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Windows 7: Fibre broadband

03 Sep 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Hi Guys, could not get the combined TT modem connected to the Linksys as a router only to work - I'll not go into the details so will have to stick with the TT supplied VDSL modem/router for now as the cost of a better one, these being relatively new to the market, are quite expensive so if they become less so I may consider changing. The TT one works ok its just it could be so much better.

My thanks to you for your advice and support.

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03 Sep 2015   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If TT modem has an Ethernet port, then it should be possible to use them together. Bore us with details!

Screenshot TT modem LAN/DHCP etc pages, and Linksys WAN page perhaps. Include as much as you can.
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08 Sep 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Many thanks for your interest, unfortunately since I wasn't expecting such dedication to my case after telling you I could not get it to work, I cannot provide screen shots as requested as the Linksys is now packed up to sell and the TT has been reinstated until I can find a suitable VDSL modem/ router.

Here is what I did to try to get the TT and Linksys to work together.... my network is such that I use a Tower PC hardwired to the TT and everything else is wireless, so I kept the DSL cable and power to the TT, disabled its wireless then moved the PC ethernet cable to the Linksys and connected one of the ethernet posts of the TT to the WAN port (labelled cable) of the Linksys. I then ran the setup CD for the Linksys as a router only. On inspection of the Linksys GUI on the router setup page everything seemed to have the correct settings for TalkTalk but the internet didn't work I think because the DHCP server was not giving out IP addresses as it should. I spent quite some time trying to get it to work but, not being an expert, gave up especially as everyone else in the house wanted their laptops and phones working !!!

I think now that I have realised that the Linksys would never work on its own as a combined modem/ router with our new fibre broadband and that we need a VDSL2 one, my preference from a clutter point of view would be to have one unit rather than a separate modem and router (although I have heard technically this is better ?).

My sincere thanks for your time and interest.
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