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Standard User WiresFree
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Aug-14 14:15:52
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Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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Hello All,

I have had EE Fibre for over 18 months, and it just works and have never really looked at the technical stuff.
But have recently acquired a new Laptop & NAS, So have decided to "upgrade" from ECI Modem/Brightbox.

I have an "Unlocked" HG612 and shortly a Asus RT-N66 Wireless Router.
I have a few questions, maybe my search statements have not been correct.?

The N66 router default address is 192.168.1.1, If I have read correctly the HG612 is also 192.168.1.1 by default,
>> so I need to change that by connecting a PC to LAN2 and change it.?

Again if I have read correctly the HG612 by default is a modem/bridge,
>> Do I need to turn off DHCP in HG612, I would prefer to use the N66 DHCP.

At present my Username/Password are in the "Brightbox",
I have read various things about entering Username/Password in to the HG612 it'self, but I think that is when used as Router.?
>> or do I need to enter my EE Username/Password in there, or just still in the Router

Are there any other settings I need to adjust in the HG612/N66U
I have seen references to PPoE.? , QoS , MTP.?

It's been a long time since I last posted, and I feel rather rusty....

Many Thanks for any help/guidance/pointers

David ~ Alsager Exchange ~ 1.1Km to Green Cabinet ~ "EE Fibre 40 Meg @ 37/5"

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/13617...
Standard User Computerman142
(member) Fri 15-Aug-14 14:32:24
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Re: Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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The N66 router default address is 192.168.1.1, If I have read correctly the HG612 is also 192.168.1.1 by default,
>> so I need to change that by connecting a PC to LAN2 and change it.?

Again if I have read correctly the HG612 by default is a modem/bridge,
>> Do I need to turn off DHCP in HG612, I would prefer to use the N66 DHCP.

Hi this might help,

I have my HG612 set up with the IP of 192.168.1.1 but with DHCP off the LAN1 ethernet cable going to the wan port on my router and LAN 2 which is used for home network with an Ethernet cable going to a normal Ethernet port on the router.

I have DHCP turned on in my router but set the IP address to 192.168.1.2 and for it start handing out IP addresses from 192.168.1.3 and onwards. I connect my computer and other devices to the router.

http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/2859828308
My best ever result- upload is more than it should be. but more the better. Also ping is a bit high

MYSEL

TalkTalk 40/2 FTTC - Currently getting 25Mbps on an interleaved FTTC line, was 26.5Mbps.
Standard User WiresFree
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Aug-14 20:56:36
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Re: Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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Hi,

Thanks... I will probably take that route(no pun intended)

I was more concerned about router settings for connecting to EE.
Looking at the router it appears to have some auto negotiate wizard you can run
that will do the set-up for Username/Password etc...

Thanks...

David ~ Alsager Exchange ~ 1.1Km to Green Cabinet ~ "EE Fibre 40 Meg @ 37/5"

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/13617...


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 15-Aug-14 22:18:45
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Re: Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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Same here, except adjusted to a router setting of 192.168.1.254.

On an "asbokid" unlocked HG612 it still defaults to bridge mode. I believe there is an alternative unlock these days.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.6/14.1Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User WiresFree
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Aug-14 23:23:21
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Thanks...

I guess I will just connect it all up, and change it to an appropriate address.

Cheers...

David ~ Alsager Exchange ~ 1.1Km to Green Cabinet ~ "EE Fibre 40 Meg @ 37/5"

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/13617...
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 15-Aug-14 23:42:44
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I always set the router LAN address and DHCP range without it connected to the modem.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.6/14.1Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User WiresFree
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Aug-14 14:18:36
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Re: Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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I swapped out the router 1st, it just connected after entering BB User/PWD.
Didn't want to complicate matters by doing router & HG612 at the same time.
I will do the HG612 after I'm sure the new router is O.K

I have connected the HG612 to a Laptop.
I changed it's IP addr to fit in with my existing ip range.

I have been looking at all the settings,
I know the mode should be "Bridged"
but should the type be: ip_bridged or PPoE bridged..?

I have read "QoS" is best disabled, which it is.
Also, the Firewall is set to Standard, which I believe is correct


Is there a list of what should be set in the HG612,
I'm with EE, if that makes a difference.?

Thanks....

David ~ Alsager Exchange ~ 1.1Km to Green Cabinet ~ "EE Fibre 40 Meg @ 37/5"

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/13617...
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 21-Aug-14 14:45:31
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Re: Exchange ECI/Brightbox for HG612/Asus N66


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In reply to a post by WiresFree:
decided to 'upgrade' from ECI Modem/Brightbox.
Didn't EE send you a BrightBox 2? They should have. It is a 1-box solution incorporating the VADSL Modem.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User WiresFree
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Aug-14 15:25:45
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Hi,

No I have original Brightbox...
I just looked back, I actually got this in Oct 2012

David ~ Alsager Exchange ~ 1.1Km to Green Cabinet ~ "EE Fibre 40 Meg @ 37/5"

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/button/13617...
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