From what I can see people are forced to still use the Sky router.
Do you know or does Sky provide you the username and password combo for you to login?
Can you ring their support and ask them? Have you tried to request support to replace their router with a generic router?
This most likely uses pppoe and so the TC needs to be setup with pppoe for wan, but you need the actual username and password to login. I suspect sky gives you the router preconfigured without telling you this vital information so they can control your usage.
I cannot login as I am not a sky user.
And do not be surprised if sky prevents you from replacing the router.
Just bridge the TC and use it for wireless etc.. you can turn off wireless in the router SR101 I am sure.
Power consumption of a router is around 10W.. so the extra power usage will not amount to much.
Many thanks for your helpful response. It was much better than ones I have recieved on another forum that I posted the same question. I'm told, so far without any substantiation from those posters and my own searches have not shown it yet either, that using a router other than the one supplied by Sky is against their T&C's. So sadly getting any support from Sky to get the required passwords, etc to enable use of my time capsule (which has a much better spec than their own router) won't happen. I did try calling Sky but that didn't go anywhere.
Thanks for the link to the posting that I had also seen regarding extracting the required passwords, etc.
I did try simply replacing the Sky supplied router with the Apple one but that didn't work unfortunately.
I agree I think the simplest solution in this case is to connect my time capsule to the Sky supplied router and to turn off the wireless feature of the Sky router (which can be done via the admin home page for the router). It's a shame to have the sky router still in the configuration but...
Again many thanks for the helpful repsonse...
PS: For others in a similar situation I did come across the following posting for users of the BT Infinity Service which might help them...