Hi I am getting infinity installed tomorrow, the home hub is garbage. I want to keep using my draytek 2820. I have been told this is possible by using the wan2 port on the router and the openreach modem to handle the actual connection.
Yes, I've been using my 2820 since installation in September.
- if your expected speeds are faster than 50megabit - you will find the 2820 can't keep up and will limit you to 50. I get 45megabit using the HomeHub 3 and get the same with the 2820.
As others have said let the Openreach engineer set it all up and demonstrate it to you working, then simply pull out the ethernet cable (mine is black with red plugs) from the HomeHub 3, and connect it to your WAN 2 port on the Draytek. Then you can unplug the HH3 and pack it back in its box and keep it in a cupboard safe. You might need it if you call for technical support.
On the Draytek :
WAN -> General setup
set WAN1 to disable
set WAN2 to enable, and auto negotiation
WAN -> Internet Access
WAN 2, PPPoE tab (Enable set to On)
username = firstname.lastname@example.org
password = <nothing leave this blank>
Fixed IP = no
Click OK to save.
That's it all done!
James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Estimate 44.6/6.5 - Install 52/12 - Actual 46 / 8 Mbps
Huawei VDSL -> Draytek router -> Apple Airport Extreme -> Belkin Switch -> Windows/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)