BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

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catonkatonk
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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by catonkatonk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:47 pm

1.06g was working wonderfully until today. Just gets stuck on DHCP. Perhaps Sky have changed the way the password is calculated?

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by billion_fan » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:57 am

catonkatonk wrote:1.06g was working wonderfully until today. Just gets stuck on DHCP. Perhaps Sky have changed the way the password is calculated?
Try using PPPOA with your same username and password, this will verify your username and password

Some Sky users have reported that they can only seem to connect via PPPOA, plugging up your Sky router and logging into the unit should also verify this.

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by catonkatonk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:38 pm

billion_fan wrote:
catonkatonk wrote:1.06g was working wonderfully until today. Just gets stuck on DHCP. Perhaps Sky have changed the way the password is calculated?
Try using PPPOA with your same username and password, this will verify your username and password

Some Sky users have reported that they can only seem to connect via PPPOA, plugging up your Sky router and logging into the unit should also verify this.
Thank you.

Indeed, the backup configuration file of the Sky router was showing a PPPOA connection, but I didn't think Sky was able to just switch protocols like that without orphaning their old routers. The more you know.
I actually used the "macspoofing" setting in the Billion conf file to connect just in case - no spoofing enabled in the interface if you select PPPOA. Either way, all good. Can't stand Sky's router.
So thanks, again.

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by bigsyd » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:13 am

Hi guys new member and new billion user :) I am on sky broadband ( not fibre ) so to use this router on sky do I HAVE to upgrade to this fw? I have my username and password
Do you think my Billion BiPAC 7800N 802.11n Dual WAN Router + 4-Port Gigabit Switch when it is delivered will be an improvement on my Sagemcom F@ST2304
Also is it relatively straight forward to upgrade the fw on the billion

Sorry for all the questions :oops:

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by billion_fan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:12 am

bigsyd wrote:Hi guys new member and new billion user :) I am on sky broadband ( not fibre ) so to use this router on sky do I HAVE to upgrade to this fw? I have my username and password
Do you think my Billion BiPAC 7800N 802.11n Dual WAN Router + 4-Port Gigabit Switch when it is delivered will be an improvement on my Sagemcom F@ST2304
Also is it relatively straight forward to upgrade the fw on the billion

Sorry for all the questions :oops:
I can't comment on the Sagemcom F@ST2304 as I have never used one.

As long as the firmware is 1.06g and above you should be fine.

Here are the steps needed to conenct using MER athentication on Sky ADSL
1. Login to the router web configuration page
2. Click on 'WAN' on the left hand side (Basic Menu)
3. Change the 'Protocol' to 'MPOA'
4. Change the 'Encap Method' to VC-MUX
5. Change the VPI to 0 and VCI to 40
6. In the 'Client ID section' enter your Sky username and password (normally extracted from your Sky router) example username@skydsl|password, be sure to use "|" inbetween your username and password'
7. Click on 'Apply'
8. Let the router save and reboot and then check the status page.

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by bigsyd » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:46 pm

billion_fan wrote:
bigsyd wrote:Hi guys new member and new billion user :) I am on sky broadband ( not fibre ) so to use this router on sky do I HAVE to upgrade to this fw? I have my username and password
Do you think my Billion BiPAC 7800N 802.11n Dual WAN Router + 4-Port Gigabit Switch when it is delivered will be an improvement on my Sagemcom F@ST2304
Also is it relatively straight forward to upgrade the fw on the billion

Sorry for all the questions :oops:
I can't comment on the Sagemcom F@ST2304 as I have never used one.

As long as the firmware is 1.06g and above you should be fine.

Here are the steps needed to conenct using MER athentication on Sky ADSL
1. Login to the router web configuration page
2. Click on 'WAN' on the left hand side (Basic Menu)
3. Change the 'Protocol' to 'MPOA'
4. Change the 'Encap Method' to VC-MUX
5. Change the VPI to 0 and VCI to 40
6. In the 'Client ID section' enter your Sky username and password (normally extracted from your Sky router) example username@skydsl|password, be sure to use "|" inbetween your username and password'
7. Click on 'Apply'
8. Let the router save and reboot and then check the status page.
:D thanks for your info m8 will update when the router arrives

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by bigsyd » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:19 pm

Just like to say a big thanks to billion_fan ,router turned up today so did the F/W update then re set and then input the new settings...bingo worked 1 st time thank foooook lol

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by mobisat » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:11 am

Up until this morning my box has been working fine 7800N using firmware 1.06h

This morning my box won't obtain DHCP from Sky, I plugged my Sky hub in and it connects fine. Has something changed overnight?
Billion 7800N router 1.06h firmware

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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by pjs1600 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:00 am

ours too has been working on 1.06f just fine up until last weekend. upgraded to 1.06h now and still stuck on DHCP client in progress.

Whats changed does anybody know, were in plymouth by the way

Shervi
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Re: BiPAC 7800N beta firmware for SKY (1483MER) NOW WORKING!

Post by Shervi » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:05 pm

This happened to me this morning.

Router is stuck and trying to obtain an ip address.

This is the error in the log

Jan 01 00:18:16 daemon UPNPD[469]: ioctl(s, SIOCGIFADDR, ...): Cannot assign requested address
Jan 01 00:18:16 daemon UPNPD[469]: Failed to get ip address for interface nas_0_0_38

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