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THG3000 modem mode

Alvin01
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Hi,

Have recently had fibre Pro broadband installed with the THG3000 router. 

The WiFi is so bad that I'm looking for alternative routers to provide WiFi. 

Is there a way to set the THG3000 into modem only mode and then use a separate WiFi router?

Have tried a few routers I have around the place but none connect to the ethernet connection from the open rech fibre box.

Thanks for your help

 

 

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Alvin01
2: Seeker
2: Seeker

Have now got my user details and vlan in case I need it but the first router I tried it did not work with. Admittedly this was an old talktalk hub. 

Will need to find a decent router I think. 

Ripshod
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

I'm still using an old Netgear D7000. Admittedly not the fastest, but totally adequate for my 100Mbit connection.

One anomaly to note - I have an openreach connection but connect using a VLAN ID of 10 (automatic setup). May be worth trying? Some have had success without vlan.

CrimsonLiar
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@Ripshod wrote:

I'm still using an old Netgear D7000. Admittedly not the fastest, but totally adequate for my 100Mbit connection.

One anomaly to note - I have an openreach connection but connect using a VLAN ID of 10 (automatic setup). May be worth trying? Some have had success without vlan.


If you are connecting through the THG3000 in Open Host Mode you also will not be needing to use VLAN, the VF router is still doing this for you!  Open Host Mode is still very far away from a "modem" mode and can cause some peculiarities and security issues.

Not tried open host mode might try that. The WiFi is the worst part it keeps dropping. I think the incoming connections stable. 

Hi, 

 

Can you clarify what you mean by peculiarities and security issues please? 

I want to use my Ubiquiti Dream Machine with my Vodafone Fiber connection, but the lack of a modem mode on the supplied router is giving me a headache. 
I’m paying for the phone service and would like to keep it. 

Also, does anyone know if Vodafone plan to supply updates to their router and if ‘modem mode’ is likely to be added at some point - or not? 

Even Virgin Media’s router allows this… 


Thanks! 

Jayach
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16: Advanced member

@annoyediphone 

I don't think there is ever likely to be a "modem mode" on the THG3000, especially as they now have a new router.

When you say you have a fibre connection, is that FTTC or FTTP?

I don’t know for certain which type it is, but it’s the 900Mbps offering, courtesy of Giganet. 
So I think it must be FTTP. 

Does the new Vodafone router include a modem mode? 
Since we only went live just over one month ago, I’m surprised we don’t have the latest router from them. 

 

 

 

Jayach
16: Advanced member
16: Advanced member

The latest router comes with Pro II.

As you are on FTTP, you do not need to use the Vodafone router at all. (Unless you require easy access to the phone service)

Edit: Giganet is an entirely different ISP, I assume you mean CityFibre.

What’s Pro II? 🙂

 

I do need the phone service - it’s in case of an emergency, so the kids can call out. 
They’re too young to have mobile phones. 

Is there a way to get access to the phone service without having the Vodafone router connected? 

Jayach
16: Advanced member
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@annoyediphone wrote:

What’s Pro II? 🙂

Pro Broadband with WiFi 6e Booster | Vodafone UK

 

I do need the phone service - it’s in case of an emergency, so the kids can call out. 
They’re too young to have mobile phones. 

Is there a way to get access to the phone service without having the Vodafone router connected? 
https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Landline/Landline-phone-with-own-router-on-FTTP/td-p/2709457