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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Jan-14 13:50:50
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Router options on new Infinity 2 install


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Hi all,

My parents have just ordered Infinity 2, to be installed towards the end of Jan. I'm assuming they will only get the HH5 and won't be offered a VDSL modem. (Their cabinet looks to be the large Huawei as in RobertoS pictures). As they're fairly technical, and would like things like VPN, DDNS, and the ability to set MAC address to IP address assigned DHCP - I'm looking into how easily they could replace the HH5.

Obviously they should ask their installer if they have any modems on the van, as that would be simplest, but I'm assuming by end Jan they will no longer be provided for Infinity installs. Thus obtaining one from a well known auction site is likely, and then attaching a separate ASUS or TPLink or similar router with the desired features and setting up PPPoE.

If the HH5 had a modem mode this wouldn't be an issue :-/

Anyone had any thoughts on this type of issue yet?

Thanks

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 01-Jan-14 14:12:36
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Re: Router options on new Infinity 2 install


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There are 4 install options for FTTC now. Which one was chosen?
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6182-fttc-self-in...


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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Jan-14 14:34:10
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Re: Router options on new Infinity 2 install


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Any chance this can be moved to a more appropriate section of the forums?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-Jan-14 14:34:25
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Re: Router options on new Infinity 2 install


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The installer will definitely have modems on the van, just ask, telling them that you wish to use your own router. Let the installer fit the Hub 5 for ease, then replace with the modem once he's gone.

Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Jan-14 15:59:16
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In reply to a post by gomezz:
Any chance this can be moved to a more appropriate section of the forums?

Doh! This was supposed to be in the BT forum - apologies, wrong window frown

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Jan-14 15:59:39
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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
The installer will definitely have modems on the van, just ask, telling them that you wish to use your own router. Let the installer fit the Hub 5 for ease, then replace with the modem once he's gone.

Great news - thanks, I was hoping that would be the case.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Jan-14 16:01:05
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
There are 4 install options for FTTC now. Which one was chosen?
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6182-fttc-self-in...

bt.com doesn't give you those choices sadly (I think those are the choices from Openreach that the ISP can select).

What was chosen was the only Infinity 2 option on www.bt.com yesterday, which has the highest speed (76megabit download) and unlimited usage. NO options were given on installation type, and a mandatory £6.95 p&p charge for shipping the HH5.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User Stanman_24
(knowledge is power) Wed 01-Jan-14 17:47:32
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I never had an option when signing up on 14th December 2013

charged £25 activation fee by Plusnet though

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 01-Jan-14 19:02:33
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But you didn't sign up to Infinity 2 from BT Retail. What happened to you with Plusnet is irrelevant.

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Standard User greyposter
(knowledge is power) Thu 02-Jan-14 17:00:11
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