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Not loving the Technicolor...

BurtieLad
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Posts: 2
Registered: 22-02-2013

Not loving the Technicolor...

...... but would like to try and get on with it.
I hadn't realised that the 582n was so heavily locked down and am in desperate need of a number of things. I run a Sonos system alongside my wifi and need to configure that alongside but more importantly, I need to set up remote access to my wifi, including IP cameras, my Synology NAS, WOL, etc. For this I need to set up my port forwarding or NAT and cannot make head nor tail of the settings. Am I going to have to telnet in to do all of this?
Used to a GUI having had a Netgear DG834N and am now seriously considering getting a DrayTek Vigor 2850Vn. If I do decide to shell out so much for one, will it actually replace the Openreach modem too? I would ideally prefer an all-in-one like my Netgear was.
Would really welcome some guidance please Smiley
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Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
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Registered: 18-07-2007

Re: Not loving the Technicolor...

Hi there,
I believe you can use the GUI to forward ports though I'm afraid not having one myself I can't really advise how - no doubt though someone more knowledgeable will come along soon though Smiley
As for replacing it with a fibre router with built in modem, you can do and yes it will replace everything - though you'll need to keep the Openreach modem handy in case you have any faults as that's currently the only supported hardware.
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Registered: 21-01-2013

Re: Not loving the Technicolor...

This will help with port forwarding:
http://www.o2help.co.uk/router-port-forwarding/
This will show how to configure wake on lan (WOL)
http://npr.me.uk/wol.html
Neither requiring telnet Wink
If you do take the trouble to learn a few telnet command you'll find it to be one of the most configurable routers you can get.
BurtieLad
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: 22-02-2013

Re: Not loving the Technicolor...

Thanks for that. Got my ip cameras up and running, Sonos now sorted and remote NAS access sorted. All good so far, much appreciated.  Smiley
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Re: Not loving the Technicolor...

Glad you've got it all up and running -- and without having to buy a over priced router  Cheesy