digitaldr Registered User
#76

I'm no expert but afaik you won't be able to use your existing modem/router. The Ethernet ports on your router just distribute the broadband signal to other device on your network. The actual broadband signal enters the modem via the DSL (phone) socket. So you'll have to get a new router (often called cable routers). I'm actually in the same boat getting 20/1.5 with phone on Wednesday and have asked for wired modem for reason below.

Also bear in mind that if you have your phone with UPC you'll loose this when you hook up your new router (see first post on this thread). There is a way around this but I think it means loosing your hardware firewall (not 100% sure about this though).

sham69 Registered User
#77

thanks for the reply.
I have the cisco hard wired to my mac and am getting some great speeds but when streaming to the ps3 it stutters a bit on standard def stuff never mind HD.
I might try the homeplugs and see if they improve things.
When I stream to my ipad using zumocast all is fine and when I watch the sky sports app its fine aswell, its just the ps3 media server thats stuttering.

Cheers again.

#78

NRDx said:
hi guys,

dont know what im doing wrong here but ive followed numerous guides from these boards trying to get my EPC2425 set up in bridging mode to let my dd-wrt router do the real work.

before i do any of this i setup a static ip address on my wired interface to 192.168.1.100, i do everything else using wired interface

Here is what i have done

1 - setup the EPC2425 (192.168.100.1 ) setup tab -> gateway mode -> set to bridge
2 - plugin the ethernet cable on the EPC2425 into one of the 4 ethernet ports on the back.
3 - plug the other end of the cable into the WAN port on the dd-wrt router
4 - now on the dd-wrt Setup -> Basic Setup -> Wan Connection Type -> Disabled
5 - Network Setup , Router setup as below
  • router ip - 192.168.1.2
  • subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
  • gateway - 192.168.1.1
  • localDNS - 192.168.1.1


5 - WAN port -> Assign WAN Port to Switch -> checked
6 - DHCP enabled
7 - dns servers - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
8 - Setup -> advanced routing -> Operating Mode = Router

ive played around with these settings somewhat but i think i am missing the right combination. Can anyone shed some light or does anyone else have this working with a EP2425 and DD-WRT setup?

Thanks


i have the cisco router working with the dd-wrt router
looking at your setup your default gateway on the dd-wrt router is wrong u need to specify the cisco router's LAN address (192.168.100.1) and local dns on the cisco router should be blank (upc will put one in automatically)

also on the cisco router u need to disable dhcp mode and wireless mode
set the dd-wrt router to do dhcp and wireless to avoid ip conflicts and primary dns to 8.8.8.8 and secondary to 8.8.4.4.

Mike Litoris Registered User
#79

sham69 said:
thanks for the reply.
I have the cisco hard wired to my mac and am getting some great speeds but when streaming to the ps3 it stutters a bit on standard def stuff never mind HD.
I might try the homeplugs and see if they improve things.
When I stream to my ipad using zumocast all is fine and when I watch the sky sports app its fine aswell, its just the ps3 media server thats stuttering.

Cheers again.


Having the PS3 Wired instead of the PC (PC/Laptop being wireless) will solve the stuttering problems........and its awesome!!!

dermo1990 Registered User
#80

Location: Dublin 14
Package: 30Mbit
Connection type: WIFI

i have a 20Mbit wifi connection over EPC2425 router. I am only getting about 10-14Mbit downstream throughout the day. Lines in my area are relatively new (about 2 years). I was getting close to 15Mbit before i was upgraded from 15mbit to 20 mbit. i am getting about 25-35 ping, pingtest reads line quality as class B. IP flooding is off. Is there anything i can do to improve this speed so it would be closer to what we're being charged?

Mike Litoris Registered User
#81

dermo1990 said:
Location: Dublin 14
Package: 30Mbit
Connection type: WIFI

i have a 20Mbit wifi connection over EPC2425 router. I am only getting about 10-14Mbit downstream throughout the day. Lines in my area are relatively new (about 2 years). I was getting close to 15Mbit before i was upgraded from 15mbit to 20 mbit. i am getting about 25-35 ping, pingtest reads line quality as class B. IP flooding is off. Is there anything i can do to improve this speed so it would be closer to what we're being charged?


