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Lozcs
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Replace Infinity Smart Hub

Hi,

 

I want to replace my Smart Hub, mainly to allow custom DNS over DHCP

 

Am I correct in thinking it's a VDSL, but also the socket on my master port is RJ11, from what I can see from routers I have looked at they are RJ45 - would these be compatible - Maybe the ASUS 88U?

 

Thanks

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

Welcome to this user forum.

 

You need a VDSL modem/router with a RJ11 connection.

 

If all you want to do is to use a custom DNS, there are much simpler ways of doing it. All you need is to turn off the DHCP server on the BT Home hub, and use a different DHCP server connected to an Ethernet port on the home hub.

 

For example the TP Link WA801ND wireless access point can easily be configured that way. I use one to provide custom DNS (OpenDNS) to all devices. You also get extra wireless coverage.

 

See example settings below.

 

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Lozcs
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

I dont want to add another device on network for DHCP, would also like to upgrade router anyway (not had much joy with Smart Hub)

 

The face plate is currently RJ11 and BS 6132

 

Do I need a new Master socket? NTE5C? to use a modern VDSL modem? Or can I wire two wires from RJ11 to RJ45?

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Liam_
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

Just get a new VDSL capable modem/router, Asus, Billion, TP-Link etc and connect it with the cable that comes in the box.  Exactly the way the Hub 6 is connected just now.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

A third party VDSL modem/router would have an RJ11 plug on the end, so would plug directly into the phone line, just like the BT Home Hub 6. I cannot see what an RJ45 lead has to do with it?

 

There is no need to change the faceplate.

 

A popular VDSL modem/router is the TP-LINK TD-W9980

 

 

http://uk.tp-link.com/download/TD-W9980.html

 

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Lozcs
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

Just bought Asus DSL-AC68U

 

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Liam_
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

That should do fine.  Seems quit a few of them used by posters.

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MorgaineD
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub

@Lozcs writes:

 

> "Just bought Asus DSL-AC68U"

 

Nice. 🙂  Please let us know if IPv6 pops straight up on it or not. 🙂

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licquorice
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub


@Keith_Beddoe wrote:

A third party VDSL modem/router would have an RJ11 plug on the end, so would plug directly into the phone line, just like the BT Home Hub 6. I cannot see what an RJ45 lead has to do with it?

 

There is no need to change the faceplate.

 

A popular VDSL modem/router is the TP-LINK TD-W9980

 

 

 


@Keith_Beddoe  FYI, the TD-W9980 is now obsolete, the VR600 and VR900 are the newer TP Link models.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Replace Infinity Smart Hub


@licquorice wrote:



@Keith_Beddoe  FYI, the TD-W9980 is now obsolete, the VR600 and VR900 are the newer TP Link models.


Thanks for that, I just noticed that on Amazon. Things move quickly these days compared with 1200 Baud modem days Smiley Wink

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