Can anyone advise how I switch my HH5 into modem only mode?
Basically, our Master socket is located in our internal garage and the thick bricks means we only get about 10% wifi coverage in our house. I have purchased a Neatgear Nighthawk which I want to use as our router (connected by built in CAT6) placed in the middle of the house with the HH5 as a modem.
I am not sure if the HH5 needs to be switched to modem only modem or if you can have two routers on the network. The Nighthawk is pretty sophisiticated so ideally I would like it to handle all of the routing and the HH5 to act as a dumb modem. Especially as the HH5 has been creating issues for upnp for me.
Any help would be great
This has been asked before, its not possible to put it into modem only mode.
I am assuming that you are on Infinity.
You can still add an additional wireless access point, if all you are trying to do is to extend the wireless signal, you do not need a router.
You could just use the Netgear as a wireless access point only, but it would be a bit of a waste.
Thanks. Trying to do two things - add additional wifi coverage and add an improved router as I am having issues with the routing side.
Can I purchase a used seperate BT modem? Any suggestions on what one? It would need to use a RJ45 connection rather than optical
If you are on Infinity (FTTP), then you would need a VHDSL modem, or one of the Openreach modems. Its not an optical input, just copper RJ11.
I am sure someone on the forum could advise on what is suitable, most are modem/routers.
Thanks for the response's Keith, as they would be in different rooms they would need to be connected via the wired ethernet.
Maybe I will keep it simple and look for an access point!
If its FTTC ?
An Unlocked HG612 3B openreach modem without bt's software is very well regarded on here.
They don't suffer from the current "connection issues" the HH5 users are experiencing and a very configurable.
As for wifi routers the Asus N66 is a very popular as can be used with advanced software.
Buy an Openreach modem for about £20 from an auction site and connected your router to that and use the HH5 as a door stop.
Hi, you say you "modify the DHCP scope on the HH5 to assign 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.5 addresses".
How did you do this?
One of the problems I'm having with the HH5 is that it is very restrictive on the address ranges that can be used for DHCP. I haven't currently got access to the setup menu, but as I recall, there are three options, with the first being 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254. Neither of the other two ranges are 192.168.0.*, so I'm not sure how you can get the HH5 to allocate IP addresses in this range.
This is actually a real pain for me as ALL my existing equipment uses the 192.168.0.* range of IP addresses, some of which are "static" (allocated using the address reservation table of my existing router) and I DON'T want to be forced to change this range by BT as it will require reconfiguration of some of my virtual machines. Grrrrr!