said by cinergi:
I'm having Bell Fibe phone, Internet and TV services installed at my house in the Montreal area tomorrow. My area is FTTN (not FTTH). I'd like to continue using my existing router for Internet access instead of the one that will be provided by Bell, because my router runs DD-WRT firmware and has some advanced features I'd like to keep.
My questions are the following:
- Is it still possible to set up a PPPoE session on my own router? I've read conflicting posts about this on DSLReports, with some saying it is no longer possible to have dual PPPoE sessions after November 19th (I believe).
- If dual PPPoE sessions are no longer supported, can I disable the PPPoE on the Bell router and set it up on my own router without any problems? What is the procedure to do this? Would my Fibe TV PVR apps stop working, for example (I can live with this but would prefer to have full functionality)?
- If dual PPPoE sessions are still supported, is there any configuration required on the Bell router, or can I simply plug my own router's WAN port into one of the Bell router's LAN ports and set up my router with the Bell PPPoE login information? Again, there seem be be conflicting opinions about this, with some members stating that the Bell modem/router must be hard-reset and others simply connecting their router without any resets.
Thanks and Best Regards,
Bell did stop the multiple PPPOE session.
All you need to do is factory reset your Bell modem and it will have a login ID of it's own (not yours). You probably want to turn off the wireless of it. And then plug your router, enter your Bell ID... you should be good to go.