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Standard User johnnyf28
(newbie) Wed 21-Aug-13 15:34:17
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Router question


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Hi all, I'm a little confused about something and I hope you could help. I'm looking for a new router to replace my Netgear DG834GT. Our exchange is on ADSL Max but most new routers say ADSL 2+ so would these routers work or do I need one that's only for ADSL max? Thanks for any help.
Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 21-Aug-13 16:09:00
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Usually the issue is the other way round, i.e. will an older router work on G.992.5 annex A (ADSL2+)

You shouldn't have any problems syncing most new routers, which are ADSL2+ capable, on a ADSL MAX connection smile

Are you looking for a router with good wireless performance, gigabit LAN, SNRM tweakable, etc. ?
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Wed 21-Aug-13 16:15:34
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You can always go to the manufacturers website and check out the specifications to be 100% sure.

If you see compliant with G.dmt (ITU G.992.1) mentioned in the spec then it should work on a ADSL Max connection.

If you see the phrase backward compatible with ADSL then it should work on a ADSL Max connection.

As an example this is the Billion BiPAC 7700n spec sheet :- link, available from the Billion UK website.

Alastair

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 21-Aug-13 16:26:54
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Re: Router question


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Any ADSL2+ router by its nature will work with the old ADSL standard.

ADSL Max was just a product name from BT Wholesale, so will not show up on any hardware specification lists.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 21-Aug-13 18:55:23
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Just to add to your other replies...

It might be worth posting your current router stats so people can comment some more. Also knowing why you want to change could help.

Your current router uses a Broadcom chipset and performs well - depending on your line (mostly down to attenuation - line length/quality) other routers may not perform so well.

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