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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 22:59:16
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FTTC modem IP address


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Well, our PCP went AO on 1st Jan, so I've ordered FTTC (Plusnet unlimited), although I'm sure that no power has been provided, (can see it from my bedroom & no activity at it since install & duct to existing PCP footway box in March 2012).

The FTTC cab appears to be an ECI unit, so I expect I'll be given an ECI modem.

I'm sure that it's been mentioned here a while ago, that the modem IP address is 192.168.1.1

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 03-Jan-13 23:03:39
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And ... ? smile smile

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 23:17:18
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Sorry. Trying to type & watch the TV. Looks like I can't multi-task frown

I should have asked if that IP address for the modem is correct ??

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 03-Jan-13 23:28:10
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I reckon so. The Huawei is that, so for interchangeability it would be the only safe setup. Bear in mind the biggest customer is some firm that sends out Home Hubs for managed install, and those are 192.168.1.254.

I've not heard any mention of the ECI being elsewhere in that subnet.

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Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.0/14.9Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Thu 03-Jan-13 23:42:33
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I've always used 192.168.1.254 as the router address, mainly due to using the BT laptop, which used fixed IP & that router address.

My whole network uses fixed IP & my server is on 192.168.1.1 (hence my interest in that address).

For the first 10 days, I'll use the Openreach modem & Plusnet router, so as not to upset the DLM, etc. Beyond that time, it's back to the Draytek Vigor 2850Vn.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 04-Jan-13 00:13:51
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Openreach DLM doesn't have a 10-day period. In particular, MSR and FTR which the BTW one sets at the end of 10 days on ADSLx don't feature on GEA. That being the only relevance of the 10 days.

What you could do is get another OR modem now and unlock it. Huawei is easy, ECI a bit messier but I wouldn't be surprised if you could handle it easily.

You could change the IP address of that, and substitute it right at the start - or at least as soon as the engineer walks out of the door if that's simpler.

Unlocking the Huawei takes a few careful minutes, that's all.

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 04-Jan-13 10:35:35
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From my perspective, I'd rather have the modem unlocked on day 1. I'd specifically want to see the initial line statistics before DLM, and watch the resulting DLM intervention in the first few days.

I'd value knowing this information above any accidental triggering of DLM that I may inadvertently cause!

But I may not be normal wink
Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Jan-13 10:58:16
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I'll have a look on Ebay. I know that the Huawei modem can be unlocked easily.
I also noticed a few weeks ago, that there's a hack for the ECI modem, but not a easy as for the Huawei.

I could always change the server address, but there's alway one config change that may get missed & then there's no mail, website, etc. frown

Once I sure (a week or so) that everything is working fine & is stable, then it back to the Draytek.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Fri 04-Jan-13 11:07:19
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The modem won't be on your network so the won't be a conflict.


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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Jan-13 13:31:24
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Frankly, that's what I've always thought.

I've never needed to run a network with a modem & a router, (it's always been a modem or router) plus running a server 24/7, I wasn't about to risk it not working.

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