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studiojarvis
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Setting up TP-LINK Archer VR900 to replace BT HomeHub3

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Hello, 

 

I am trying to replace my  (very unreliable) BT HomeHub3 router and BT Openreach modem with a TP-LINK Archer VR900 modem/router.

 

I can’t get the TP-LINK to connect to the internet. I am plugging it directly into the Openreach phone socket with a DSL cable.

 

This is all the info I get:

 

Internet Status: Disconnected

Please check if your phone cable is properly connected.

Connection Type: PPPoE

IP Address: 0.0.0.0

DNS Server: 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0

Gateway: 0.0.0.0

 

Am I missing something obvious? I have tried both VDSL and ADSL. Any help would be most welcome.

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Liam_
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Re: Setting up TP-LINK Archer VR900 to replace BT HomeHub3

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Have you put in the username bthomehub@btinternet.com  and password bt

Also set the VLAN ID to 101.

Should all be on the Internet setup page.  Can't give a screen dump of settings as I don't use a TP-Link.

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imjolly
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did youi enter username bthomehub@btbroadband.com and password anything say BT



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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Setting up TP-LINK Archer VR900 to replace BT HomeHub3

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Welcome to this user forum.

 

I have a guide here for the cheaper TP Link one, if its any help

 Configuration settings for BT Broadband

 

You will need to connected to BT Broadband to access this link, and any other links I post.

 

 

 

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studiojarvis
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I put username as bthomehub@btbroadband.com and tried password as BT, bt and blank.

VLAN ID was 101.

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Keith_Beddoe
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I don`t think you have the DSL side of things set up, did you select BT VDSL as the provider when you used the setup wizard (if it has one)?

 

studiojarvis
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Thanks.

 

I went in the advanceed setup and under DSL Settings I selected:

 

DSL Modulation Type: VDSL2
Annex Type: Annex A
 
This seems to have done the trick!
 
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Keith_Beddoe
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It does help to have the DSL setup correctly first Smiley Wink

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studiojarvis
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It would help if I actually understood any of this in the first place!

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