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Standard User reddev86
(learned) Sun 27-Jun-10 01:37:38
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FTTC VDSL2 modem connected directly to PC?


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I'm due to have FTTC from AAISP installed on Monday. However I've just realized that I do not have a router capable of PPPoE handy (moved house and I haven't a clue where it is).

Do you NEED a router for FTTC, or can the Openreach VDSL2 modem be connected directly into a LAN port on a PC, and then configured as a PPPoE connection in Windows networking?

If not, I'll have to nip out on Monday morning to buy a router, hopefully before the engineer arrives.

Thanks
Standard User uno
(experienced) Sun 27-Jun-10 02:58:37
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In reply to a post by reddev86:
Do you NEED a router for FTTC, or can the Openreach VDSL2 modem be connected directly into a LAN port on a PC, and then configured as a PPPoE connection in Windows networking?


No, you don't need one and yes, a PPPoE connection via Windows networking will work perfectly.

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Standard User RobertoS
(legend) Sun 27-Jun-10 07:24:32
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I think you would find it quicker and a lot easier to nip out and get a cheap router unless you only have two machines in total. Preferably one containing a switch rather than a hub.

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Standard User Bobby_Valentino
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 27-Jun-10 10:16:14
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Re: FTTC VDSL2 modem connected directly to PC?


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Can anyone hazard a guess when VDSL2+ routers will become mainstream and available on the market?

Standard User RobertoS
(legend) Sun 27-Jun-10 10:43:26
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BT Openreach will only supply with their modem at the moment. So no demand in the UK.

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Standard User IamQ
(experienced) Sun 27-Jun-10 12:58:58
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Draytek are working on one at the moment but its not ready and no one knows when it will be.

Thompson have a router modem already on the shelves in the UK

Not sure about any others at the moment as BT still insist on providing the kit in most cases, or spec a thompson router must be used.
Standard User Kiko4564
(newbie) Sun 27-Jun-10 16:47:30
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To sum up the replies you wouldn't need a new router but it would be easier to get one if you had more than two computers. One of them also recommended one with a switch as opposed to a hub, which I agree with.

Isp chain: Onetel dialup --> Tiscali broadband --> TalkTalk broadband (due to buyout).
Standard User RobertoS
(legend) Sun 27-Jun-10 17:12:22
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Just in case anyone wants to know why, here is a reasonable explanation.

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Standard User Kiko4564
(newbie) Sun 27-Jun-10 20:18:21
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To sum this up a hub passes the message on to all devices whereas a switch, with some intelligence, only passes it on to the destination machine.

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Standard User Johnct
(regular) Mon 23-Aug-10 17:58:42
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very confused with people saying you need a router and others saying you dont
i have got a old Netgear DG834PSP v3 i just been told by the aaisp that as long it will will do PPPoE(i changed it from PPPoA) then it should be ok i have just check on the router login in page to see if can
this is info on it or will i have have to buy a new one ?
thank you

Router Status
Account Name
Firmware Version V1.02.02

ADSL Port
MAC Address 00:1b:2f:90:6e:0b
IP Address ---
Network Type PPPoE
IP Subnet Mask ---
Gateway IP Address ---
Domain Name Server ---

LAN Port
MAC Address 00:1b:2f:90:6e:0a
IP Address 192.168.0.1
DHCP On
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

Modem
ADSL Firmware Version 6.01.00.12
Modem Status Connecting
DownStream Connection Speed 0 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 0 kbps
VPI 0
VCI 38

Wireless Port
Name (SSID) NETGEAR
Region Europe
Channel 11
Wireless AP Enabled
Broadcast Name Enabled
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