I've got a new Netgear Nighthawk en route, so I'd like to use the Ultrafast Hub I have as a modem only - any thoughts?
WiFi gets switched off; GbE wired in to the new router WAN port from the Ultrafast; DHCP reconfig so no clash, etc.
The firewall, however, doesn't look like I can turn it off fully, and I'd very much like to do that instead of having to manage two firewalls which is unneccessary. From the FW management page -
"Allows all traffic to pass through the Firewall. Note: you'll still need to use the Port Forwarding feature to make sure that certain applications work properly."
That doesn't sound like a disabled firewall to me...
It won't be a modem, it will be a router with wifi and DHCP disabled, you will be double natting etc. There is no bridge mode on BT Hubs.
Ah, I figured that may be the case. Anyone got any ideas on 3rd party G.Fast modems then? They seem in mighty short supply, unless I want to order one from China, which I don't...
Instead of ordering a standard router why didn't you order a VDSL one with built in modem?
Yeah, good point - the only available I could find was the Asus that supports G.fast, but I need LACP aggregation for the NAS, which is supported by the R9000 I just bought. Foolishly I though it would be easy enough to bridge the BT HH6, or simply get another G.fast modem .
Still, what I do have is the R9000 sitting with its WAN port in the BT HH6 DMZ, which seems to be OK for now, if a bit of a hack. I'll wait for a half decent G.fast modem to become available I guess, as the choices seem decidedly limited...
This is my first post to pls excuse any errors!
So... I've spent a bit of time researching this as I have a Unifi USG that has it's own DHCP server so needed to change my HH6...
....The business version of HH6 does have a bridge mode... of course it looks the same as the HH6 but instead of "Smart Hub" it's called "Business Smart Hub". Picked up a brand new one on eBay for just over £25.
I haven't tried this in anger yet, that'll be my job for tonight if I get a couple of minutes... but it essentially means I retain BT equipment on my BT line with a bit more flexibility.