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Replace BT Modem & plus net router

karnak73
Newbie
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Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Replace BT Modem & plus net router

My plusnet Router is faulty and I am waiting for a replacement however I have a Billion 7800N which I want to use until the new Plusnet arrives.
When I plug the Billion one in my computer is unable to connect when I type 192.168.1.254
The Wireless WPS light and theDSL lights are both flashing but the EWAN light or Internet lights are not, any advice or help would be appreciated
John
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Re: Replace BT Modem & plus net router

Quote from: karnak73
When I plug the Billion one in my computer is unable to connect when I type 192.168.1.254

A quick Google suggests this router's  IP address is 192.168.1.1 - try that instead of 192.168.1.254
taras
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Registered: ‎22-08-2008

Re: Replace BT Modem & plus net router

One your into your billion, go to the ewan section, and put your user name and pw into the boxes and connect an ethernet cable from the ewan port to the lan 1 port of the OR modem
JHewess
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Re: Replace BT Modem & plus net router

I'm using a 7800DXL with much success.
The default ip of my router is 192.168.1.254. I used to have the 7800N, but it's been a while. I think it was the same ip, but can't swear to it, so definitely worth trying 192.168.1.1.
I think both routers are fairly similar in setup, but take the below and modify it if needs be. Like I say, it's been a while since I used the N.
ensure your PC/network isn't connected to the EWAN port.
A reboot of your PC may also be needed, just incase it's not recognising the fact that you're connected to a 'new' network. Had some probs with my PC in this regard.
If you're not able to connect via either of the above ip's, a factory reset of the router may be required. Just use a paperclip in the reset hole in the back, holding it down for at least 5 seconds.
Once you've got into the router, you can either run the quick start or go to:
Configuration -> WAN
add a new connection:
The WAN port needs to be set to Ethernet,
Type set as PPPoE
Description can be anything - 'Plusnet' for example
Enter your username and password
service name can be left blank
Authentication to AUTO
enable / disable the other settings as desired, but they can be left at their defaults.
You should end up with something that looks like the attached image, which obviously will vary depending on the settings you've enabled/disabled.
You can then go back into this newly created connection (click 'edit') and set any specific DNS or static IP address' if needed/desired.
That's about it really.
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karnak73
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Registered: ‎10-01-2015

Re: Replace BT Modem & plus net router

Many thanks to all who have replied, following their advice I have solved my problem and am now online using my Billion Router.
I am sure I would not have solved it without your help and guidance, I am most grateful.
John