I have received my HH5 and have spent a merry time disabling everything in preparation for my install, to discover that you have to have DHCP enabled to set the DMZ to the static IP of my networks router. I have to say the interface is so dumb down that I am not going to get on with the thing and to me it seams daft fighting with the HH5 to effectively remove it from the equation. So as BT does not seam to mind us using third party devices so long as we don't expect them to support our equipment, and as my router supports PPPoE does anybody know of a good third party vDSL2 modem not a router that is compatible with infinity 2 (I think that is profile 17a)?
You can use either an Huawei HG612 or ECI modem as previously supplied
by Openreach. Both variants can be found on a well known auction site and are
not too expensive from there.
If you want to monitor your line stats then I would recommend getting an unlocked
version of the HG612 and using either DSLStats or HG612Stats programs (look on
kitz forum for further details of these and the modems).
Hope this is of some help.
I had considered that it is the cheap option as they are only a few quid on that well known site, but after reading about the over heating problem so was not sure if it was up to the job.
As long as you get the HG612 3B version or the ECI /R version you should have no
problems with overheating issues.
It was the previous versions that got a little 'warm'.
I have run the HG612 3B mounted on the wall next to the master socket for
a period of weeks and it has been fine.