First time poster so be kind! I've searched hard for this answer but couldn't quite get the answer so here I am. I'm about to move into a new house and BT tell me that before my Fibre at the new house is activated that if I connect to the ONT already there from the previous owners (who already had FTTP) I should be able to use their internet until mine is activated and a hub is shipped.
To this end, I realise that I will need a 3rd party router that support PPPoE connections inbound using the standard BT login credentials. I have an Asus router from my old Virgin connection but it won't support it as it's primarily a cable router.
I'm very well versed on all the recommended models in terms of speed, WiFi 6 etc. and have done my research in this regard. However, (I am getting to the point I promise) there seems to be conflicting information on whether all 3rd party routers play nice with BT TV. I have read about people enabling (BT)IGMP Proxying in their configs to enable it and it seems some routers work out the box with no issues..? Another user said their Orbi system didn't play nice for example.
The bottom line is that before I drop big money on a fancy router or mesh system, is this is a problem I should concern myself with or can I plug the YouView box into the new router no problem. Is this issue overblown? Am I talking complete gibberish?
Help me BT community, you're my only hope.
I was thinking a recent WiFi 6 model; something in the region of ASUS RT-AX88U, ASUS RT-AX86U or perhaps ASUS ZenWiFi AX.
BT TV uses multicast, hence the need for IGMP snooping. There are many posts on this forum about Asus routers not playing nicely with Multicast and one or two about Zen (also not playing nicely)
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That's really useful. Interestingly my current Asus router from 2017 has support for IGMP Proxy and IGMP Snooping in the WAN settings so it's worth trying that first. Looks like more research is required. Thanks.