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Mikeontheedge
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Non bt router and vpn

Can I switch to an asus RT-AC3200 easily?

And can I then install a vpn?

I'm aware I can't install one to my HH 6.

Thanks

Mike
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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

Not without a separate modem, no. That device is just a router not a modem/router.

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Mikeontheedge
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

Thanks for the reply, I could use Mt hh6 as the modem?
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Liam_
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

Hubs don't do modem only.  You would need a VDSL router or a separate modem with the Asus you picked for things to work properly.  Either a DrayTek Vigor 130 or a Netgear DM200.  The DM 200 is a limited capability router though it can be used as a modem only.  You might still get a used Openreach modem from ebay.

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Mikeontheedge
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

Is there any reason I can't continue to use the HH as a modem, turn off DHCP and WiFi on the HH, connect the tplink router to the HH via ethernet, and use the tplink to provide DHCP and VPN to the other devices on the network?
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Liam_
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

You can do that if you like but you end up with double NAT and the associated issues that will cause.  Then you basically end up using a perfectly good router as an access point.

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Mikeontheedge
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

Once again Thank you for the response.

Relative noob here so appreciate the advice.

Mkke
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peaslaker
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Re: Non bt router and vpn

BT Openreach VDSL modems (ECI or Huawei) go for £15 secondhand on Ebay.  The router you partner with it needs to be capable of a PPPoE connection (most do).

You need to give a user id to the PPPoE settings page.  The usual advice is to use:
User: bthomehub@btbroadband.com
Password: BT

The above has worked for me. 
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