So I picked up an Asus router recently and decided to install it today. I factory reset it and set up with Auto IP via DHCP to talktalk connection and it seems to connect to the network but isn't picking up an address from DHCP? I've attached some screenshots. I'm on a long vectored line. The ASUS does seem to report a better speed and much better max that the Talktalk hub and better stats reporting also. I've seen some other threads on here not nothing that has answered my question.
Auto DHCP from ISP
PPPoE with firstname.lastname@example.org and 123456789 as password (as I had to put something in)
Clone the MAC from talktalk hub
left it on for 30 minutes
Am I doing something wrong?
I don't have PPPoA or MPoA options for VDSL, but there is a PPPoA option for ADSL. I can't see a "Multi-PVC Channel" or "1483 Bridged IP LLC" option anywhere. It won't let me enter an MTU above 1492. If I do try ADSL PPPoA, I can't enter the VLAN ID of 101. I've tried VC-Mux and LLC encapsulation. It's running firmware 22.214.171.124.384_56087 and fails when I try to flash the latest stable ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AC68U_384.10_2.trx (the SHA256 checks out, so the file should be fine).
It won't let me leave the password field blank, which most forum threads say you should, so I called TalkTalk and got a 10 character all-caps hexadecimal password but using that doesn't work either. I've tried with the QIS default options for TalkTalk VDSL, I've tried the settings suggested in this thread, and the settings on the official TalkTalk 3rd party router help page - both as VDSL and ADSL WAN profiles. The DSL icon in the top-right of the admin screen is solid green and says "Link up" but I never get an actual Internet connection.
When I plug the TalkTalk router (Huawei HG633) back in, it boots up and connects immediately.
Honestly, I'm on the verge of returning this to Curry's as faulty and trying a different brand. There are loads of threads about people struggling to set up other routers, but everyone seems to get it resolved after a simple tweak to the VCI or MTU and none of it is working for me. I want to cry.