Re: [OxLUG] Modem Gotchas

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Author: Simon Iremonger (oxlug)
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Modem Gotchas
On 2014-11-28 16:11, Colin Lloyd wrote:
> Are there any gotchas that I need to be aware of. Once installed and
> authenticated by Virgin Media - will the Buffalo just find the modem and
> accept it or will I need to redo the linkage to the superhub 2ac. If the

Not sure... Forwarded email below from Wiltslug suggests
poor featured. I generally am now using OpenWRT based
routing =).

> I'm then stuck with phonecalls to Virgin whose response
> is "We don't support Linux".

Be careful what you ask, -or- get ISP with $CLUE =). or something =).


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Subject: Re: [Wiltshire] Virgin media
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:42:09 +0000
From: David Fletcher <>
Reply-To: ,

On Fri, 2014-11-21 at 15:18 +0000, Roger Fletcher wrote:
> On 21/11/14 10:43, David Fletcher wrote:
> > Anyone else got a so-called superhub? I just got one, and so far as
> > the router is concerned, it appears to be more crap than super.
> > I've put it back into modem mode and plugged in my router.
> >
> > Task number 1 - set the network address:- Can't remember what the
> > exact error message was but every time I try to configure the
> > router address it says it's clashing with something else.
> >
> > Looks like the only way to use it with your network is to just use
> > your own router.
> >
> > Dave
> I also updated from my modem only unit, to the Superhub.
> I read around online first and gathered that it might not be that
> super. So as soon as mine arrived, it was configured for modem mode.
> The superhub plays fine with my Buffalo router running DD-WRT.
> Roger

Thanks to Simon Iremonger I found out that the problem with changing the
router address is that if you change the network address by 1 or 2 it
thinks that the new address is clashing with the address of one of the
WiFi guest networks. So, instead of changing the default address to for my network, first change it to something
like which it accepts, then it reboots, then change it to
what you actually want. Then it reboots again. It's a bit like
installing windows.

After that you can put in your port forwards etc., set up your WiFi SSID
and password, and any guest WiFi networks you need.

What I could not find was anywhere to specify DNS server addresses, but
I think I set these up on the computers. Whatever, it all now seems to
be working.

I had the usual annoyances with dynamic IP addressing so for some hours
while I went out the Internet didn't know where to send my email, but I
hope I've sorted that out and messages are now trickling in again.

So, no, it doesn't appear to be as comprehensive as a proper router but
it looks like it has enough for me, so long as it keeps working.....


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