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Discussion topic: Activating sky broadband on Ubiquiti network

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This message was authored by Mac+attack+1982 This message was authored by: Mac+attack+1982

Activating sky broadband on Ubiquiti network

Hi

 

Our Sky broadband subscription is due to be activated on 21/03/23. I understand that we will need to install the Sky hub to activate the service, however, we have recently installed a Ubiquity network that utilises a UDR Dream Router and separate (basic) modem. It was set up with our current broadband provider (BT) and works great but I'm concerned about having to swap out the equipment, even temporarily, given my lack of IT skills. Simply put, is it possible to "activate" the subscription without actually plugging in the hub?

 

We both work from home and are keen to avoid any dramas!

 

Thanks

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This message was authored by jamesn123 This message was authored by: jamesn123

Re: Activating sky broadband on Ubiquiti network

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@Mac+attack+1982 

Yeah you dont need to use the Sky hub at the start or at anytime as long as your UDR supports DHCP Option 61 authentication. You'll to type the string: abc123@skydsl|abc123 into the box. 

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Mac+attack+1982
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This message was authored by Mac+attack+1982 This message was authored by: Mac+attack+1982

Re: Activating sky broadband on Ubiquiti network

Thanks. I don't suppose you could walk me through how to do this, assuming I knew very little, which is in fact the case...?

 

I can access the UniFi OS but that's about it...

 

Many thanks in advance.

This message was authored by jamesn123 This message was authored by: jamesn123

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@Mac+attack+1982 

I am not familiar with the interface but the basis of it is you need to set the WAN type to Automatic IP or DHCP whichever option you have. Then further down in the WAN settings you need to find the DHCP Option box, set it to 61 and then fill it in with the string I gave you earlier. Below is the only image I can find relating to it

 

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This message was authored by jamesn123 This message was authored by: jamesn123

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@Mac+attack+1982 

This screenshot is better...

VLAN ID should be 101 not 10

IPv4 connection should be set to DHCPv4 not PPPoE

Then fill in the 'DHCP Client Options area' Option=61 Value=abc123@skydsl|abc123

Oh and enable 'DHCPv6'

 

WAN Settings.png

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This message was authored by cookiemonsteruk This message was authored by: cookiemonsteruk

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@Mac+attack+1982 

 

Are you in Ireland?

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Many thanks, this is great.

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This message was authored by Mac+attack+1982 This message was authored by: Mac+attack+1982

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No, England.

Thanks

This message was authored by jamesn123 This message was authored by: jamesn123

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@Mac+attack+1982 

Okay setup should be as I said then. @cookiemonsteruk Only asked about Ireland as Sky Ireland uses a different authentication method.

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This message was authored by Secret_Trekkie This message was authored by: Secret_Trekkie

Re: Activating sky broadband on Ubiquiti network

Hi Everyone, 

 

I upgraded to 900 meg Giga Fast (FTTP) and was really hoping to use my Ubiquiti Equipment and ditch my sky Router. 

 

I've looked at this thread and others and was hoping if you had any suggestions as it wont connect 😅

 

Thanks in advance 

 

I've used the following connection settings (screen shot also attached) 

 

Manual Mode

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