Is it Speettest you use to measure speed? It can be hit or miss. I'm on a 30meg line and it will read 22-27meg on speedtest, Torrents will level at 32 but can reach 34meg!!!

digitaldr Registered User
#82

Well got my 20 meg fibre broadband and phone installed yesterday. Installer phoned beforehand and arrived about 9.20. Whole job took about half an hour. I had requested a wired modem but he didn't know anything about it. Luckily he had one in the van - he seemed a bit puzzled as to why I was turning down a free wireless router

Anyway I hooked my Linksys WRT54 v 1.1 wireless router running tomato firmware (bought on adverts.ie) and was good to go. Initially was a bit concerned about less than smooth streaming from youtube, RTE player etc. Finally figured out that my wireless channel was wrong - once I reset it to the same channel as my old router everything has been running silky smooth.

Finally a big thanks to everyone on this thread for steering me clear of the EPC2425. Would highly recommend Tomato firmware - great to have Bandwidth monitoring etc.

Snake Plisken Registered User
#83

Anyones broadband down tonight I'm in Lucan and it's gone done since 6pm rang UPC to be told that it's probably down until tomorrow no crews available :-(

Mike Litoris Registered User
#84

OK here in Ballyfermot.

nesf Registered User
#85

T O D Registered User
#86

Hello everyone,

I think this post is in the right thread, but if not moderators please move.

I not good with technology and I need some help and advice.

At home we have eircom broadband from landline in to router distributed then to wireless around the house.

This is the problem, we getting a second laptop, but we cannot remember the password for the broadband. My laptop picks up the connection straight away so it was not needed to be typed in every time. The new laptop will have to have the access code to connect to the broadband the first time yes? How can you figure out what this code is? Would this password be on my laptop somewhere or would Eircom be able to tell us?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

dermo1990 Registered User
#87

T
Hello everyone,

I think this post is in the right thread, but if not moderators please move.

I not good with technology and I need some help and advice.

At home we have eircom broadband from landline in to router distributed then to wireless around the house.

This is the problem, we getting a second laptop, but we cannot remember the password for the broadband. My laptop picks up the connection straight away so it was not needed to be typed in every time. The new laptop will have to have the access code to connect to the broadband the first time yes? How can you figure out what this code is? Would this password be on my laptop somewhere or would Eircom be able to tell us?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.


If you turn off the new laptop's wireless and use an ethernet cable to connect to the router, in your web browser type: 192.168.1.254. As far as i remember thats the router address. if you go into expert mode and look around the code should be in there somewhere. Not sure where it is anymore since moving to UPC.

Sudsy86 Registered User
#88

dazmoriarty Registered User
#89

Hi all,

We just signed up for the "Fibre Starter Pack" with UPC (so, phone, TV and 20Mb broadband) and while the phone line and TV is fine (with slightly off-colour picture), the Cisco router has no connection. I can connect wirelessly fine and when I hook up a CAT5 cable I can get to the admin page fine also.

But there is no upstream connection. Also when I try to get into the admin settings (last two tabs on the right) I am (as expected greeted with a login prompt), but have tried every permutation of username - admin/Administrator (or even leaving it blank) and password - admin/Administrator/Password and blank - nothing gets me in.

When I called UPC Self-Starter Support last night the guy got me to power off the router for a minute. He put me on hold "for a minte" and after 15 minutes had not come back to me so I hung up. Frustration...

So any ideas? (Thanks in advance!)

DM.

nesf Registered User
#90

Sudsy86 said:
192.168.1.1
no username
no password
Click setup(highlighted in green)
Under Basic settings Click network configuration
Primary DNS(static)
Secondary DNS(static)

Check the primary and secondary DNS here and make sure there is all 0's in the field...If the reboot caused ths to assign static then this could be you issue...Replace any values with 0's and apply...Modem will reboot and all should be ok...


Had already tried this. Sorry, should have mentioned that.

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