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Standard User BusError
(member) Thu 20-Oct-11 15:29:15
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Better router on Infinity ?


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I'm currently with Be, but am being lured to Infinity as 1) they just upgraded my cabinet 2) they are spamming me every week 3) I'm out of contract with Be.

I currently use Be with a static IP and a zyxel modem. I /could/ survive without a fixed IP, by using my Bytemark VM and a tunnel, however I don't 'trust' the 'standard' fisher-price modems -- I never used the Bebox much, the small zyxel was always better.
Also I use some of the routing features of the modem, and use SNMP pretty extensively.

So is there a "good" modem for Infinity, something that will allow good manual configuration ?
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 20-Oct-11 16:18:06
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The BT OR modem is perfectly fine but the homehub3 is a bit meh.

For bt infinity I would get the Asus RT-N56U

found here http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid...

BT Infinity
ROUTER:-Netgear WNDR37AV
JDSU Stats
Sync 39999D 9995U
Attenuation: 9.6 SNR: 11.4
Line Length 300meters
Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 20-Oct-11 16:23:25
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Use the BT modem and put whatever router you want behind it. Does your Zyxel have a WAN port or is there an equivalent that does?





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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 20-Oct-11 21:04:05
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[re: BusError] [link to this post]
 
Just a nitpick tongue.

"I use some of the routing features of the modem". Uh?

Perhaps similarly, the Openreach modem is in fact a VSDL2 router.

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Standard User StormcroW
(member) Fri 21-Oct-11 10:21:51
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I use the Draytek Vigor 2750n no set up problems and unlike the hh3 I can now see my line stats etc
Basic Status Upstream Downstream Unit
Actual Data Rate 9994 39985 Kb/s
SNR 194 69 0.1dB
Here is a quick copy and paste of the side menu on the router control page.

Quick Start Wizard
Online Status

VDSL
VDSL StatusVDSL SetupVDSL Debug

WAN
Internet AccessMulti-VLANPortsBackup

LAN
General SetupPortsMAC Address TableVLANMonitor PortStatic RouteBind IP to MAC

NAT
Hardware NATOpen PortDMZ Host

Firewall
DoS DefensePorts ConfigurationAccess Control ListTraffic ControlTime Object

CSM
URL Content FilterWeb Content FilterAPP Enforcement

Bandwidth Management
Session LimitBandwidth LimitPort Rate ControlQoS Control ListPorts PriorityQoS Statistics

Applications
Dynamic DNSScheduleIGMPIGMP StatusUPnP ConfigurationWake on LAN

VPN and Remote Access
Remote Access ControlPPTP Remote Dial-inIPSec Remote Dial-inRemote Dial-in StatusLAN to LAN

Wireless LAN
General SetupAccess ControlStation ListAccess Point DiscoveryWMM ConfigurationWDS

USB Application
Disk StatusFile ExplorerFTP User ManagementDisk SharesBit Torrent DownloadiTunes ServerDLNA Server

VoIP
DialPlanSIP AccountsPhone SettingsStatus

IPv6
IPv6 WAN SetupIPv6 LAN SetupIPv6 Firewall SetupIPv6 RoutingIPv6 NeighbourIPv6 TSPC StatusIPv6 Management

User
User Configuration

System Maintenance
System StatusTR-069System PasswordUser PasswordConfiguration BackupSyslog / Mail AlertTime and DateManagementReboot SystemFirmware Upgrade

Diagnostics
PingTrace RouteRouting TableSystem LogTraffic OverviewDetailed StatisticsMAC Address TableDHCP TableData Flow MonitorSessions TablePorts State
Standard User BusError
(member) Fri 21-Oct-11 12:02:25
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Thanks for that! Looks pretty useful.

Do you have access to the routing tables as well on the LAN ? ie redirecting some traffic to another machine, for example...
Standard User wwwebber
(committed) Fri 21-Oct-11 12:35:10
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HH3 works perfectly fine on my Infinity setup - infact so has HH1 & 2. You'll get one anyway so no need to waste money buying another unless you already have one of course.
Standard User lelboy
(regular) Sat 22-Oct-11 14:59:48
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Hmm. Been with Infinity some 6 months now and no probs at all with HH3. In fact no probs with Infinity at all bar 2 overnight outages whilst BT did some "upgrade maintenance"; I was advised of this by checking status and the BB was back on @ 6am as promised. Different experiences for different folk I suppose.
Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 22-Oct-11 15:37:42
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I have to disagree the HH2 was useless on wifi N, fine on G but what is the point of that?? Anyway purchased a Buffulo router which works on N bother and doesn't require a full reset everyday. Could just of been my setup as I had 3 replacements but I have to say I am convinced they are guff as my fathers always seems to require a reboot anytime I am over visiting as well!

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 22-Oct-11 16:27:55
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Our HH2 has been running perfectly for over a year. I think i've rebooted it a handful of times over that period.

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