if MAC spoofing is required or not as part of the process (I thought I read somewhere it wasnt) ...I know I did enter my SKY router mac address into my netgear GT just for good measure, however at moment Iam using the Sky router because wifi is slightly better

      You cannot use your own router with Sky Fibre, (without also using the BT modem, and the Sky Router), hence what this thread is all about, and why it is in the Fibre section.

      The OP is trying to find a way of connecting, without also having to use the Sky Router.
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