Sky O2 Broadband and Linksys WAG54GS routers

Contrary to what Sky will tell you about how to setup a router to use their service, it won’t work. At least not as they explain it.

To read it for yourself, look here:

or here:,Kb=Companion,question=ref(User):str(Broadband),T=Broadband_Case,CASE=24812

I tried a few different ways but in the end, these worked for me:

Encapsulation:  RFC1483 Bridged  (Your router may call this: IPoE)
Multiplexing:  VC
Autodetect: Disable
VPI: 0
VCI: 102

Don’t auto-detect your IP address. Instead enter the static IP they gave you as a /24 with the first IP in the block as the gateway.


If it is all working, you should see it on your status page. I could pretty much get the DSL line to come up on most settings but getting it to log a gateway was an impossible task. All good now though:

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