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markjr84
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Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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Hi all,

 

I have looked around in the forums and on the netgear site but I can't seem to get the specific information I need in order to answer my question, so I thought I'd ask it here.

 

My set up: I have BT Infinity 1 - Fibre to the Premises. I have all the white Openreach equipment on my wall and I'm currently using the BT Hub 6.

 

Current problem: My BT Hub 6 has the "Green light of death" which means I have no internet. BT have run a test to say there is nothing Wrong with the connection and determined that it's the BT Hub so they are sending me a replacement. But it's going to take 3-4 working days. When working from home this is a problem.

 

Question: I have a Netgear N600 router which I used to use with my old ADSL connection I had a few weeks ago before I moved to BT. The Openreach Fibre engineer said I'd be able to use it is I didn't want to use the BT Hub, I just needed to connect it to the Openreach equipment using the "WAN" port. I have also seen online that I should be able to use this router. Does anyone know how I can set this up so I can have a connection while waiting for the replacement?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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Does it have a WAN port? Then connect it to the fibre modem.

 

If so, then follow the setup wizard and select PPPoE connection.

User name bthomehub@btbroadband.com

Password bt

 

markjr84
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Re: Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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Thanks for your quick reply.

 

Yes it does have a WAN port. 

 

I'll connect and configure it as per your instructions tonight and hopefully it should work.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Mark

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markjr84
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Re: Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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Well the power of the internet has succeeded again!

 

It works! Thanks very much.

 

M

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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Thats good, you may be better to carry on using it, as its likely to perform better than the HH6.

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markjr84
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Re: Using Netgear N600 with BT Infinity 1 (FTTP)

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That's what I was thinking, however, after testing speeds the wifi is significantly slower than the HH6. Wired devices are normal speeds.

 

Though I think it should still be ample speeds for the wireless devices.

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