I’ve just moved house and left behind Virgin in London and got TT Fibre in the sticks.
I use an Asus RT-AC86U router, which I want to connect to TT Fibre.
What’s the best way to do this?
I note that TT Router has no bridge or modem only mode. Do I need to buy a stand alone modem and if so, which works (best) with TT fibre?
I also note that running a Ethernet cable from LAN port 1 to the Asus WAN port doesn’t work.
Any help much appreciated!
@ghhostrider Its been a long day and the brain's a bit fuzzy but here's what I'd do.
If you use the TT router then give the Asus unit a static IP address and connect LAN to LAN and as @Divsec said you probably want to disable wifi on the TT router. You'll be double NAT but that isn't necessarily a problem but I'd then change the DHCP IP range on the Asus...the 3rd set of numbers so 192.168.anything other than 1.xxx-xxx. Everything will need to connect to the Asus unit or they won't talk to each other.
You could also give the Asus unit a static IP and then put it in the DMZ on the TT router. That might be the better option but it means that the Asus unit is doing the firewall stuff. Again I'd change the DHCP IP pool on the Asus unit and connect everything to the Asus router not the TT unit..
The ideal solution is to get a modem only unit (or a combined unit that can be put into bridge mode) as that will avoid the double NAT. Sorry I don't know what modem is best but in this case you just need to set the Asus router up as Automatic IP and connect the modem to the Asus WAN port.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong... as i said its been a long day.
EDIT: Sorry not LAN to LAN, LAN to WAN