Hi, I'm new to Plusnet, in the middle of transitioning from Sky to Plusnet unlimited fibre and have received my Hub One today, for activation next week.
On Sky, I've been using DYNDNS so I can connect in remotely to my CCTV camera system (Blue Iris).
Does the Hub One support DYNDNS? If not, can I set it into modem mode and use a separate router that does?
Ideally, I want to do some port forwarding to access the cameras directly, as well as the Blue Iris device.
@dermotbdobson Welcome to the Plusnet forum.
I'm unsure about Dyndns, no doubt some-one else will come along and advise on this.
You can set up port forwarding
You cannot use a Hub One as a bridge modem, however you do have other options. You can set a second router up in Access Point mode or you can use any third party Modem/Router as many of us do as Plusnet hubs are not that good.
Unlike many ISPs you are not constrained to use only a Plusnet hub. Setting instructions are here: https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/broadband-connection-settings/
Any recommendations for an alternative modem that I can set into bridge mode?
I don't necessarily need a modem/router as I have an ASUS router that does all I need.
i'll go with the supplied Hub One to get going initially.
I believe that some TP Link modem/routers can be set up as bridge modems.
A cheap and effective alternative is a model 3B Huawei HG612. These were one of two standard modems supplied by Openreach up until a few years ago and are plentiful on auction sites such as Ebay. They can be unlocked should you want access to your DSL stats.
11-06-2020 1:19 PM - edited 11-06-2020 1:22 PM
This TP Link device is less than £20 and seems to have a lot more functionality; various comments on Amazon state it works fine on Plusnet fibre.
The Plusnet supplied one has just arrived, activation due next week - will have a look at that before buying anything else.