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Does anyone know if it is possible to use a different Wifi Router (my Buffalo DD-WRT) instead of the Wifi on my Virgin Media Hub (not Super Hub).

I have seen people ask and get various vague answers on the net, but nothing concrete.

I've tried:

  • Disabling Wifi and DHCP on the Virgin Router
  • Enabling DHCP on my DD-WRT
  • Connecting my PC to the DD-WRT (cabled)
  • Connecting the Virgin Media Hub to the DD-WRT's WAN Port

But nothing worked, I could not see the internet or the Virgin Media Hub from PC or DD-WRT. So I had to factory reset the Virgin Media Hub.

I did have them on different Subnets. Virgin's IP is 192.168.0.1, DD-WRT's is 192.168.11.1. So that might have been the cause.

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Does the Media Hub support bridge mode (modem mode)? If so, that would be the easiest way. If not -- what are the network settings of the DD-WRT if you do the following: disable WiFi on the Virgin router, enable DHCP on it, and connect the WAN port on the DD-WRT to one of the LAN ports on the Virgin router? To get the network settings, you can connect to the DD-WRT control panel by IP when a computer is connected to the DD-WRT wireless network, or easier, by cable to a DD-WRT LAN port. – lupincho Oct 16 '12 at 16:30
    
@lupincho That worked. If you post it as an answer, I'll accept it. – DaveShaw Oct 16 '12 at 19:21
    
just to make sure -- was the bridge mode (modem mode) what worked? – lupincho Oct 17 '12 at 6:01
    
@lupincho - Modem mode doesn't exist. I just disabled Wifi on the Virgin Router, and pur both on the same Subnet (192.168.0.XXX) and it worked. – DaveShaw Oct 17 '12 at 20:14
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What I did was:

  • Disable Wifi on the Virgin Router.
  • Set the Virgin Router's IP Address to 192.168.0.1.
  • Set the DD-WRT's IP Address to 192.168.0.1.
  • Both routers to 255.255.255.0 Subnet.
  • I also found after a few day's I had to enter Virgin's DNS Server Addresses into the DD-WRT to get DNS working again.
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