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HOW TO: Use a third party router on Vodafone VDSL

1: Seeker

I'm trying to get my setup working now however I have a Static public IP address assigned by Vodafone.

I'm using a HG612 Openreach modem with a Netgear R6400 router but not getting internet! 

Has anybody done this with a static IP address before? Thanks!

 

 

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3: Seeker

Is the modem making a connection?

Does the router require Pass through configured or have you connected via the yellow port on the rear?

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1: Seeker

@WookieeV wrote:

Is the modem making a connection?

Does the router require Pass through configured or have you connected via the yellow port on the rear?


The modem seems to be working as the DSL light is solid green, so I have the modem connected to the DSL socket and then LAN1 on the modem connected to the WAN port on the router.

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3: Seeker

What method are you using to establish client wide IP addresses?

If DHCP what device is acting as a DHCP server?

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3: Seeker

What happens if you connect a device to the LAN port of the Modem?

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10: Established

It's correct to use the WAN port of the router.  Have you enabled VLAN and passed 101 as the value?

It should not matter that you have a static IP - this is your internet facing IP.

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3: Seeker

Today I successfully followed the advice in this thread and set up my new TP-Link 9970v2 as reviewed by Kitz and also mentioned in this thread.

Good to see Kitz still providing internet connection advice, brings back memories from activity long ago on the forum pages of a well known Computer magazine.

 

Anyway, what a difference with the TP-Link.

Forty pounds well spent.

Hopefully it will continue to tenaciously cling on to the interweb connection, the Vodafone provided router let go far too often.

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3: Seeker

Sorry for lack of responses more important things have been occouring here our 12 year old dog has been unwell and I have been dealing with that,  Will probably make an attempt to get the Nighthawk installed later this week.

Again thanks for the advice and sorry for lack of response.

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13: Advanced Member

Is the username in the format dsl000123456atbroadband.vodafone.co.uk where at is a proper @ sign?

It is worth requesting the username and password again to make sure they are correct.

AIUI it is not possible to enter a Vodafone username into an HH6

Only usernames ending as below will work.
@plusdsl.net
@plusnet.co.uk
@btinternet.com
@btbroadband.com
@dsl2.net
@f9.co.uk

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3: Seeker

Thanks machare, after three attempts they did give me what appears to be the correct user name in the format described, the problem I seem to be having is getting the two ends to communicate.  The Nighthawk reports that the DSL line is up but does to appear to negotiate a deeper connection, i.e. complete the login.

I will chat to Netgear's support if I need now I have had the support paid for.

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3: Seeker

When I got my password it was given in the format -abcdef

This was wrong, it should have been abcdef without the -

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13: Advanced Member

@WookieeV wrote:

Thanks machare, after three attempts they did give me what appears to be the correct user name in the format described, the problem I seem to be having is getting the two ends to communicate.  The Nighthawk reports that the DSL line is up but does to appear to negotiate a deeper connection, i.e. complete the login.

I will chat to Netgear's support if I need now I have had the support paid for.


There is a post by Dannylee1980 on the first page of this thread which gives configuration details which you may find helpful.  You do need to set Vlan = 101  and 802.1p (priority) is better set to a value of 2

 
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3: Seeker

Thank you. machare

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I have just successfully connected my ex SSE Technicolor router to VF and have seen an immediate 2meg increase in sync. Still below the 55meg for the superfast 2 product though. Still within 10 days of joining, so will see what now happens. I found this router to be extremely stable (80 days+ uptime on my old connection), so may need to manually reconnect to see if it gets better. Only problem is getting the speed guarantee now as obviously it isn't connected to the VF router and you can only claim through the app. 

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When it comes to the discount I think it comes to the choice between having a stable connection with all it's services running properly, and having a POS router where nothing seems to qork quite right, but at least you get the discount!

I opted for the former, no matter what I do the VF router kills full/comprehensive UPnP and causes problems on almost any address (internal or external) that dares to use anything other than HTTP/HTTPS.  I reached a point where I just wanted everything to work without fuss and mess!

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2: Seeker

Anyone tried to use Plusnet HG633 router in place of VF one? Got my username and password today, but not finding it obvious where to input data.  Grateful for any help, been doing a fair bit of self-teaching on optimising settings on VF router but frankly got fed up of 2.4Ghz not reaching through house. Had no issues previously (with Plusnet). 

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13: Advanced Member

The HG633 appears to be used by Talk Talk. Following these  instructions might help.

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2: Seeker

Thanks @machare, you are correct it is a TT router. Sorry for any confusion - I’ve had both in the past. 

 

I’ll use the info in this threads and see how I get on. 

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2: Seeker

I hope someone can help me...

I have had vodafone internet about a month, was suffering from dsl disconnects with stock router, after reading the forum i decided to try changing the router so i have a bthh5 with openwrt flashed onto it. 

I have set it up and connected to vodafone services, can get internet connection etc. My trouble is i still get constant dsl disconnections, over 20 a day, dont seem to have a stable connection for more than 40 minutes. It seems completely random, sometimes just a smart phone connected it disconnects so i cant see it being overloaded. 

Does anyone else have this problem? Is it my line or am i missing some advanced settings in WRT to make stability better? 

I have been through all the usual vodafone tech help, split ssid, change channels, use test sockets etc - no use. I am waiting for a call back from them but dont hold out much hope. I did ask them to check my line log and they also can see that there have been more than 20 dsl disconnects in the last 24 hours but had no solutions apart from a call back in 24 hours. 

Any help or suggestions appreaciated before i pull all my hair out and terminate my contract. 

TIA

 

 

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13: Advanced Member

@tulip11. Sounds like a problem with your line. Do you have an old HG612?  If so connect it to the covered up wan port on the Vodafone router and try that.

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