Hi all. So I've just got connected and the install went well
However I have just found out through here in the community that the Sagemcom router that's been supplied cannot be put into bridge/modem only mode so I can run it through my Asus AC1900.
As it stands the service will be no good to me.
Can a different router or modem be sent out to me or is best that I just cancel the contract (14 day period) and look elsewhere which I don't want to have to do.
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No TalkTalk router supports modem mode, but that is not necessarily a problem. Exactly how do you want to connect these two routers together? I am assuming as a started the Sagemcom is connected to the broadband line?
So did I assume correctly that you are connecting the Sagemcom to the broadband line? This is critical, also how are you connecting to the Asus from the Sagemcom, is it on a LAN port or does the Asus have an EWAN port?
When I know the full details, I will be able to answer your question.
All you really need to do is to connect the Sagemcom as normal to the line, connect the two router's via a LAN port on each & put the Asus into bridge mode.
It should behave as a network switch plus Wireless AP, it will not function as a router. I can, therefore, make no guarantees as to whether this function will work or not. However, it is much more secure, particularly with WiFi connected devices, to use a separate VPN client on each device, that way the VPN encrypted tunnel will router over the WiFi. Establishing a VPN on the router will not do this.