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Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Thu 20-Sep-12 09:09:18
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Thinking of Joining


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I'm thinking of joining as I can get around 63MB, 20MB Up.

How is fibre delivered to the house ?

My main BT socket is by the front door, Ideally I'd like the router etc at the back of the house in my office. Will they do that ?

Should I stick with the router they provide or can I use my own ? If you can use your own any you would recommend ?
I will need certain ports opening for my office VPN and VoIP can that be done on their router ?

Anything else I need to be aware of ?
Thanks smile

Peter
The Aldi - Medion Support Forum

BE Unlimited - Thomson 585v7 Router
Standard User StephenTodd
(committed) Thu 20-Sep-12 09:45:42
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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Normal infinity is Fttc, fibre to the cabinet. The wires into your house are unchanged. You can ask for a data extension so the modem and router a placed away from the master. Free up to a certain distance, make sure you register it with your order.

I suggest you try the supplied router and see how it goes. Many find it adequate, many others don't.

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Moved (with trepidation) to BT Infinity 2 for upload speed. Happy BE user for several years.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Sep-12 11:48:43
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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In reply to a post by MrPete:
Should I stick with the router they provide or can I use my own ? If you can use your own any you would recommend ?
I will need certain ports opening for my office VPN and VoIP can that be done on their router ?


Its no worse than the BE 585v7 to be honest. I quickly swapped it for my own Draytek but you can use any router with PPPoE support.

However watch that many can't keep up with the speeds! My Draytek 2820 is only reported to do 50meg, but my speeds max at 51 so I'm just on the limit. smile

James - BT Infinity - 19th Sept 2012 - Sync: 52/12 - Test: 50/10 - Est: 44.6/6.5 Mbps
13 years of broadband - ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(16M)/BT FTTC(50M)


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Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Thu 20-Sep-12 13:07:22
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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Thanks.

Does the default router allow you to open ports etc ?
Anyone got a manual for it, would't mind a quick look !

Peter
The Aldi - Medion Support Forum

BE Unlimited - Thomson 585v7 Router
Standard User Sandgrounder
(knowledge is power) Thu 20-Sep-12 18:28:24
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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Remember that you do not have to go with BT retail to get FTTC.

There are other providers who will certainly give you a router which will have the complete freedom to do whatever you want.



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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Thu 20-Sep-12 18:48:43
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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 20-Sep-12 19:08:39
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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In reply to a post by MrPete:
How is fibre delivered to the house ?
http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/fttx.html

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Thu 20-Sep-12 19:43:56
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Re: Thinking of Joining


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Thanks.
BT seem to be the only ones offering unlimited downloads for a reasonable price.
Unless you can point me to another provider smile

Peter
The Aldi - Medion Support Forum

BE Unlimited - Thomson 585v7 Router
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 20-Sep-12 20:01:41
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You need over 250GB in peak with unlimited night-time?

BT can and I believe do throttle P2P when things get busy.

Or Sky?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User MrPete
(experienced) Thu 20-Sep-12 20:30:58
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Problem I have is I don't know how much bandwidth we are currently using. Current provider is unlimited.

There are 5 of use in the house ( inc 3 teenagers ) so the internet gets some hammer.

P2P isn't an issue for me, but speed and download capacity is.
Sky seem to limit at 40MB, BT are offering 63MB so they seem the favourite at the moment.

Peter
The Aldi - Medion Support Forum

BE Unlimited - Thomson 585v7 Router
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