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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Thu 24-Sep-15 11:23:58
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Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


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Hey /all.

I wanted to ask, are you required to use the BTO Modem with the Billion 7800n?

I'm almost certain that I previously had no need to use the BTO Modem along side the Billion 7800n but i've read elsewhere that you MUST use the supplied BTO Modem.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 24-Sep-15 12:33:27
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


[re: shaneosborne] [link to this post]
 
The 7800 is an ADSL/ADSL2+ modem chipset, but can work with a VDSL2 modem (the openreach ones) and make use of an Ethernet WAN port.

The 8800 series from Billion is the ones with a built in VDSL2+ modem.

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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Thu 24-Sep-15 13:21:29
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


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I have two BTO Modems, one has a CFW and the other has OFW. Which would be best to use or doesn't it really matter?

Many thanks for all your help...

P.S. The BTO Modem with OFW wasn't, at the time, able to install and accept a CFW...


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Standard User chris6273
(committed) Thu 24-Sep-15 15:28:30
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


[re: shaneosborne] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
Hey /all.

I wanted to ask, are you required to use the BTO Modem with the Billion 7800n?

I'm almost certain that I previously had no need to use the BTO Modem along side the Billion 7800n but i've read elsewhere that you MUST use the supplied BTO Modem.


Yes you need to use a BTO Modem with the 7800n on FTTC, as the 7800n only has an ADSL/ADSL2+ modem built in.

The BTO modem will need to be plugged into the WAN Port of the 7800N.

In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
I have two BTO Modems, one has a CFW and the other has OFW. Which would be best to use or doesn't it really matter?


Are they the same model? What model are they?

If they are the Huawei model, use the custom/unlocked firmware! You are able to see your line status then - At least I can with my HG612 if that's what you have?

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Edited by chris6273 (Thu 24-Sep-15 15:29:17)

Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Sep-15 16:00:05
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


[re: shaneosborne] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
I have two BTO Modems, one has a CFW and the other has OFW. Which would be best to use or doesn't it really matter?

Many thanks for all your help...

P.S. The BTO Modem with OFW wasn't, at the time, able to install and accept a CFW...


?????? What is OFW & CFW ??????
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Sep-15 16:27:22
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


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In reply to a post by tommy45:
In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
I have two BTO Modems, one has a CFW and the other has OFW. Which would be best to use or doesn't it really matter?

Many thanks for all your help...

P.S. The BTO Modem with OFW wasn't, at the time, able to install and accept a CFW...


?????? What is OFW & CFW ??????

At a guess original firmware and custom firmware. I wish people wouldn't invent acronyms.

Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Fri 25-Sep-15 13:00:46
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Re: Billion 7800n Router and FttC Connection


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I went with the Huawei model with CFW.

I dont expect much of an improvement over my ADSL Connection but at a reduced rate and only paying £2.50 extra per month, I didn't mind.

My ADSL2+ Sync was;
Down: 18616kbps Up:1300kbps


VDSL Sync;
Down: 22896 Up: 5324

SNR Margin;
Down: 6 Up: 5.9

So i'm not going to get much of an increase and will return to ADSL once the offer ends in 12months time.

We have had some BTO work near to me and I was hoping this was going to be an improvement or an upgrade but getting any information from Superfast Cornwall and BTO is impossible. I had another post about this work on the forums.

The work was a new pole and underneath that was a large access area covered. The pole had nothing going to it, no wires etc. so no idea why a pole was put there.

Lets hope something is done as the next street to me all have FttP frown
Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 25-Sep-15 18:17:14
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The quadrupling of upload speed on FTTC might be very important for some uses, such as cloud storage.

It's very unlikely that you will get FTTP when you already have 18Mbit/s ADSL2+ and 22Mbit/s FTTC available. There are a handful of addresses where both FTTP and FTTC are available, but these are very rare. Limited public funds will be focused on areas with slower connections.


Please stop using the CFW and OFW acronyms - these are non-standard and nobody is quite sure what they mean.

Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Fri 25-Sep-15 18:51:52
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CFW & OFW are used, as normal when refering to hacked firmwares for many devices. It's not something which I just made up and they are used widely when refering to firmwares...
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 25-Sep-15 19:11:35
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OFM
CFM

Incidentally, in your Subject it is normal to use FTTC, not FttC.
In reply to a post by shaneosborne:
I wanted to ask, are you required to use the BTO Modem with the Billion 7800n?

... need to use the BTO Modem ... use the supplied BTO Modem.
BTO.

We've all taken that to be referring to the Openreach modem.

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Edited by RobertoS (Fri 25-Sep-15 19:17:02)

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