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Lan router settings.

Hi, I need information on setting up an add on Lan router (not wifi) to my Virginmedia 3 router.

Obviously my vm router has to be in modem mode.

I have heard that virginmedia doesn't use PPPOE and I have to use DHCP. Is this correct? If so what if my add on router doesn't have a DHCP option from the drop down box (just pppoe & ipoe).

Some have said that I need to have a static ip. Is this correct?

Do I have to add primary 194.168.4.100 & secondary 194.168.8.100 DNS settings?

Wan  configuration screen, do I need to add:

ip address? - static ip? - subnetmask? - gatway ip address? 

 

Thank you for any help you can give, as I have spent days on this and have got nowhere.

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Re: Lan router settings.

well if using modem mode, the device attached will request an IP address via DHCP.

Some have said that I need to have a static ip. Is this correct? No, also not possible on residential accounts

when you attach your own router, it should make a new DHCP lease request to the hub, if doesn't turn both hub and 3rd party router, turn on hub wait about 2 minutes, and then the other router, this should make the DHCP lease and get the IP address, default gateway etc automatically

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Re: Lan router settings.


@DrFingeryaguts wrote:

I have heard that virginmedia doesn't use PPPOE and I have to use DHCP. Is this correct? If so what if my add on router doesn't have a DHCP option from the drop down box (just pppoe & ipoe).

 


Their should be a DHCP option when you select IPoE 

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Re: Lan router settings.

The router that I was trying to use was a ZYXEL VMG3925-B10C, this all singing all dancing £125 confusing pile of poop doesn't seem to have DHCP.

So I bought a brand new & sealed 2004 D-Link DI524 which cost £8 inc p&p.

This worked like a charm, hooked it up, clicked the wizard button, and in just a few minutes it was up and running. 

 

My only very small gripe is it's only 10/100mbps and doesn't have 1000mbps, but as my broadband connection is 100meg it's a perfect match. Right?

Thank you for your help, I appreciate it

 

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Re: Lan router settings.

It does support DHCP - https://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/Dual-Band-Wireless-AC-N-VDSL2-Combo-WAN-Gigabit-Gatewa...

With a router with 100Mbps ports you’ll get maybe 90Mbps max. 


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Re: Lan router settings.

I see from the user manual that it's supposed to have a wizard; lol.

90mbps ooh heaven! For years I had 1mps with Sky who wouldn't help at all, and the 4mbps with EE who did help. 90mbps pure luxury 🙂

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Lan router settings.

that d-link you've bought is junk, it's not even worth £8.

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Re: Lan router settings.

Why?

I don't want wifi (at all), it works more or less straight out of the box, at a speed I'm well happy with and it doesn't look like a drone.

Security would be the only issue as it is old.

If I should know something please churp up. 🙂

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Re: Lan router settings.

it's junk, that's pretty much everything you need to know about it

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