8800NL R2 - use of EWAN port as normal port 5

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RedRobo
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8800NL R2 - use of EWAN port as normal port 5

Post by RedRobo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 pm

I have BT Infinity connected by RJ11. I'd like to use the EWAN port as a normal port.

The manual says it can be done but I couldn't see how to turn it into a normal port.

Once activated as a normal port, I would connect to a Netgear Router to provide different wifi capabilities.

Thanks

billion_fan
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Re: 8800NL R2 - use of EWAN port as normal port 5

Post by billion_fan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am

RedRobo wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 pm
I have BT Infinity connected by RJ11. I'd like to use the EWAN port as a normal port.

The manual says it can be done but I couldn't see how to turn it into a normal port.

Once activated as a normal port, I would connect to a Netgear Router to provide different wifi capabilities.

Thanks
As long as you have not configured the device for a WAN >> Ethernet connection you can use the EWAN port as a fifth Ethernet port
You can check this under 'Configuration >>WAN>> WAN Service' make sure there is not a Ethernet connection (ETH Interface) setup there

RedRobo
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Re: 8800NL R2 - use of EWAN port as normal port 5

Post by RedRobo » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:41 pm

Thank you.

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