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How do I set up my own router to work with BT Broadband Internet




You want to use your own router for BT Broadband (i.e. a third party model not supplied by BT) then you will need to configure the hardware settings manually.

Refer to the manufacturers instructions for help on how to access the configuration settings on the router, usually via a web interface through your bowser. The following values will configure the router for BT Broadband service:


Network ID, Username, PPP Username, Login or Login Username: [note 1]
Password: None required [note 2]
Encapsulation: PPPoA or PPPoATM
Multiplexing: VC-based or VC Mux
VPI: 0 (zero)
VCI: 38
Authentication: CHAP
Modulation: G.DMT
DNS: auto


Note 1: Your router uses a BT Broadband username to connect to the broadband service. This username may be, or This username allows you to connect to BT Broadband. It should not be confused with your email address and password which are separate.

Note 2: The BT Broadband network does not need a password, however some routers do insist a password is entered. If a password is required we recommend you enter 'password', and confirm as required.

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Date added: 2014-10-31 18:10:19
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