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New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

Planning to move to BT FTTP (BT confirmed FTTP overhang cable availability.

Currently Virgin Media cable feeds into Asus RT-AC86U.

Ports on AC86U feed PC, 2 connections feed two 6-port switches and a free port (out of 4) left.

Can I connect BT supplied Modem / router into the RT86U so all other outlets remain as they are?

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

Yes. You won't need the BT supplied router unless you require Digital Voice service, just connect the Asus directly to the ONT (modem).

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

If I need the Digital voice can I attach the BT modem to the Asus 86U?

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

You can, but it will be a bit messy. The hub will need to connect to the ONT and then the Asus to to the hub. It will mean double natting.

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

Sure but I guess this probably is the only way to get Digital voice connection. Do you know how many connections at the back does the BT modem / router have?

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?


@wizzard wrote:

Sure but I guess this probably is the only way to get Digital voice connection. Do you know how many connections at the back does the BT modem / router have?


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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

Thanks for that. Not sure if the BT hub can be set up as Modem mode only. Wat disadvantages will I have if I were to connect the Asus 86U to it as mentioned above?

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

if its just the case that you don't want to go thro the fuss of setting all devices with the new  wi fi key  do what i do , i just change the new hub's name and password to the same as the old one  so then everything connects as before but before i send the old hub back if possible i put back to factory settings 

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

@welshgit 

Appreciate that but would like to use my Asus 86U. Can the BT Smart Hub 2 be used as a modem only?

 

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Re: New FTTP order - will existing setup work?

@wizzard  The ONT is the modem, the hub doesn't have  a modem only mode. You need to connect the ONT to the Hub WAN, disable DHCP and Wifi if you wish to use the Asus for those functions and then connect the Asus WAN port to one of the Hub's LAN ports to create a new subnet.

As previously stated, the disadvantage is that you will be double natting. If you are not into online gaming this won't have an impact.

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