Gigabit Ethernet Ports
I can only assume that BT designed the Hub with one GigE due to cost. If they were all Gigabit then perhaps it would save some people from having to buy switches instead. The limitations of the current Hub wouldn't be felt so much on FTTC, but I can imagine on FTTP it might get rather annoying!
The announcement that CP's could use their own modem gives me faith that maybe we could see a combo box that does both jobs in one. Remove the need for two plug sockets and would look better. I'd imagine that this would be implemented in such a way that it could also be used in modem mode only like the Virgin Superhub, for those who want to bring their own routers. Not sure how this would work for FTTP, as the ONT seems rather more complex. Maybe BT could just offer a combi hub for FTTC customers, or allow it to be used with the VDSL component dormant when used on ADSL.
If it were to be a combined box, then why not wall mount it? OR current mounts the modem by default, so if BT were to make a new Hub why not use the exact same fitting to allow users to simply swap and replace? Less Hassle for the consumer.
Wishful thinking I know but wouldn't it be great if it supported this? Especially useful for FTTP as I think 'N' maxes out at 300mbs and that's the theoretical limit with actual speeds, from what I can see, less than half of this. Would be great for FTTP and for future proofing! The lack of consumer routers support this though lead me to believe it will be a long time before we see any kind of support for it in bundled routers.
Feel free to add your own suggestions, I'd love to know what sort of things other people might want!
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