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How to Set up a third party router with vodafone

gipjon
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

IF YOU ARE USING A THIRD-PARTY ROUTER THAT WORKS 100% WITHOUT BUGS.PLEASE PM ME THE MAKE AND MODEL SO I CAN UPDATE THE LIST

 

The first thing you need to do is ask Vodafone for your username and password. live chat with Vodafone is best because you can copy and paste the name and password into the router. ( some users did write it down wrong. password is lower and upper case. username watch out for zero and o )

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/contact-us/index.htm

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/bbservcd/

 

FTTC SETTING         ( FTTP is below FTTC)

The setting is the same for all the routers it's down to the isp (the setting page will be laid out differently but the setting are still the same, eg

Vodafone setting are

Vlan ID - 101

enable 802.1q (not on every router)

Username  - ******@broadband.vodafone.co.uk

Username - ******@businessbroadband.vodafone.co.uk  ( for business customers )

Password - ********

PPPoE

MTU Size : 1492

rest of the setting auto detect when the router and the dslam are negotiating with each other

 

List of third party router that work well with vodafone will update as more router are confirmed working 100%

 

asus ac68u                              ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual band Wifi 

ASUS DSL-AC55U                   ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band Wifi 

DrayTek Vigor 130:                 ADSL and VDSL modem with Ethernet ( UK model )

Draytek 2762 VDSL

Draytek 2862 Series

Fritzbox 3490

technicolor tg589vac :             ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band Wifi 

Netgear D6400-100UKS         ADSL & VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band AC1600 Wifi  + beamforming

Netgear rbk40  :                       ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + Tri-Band technology

Netgear D6220                        ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual band Wifi 

Netgear Nighthawk D7800    ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual band Wifi 

Technicolor DGA4231/DGA2231 is actually the Vodafone THC3000/THC3000g

TP-Link Archer VR2800

TP-Link AC 1600                      ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band Wifi 

TP-Link TL-Link Archer VR400 V3 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Dual Band

TP-Link VR600                        ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band Wifi 

TP-Link W9970                        ADSL and VDSL router with Ethernet + dual-band Wifi 

Zyxel VMG3925-B10B

 

List of routers with WIFI 6 that works well  

None listed as yet 

 

IF YOU ARE USING A THIRD-PARTY ROUTER THAT WORKS 100% WITHOUT BUGS.PLEASE PM ME THE MAKE AND MODEL SO I CAN UPDATE THE LIST

 

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Gigafast 

Openreach the VLAN will be 101 or not required

CityFibre, the VLAN will be 911 or possibly not used.

Mtu 1492

PPPoE 

Username - *******

Password - ********

 

List of routers that works well with Gigafast

Asus RT-AC86U 

Cisco 5506-X

Linksys EA9500

netgear nighthawk ar500

FRITZ!Box 7530

TP-link M4 deco system

TP-Link Archer AC2300 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router (Plug ONT cable into Internet port, run Autodetect > PPPoE > add username/pass = connected at full speed), no need for VLAN IDs

TP-Link Archer VR400 V3 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Dual Band (1st Advanced tab, change the Operation Mode to Wireless Router Mode (the ONT is acting as a modem, hence it will not work if you are in DLS Modem Router Mode). 2nd  Do not enable VLAN ID or it will not work! Vodafone will tell you to set it to 101, if you do this it will not work! Keep the default MTU size (1480), do not change it to 1492, as suggested in several posts in this thread, or it will not work!. 

Synolgy RT2600ac ( https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Broadband-connection/Synology-RT2600ac-Vodafone-Router-CityFibre-PPP... )

 

List of routers with WIFI 6  that works well 

RT-AX86U ?

(from user) I managed to connect Asus DSL-AX82U modem/router and use it without Vodafone Wi-Fi hub finally. When use Asus router tutorial choose network provider as BT - Infinity. VLAN ID come up automatically as 101 then just copy your Vodafone username and password

 

 

 

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This ain't working for me...

 

User and password in correctly...

 

Ripshod
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

Is it possible vodafone have given you the wrong details? Contact them and check. Only thing I can think of. 

Nope, correct details.

 

Talking to Tp-Link they said to check the Vodafone Router isn't bound to the fiber line/box. 

 

It wasn't. 

 

And that the IP address was PPPOE... when auto select registers it as DYNAMIC. 

 

I'm confused to sh!t about how to get this working. The Vodafone rep wouldn't escalate the call and hung up at 20:00 as his shift finished...!!!

Jayach
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

@BigA1 wrote:

I'm confused to sh!t about how to get this working. The Vodafone rep wouldn't escalate the call and hung up at 20:00 as his shift finished...!!!


No, Vodafone won't give support on using your own router.

If you have been using the router on another connection, it may be worth setting it back to factory defaults and starting again.

belfastbiker
4: Newbie

Hai!

 

IS this only required if you're completely replacing the vodafone hub?

 

If I manage to work out how to use the vodafone hub as a modem only, would this getting username and password not be required then?

gipjon
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

if you are using the router as a switch then getting the username and password will not be required

Luciftian
4: Newbie

@gipjon TP-Link Archer VR400 V3 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Dual Band works with Gigafast (full-fibre) supplied by BT Openreach.

1) plug the network cable from the BT Openreach ONT into the WAN/LAN port on the router.

2) in the Advanced tab, change the Operation Mode to Wireless Router Mode (the ONT is acting as a modem, hence it will not work if you are in DLS Modem Router Mode).
 

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2) Enter your Username and password (both are case-sensitive; the username starts with dsl and needs the full @broadband.vodafone.co.uk suffix)
Do not enable VLAN ID or it will not work! Vodafone will tell you to set it to 101, if you do this it will not work!

Keep the default MTU size (1480), do not change it to 1492, as suggested in several posts in this thread, or it will not work!

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You can also retain your voice/landline connection by connecting an ATA box to your third party router (I went for the Grandstream HT-812, but many use the Grandstream HT-801). This thread has all of the configuration instructions to do this and it is still active (I will try to do this after Christmas).

Thank you to everyone for their input. I hope this helps.

gipjon
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

many thanks @Luciftian 

I'm sure this will help other users out, I do keep updating the first post as that's usually the first thing people read 

Ripshod
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

"Do not enable VLAN ID or it will not work! Vodafone will tell you to set it to 101, if you do this it will not work!“

Correct - for openreach connections. Cityfibre connections require a vlanid of 911.

If anyone has any issues they can just ask the forum - more collective knowledge here than in vf CS.

Great idea this thread @gipjon 

gipjon
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

@Ripshod wrote:

"Do not enable VLAN ID or it will not work! Vodafone will tell you to set it to 101, if you do this it will not work!“

Correct - for openreach connections. Cityfibre connections require a vlanid of 911.

If anyone has any issues they can just ask the forum - more collective knowledge here than in vf CS.

Great idea this thread @gipjon 


Morning @Ripshod I think I started it in 2018 and it has had 86 thousand views, so I'm guessing it has helped a lot of people out over the last four years