In a couple of days my ADSL connection (< 8Meg service with sync at about 5Mbit, not ADSL 2) will be changing to BT. As there are some hardware changes (Homehub 3 replacing modem and an elderly cable wireless b/g router) I am planning a 'phased migration' by using my existing modem and wireless equipment for a little while until I have sorted out the email clients (new SMTP and its restrictions on other email identities). I then will then install the Homehub, sorting out the DHCP ip address range to avoid any risk of a clash with a NAS which has a fixed ip address. There loads of other tasks such as changing the wireless SSID, password, re-establishing the links with 5 wireless devices.
There are 3 questions:-Firstly, are there any pitfalls in this migration strategy - e.g. the exchange seeing a change of modem after a few days?
Secondly, the instructions on page 16 of the BT Total Broadband User guide indicates that the connection user name is firstname.lastname@example.org with no, or dummy, password. Is the username really broadband.user or should it be the username I created when signing up and is the first part of the new BT primary email address?
Lastly, the exchange went 21CN a few weeks ago though my existing ISP was unable to get a date for bulk migration ("could be a few months"). What are the chances of BT alteing the connection to ADSL2+?