Many thanks and i will keep you all informed of what happens regarding this issue.
Might be worth re-iterating what is going on here:
When you connect to the internet using EE (or other networks) the connection outbound works normally, and you ask questions, and the replies get back to you. This lets you load web pages, and play many games.
However, because the world has run out of IP version 4 addresses, when you use EE any game that tries to send information to you direct (without replying to your question) get stopped at EE, as they don't know which customer (out of over 20 million) to send the information on to. This is also a problem with some newer fixed line ISPs, such as Hyperoptic using IP version 4.
The workaround is for you to make a second connection to the internet, over the EE connection, into AAISP's provision. At this point AAISP give you an IP version 4 address that is unique to you, so your game servers can send you information directly.
What Highland is suggesting is that your Netgear box can BOTH connect you to EE, and at the same time make a connection over the EE service into AAISP. I don't think this is possible as the Netgear designers would not have thought this necessary. Their reason for including mobile support in the router is to provide a connection when the main service fails.
If you had two router boxes, in theory, the EE box can make the connection to EE, and the Netgear would make the AAISP connection, over the link the EE box already created.
(Whilst this is similar to a VPN there is no encryption, so you don't get the security benefits that a VPN would bring).
My ASUS WiFi 6 router is similar, and can't create an L2TP connection over an existing internet link. It has VPN but only supports OpenVPN, IPsec, and PPTP protocols.
To use an analogy - in a tower block of flats, and you go out and get a pizza, and come back, no problems. But you call out for pizza, and the pizza guy turns up at the door man, and he has no clue which flat called out. In a New York tower block of 800 or more flats, you don't get your pizza. AAISP is providing a long piece of string to the pizza guy, which leads to your front door. Problem is your Netgear doesn't know how to roll the string down the corridor and stairs.
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Edited by jchamier (Sun 18-Oct-20 15:21:36)