cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
philbern
Aspiring Contributor
563 Views
Message 11 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

Thanks for the tip .. might have to think about it tho as some reviews on Amazon call in to question the stability of its 5Ghz wifi as well as an apparent tendancy to randomly assign DCHP IP addresses .. any other options much appreciated

0 Ratings
Reply
TimCurtis
Recognised Expert
544 Views
Message 12 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

@philbern 

I'd say that the Asus is about as stable & reliable as any modem/router you'll find on the market.

I use both the 2.4 & 5GHz frequencies without any perceived isses.

Also all my home devices are set as predefined ip addresses with only visitors - family members - picking up ip addresses from DHCP so I've not seen that issue either.

philbern
Aspiring Contributor
531 Views
Message 13 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution
Thanks.. If I go ahead with the Asus.. Can I find an idiot's set up guide somewhere to ensure I get things done properly re Infinity, BTTV and VPN.. 😊
0 Ratings
Reply
Distinguished Sage
Distinguished Sage
528 Views
Message 14 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

@philbern wrote:
Thanks.. If I go ahead with the Asus.. Can I find an idiot's set up guide somewhere to ensure I get things done properly re Infinity, BTTV and VPN.. 😊

I am sure @TimCurtis  will be able to help, if you cannot find the information within this forum.

Try this post https://community.bt.com/t5/Home-setup-Wi-Fi-network/ASUS-DSL-AC68U-Settings/m-p/1873250#M154356

0 Ratings
Reply
TimCurtis
Recognised Expert
517 Views
Message 15 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

Of course I'll do my best to help.

Just a point about VPN. As a server you've only 2 options which are PPTP - now not supported by Apple 😞 - and OpenVPN. As a client again OpenVPN and PPTP & L2TP to any compatible server I think.

 

0 Ratings
Reply
Kernoonos
Beginner
299 Views
Message 16 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

I have a third party router wired to my bt home hub, not a modem router, it's an asus rt-ac87u,.to set it up :-

set up bt hub:-

type into browser 192.168.1.254 to get to the hub homepage.

Advanced settings>ipv4 set up > change ip address to 192.168.2.1.save settings

Change ip start address to 192.168.2.64, Change ip end address to 192.168.2.253. save settings

Turn off wireless. save settings

now configure your router depending on make and model.

connect 3rd party router

in the browser go to the routers web page (example:-192.168.0.1)

set the 3rd party routers ip address to 192.168.1.40. save setting.

disable dhcp server. save setting.

connect the two routers via 1) the wan port on your 3rd party router > ethernet port 1 on bt hub. switch them both on wait for initialisation .it should work .

 

 

0 Ratings
Reply
Distinguished Sage
Distinguished Sage
291 Views
Message 17 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

Fine if you are happy double natting.

0 Ratings
Reply
Kernoonos
Beginner
285 Views
Message 18 of 18

Re: using third party router

Go to solution

I am having zero problems with it .

 

0 Ratings
Reply