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Standard User arjaffer
(newbie) Fri 04-Apr-14 09:11:04
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Hardware for EE (Orange) Fibre


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Hi
Anyone used an alternate wireless router in place of the Brightbox2 offering from EE(Orange)

I need one with SNMP and VPN capabiliites

Thanks
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 04-Apr-14 23:01:37
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Re: Hardware for EE (Orange) Fibre


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No reason why you shouldn't, rembering that BB2 contains the fibre modem.

EE users unlikely to visit here.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Fri 04-Apr-14 23:02:57)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 04-Apr-14 23:17:44
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Re: Hardware for EE (Orange) Fibre


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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
EE users unlikely to visit here.
The whole site, or just this particular forum?

Not that it matters, as you've answered the question and non-EE are probably in a better position to give ideas.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 59.4/14.4Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Apr-14 05:48:59
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OP was not seeking advice but asking if anyone used an alternative to EE's BB2. Only an EE user could answer that.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User Ianph
(committed) Sun 06-Apr-14 07:42:44
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if your using the bb2 now and have an openreach modem at hand i would use the bb2 in ethernet mode until you can get a better router

the bb2's inbuilt modem consistently on my connection sync's a few meg lower than the ECI modem i have

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EE unlimited Fibre 76

72meg sync
EE Brightbox 2 (Ethernet Mode) + Openeach ECI Modem
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 06-Apr-14 08:53:28
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We shall have to agree to disagree again. To my mind the OP is about a suitable router to replace the Brightbox on bog standard FTTC, which doesn't require an EE- specific solution. A wider response base than EE users seemed to me a good idea.

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 XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Apr-14 12:14:45
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We can put thoughts into OP's head for hours, but we just don't know w/out him stating such. As he seems to know all about SNMP and VPN, prob more than we do, he prob knows all about such routers and is just doing a reality check here to see if it has been done before. I saw fit to remind him that the BB2 contains the modem, so as to look out for that feature as well as his more unusual requirements.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Apr-14 15:15:00
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In reply to a post by arjaffer:
Anyone used an alternate wireless router in place of the Brightbox2 offering from EE(Orange)
I need one with SNMP and VPN capabiliites

From what I've read if you have a separate VDSL modem, then you should be able to use any suitable router, such as the Asus or TP-Link ranges that support VPN. My RT-N66U doesn't have SNMP built in, but you can download additional packages onto a USB stick formatted ext3 and there is an SNMP package. (Also investigate Merlin's firmwares as they support optware a better package store). I would personally now get an AC68U but mine is a year old this week. smile

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14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 06-Apr-14 18:34:29
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From what I've read if you have a separate VDSL modem
OP doesn't had you read properly.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 07-Apr-14 07:15:24
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
In reply to a post by jchamier:
From what I've read if you have a separate VDSL modem
OP doesn't had you read properly.

There is only one post from the OP - the subject line indicates fibre and the post text says "wireless router". There is nothing to determine if they have a Huawei or ECI modem.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6 - Getting 49/8.5 - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
14 years of broadband (ntl: cable to BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U - Modem: Huawei HG612 speedtest
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