Homehubiscrap
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Re: Home hub is crap

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/181010/sponsors/mS1oBYZvKM5T8GgPXc6 please sign this petition to get the internet provider to release ppp username and passwords so we all can access the internet with the third party router
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Nick-B
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I have set up a TP-Link router and used the serial number of the NOWTV hub to connect. It works. Only problem is I cannot view any web sites as I get DNS errrors. I have used the DNS settings as per the NOWTV hub but it still does not work. Any ideas?

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TrevorH
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I know that Sky moved from password based to port based authorisation a while back, and so by extension I think this means that NowTV did too. I think the user / pass would be effectively ignored in any event - your authentication is the physical connection in the exchange. There were a number of threads on how to easily get your pass for Sky customers back in the days when it was relevant, I think you can just fill the pass any old c*rp and it should work.

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lukodiablo
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I manage to get the DSL up with bt homehub 5a with custom firmware - lede project. all okay but no uplink as stated before.. did anyone sort out the DNS ?

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novaboydie
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I purchased a Sky Q hub from ebay, won it for £12. Reset it plugged it in and now have a cracking Router with dual band wifi and fast ethernet.

 

Because it does MER it work staright out the box.

 

Chuffed

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Nick-B
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Hello, please can you explain what MER is and how to reset a Sky Q hub.
Nick

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novaboydie
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It's the authentication sky uses for its routers, rather than a user name and password. As for the hub, you press the factory reset button on the rear of the router, whilst powered up.
DavidGala
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NowTV Hub is absolutely crap, Wifi average speed was about 2-5Mbs only! 

 

After some studies, I decided to buy a Brand New Sky Q Hub ER115UK for GBP25 on Ebay. Its working well with Now broadband! Zero trouble and Wifi Speed boost up to 20 to 27 Mbs. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

critter
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Yeah I did that too and got the Sky ER110 for £11 off the bay after mine started to go wonky.  It's working great - significantly superior wifi signal on 2.4GHz and has 5GHz too!   Only issue I'm worried about is if it will still get a firmware update.  I guess this really depends if the updates are offered for what they think we have or what they see us connecting with

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critter
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Just to add my ER110 got the latest firmware version the other day Smiley Happy

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