BT Broadband and Netgear DG834G with SBS 2003
Posted on 2008-10-16
I am looking to chuck my 2wire BT router away and replace it with the Netgear DG834G router that we have in our office. Based on what i've been looking at it seems life is easier without the BT 2Wire within the SBS 2003 environment.
I've yet to set it up as I have to wait till everyone leaves the office until I can start setting (or breaking) it. I have a few questions related to the details BT have given me and how they would relate to the Netgear router.
BT have given 5 static IP's we can use
81.xx.xx.153 to 81.xx.xx.157
Along with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.248
ontop of that the broadband welcome letter from BT also states:
Network Address: 81.xx.xx.152
Router/Hub Address: 81.xx.xx.158
I have also obtained a list of DNS server addresses from BT that I can use.
Firstly, the setup of the Netgear router asks whether the broadband connection requires a login, which of course it does, then asks the encapsulation mode which is PPPoA with BT Broadband. Now, if you select the login option, you are only able to enter the IP and DNS servers, but if you select the connection does not, then you are able to enter the subnet mask and default gateway as well as the DNS.
My question here is basically two fold, which static IP address would I enter into the IP and DNS fields and where would the gateway and mask be entered when selecting the 'My connection requires a login' option?
The guide on the left of the router interface states to select the login option if you are on a PPPoE connection, which I am not but then where would I enter the information to connect the router to the DSL line?
I'm rambling a bit here but if anyone has setup this router with SBS 2003 and a BT business broadband connection then I would love to hear any advice that could be given.
Super SBS Newbie