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# 252899 16-Jul-2019 09:30
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Hi all,


  Many years ago I had two Sky decoders. I have long since cancelled my Sky plan and given back the equipment they asked me to. They let me keep two AirTies Air 440 devices (aka the sky link boxes).


  These seem to be locked down and can't be configured without a Sky decoder. As these belong to me I would like to make use of them. I would like to get them onto my wifi network. The WPS feature doesn't work (it won't pair with a couple of routers I have tried it on that have WPS support).


I can get to the web interface on them. Does anyone know the username and/or password or have a way of bypassing these? Can this be brute forced (note: I consider brute forcing a password on my own equipment to be perfectly legit).


Is anyone aware of an equivalent product I can buy that does the same job? I know I can get a wifi extended with an RJ45 port on it but I don't need a wifi extender. I would like a product that does exactly what the AirTies box does (provide network access to a device that has RJ45 but no wifi support).



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Master Geek

  # 2278173 17-Jul-2019 10:21
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if it's running a custom firmware for Sky, that might be a tough ask.


can't help wondering what your purpose for it would be though... in this day and age of enterprise gear invading the residence, that specific model might be underwhelming.


having said that, i can't get my father-in-law to move from powerline ethernet as "wifi is not safe".





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  # 2278180 17-Jul-2019 10:44
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I have a couple of computers that have network cards but no wifi. I don't want to run a cable to them. The SkyLink boxes are perfect for this use.



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Ultimate Geek

  # 2278203 17-Jul-2019 11:16
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having said that, i can't get my father-in-law to move from powerline ethernet as "wifi is not safe".







If he wants to be extra safe recommend he move somewhere without cellphone reception too ;-)





I have a couple of computers that have network cards but no wifi. I don't want to run a cable to them. The SkyLink boxes are perfect for this use.



Are their any model numbers on them you can google to see if anyones managed to flash the same device?

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  # 2278265 17-Jul-2019 13:03
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They are AirTies Air4400 which seem popular for set top boxes to use. These are actually wifi extenders. I'm currently trying to brute force the password on it (note: they belong to me, I'm allowed to do this). Wifi extenders are relatively cheap (around $50) so I'll just buy another a save myself the hassle. Seems a shame to let functional equipment go to waste just because the previous owner locked it down.

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