Configuring my own router to work with BT Broadband

Published 12/05/2004 10:10   |    Updated 23/04/2008 12:02

How do I configure my non-BT supplied router to work with BT Broadband?

If you have BT Broadband but want to use your own router (i.e. a third party model not supplied by BT such as Belkin, Linksys, Netgear etc) then you will need to configure the hardware settings manually.


See also: How do I configure my Netopia router to work on BT Broadband?


Refer to the manufacturers instructions for guidance on how to access the configuration settings on the router, then use the following values to configure the router for BT Broadband:


Network ID, Username, PPP Username, Login or Login Username example: joebloggs@btbb (note 1)


Password: chosen at time of registration (note 2)


Encapsulation: PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet)


Multiplexing: LLC-based


VPI: 8


VCI: 35


MTU: use default setting


DNS: auto assigned

If required please use the following

Preferred DNS:

Alternate DNS:


Note 1: Your router uses a BT Broadband username to connect to the broadband service. This username may be anything@btbb ( please note do NOT add '.ie' or '.com'). This username allows you to connect to BT Broadband. It is not an email address.


Note 2: If you can not remember your username and/or password click here .


Some of the terminolology shown may vary from the above depending on the make of router you are using: sometimes the encapsulation and the encapsulation protocol may appear as one setting together (usually described as PPPoE LLC based).

See also: How do I configure my Netopia router to work on BT Broadband?


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