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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 12:26:56
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NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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Hi

Is there any chance that BT will release a router in the near future with 802.11ac?

Thanks

Lee
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:50
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Re: NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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I don't think I would hold my breath!

802.11ac wireless isn't anywhere near being "common" yet so I cannot see any consumer grade giving these devices "free" for quite some time.

Many ISPs have only just moved to 802.11n so it will be "ages" before they move again.

And, of course, even if ISPs start to adopt 802.11ac devices they won't tend to replace them "for free".

If you want one you can always buy one!

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Standard User Leenig
(experienced) Fri 11-Jan-13 13:41:43
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Thanks for the reply.

It rumoured that Apple will have 802.11ac in their refresh MacBook etc hence the reason for looking at a new router, hopefully the like of Netgaer will bring to the market within the coming months

Lee


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 11-Jan-13 14:25:13
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Re: NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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Like this?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 11-Jan-13 14:43:15
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Re: NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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A nice sounding unit - with a great price!

But why only an ADSL2+ and not VDSL2 modem? Is it that the processor would not be able to handle that as well as being a Gbit router? If so, what will the Gbit performance be like?

I certainly cannot see ISPs providing that sort of device free as part of a 2 year contract!


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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 11-Jan-13 19:37:03
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Re: NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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In reply to a post by MHC:
But why only an ADSL2+ and not VDSL2 modem? Is it that the processor would not be able to handle that as well as being a Gbit router? If so, what will the Gbit performance be like?


I suspect there is currently nowhere in the world where you don't get a VDSL or cable modem provided with the subscription.

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Standard User mcompton69
(learned) Mon 18-Feb-13 19:22:42
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Re: NEw Bt Routers - Whats their release cycle


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As the opening post is clearly a joke (802.11ac on a Home Hub laugh ), I would respond to it simply:

Their release cycle is probably a Penny Farthing

But seriously, BT have 802.11ac routers its just that they are for sale in their retail arm: Dabs.com. They will not be giving them away (ie branded Home Hub) until they cost a pittance, which will probably be 2014/15



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