I've read everything on here that I can find about HG612 config, but I'm still stuck.
Off the back of a recommendation here, I bought an BT/Huawei EchoLife HG612 3B fibre modem from eBay (which the seller said is unlocked and has a webui, but I can't find it at any of the IPs that I would expect a UI to be at...?)
I've just replaced my Plusnet router with the HG612, and plugged the Google Nest into the LAN2 port (which I read solved someone's problem on one of the threads here). When I go through the Google Nest setup though, it can't get past a screen saying 'WAN settings are incorrect' where I can choose between DHCP, Static IP or PPPoE.
DHCP just doesn't do anything when I click through (but my understanding is that it's sort of an automatic handling of the settings, so if there's a problem it wouldn't do anything so I guess that's to be expected). I haven't tried changing the Static IP settings as I've no idea what that's setting a static IP for -> the router in it's connection to the modem?? And I don't understand PPPoE either, so have tried my PlusNet account login, etc, but not having any luck.
I would really appreciate it if someone could point out the obvious thing I'm doing wrong so I can move forward as I've spoken to Google's support and not got anywhere and am just going in circles trying to decipher the tech advice online.