Broadband on #OpenWRT
I prefer to use my own hardware as I use extended features... The sticky point is that Sky uses the MER authentication system. This turns out to be a pain, but its not that difficult once you have extracted your UserID from your existing router.
It will look something like 010203040506@skydsl|deadbeef
Convert it to HEX 30313032303330343035303640736B7964736C7C6465616462656566 and then you are ready to configure OpenWRT.
Under the WAN interface, set the Hostname to SkyBB; Under Advanced, set the ClientID to the HEX string you made earlier.
Save and Apply - Your OpenWRT router should work and authenticate with SkyBroadband. (I am using a BT openreach Fibre modem attached to the WAN port of a Linksys router)