I have just had BT FTTP installed and found the BTHub 6 to be unreliable hence my question. Can I use my Asus DSL -AC68U ADSL/VDLS modem router in its place?
I have searched this forum and others with little success. The ASUS DSL-AC68U doesnt have a dedicated WAN port but Asus in their wisdonm allows you to specify a LAN port to set as a WAN port, which I have done successfully. Sadly this is as far as i have been able to get.
Should anyone be able to assit I would be forever grateful.
Many thanks Pete
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You should be able to. Here's a recent thread for the AC56U to work with the OpenReach modem:- Using Asus DSL modem/Router with FTTH/FTTP
Also found this "A quick search for 'use ASUS DSL-AC68U as router only' turned up a few results. Quote from one forum post:- ">Go at wan > dual wan (don't enable it) and set primary wan to Ethernet LAN & set 1 of the 4 LAN ports (example LAN 4) ...>"
That suggests an account problem rather than a technical problem. If you can reach the Wholesale information page you have the correct settings.
If the HH works its an authentication problem with the ASUS. With FTTC you authenticate against the phone line and thus there is a generic PPP username of firstname.lastname@example.org. With FTTP, I thought the ONT did the authentication so username on the router should be irrelevant. Counter intuitively, you could try leaving the username and password blank on the ASUS.
Good result and thanks for confirming the generic PPP authentication is still required.