DHCP option 61
I use Sky fibre in the UK,
They require a login via DHCP with a client identifier string known as option 61.
DrayTek, Billion, Netgear and a few other companies have added this feature to their devices.
I’m really interested in purchasing the Amplifi HD, but without the ability to connect via Option 61 it’s not going to be possible,
Is this something that you are planning to added to a future firmware update?
Is it already on your roadmap?
I purchased Amplifi after seeing some user reviews refering to this working with Sky. Looks like they were talking about older Sky methods. The current method for option 61 is unsupported. Guess i'll be sending it back if nothing is going to change
@Scuzzy-Mac, @james-morgan thank you for your suggestion! Currently, this feature is marked as a feature request and being considered but there is no ETA nor guarantee it will be implemented. Please check future firmware release notes for updates.
@ubnt-brett Sky have 6 million broadband customers in the UK. There isn’t an all in one mesh system with a router that supports option 61 at the moment so it would be hugely beneficial to have this feature. There are many routers available but no mesh router. I’m currently begrudgingly in bridge mode and I’m losing out on all the benefits and fun features you provide.
@james-morgan We have included DHCP 61 in our future plans and will be including that in a future firmware release. Please check back when I post firmware release notes for an update!
Scuzzy Mac last edited by
That’s great to hear Brett, I’ll eagerly keep my eye on your firmware updates,
Been wanting this kit for so long
So DHCP option 61 is now available via the beta firmware. I tested it with a Netgear DM200 with SkyQ and it doesn't work. I have a feeling it's an issue with the DM200 and not the firmware so I've ordered a Draytek Vigor 130 to test this tomorrow. I guess we'll see
James Morgan last edited by James Morgan
All working, client ID needs to be converted to hex decimal. Awesome! My connection is about 10Mbps faster - hitting 74Mbps.
I’m using a BT Openreach white Modem, I will give that a whirl...... if not I’ll pump for a Draytek 130.
James have you got the HD kit or Gamers Kit?
Need to make my Amplifi purchase today
The Hex string is fine was using that in Kong Firmware
Mike Gregory last edited by
I have sky installed after moving house as virgin media was not available where I live. Can someone tell me how I get my amplifi HD kit set up using this option 61. Currently I have had to plug the amplifi into an ethernet of the sky router and run in bridge mode.
Your best bet is to follow the skyuser forums for setting up your own router with Sky. (Not the official forum)
You can now use any random number in the login prefix, as long as its in the correct format,
Also as mentioned above this needs to be in hex format for option 61 on the Amplifi HD
Obviously ensure you are running 3.0.0 firmware.
Mark Buckwell last edited by
@scuzzy-mac the BT modem worked fine with Now TV using the string abcdefgh@nowtv:1234567890abcdef converted to hex. I believe replace nowtv with skydsl should work.
This sounds like great news.
Is this feature available on firmware version v3.0.1 (08-Jul-19) because I can't seem to find it.
Thanks in advance.
@n-arkaah yes it is available. Here is the update thread that discussed the release, as well as other members who have configured DHCP 61 successfully.
@ubnt-brett said in DHCP option 61:
Thanks for the link, ok so I need to downgrade to v3.0 to configure DHCP 61?
@n-arkaah No, 3.0.0 was just when it was released, its now available on all future firmwares.
Thanks for the information though I still can't see the option in v3.0.1 so I am wondering if I am missing something is there documentation around setting DHCP 61?
Mark Buckwell last edited by
@n-arkaah have you checked the web interface? I have not installed 3.0.1 yet
Jonathan Manning last edited by
I'm so sorry for resurrecting a very old thread. I've just taken delivery of the Ubiquiti HD, I'm with Sky Fibre and I previously swapped out the sky modem/router for an Archer VR600.
Can I just use the Ubiquiti HD as a replacement for the VR600 modem router using the sky login details in hex format, allowing me to totally do away with the VR600? I can get the HD working great in bridge mode but as a previous commentator said you miss out on nice features. I'm a little new to this stuff so a little help would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry again for dragging up this old thread.