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Standard User KevG123
(learned) Wed 14-Dec-11 14:32:00
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BT2Wire - Modern Replacement?


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My BT2Wire has been a star performer, managing to squeeze out over 1meg on my 75db att line
However, would really like to upgrade to something more 21st century to take advantage of things like gigabit LAN

Can anyone recommend an alternative that would still hang onto that ADSL speed?
Standard User MHC
(legend) Wed 14-Dec-11 14:56:20
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Re: BT2Wire - Modern Replacement?


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With that line - stick with the 2700. There is nothing else as good - and you have experience of how good it is.

Get a small 8 port Gigabit switch and connect that to the hub. Connect ALL devices to te switch and you have a Gigabit LAN. Only traffic to/from the outside world, some management traffic and access to the WAP will be carried on the 100Mb link between switch and hub and as the DSL link will be well under that speed and even wireless will almost certainly be it will not compromise performance.

Let the Hub do what it does best - act as a Modem, initial firewall, DHCP server &C and have a separate switch to move traffic around. I used a 2700 with an attached 24 port switch without any problems until I moved to Infinity where I now have a 2701 straight into teh same switch.

You can get a small Cisco/Linksys for around £45



http://www.misco.co.uk/product/164157/Cisco-Small-Bu...
http://www.misco.co.uk/product/164687/Linksys-by-Cis...





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Standard User KevG123
(learned) Wed 14-Dec-11 15:08:12
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Re: BT2Wire - Modern Replacement?


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Thanks for the advice - appreciated

Yeah, recently got as high as 1.4meg which is amazing considering the line


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Standard User KevG123
(learned) Sat 17-Dec-11 17:56:44
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Re: BT2Wire - Modern Replacement?


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Fitted the Cisco

Everything works like a dream

Thanks
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