Using Zyxel Multy X with ISP Modem/Router

Eeperman
Eeperman Posts: 4  Freshman Member
edited August 2018 in Multy WiFi System
Hi all

i have broadband with BT and use the standard BT Homehub. I have just purchased a Multy X to boost the WiFi coverage in my house and am a bit confused how to set it up with the Homehub. The hub does not allow bridge (modem only) mode so it has to stay acting as a router. Do I just plug in the Multy X into an Ethernet port and set up as normal? Or do I have to change any of the settings on the Multy? My understanding is that the Multy acts as a router also, but I believe that you can’t have two routers on the same network. 

The alternative is is to try and get a simple modem out of BT, but I don’t think they hand those out any more. 

Many thanks

#MultyX_Aug

Best Answer

  • Zyxel_Steven
    Zyxel_Steven Posts: 247  Zyxel Employee
    edited August 2018 Accepted Answer
    @Eeperman,

    It depends on your usage to choose Multy X as router mode or bridge mode.

    1.) Multy X is router mode, you may need to put your original device under Multy X.
    Internet---BT Homehub(Modem)<LAN>---<WAN>1st Multy X)))<WLAN>(((2nd Multy X
    This setting have double NAT environment. Because BT Homehub and Multy X has different network segment. If the client device is connect to BT Homehub, it may not able to communicate with under Multy X client device.

    2.) Multy X is bridge mode, you can keep your original device environment.
    Internet---BT Homehub(Modem)<LAN>---<WAN>1st Multy X)))<WLAN>(((2nd Multy X
    In this case, it has the same network segment. All IP will assign from BT Homehub DHCP server.

    After you have setup Multy X WiFi System, you can go to "Settings" > "Network Mode" to change Multy X as router mode or bridge mode.

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  • Eeperman
    Eeperman Posts: 4  Freshman Member
    Thank you Steven. I have set the system up and it seems to be working fine in NAT mode so I may just leave it alone!