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kevin2891
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Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

I am wanting to know if there is anyway to get a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router to work with BT infinity ?

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used 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.

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kevin2891
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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

Any recommendations on a good router which would function with BT infinity ?  I need one so I can change the DNS configuration 😞

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

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.

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

Billion 8800nl, TP-Link TD-W9980, Draytek 2760n,  Zyxel VMG8324-10A. I personally use the TP-Link

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kevin2891
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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

Thanks.  Frustrating that you cannot change the DNS on the home hub.

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

There's a lot of things you can't do with the Home Hub, its a very hobbled device.

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

Excuse my stupidity but why would you want to change the DNS on a BT router ?

 

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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

Why would you reply to an 18 month old post. In answer to your question, because the op probably doesn't regard the bt dns servers as reliable and would prefer to use another dns service
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Re: Can a Netgear ADSL DG834G v3 router be used with BT infinity ?

@mikej101: A few other reasons why one may want to change the DNS address on routers:

 

  • ISP hardware (the DNS hosts themselves or their access routers) sometimes fails.
  • ISP DNS services sometimes become unreachable by accidental misconfiguration.
  • The ISP DNS service is sometimes poisoned or otherwise brought down by attacks.
  • A knowledgeable user may run internal DNS servers to perform the DNS function.
  • A knowledgeable user may run multihomed and have more flexible DNS options.
  • Choice of DNS rests with end users, and ISPs restricting that choice is just wrong.

 

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.

 

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