Which router for fibre? – wireless not required
On our first install (at another property) BT left the B-FOCUS V-2FUB/R REV. B and a homehub 4 but then the homehub 5 arrived an hour after he had gone and I just unplugged the modem and homehub 4 and plugged the homehub 5 in and off it went.
I should elaborate, all I need is a modem to connect to the fibre – all the internal network connections are dealt with by a sonicwall firewall.
If you don’t need a username/password for a fibre connection then I guess the B-FOCUS modem will do the job.Posted 3 years agopeteimprezaSubscriber
How did you set up the airport extreme to work with a BT Fibre modem?
I can’t get my Timecapsule to work with my Openreach modem despite following sevral online “how to”s.
This may be ISP related though as TalkTalk don’t offically support Apple products with their fibre broadbandPosted 3 years agorobdixonMember
Currently connect via an airport extreme connected directly to the BT infinity modem- the settings are as follows:
Go into manual setup via the airport utility
On the ‘internet’ settings tab, make the following changes.
1 : ‘Connect Using’ select PPPoE
2 : ‘Account Name’ enter ‘email@example.com’
3 : ‘Password’ and ‘verify password’ enter a single space (as in press the space bar once). There is no password, but for some reason it will not accept no password at all, and won’t negotiate properly.
I don’t have a service name set, and ‘connection’ is set to always on’ with ‘disconnect if idle’ set to never.Posted 3 years ago
Did you not keep your Home Hub 5?
No, that was at an installation at another property – this is a new installation with Zen who do not supply a modem.
You still need username and password AFAIK
Dunno, when the homehub 5 arrived at the other installation it just needed plugging in – no setup required. Same with the HH4 which the engineer brought with him, no setup just plugged it in and it worked.Posted 3 years agoDracSubscriber
No, that was at an installation at another property – this is a new installation with Zen who do not supply a modem
Ah thought you may have too it with you.
Dunno, when the homehub 5 arrived at the other installation it just needed plugging in – no setup required. Same with the HH4 which the engineer brought with him, no setup just plugged it in and it worked.
BT is a rare exception of not needing a unique username and password.Posted 3 years ago
Yes, just saw that they’ve got instructions on how to set up the old Netgear DG834 which I’ve been using for about 10 years to connect using PPPoE – so I presume it will work.Posted 3 years ago
Just checked the Sonicwall also and it too supports PPPoE so I think I could just cut out the Netgear and go Fibre > BT Modem > Sonicwall > LAN.
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