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Standard User mcoliver88
(newbie) Mon 18-Aug-14 19:42:03
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Use your own router


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Hi All

I have EE fibre optic broadband, and I am having issues with the BrightBox 2 which keeps dropping signal. I want to use my own router (Netgear r6300) as all LAN ports are Gigabit, but i have no idea what i need to do.

My aim is to use the brightbox as a modem, and using the WAN port on the back, plug my router in and make that my primary router for my home network.

What do i need to do to make this possible.

Thanks for any help

Michael
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 18-Aug-14 23:28:44
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Re: Use your own router


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If you have the username and password get an Openreach vdsl2 modem off ebay and use pppoe on the netgear

Kludging the brightbix win't be pretty

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Standard User Vincent517
(newbie) Tue 19-Aug-14 04:24:52
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Re: Use your own router


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Does your router keep dropping signal from WiFi?
If the answer is yes, why don't you trigger Intelligent wireless from GUI to pick up one clean channel?


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Aug-14 10:47:57
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Re: Use your own router


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Kludging the brightbox won't be pretty
Why is BrightBox any more difficult than other routers? You can disable the DHCP and reset its gateway addy.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Aug-14 12:59:45
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If the brightbox is handling the VDSL2 modem side then what does turning off DHCP achieve?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Aug-14 13:37:28
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I thought that was the way to replace the BB2's inbuilt router with an external router as the OP wants, but I could be wrong as I've never done it.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Aug-14 13:46:56
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Turning off DHCP does not disable NAT and turn the Brightbox 2 into a VDSL2 modem.

Not aware of a bridge mode in the brightbox 2

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 19-Aug-14 14:08:03
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OK, so you can disable NAT on BB2 if that's what's needed.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 19-Aug-14 14:29:06
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You can?

What does it do in terms of IP addressing then? Bridge the external IP address?

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Standard User mcoliver88
(newbie) Thu 21-Aug-14 19:52:40
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Re: Use your own router


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Hi thanks for all your reply, Just looking at the second comment about using a VDSL modem, and then using PPOE. I think this is a good idea, as i dont have to deal with the tangles that a double nat will cause with port forwarding.

I use to have BT infinity several years ago, and i had a VDSL modem which i have kept, but not sure if its VDSL2. Would this make a difference?

Thanks again for your help
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