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Standard User richarddawson
(experienced) Wed 04-Apr-18 20:55:28
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Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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one reason to change the HH3 is the fact it needs the openreach modem as well for the connection.
I can free up a mains socket to use and probably save power?

what is the best option?

I'm well out of contract... (years out) got infinity2

connection is stable too.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-Apr-18 13:34:35
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Re: Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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Definitely worth upgrading the 3 .......

(much) Improved wireless. The built in VDSL modem on the linked product will out perform your current VDSL modem, all good stuff.

£11 quid on the Bay of Fleas ?

Standard User dsergeant
(member) Thu 05-Apr-18 17:56:14
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Re: Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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When I moved over to BT in January they sent me a HH4 (ADSL not VDSL). I soon encountered random reboots and other issues which many have reported. Many recommend TP-Link products which work fine. I ended up with a Billion 8800NL R2 (£60 ish) which is working fine and even gives me IPv6 which the HH4 (and certainly not your HH3) does not. Both the TP and Billion ones are dual VDSL/ADSL.


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Standard User richarddawson
(experienced) Thu 05-Apr-18 19:33:46
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Re: Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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what is the recommended routers that are worth getting.
I've had my own routers on ADSL through the years.
Standard User richarddawson
(experienced) Thu 05-Apr-18 19:47:30
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what is the recommended routers that are worth getting?
I've had my own routers on ADSL through the years.
Standard User Sylcol
(member) Thu 05-Apr-18 20:04:59
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Re: Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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I bought a HH6 from auction site. Better wireless coverage than my HH5 and IPv6 as well.
Plug in and go, never had a problem so far.

Lots on offer take your pick!
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Thu 05-Apr-18 22:34:08
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Depends on Budget

TP-Link are very good, Billion, ZyXEL are other well respect names.

Just make sure it's a VDSL router!

People have poor experiences with the Home Hubs from BT, only thing is.. that's all they will support via the phone.

CJT.


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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-Apr-18 23:01:07
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My HH3 has been pretty rock solid for the several years I have used it with maybe a reboot needed occasionally after months of a 24/7 connection.

BT Infinity 1 (unlimited)
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 06-Apr-18 08:14:58
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Re: Worth upgrading HH3 to other router or another HH ?


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In reply to a post by richarddawson:
what is the recommended routers that are worth getting.
I've had my own routers on ADSL through the years.


If you want the very best modem/router and don't mind paying for it then one of the Netgear D7800, Billion 8900AX, Asus DSL-AC88U or TP Link VR2800 will give you top class performance (all are 4 stream) a million miles away from the Home Hub 3.

However if you don't want to spend too much then something link the Netgear D6400, Billion 8800NL or Tp Link VR900v2 will still beat the HH3 for performance. Stay away from Zyxel routers as the wifi range on them is nothing special and they're not cheap either.

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
Linksys EA9500v2

Edited by baby_frogmella (Fri 06-Apr-18 08:49:10)

Standard User hypertony
(experienced) Fri 06-Apr-18 10:19:34
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I currently have the Huawei HG612 - do you think this is good enough for now? I'm concerned that as it's pretty old, it would die soon.

Assuming it does, what is a good modem out there? I don't need WiFi as I have UniFi USG & WiFi networking set up already. Just a modem...

Thanks,

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