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NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

frankandliz
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NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

Will I be able to use my past providers ADSL router (NowTV Hub Two) with plusnet broadband?

 

If so how would I go about it?

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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

I'm not sure about that specific router but Plusnet's settings can be found here.

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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

No.

Sky/NowTV hubs uses MAC Encapsulated Routing (MER).  There is no way to reconfigure it to use PPPoA or PPPoE for Plusnet ADSL.

 

 

frankandliz
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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

 

Thank you for that info, unfortunately its way over my tech understanding!

 

I have copied my router settings below because I noticed it shows -  Network TypePPPoA

So could you possibly re-evaluate your kind reply and hopefully in my case the router may be used for Plusnet?

 

I have looked into the router settings and I think the IP address is able to be changed to match the Plusnet one.

 

Many thanks

 

Systems Details

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Manufacturer Sky
Model NR801
Firmware Version 1.00.2182.R
DSL Firmware VersionA2pv6F039m1.d24m

Modem

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Modem StatusConnected
DownStream Connection Speed23999
UpStream Connection Speed1295
VPI0
VCI38
IPv6 Loopback Address2a02:c7d:900b:3500::1/128

Broadband Port

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MAC Address70:50:af:c3:32:c2
IPv4 Address2.127.51.56
Network TypePPPoA
IPv4 Subnet Mask255.255.255.255
Gateway IPv4 Address2.127.238.143
IPv4 Domain Name Server90.207.238.159, 90.207.238.160
Gateway IPv6 Addressfe80::a2f3:e4ff:fe85:aa30
IPv6 Domain Name Server 
IPv6 Global Address2a02:c7d:900b:3500::1/64
IPv6 Link Local Addressfe80::411e:b359:1b36:6f0d
IPv6 Delegated Prefix2a02:c7d:900b:3500::/56

LAN Port

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MAC Address70:50:af:c3:32:c1
IPv4 Address192.168.0.1
DHCPv4On
IPv4 Subnet Mask255.255.255.0
IPv6 ULAfd63:790a:e56c:0:7250:afff:fec3:32c0/64
IPv6 Global Address2a02:c7d:900b:3500::1
IPv6 Link Local Addressfe80::7250:afff:fec3:32c1
DHCPv6On

Wireless Port

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Name (SSID) NOWTVCDC6E
Region Europe
Current Channel 1 (2.4 GHz), 36 (5 GHz)
Wireless AP Enabled
Broadcast Name Yes
DaveyH
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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

You can't use the NowTV Hub with Plusnet unfortunately.

frankandliz
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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

Could you elaborate please?

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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

If you don't believe it then why not just try it? It won't explode in your face.

frankandliz
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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

Thank you for your most helpful reply.

 

It is not a matter of believing.

 

When I do get a plusnet line then maybe I might just do that (wearing the appropriate health and safety equipment of course), in the meantime I was hoping to gather some useful knowledge on top of what helpful posters have given me already.

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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

To be able to work with a Plusnet ADSL connection, a router needs to be able to configured for PPPoA with your username and password. The NowTv router does not use a username & password to authenticate, rather it uses the unique MAC address of the router. Without the ability to configure a username & password it will not work with PN.

Hope that helps.

frankandliz
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Re: NowTV Hub Two (ADSL)

Thank you.  I think I get it now.

 

So routers from the likes of Now and Sky have their users really bound  to their own systems then.  That's really useful to know when considering changing providers.