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Baten67
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But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

Hi all, new to BT, just sacked Vermin.

I'm hoping to get some confirmation on whether I can do what I want.

So I have currently an Asus RT-AC88u running my network. I don't want to have to reconfigure it all.

So from reading on here, the ONT is the modem, which I can plug into the wan port on my router. Correct?

Under WAN setting I input the bthomehub@btinternet com + by. However, there is a selector for 2 types of authentication 802.1x and kabinet, which one to use?

Will this work? Do I need to buy anything else?

I also assume I can add the BT discs to my router.

Thank you in advance for your help and time

 

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albertj
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

So this is FTTP? If so yes you can plugin your ASUS into the WAN Port and use the settings you've said. Are you sure those authentication methods are under the same category?
This should work up to here.

With the disks, did you order BT Complete WiFi? You will have to use the Smart Hub 2 for this and the disks will NOT work if you use the Asus.
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Baten67
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

Yes there are definitely 2 authentication methods.

802.x or kabinet.

Yes I had complete WiFi, came with the deal

I will get a screenshot

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albertj
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

OK, to use the Complete WiFi you will have to use the Smart Hub supplied with your broadband.
This makes discussing the Asus irellevant unless you would like to pay for the Complete WiFi and be unable to use it.

I would recommend using the Smart Hub 2, which should be fine, so you can use the disks. Or calling BT and seeing if they can alter your order.
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pippincp
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

Just use the QIS method.

User Manual Section

Section 2.2

Baten67
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

Didn't think to use that. Thanks

That shouldn't reset all my network either, like port forwards and allocated ip addresses

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Baten67
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

Ok I've had a moment. I hadn't selected pppoe.

This is an RT-AC88u. No dsl.

Is it certain the ONT acts as a modem or do I still need to get some sort of modem for g.fast.

Sorry about that earlier.

Also just noticed what autocorrect has done to BT in the title. Can't find edit though

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brookheather
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

The ONT is a modem for FTTP - just connect the WAN socket on your router.  G.fast is different (delivered over copper instead of fibre optic cables) and yes you would require a G.fast modem.

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Baten67
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

I'm now confused. Sorry.  I'm in ultrafast 2.

So the ONT is a modem I connect to my router.

But I still need a modem, where does it go?

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albertj
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Re: But ultrafast 2 with RT-AC88u

So yes, this is FTTP and the ONT is your Modem. You need to plug an Ethernet cable into Port 1 / Lan 1 of this modem into the WAN port on your router.
I think it's still PPPoE but it should auto-detect. Username: bthomehub@btbroadband.com with Password: bt
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