I am wanting to know if there is anyway to get a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router to work with BT infinity ?
Short answer. No. Not without a lot of mucking about trying to connect it through another router. It is getting a bit long in the tooth. It does not have a VDSL modem. It does not have a WAN port in order to connect to a VDSL modem. It only operates on wireless b/g.
If you already have an Openreach modem you would be better spending a few pounds and get a more up to date router.
Any recommendations on a good router which would function with BT infinity ? I need one so I can change the DNS configuration 😞
Do you have an Openreach modem. If you do any of the big brand name routers with a WAN port that can connect to the Openreach modem will do.
If you don't have an Openreach modem you will either need to get one or get a VDSLmodem/router. Again any of the big brand names will do. Some posters on here recommend Billion, Draytek, Asus and Netgear VDSLmodem/routers.
Billion 8800nl, TP-Link TD-W9980, Draytek 2760n, Zyxel VMG8324-10A. I personally use the TP-Link
Thanks. Frustrating that you cannot change the DNS on the home hub.
There's a lot of things you can't do with the Home Hub, its a very hobbled device.
Excuse my stupidity but why would you want to change the DNS on a BT router ?
@mikej101: A few other reasons why one may want to change the DNS address on routers:
Most users aren't technical, so when ISPs set up a customer's router to use the ISP's own DNS servers by default, that is usually a good thing. It may even be optimized for speed of access when they assign DNS servers that are close to the customer's site.
More generally though, centralization of functions is best avoided as it tends to lead to bad things like loss of operation for any of the reasons mentioned above. And in this ever more technical age, disallowing knowledgeable users the option to reconfigure their default DNS more optimally would be poor practice.