I’m after a bit of advice and hoping this is the right place considering the problem.
I’m on Vodafone broadband however I've invested in the DrayTek + WNDR3800 (Gargoyle) combo that's ever so popular. I've got the router and modem up and working in bridge mode.
Where I'm having issues is simply getting the DrayTek to connect to the DSL line. Immediately after first unplugging my Vodafone-branded HG556 and plugging in the DrayTek it worked fine - Router providing PPPoE details to the Modem – no issues browsing the internet etc.
However from the next day onwards, it hasn't worked. The DSL light constantly flashes on the DrayTek – it just can’t seem to get a connection. Switching back to the HG556 – everything works fine. Even if the Router wasn’t providing the authentication details correctly – I’m guessing I should have a DSL line.
Tried the usual isolation tests to see if the DrayTek was sensitive to something the HG556 isn't - no luck.
From what I can see there could only be one of two things going on here;
1) For whatever reason Vodafone only let their branded modem connect (I’ve tried giving the DrayTek the Voda’s MAC address – no luck),
2) The DrayTek is faulty.
Anyone know if Vodafone do 1), or has any other ideas?