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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Mar-17 23:12:34
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Backup modem


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What do people think of this router as a replacement for the HG612 and using it as just a modem? Has anyone any experience of sync speeds with it?

Tim
www.uno.net.uk & freenetname
Asus DSL-N55U on 80 Meg LLU Fibre
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 16-Mar-17 23:41:10
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Re: Backup modem


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Yes my main modem and good sync on my long line anyway, pushing 24 Mbps at 1375m

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 16-Mar-17 23:45:01
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Re: Backup modem


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Thanks seems cheap enough and easy enough to configure.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Mar-17 01:47:49
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Re: Backup modem


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If you are using this router in modem mode do you have to have a separate RJ45 cable for stats? I currently have a modem next to master socket downstairs and wireless router upstairs connected via cat5 cable and sockets. I don't want to run another cable for stats would the TP-Link Nano powerline Kit work instead of a cable?

Tim
www.uno.net.uk & freenetname
Asus DSL-N55U on 80 Meg LLU Fibre
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Mar-17 12:01:54
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Re: Backup modem


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As if by magic it has arrived, on a Sunday as well.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...

Lost a couple of meg because I don't know if it is tweakable but it seems stable enough on ADSL.

Tim
www.uno.net.uk & freenetname
Asus DSL-N55U on 80 Meg LLU Fibre
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 19-Mar-17 16:39:54
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Re: Backup modem


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Usually run it in router mode

Powerline kit will work, but for stability Ethernet would be better.

On the stats, if your router will lets you route the modems LAN range I think you can see the router on its default IP address

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 19-Mar-17 17:16:34
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How would I configure that?

Currently modem is sitting at 192.168.1.250, router DHCP is 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.245 and router is at 192.168.1.1. My machines get DHCP and the router has a static routes list but the gateway is for each machine. Currently I have my laptop downstairs connected to port 1 of the modem and port 4 is the WAN and can access stats that way but none of the other machines behind the router can see the modem.

Tim
www.uno.net.uk & freenetname
Asus DSL-N55U on 80 Meg LLU Fibre
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 20-Mar-17 00:08:17
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First stage is to make sure the modem and router are not using the same IP ranges

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 20-Mar-17 01:04:10
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What would you suggest I make the modem IP address?

Tim
www.uno.net.uk & freenetname
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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 20-Mar-17 01:18:36
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Re: Backup modem


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Not in this case Andrew:).

To get the stats from the modem you have them on the same subnet, bearing in mind the TP-Link will be in bridge mode. By connecting "modem" Lan 2 to any any Ethernet socket on the router you access it just like anything else on the Lan. It's the standard way we set up the HG612 with whatever router people are using.

Telnet and GUI access only.

Tim's powerline link will be purely to make that link. No serious traffic.

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