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Standard User richarddawson
(experienced) Sat 09-Nov-13 04:08:49
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single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach modem?


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what router(s) are capable of doing the job of the 2 devices (Openreach modem and HomeHub)

and what is generally recommended (if anyone has changed to a single device) ?

would it save power this way?

or is the 2 devices method best?

Rick Dawson

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 09-Nov-13 06:58:45
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Re: single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach mo


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The easiest answer, get a Home hub 5.

Standard User John_ON
(knowledge is power) Sat 09-Nov-13 07:40:06
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Re: single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach mo


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http://www.draytek.co.uk/support/kb/kb_vigor_v2750_s...

A bit too expensive for me though. I think I prefer the flexibility of two boxes although being able to get at the line stats might be useful. I say 'might' because, as the stats aren't available using the official kit, I doubt BT/OR would be interested in them if/when you need to report a fault.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 09-Nov-13 08:28:36
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Re: single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach mo


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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
The easiest answer, get a Home hub 5.
The Home hub 5 is available for 45 squid http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProduc...


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Standard User lexden16
(member) Sat 09-Nov-13 09:04:42
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Re: single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach mo


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I have used a Fritz!Box 7390 for the last 3 years on ADSL, ADSL2 and FTTC connections. I am very happy with my choice. The GUI provides a plethora of information. I know that neither BTW or ISPs are really interested in this information but the GUI has told me things that I wouldn't have known about otherwise. For example, I can see when interleaving has cut in which in my case usually results in a loss of max attainable speed of about 12Mbps. I also know from the system log that the DLM can take two weeks to restore a connection to fast path. The result of having this information to hand is less calls to my ISP when things go awry. Would I buy a 7390 today - probably, not? I would however look hard at the new Fritz!Box models which are somewhat cheaper and come with a 5 year warranty. The shortly to be released 06.61 firmware will also include provision for vectoring.
Standard User The_Voyager
(committed) Sun 10-Nov-13 09:48:47
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Re: single router to do the job of Home hub and Openreach mo


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That's good to hear, I emailed them last April about whether they could do a firmware upgrade for vectoring, and they said they would pass it on to the Production Team

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The shortly to be released 06.61 firmware will also include provision for vectoring.


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