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Sky Broadband Settings

After my Sky router broke, and sky told me I have to pay £35 for a new one, i decided I would try to use an old router I had lying around. Now Sky, unlike other ADSL providers do not allow you to use your own hardware, its even against their ToC’s!

So the first thing you need is your username and password, which Sky hide within the hardware, so head here, and get your username and password.

Now these are the settings I entered on my Safecom router, so your router may vary, but generally the settings will be similar or use different names.

Data Encapsulation: VC-Mux
VPI Number: 0
VCI Number: 38
Schedule type: CBR
WAN type: PPP over ATM
Authentication: CHAP (I didnt have this option, but you may :))

I hope this info helps someone, and bear in mind using your own router/modem with Sky broadband is against their ToC and they CAN detect that your using different hardware and MAY end your service some point in the future.