I've just started the fibre installation process so should soon be receiving an Ultra Hub modem. I've a reasonably busy and complex network at home and want to do some planning before installation day. Can anyone point me to where to find a full user manual for the device?
I've looked through and searched as far as I can the Vodafone web site, but all I've been able to find is the pdf "Quick Start Guide". I'd like to drill down a bit deeper and find out if things like DHCP address range settings will mean I have to make changes elsewhere in my collection of stuff that makes extensive used of static IP addresses.
And - are there really only three LAN ports available for consumer use after fibre connection? The guide shows four ethernet ports in yellow, but says one is needed for fibre connection. I've got four zones in my place, each served by an ethernet cable from the patch panel where the hub will sit, routed through the walls and roof space to outlets where the network is needed. Am I going to need to install a network switch to expand the three ports to four?
Thanks for the info. The ultra hub has just turned up well ahead of the actual fibre so I've plugged a PC in to it to have a look inside. As you say, the interface is straightforward and I've made the DHCP reservations.
Big down-side, compared to the "Home Gateway", is that there is no separate guest wi-fi available. I dislike visitors having potential access to stuff on the home network when all they need is internet access.