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4.0 out of 5 stars BT Infinity 2 Approved, 31 July 2012
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As a replacement for the standard BT Home Hub 3 it is a massive improvement. I've have mine hooked up to the BT Infinity 2 modem and it works like a charm. No down time yet, and provides a stready internet connection to all my cabled and wireless devices. Recommended.
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Initial post: 3 Aug 2012 10:27:41 BDT
i'm thinking of getting this for bt infinity. how easy was it to set up? thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2012 13:45:27 BDT
matt says:
It is very easy to setup. You still use the Openreach modem, but remove the BT Home Hub. Plug the ethernet lead that comes from the Openreach modem into the WAN socket of the Netgear. Then in the Netgear admin interface, set the Internet Service Provider to PPPoE. Next add you BT username, which normally looks like "SOMETHING@hg70.btclick.com" and your password. Both of these are provided on your paperwork from BT. If you have a static IP, select "Use Static IP Address" and enter your details. For DNS servers you can either set it to "Get Automatically from ISP" to use the BT ones, or use the Google OpenDNS, which is 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Hope that helps :)

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2012 21:31:13 BDT
thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 02:07:29 BDT
N. Fascella says:
I too am thinking of getting this for my TalkTalk fibre optic. As the supplied kit from TalkTalk is rubbish, since the modem which is the BT Open reach is the same, will most of this mentioned above apply to me as well to set up??

Thanks a lot :D

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 02:15:23 BDT
matt says:
I don't see why it wouldn't work. TalkTalk is a reseller of BT Fibre (BT Infinity), so it is BT's infrastructure they are using, so in theory it should work fine. Details like username and password might be a little different, but if they don't supply it to you, you should be able to find the information in the admin panel of the modem they send you.

Mines working like a charm, especially the 1Gbps LAN. Makes my internal network run like a dream, especially backing up to my Windows Homer Server 2011 machine.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 03:05:18 BDT
N. Fascella says:
Thanks for the reply mate.

Highly appreciated, after reading a lot of members in the TalkTalk forums, the user creds for TT is preconfigured into the modem as you say & I have no idea what it is with the Huawei HG532 router supplied. So fingers crossed having the WAN port avaliable its just a plug & go?

How has the wireless throughput speeds been for you? How has the 5GHz also? Another really important thing is the range? what is it that your getting?

Sorry for all the questions just really want to buy this with all knowledge knowing I aint throwing a bill in the waste.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2012 21:32:02 BDT
matt says:
Well with TalkTalk you'll most likely have 2 modems, the BT Openreach box which is the actual connection to the fibre network, and then your TalkTalk router which logs you on to the network and provides the wifi and so on. That is the box that has the username and password details to connect to the network. I suspect your TalkTalk paperwork should include the details you'll need, but if not just login to the TalkTalk box and it'll all be there. A good Google search should pull up the info you need to do this, and the IP of the box will be displayed in the Default Gateway field of the LAN or Wifi settings on your computer.

The range of the wifi is great. My box is located under a desk, just above floor level in the first floor office. Coverage is solid considering I'm running both the 2.4 and 5Ghz wifi networks, and I'm using the WPA-PSK + WPA-PSK2 mode for security. This is due to an old laptop that is used on the network, it doesn't support WPA-PSK2 so I have to run mixed mode instead.

As I mentioned in an earlier comment, you need to use PPPoE as the Service Provider setting in the netgear box, and use the aforementioned username and password details. Its all in my earlier comment above.

Hope that helps.
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