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Lapinskie
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Router Help !!!!!

I recently joned bt and am shocked how bad the homehub 5 is , so i have went out and bought a netgear hub/router .

Problem : i cannot get the netgear hub to pick up the dsl phone line going into the back of it causing the green to flash meaning an unstable line or connectivty netgear say and this is down to bt ?

I phone bt and since its a 3rd party router all they can do is test the line and give me router settings ....

The settings dont matter at this point netgear sayed until i have a solid green adsl light on the hub ????

Only got until tommorow or i need to return the hub to pcworld

Any ideas or help anyone asap

Thanks
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

Do you know the model number of the Netgear? They make many.
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Lapinskie
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

D6200
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Lapinskie
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

I have factory reset , checked all settimg i router ip itsself and they all match what bt sayed they need to be ...

Yet the dsl light keeps blinking green but i can plug byhub in and works right away im pulling my hair out 😕
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

It doesn't support VDSL2, only ADSL unfortunately.
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Lapinskie
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

Can you explain what i need then please ?

As far as setting etc i can do but im not clued up on what i need to get ...

So i need to return this netgearhub ?
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

You either need to get an Openreach Modem, which you can get from auction sites for about £20 or return the router and buy a VDSLModem/Router.

 

If you get the Openreach modem it is simply a case of plugging it into the phone socket and then connecting your router to it.

 

If you get a VDS Modem/Router you need to enter a couple of settings but it is easy enough to do and an explantion of how to do that can be supplied from the forum members.

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Lapinskie
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Re: Router Help !!!!!

I read about bridging two ofether to get the d6200 working

Could i use the bthub 5 ?

From what i read i plug the ethernet from bt hub into wan port on netgear ?

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Re: Router Help !!!!!

Setting up another router to work in bridge mode with the Homehub gives you two seperate wireless networks which I don't think is what you want.

 

What you possibly mean is setting it up as your wireless access point. This could be done but it would not in my opinion be the best option for you. If you are wanting to keep and use the D6200 I would buy an Openreach modem and use it that way. It is far easier to set up and does away with the Homehub 5 all together.

 

The Homehub 5 does not have a modem only mode so can not be set up to be just a modem.

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Re: Router Help !!!!!

You should be able to use the netgear in that fashion.

 

Turn of the Home Hub Wifi and the netgear is doing most of the routing.

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