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Using my Netgear AC1600 router with my recently installed BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo 1

Can you please tell me if I can use my Netgear AC1600 WIFI router with my recently installed  BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo ?

Reason for using the Netrgear router is because I want to get internet access data and it appears only Netgear (with OpenDNS) offers this facility. BT Smart Hub does not give me this information.

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Re: Using my Netgear AC1600 router with my recently installed BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo 1

You can but you will also need to buy a separate modem first, your Netgear is just a router not a VDSL modem/router.

If you just want to change DNS, just change it on your device instead of automatically getting the DNS servers from the hub.

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Re: Using my Netgear AC1600 router with my recently installed BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo 1

If you're on full fibre, just plug a network cable between the WAN port on the Netgear router and Port 1 on the optical network termination unit . Configure the Netgear internet settings as PPoE , with username bthomehub@btbroadband.com , no password. 

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Re: Using my Netgear AC1600 router with my recently installed BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo 1

Whoops, my bad. I assumed FTTC

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Re: Using my Netgear AC1600 router with my recently installed BT Full Fibre 100 with BT Halo 1

It was a reasonable assumption - the majority of people on this forum would be on FTTC. Maybe it’s time BT set up a separate forum for FTTH.. 

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