Hi, I know this question has been asked more than a few times already, and I have read numerous forum posts but I just want to run this past people with more experience and make sure what I plan to do is correct.
I have EE Fibre Plus with an EE Smart Hub only. My own router is an Asus AC68U. The Asus AC68U doesnt have any form of DSL port (ADSL/VDSL).
In order to use my own router as the main access point for all devices, is my only option to: On the EE Smart Hub, Enable WAN Port, disable DHCP, WiFi, use EE hub WAN Port (4) connected to my Asus on its WAN port and then connect all devices to the Asus router? Effectively turning the smart hub into acting as a dumb modem as much as possible.
I have 4 kids at home, and before I tell them "Internets going down for 30 mins", I dont want to be 3 hours in and nothings working, and I'm just testing settings for the sake of it to get it working again. I could always fail back and factory reset EE Smart Hub, but would preferably not want to roll back.
Thanks in advance.
Tuesday - last edited Tuesday
is my only option to: On the EE Smart Hub,
Enable WAN Port(No!), disable DHCP, WiFi, use EE hub WAN Port (4) (any!) connected to my Asus on its WAN port and then connect all devices to the Asus router?
The WAN is still on the side of the DSL BB port of the SH as it has the only modem. For the ASUS the WAN is on the side of its WAN port as it is connected to a LAN port of the only modem.
Otherwise you could try it, I would. It shouldn't take long to get proof of concept. Let us know how you get along. I may have an alternative arrangement.
My bad, you are correct, as the SH really just sees the Asus as any old client, hence why youj can connect it to any LAN port on SH. The WAN port on the SH (and WAN enabled) would be if you wanted to provide the SH with internet connectivity via WAN port.
I'll give that a shot, maybe tonight or tomorrow once I'm finished work. Its been a long time since I last did this, using a Virgin SuperHub which was about 4/5 years ago.
Thanks for the response, glad I asked now, as I wouldve connected it to the WAN port and then been like what is going on?
The WAN port on the SH (and WAN enabled) would be if you wanted to provide the SH with internet connectivity via WAN port.
Typically a freestanding modem, often a BT OR VDSL or G.Fast modem.
Thanks! You're welcome 🙂 ! Glad I could be of assistance
Thursday - last edited Thursday
Got it all sorted, only took 5 mins from the SH end, little bit longer on the Asus end, but that was only as I was setting up the new SSIDs and other config. Thanks for the advice.
Thursday - last edited Thursday
Well done 🙂 ! It'll be useful to know briefly what you had to do.
Great post as i have been having thecsame problems with setting up my Asus RT-AC68U ROUTER with my EE Smart Hub.. Pease tell me how this was achieved. Was going to send it back unfortunately the box it arrived in was damaged slighty and not sure if amazon will except that.. So frustrating. Im just a user, no knowledge in this kind of technology..
Sorry all, been dealing with a leak in my bathroom which hasn't been ideal.
So steps I took were:
Hope this helps anyone
Did you not need to disable DHCP and/or Firewall of the EE SH?