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Standard User leej
(regular) Thu 11-Sep-14 19:46:13
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Setting up your own router for Plusnet Fibre Extra


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All being well, BT Openreach visit after midday tomorrow and we move over to Fibre. Thing is: I've received the router from Plusnet but don't want to use it. I would rather use my trusty Billion 7800n instead. It's the only router I've owned in ten years that's capable of delivering wireless to the entire house. But I can't find a setup guide anywhere. Help?
Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Sep-14 20:14:59
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http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/hardware/broad...
Standard User leej
(regular) Thu 11-Sep-14 20:27:02
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I saw that but I thought it couldn't be right because it's so minimalistic. Bear in mind I've never used Fibre before. When I put the router in EWAN/PPoE mode, I have these options. Do any of them matter?

ETA: Never mind. I finally found more specific instructions on the Plusnet forum.

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Standard User jelv
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Sep-14 23:24:43
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Those look OK presuming you want to continue using Google's DNS.

jelv

Plusnet user since November 2001 - not sure for how much longer
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 11-Sep-14 23:30:52
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In reply to a post by leej:
I saw that but I thought it couldn't be right because it's so minimalistic. Bear in mind I've never used Fibre before. When I put the router in EWAN/PPoE mode, I have these options. Do any of them matter?


Username is your username@plusdsl.net ID and password is your plusnet password.

NAT you need to enable. Service name you leave blank. Obtain DNS you should either have enabled automatic, or entered your preferred replacement. Using non ISP DNS can make some sites slow (e.g. those that use Content Distribution Networks such as Akamai, such as Google, Netflix, Apple etc).

Connection is Always on, MTU is 1500. Everything else off, and IPv6 hopefully eventually.

I didn't go for the plusnet router and use my own ASUS RT-AC68U instead smile

plusnet unlimited fibre - 2 Jun 14 - 470m - 80/20 - Summer/dry sync 55/9.4, Winter/wet sync 52/9.1
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cable trial) - Asus RT-AC68U with HG612 - BQM - Summer PN speed - Winter PN speed
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Sep-14 23:57:36
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Isp list: ADSL_BT
PVC: 0/38
Connection Type: PPPoE
Encapsulation Mode: VCMUX
L2 Interface Type: VDSL2
Enable Vlan: Enabled
VID: (1-4094): 101
PPPoE or PPPoA: PPPoE

with plusnet username and password
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Fri 12-Sep-14 00:15:03
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I have my PN router feeding into a load balancer with virgin media also. The LB does the pppoe so no you don't have to use it
Standard User leej
(regular) Fri 12-Sep-14 12:20:53
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Bt engineer is due to arrive any time now and I've just printed all of these posts out in case any contain something I missed. Thanks guys. See you on the other side hopefully. smile
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 12-Sep-14 12:24:00
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In reply to a post by leej:
Bt engineer is due to arrive any time now and I've just printed all of these posts out in case any contain something I missed. Thanks guys. See you on the other side hopefully. smile


good luck let us know how u get on?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 12-Sep-14 13:04:23
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?
A BT engineer to help set up your Billion?

Or has a line fault been found that I have missed?

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

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