"Santa" brought me an new TP Link Archer D2 to use as replacement for current BT Smart Hub mainly as media server via its USB port. Sadly this modem /router is ADSL2 and not VDSL for my BT Infinity connection.
The Amazon description indicated that the new router would work with BT VDSL if I could switch the Home Hub to modem only mode but unfortunately this seems impossible in the Smart Hub.
Thinking a quick fix would be simply to replace the BT Smart Hub with an old style Openreach VDSL modem and then connect this to the new TP-Link D2 but again this is proving difficult.
When I connect the Openreach BT modem it does synchronize with the broadband connection ( steady indicator light) but when I connect my PC(Win 10) via the single Lan port on the Openreach modem ( NGA ECI-CPE-Modems Type 1B) I cannot access the internet.
Suspect that I need to access the Openreach modem to check settings but am unable to find IP address to type into my browser to see settings etc.
Can anyone please help me untangle this problem? Preferably without buying yet more kit.