From what I can see she should be able to get FTTC now. Put her phone number into BT Infinity checker
and see what it says.
The speed won't be great, perhaps 3-4 times what she gets now. She is on Cabinet 1 and must be a long way away from it. The estimate is 2.89 times, but most people get far more than the estimates.
You could also try this checker
. That gives a speed range estimates, but doesn't actually say whether it is already available. It says the line "supports", which doesn't mean its available.
Both BT and Plusnet supply a "cable" router. All FTTC installations get an Openreach-installed modem. Regarding wireless setup, it should not be too difficult to change the SSID, subnet addressing and wireless security encryption and key on the new router to the same as now, so that nothing needs to be changed on the other kit.
Alternatives are of course the messy altering of all the stuff, or disable the wireless on the new one and connect the existing router by ethernet to it, but you have to change the subnet on the old one to the same as the new one and disable its DHCP. Then everything continues to connect wirelessly to the old one.
Most other FTTC suppliers have a suggested router for sale. I'm with IDNet and just looked around and got one of these
. Only 100Mbps ethernet, but that's fine for me as I use wireless most of the time.
WHich ISP is she with now, and what router? Someone may be able to make other suggestions.
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