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Standard User gerry_4
(learned) Tue 11-Sep-12 19:31:32
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Alternative Modem


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If you move to BT Broadband do you have to use their modem or can you continue to use your existing one.

If you use theirs what is the advantage?

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Standard User StephenTodd
(member) Tue 11-Sep-12 21:52:07
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Re: Alternative Modem


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It depends on whether you are going to Infinity or not. If not, there shouldn't be any problem. (But why would anyone go to BT broadband except for Infinity?)

If you are going to Infinity or any competitor's FTTC, you must have a VDSL modem. Most modems are ADSL only, with a couple of expensive devices such as FritzBox being integrated VDSL modem and router.

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Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 11-Sep-12 22:17:04
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Anyone will be OK - provided it is reasonable up to date and not an old basic ADSL modem.

If BT supply one to you it is always worth keeping hold of it as they will prefer to fault find and diagnose using their own modems rather than one of the hundreds of alternates.


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Standard User gerry_4
(learned) Tue 11-Sep-12 22:17:29
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Thanks

We can't go to Infinity, not available in this area. maybe going for 2 reasons, Combined Broadband & Phone, cheaper than Plusnet. Also the free WiFi hotspots.
Standard User gerry_4
(learned) Tue 11-Sep-12 22:19:21
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It is new, Linksys X3000. That is why I want to keep it
Standard User MHC
(legend) Tue 11-Sep-12 22:21:28
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That will be fine ...


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 11-Sep-12 22:22:48
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For the free WIFi hotspots don't you have to have the BT Home Hub providing the same service from your connection?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 11-Sep-12 23:24:44
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Not exactly. You have to sign up to BT Wifi but you don't have to offer it on your connection.


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 12-Sep-12 00:57:20
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You do on the BT Business packages _ I would have thought that Residential would have been similar.


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 12-Sep-12 08:34:47
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I am opted-in to BT Wifi and I use it out and about, but I'm no longer using the HH3. However, if I wanted to use the HH3 but not offer BT Wifi, I would have to opt-out to get it disabled on the HH3.


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