Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
Solves a specific problem
on 29 December 2013
I bought this modem as a cheap way to connect to BT in my new house (no infinity or cable). As I'm a bit of a network geek, I wanted something that could act purely as a modem with a better router on the other side of it (A Linksys E4200 running TomatoUSB).
I ran through the setup wizard, selecting VPI = 0, VCI = 38 and setting it to Bridged mode. I gave it the IP address 10.86.1.1 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
I finally disabled the DHCP server on it and plugged it in to the WAN port of my router.
On my router I went in to the WAN settings and changed the connection type to PPPoE and used the @btinternet.com address as my username. I set my router LAN IP address to 10.86.0.1 (in a different subnet to the modem).
My router then correctly used the modem to create a DSL link and it's working really well - I get good speeds for my area (although I have nothing to compare to for DSL) and all the features of my already owned router.
For the price and for those who already have a good ethernet based router (perhaps from your cable provider or if you had infinity) then I strongly recommend this product as a cheap way to get DSL connectivity.