So this comes about as a result of BT TV.
Current connection is as follows:
- BT Infinty
- Draytek Vigor 130 VDSL Bridge
- Billion Bipack 7800DXL
All is fine with everything, good BB speed and great Wireless coverage. I work from home, so need to be able to change the DNS addresses, so cannot use HH5 as this is hard coded. Also, home is running CAT6 so only using Wi Fi for Phones and Tablets etc.
So took delivery of the Ultra HD set top box on Thursday, and cannot get the online content to download despite trying as many permutations of the PPoE and IGMP protocol as I can. It looks like a straight comatability issue. Naturally, plug the HH5 in and it works a treat.
So either I can work from home, or I can watch MotoGP, but not both at the same time.
As a solution I have come up with this, and was wondering if this might work:
From the Vigor 130, connect Ethernet to a 4 port hub, and then connect both the Bipac and HH5's external WAN ports to the same hub. This is now with both devices connecting to a bridged connection to the VDSL modem.
Leave the Bipac as is, but configure the HH5 to sit on a different IP range, no wireless or DHCP.
Static IP on the BT TV box to the same subnet as the HH5.
From the internal network side of things, no issues that I can see. Also the routers connection to and from the Vigor is technically sound as it is Layer 2, so will work.
What I am unsure about is the 2 routers sharing the 1 VDSL this is where I can see an issue, but if anyone has any experience of this, then I am all ears.