Just wondering if I am going to have trouble getting an alternative modem/router router to play nice with the BT connection?
I have a WRT610n running DD-WRT and a separate simple ADSL2+ modem (ST510 v6) which I have running in bridged mode to avoid double NAT.
I figure I should be able to use that setup and just copy the settings I find on the home hub provided and plug them into my router. My only concern is that I think BT use PPPOA not PPPOE (as with my previous provider be) and DD-WRT does not support PPPOA.
The BT engineer is coming today to install the line so I'll give it a whirl but just wanted to ask if you hit any issues?
Sadly I have to work today and so my less tech-savy housemate will be letting the engineer in so I won't be able to ask him any questions about it.
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PPPoA is correct for BT lines but I though that DD-WRT did support that?. certainly flashed firmware has been used by many, often with netgear routers to no ill effect.
Hi, your right in thinking that BT use PPOA which is for ADSL, however you have configured the Speedtouch to run in bridged mode...modem only and I would assume it would do the PPOA/PPOE on the fly so to speak, so by connecting your router it should work. Username should be email@example.com, the password should be blank, but if it complains (the router that is) just press the spacebar once.
This should all work in theory....but you've got nothing to lose trying it in practise.
Hey, I thought I should follow up in case anyone else stumbles accross it whilst Googling.
Ok, after hours and hours I got it working!!! Wooo!
Basically I had to set up the st510 v6 modem into half bridging mode. From what I understand of it, this involves getting the modem to handle the PPPoA connection, then enabling PPTP on it for the router to be able to connect to it and supply the credentials.
To configure the modem:
These settings worked a treat for me. If anyone reading this needs any advice please send me a private message. Hopefully the forum will notify me by email and I can respond.