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Linksys EA6900 Router

msandig
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Registered: 24-05-2016

Linksys EA6900 Router

Hello there, I have got this router and am trying to connect to ADSL line. Do not seem to be able to have internet connection. Would appreciate if you could advise on settings in particular where i put my plusnet user name and password. I have read some suggestions that this router doesnt have a modem builtin. Many Thanks
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SpendLessTime
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Re: Linksys EA6900 Router

Riza
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Re: Linksys EA6900 Router

I personally have an EA6400, on fttc.

 

This is for CABLE connections, so if you're with Virgin Media or any of BT's Openreach Fibre offering this is for you.

ADSL require an built in modem, which this doesn't have.

 

However, you could connect your modem to the wan port of this on ADSL. However, I don't think you like having two routers running Tongue

 

However, I do use my router with an Talktalk one, its quite simple, route an ethernet cable from the lan port of your normal ADSL router into the WAN (internet) port of the EA6900. On the ISP router, disable the WiFi so you can use the Linksys one without it interfering and eventually, setup the internet PPPOE settings on the ADSL router. On the Linksys router, set it up using DHCP (if using manual setup; auto should detect this on first time setup) (and not one of the other settings like PPPOE; as your ADSL modem is handling this).

 

When you're connecting from an router to router, please use an CAT6/7, anything with gigabit speeds should be ok, as I do have problems with the internet hanging when using and old 100mbps cat5. I replaced this with 10000 Base-T Ethernet, so my wiring is future proof; and no more hangs due to no more bottlenecks through cabling

 

If you don't like running two routers, then just get another one which has an in-built modem.

 

The reason I run two routers is simple, I want the Linksys down, and the Talktalk up so I have signal in my deadspots Thumbs Up

msandig
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Registered: 24-05-2016

Re: Linksys EA6900 Router

Thank you both for your help. I have now bought a D-link adsl modem and everything works great. Thx