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Standard User tallseabird
(member) Tue 18-Feb-14 16:32:46
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Confused about FTTC routers


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Can someone please confirm for me that the ASUS RT-N65U N750 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router is suitable for FTTC?

I currently have an Openreach Echolife HG612 modem (I think it is an Huawei really) connected to a D-Link DIR826L router, it is this router that I want to replace. I would like to share media files across my network and the Asus has USB3 ports on it which I think will improve things.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Feb-14 20:29:39
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Any particular reason for the ASUS RT-N65U? I and a few others have the ASUS RT-N66U and no problems. Mine is connected to an HG612.

I just compared the specs on the ASUS website. The main differences seem to be the 66U has external antennae and a slightly higher WiFi spec, and also has DLNA.

The 65U should be fine smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Edited by RobertoS (Tue 18-Feb-14 20:30:10)

Standard User tallseabird
(member) Tue 18-Feb-14 22:36:11
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Re: Confused about FTTC routers


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The RT-N65U has USB3 ports - I have started to go cross-eyed looking at so many routers. I try to steer clear of wireless where I can so gigabit wired routers are important to me and after that as I said earlier USB3.0 ports would be nice. I bought some Devolo powerline adaptors a couple of years ago and the one furthest from my router has 3 200Mbps ethernet sockets and also runs a 300Mbps wireless network (close to where it is needed). I know I don't get those speeds but the speeds I do get are fine.

I have just bought an Android XBMC MX2 box so that I can stream media from an upstairs room to my living room TV, connecting a USB3 HD to the router would help that along. I have an ethernet cable running from the upstairs room to the living room although it has a join in it, I did a speedtest on the XBMC box today and got speeds of 15/5 when my router gets 75/15, I have always planned to replace that cable, just seems more necessary now.

Looks like since I bought my DLink router there are now Fibre modem/routers in one - not sure there is much to be gained by that - and you can aslo go down the 802.11ac route as well as 802.11n. From what I have read 11n is holding it's own and 11ac is really still for early adopters.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 18-Feb-14 22:50:55
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How right you are! I missed that on the comparison frown. Anyway, it should still be fine smile.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User tallseabird
(member) Wed 19-Feb-14 11:57:20
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Thanks for your replies (as ever)
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 19-Feb-14 18:02:03
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In reply to a post by tallseabird:
I bought some Devolo powerline adaptors a couple of years ago and the one furthest from my router has 3 200Mbps ethernet sockets and also runs a 300Mbps wireless network (close to where it is needed). I know I don't get those speeds but the speeds I do get are fine
Just noticed this. AIUI all powerline adapters run at the speed of the slowest present?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Allergy information: This post was manufactured in an environment where nuts are present. It may include traces of understatement, litotes and humour.
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