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).
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.
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 184.108.40.206 and secondary to 220.127.116.11.
Having the PS3 Wired instead of the PC (PC/Laptop being wireless) will solve the stuttering problems........and its awesome!!!
Location: Dublin 14
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!!!
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.
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 :-(
OK here in Ballyfermot.
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.
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!)
Had already tried this. Sorry, should have mentioned that.