Hi, thanks again.
The Belkin model is F5D8236-4 v2 ver.2122uk. It's a cable router left over from my last house where I was with Virgin on their fibre service. As far as I've managed to find out it meats the requirements, incl. PPPoE (did see one page advising VDSL not DSL for use with Infinity, can't remember where now though).
I've found a number of pages about using a (wireless) router as a switch with the Home Hub :-
Once my sons are in bed (very soon) I'm going to try replacing the Home Hub, if that fails I'll try using the Belkin as a switch. What ever happens if I can get online I'll let you know what works (or doesn't).
Thanks again for your help.
You mean we've just gone to 3 pages for you just to mention you have another VDSL router
It should work, just make a note of the settings from the HH, if it barfs at requiring a password press the spacebar once that should be enough.
As far as I'm aware, the Belkin is DSL not VDSL, or am I wrong? I did mention this router back in message 10.
Well it's worked so far! I'm using it now in place of the HH3 to post this.
Bit of a guessing game for passwords etc as it was still setup for my old virgin network, but I got there.
I've done speedtest.net and I'm getting the same speeds (possibly a fraction faster) as I got through the HH3.
Next I've got to check if the NAS is accessible everywhere, after all, that is the reason for all this.
I'll let you know how I get on.
Thanks for all your help so far, hopefully its sorted now, sorry if I wasted any of your time by not making more of the fact that I had another router (I didn't know if it was suitable).
Thanks for all your help, everything seems to be working as it should, I can access photos, music and videos from the NAS drive via wire ar wireless on all devices, also everything can connect to the net and eachother.
For anyone else searching for this problem later, I can confirm that the Home Hub 3 ( HH3 ) can be replaced with a standard cable router, in this case a Belkin N wireless Router (model no. F5D8236-4 v2 ver.2122uk) ensure your conection setting is PPPoE and I accepted the settings it offered. One tip, took me a few attempts at connecting wirelessly to realise I needed to use the preshared key not the router password to set up the connections on the wireless devices, in my defence the device was asking for 'password'.
geaves, once again THANKYOU for all your help, if I lived in Essex I'd buy you a pint (or 2 or 3 etc.). Is there any way I can show thanks on here e.g. rating your help or recommending you in some way? Let me know.
I'm now but I'm with BT, they sell Infinity and the HH3 as being the centre of your connected life, streaming files from one place to another at high speed, most TVs, blurays, etc these days are using dlna, why can't the HH3? I'm paying good money for this, why should I have to buy a new switch/router (luckily I had a spare) and possibly power an extra device when the HH3 is sold as doing it all!!!
Thank you geaves.
You should congratulate yourself for your dogged persistence and patience getting this sorted out, mark your last post as solved because that is the solution. That last post was at 1.30 in the morning.....
Must admit I did miss your comment about the Belkin, either it didn't sink in or the appointment I have at Specsavers is more urgent than I thought....
I have to agree with you about the Hub, I wish BT would understand that some of their customers don't just want to connect to the internet and set up a network printer. Media streaming, Android, Smartphones, tablets and a whole host of other kit is now being used in the home and the Hub just doesn't cut it.
Anyway glad you got it sorted and all your media streaming is now working.
As a footnote to this thread, THE HH CANNOT HANDLE MULTICAST BROADCASTS, EITHER REPLACE THE HH WITH SOMETHING ELSE OR ADD A SWITCH AND BYPASS THE HH FOR INTERNAL NETWORKING.