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Standard User ashmo
(newbie) Wed 29-May-13 18:11:33
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Own fibre router settings?


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Going to be using my own router (WR841N) what settings would I need to input for it to work, do I need to change the default getaway IP as I've read of some conflict between the router and open reach modem?

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Standard User Myth
(committed) Thu 30-May-13 14:05:08
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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if it is just a modem then the router will get DHCP information from the ISP, and this should include the correct default gateway,

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Standard User ashmo
(newbie) Thu 30-May-13 17:40:59
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Its a router not a modem, no need to replace the open reach modem just the [censored] talktalk router.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 30-May-13 18:29:28
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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It should just work.


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Standard User Myth
(committed) Thu 30-May-13 22:04:29
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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In reply to a post by ashmo:
Its a router not a modem, no need to replace the open reach modem just the [censored] talktalk router.


i was talking about the thing you describe as "the modem", ie the thing you are keeping.

If this is JUST a modem and doesn't do any routing/NAT/etc then it should be router-agnostic, and should just pass the DHCP requests from your new (non-TT) router to the ISP

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Standard User lewisskinner
(newbie) Sat 01-Jun-13 09:33:30
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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I can't speak definitively for TT, but there's no reason is theory why you cannot use a different router - you should simply need to enter your username and password in the WAN authentication settings page.

I use a different router from that supplied for my FTTC connection.

Incidentally, I would suggest keeping the TT supplied router, in case you have a problem, since the help desk may not be able to support a third-party router

I am a Plusnet Employee, but my opinions are my own, and do not necessarily represent the views of Plusnet Technologies.

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Standard User technojeff
(newbie) Thu 06-Jun-13 01:23:13
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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I am also attempting this but with a Billion 7800N router. I seem to come unstuck as I am getting authentication failures, not matter what I put in for username and password. When looking in the TTRouter, I see that theuser name and password are not required, but even removing them doesn't get me connected through to the internet.

If anyone has suggestions for settings, please let me know so that my wireless connectivity can return to some semblance of normality.
Standard User Myth
(committed) Thu 06-Jun-13 04:21:56
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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4am thoughts:

PPPoE or PPPoA

PAP, CHAP

vcmux or the other one

VC and the other things (0,38) (0,35) etc

Your router is still choosing the layer 2 protocols for the wire, so this needs to match what is happening at the ISP

In theory, theory and practice are identical.....in practice they aren't!
Standard User kwikbreaks
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 06-Jun-13 10:06:03
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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In reply to a post by technojeff:
I am also attempting this but with a Billion 7800N router.

Isn't that an ADSL modem/router. You'll need a cable type router to work with the Openreach modem. Check your documentation to see if there is any way to use it without the ADSL modem but I doubt there will be - the only device I've actually seen that can be used for either is the BT HomeHub 3.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 06-Jun-13 10:28:35
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Re: Own fibre router settings?


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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/71-bi...

While it has an ADSL2+ modem it also has an Ethernet WAN port, though with the port only handling 95 Mbps when tested LAN to WAN, not sure it will be that great when a PPPoE session is in place too.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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