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davey_b
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Linksys WFT54G

I'm trying to replace my Home Hub with a Linksys WRT54G running DD-WRT that I had lying about so I can use openDNS. I tried setting it up last night but for the life of me I can't get it connected to the Internet.  

 

Can someone confirm what the settings should be for such a router?

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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Re: Linksys WFT54G

I am assuming its Infinity you are using as its only a router.

 

Infinity uses PPPoE. (Point To Point Protocol Over Ethernet)

If you use a different router with Infinity, then you need to make sure that the authentication is set to PPPoE.
You can use a user name of broadbanduser@btbroadband.com and a password of bt

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davey_b
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Re: Linksys WFT54G

Sorry we're out in the sticks and it's just BB over the normal phone line, not infiity.  

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Re: Linksys WFT54G

The Linksys WRT54G is not an ADSL modem, only a router, so you cannot use it on an ADSL line.

 

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Re: Linksys WFT54G

Strange....  It allows me to select things like PPPoE and put in username/password etc... 

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Re: Linksys WFT54G


@davey_b wrote:

Strange....  It allows me to select things like PPPoE and put in username/password etc... 


Its PPPoA for ADSL, and the device would not have an input connection for the phone line via the microfilter, so I cannot see how you could connect it anyway.

 

 

 

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Re: Linksys WFT54G

You'd need to buy an additional ADSL modem in order to use the WRT54G on your line. Keith, it works the exact same way as Infinity with two separate units i.e. the router manages all the PPP connectivity and internal routing, and the modem syncs with the exchange.

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Re: Linksys WFT54G

Apologies, it's the linksys wrg54g:  http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-eu/support/routers/WRT54G

 

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davey_b
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Re: Linksys WFT54G

"You'd need to buy an additional ADSL modem in order to use the WRT54G on your line"

 

Why do you need an additional ADSL modem when I've used this as the modem with other ISP's?

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@davey_b wrote:

"You'd need to buy an additional ADSL modem in order to use the WRT54G on your line"

 

Why do you need an additional ADSL modem when I've used this as the modem with other ISP's?


Was it talk talk by any chance they provide broadband by LLU not ADSL.

 

According to the Internet your router is PPPoE, though I couldn't find a manual anywhere and this was just off basic research.

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