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Standard User BarkingMad
(learned) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:06:58
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Zyxel VMG8924-B10A AC1600 or 8324 or other?


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Currently have ECI modem and HH3. With changing ISP I may need to swap the HH3 so I can enter a specific username/password. The ISP can supply Zyxel VMG8924 AC1600 or Zyxel VMG8324 N300 which I would use with the ECI

Would anyone recommend either of these, or have any alternatives?

Using 40/10 service and my cabinet uses Huawei

Thanks
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 15-Feb-17 22:15:00
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Re: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A AC1600 or 8324 or other?


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Billion 8800NL R2 replacing both, and keep the ECI modem in reserve.

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Standard User jaydub
(experienced) Wed 15-Feb-17 23:49:45
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Happy with my VMG8924 and not too difficult to set up to work off a modem. Only using it as a basic modem / router though.


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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 16-Feb-17 06:31:57
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Re: Zyxel VMG8924-B10A AC1600 or 8324 or other?


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If you don't mind splashing out then go for the Billion 8900AX which is Billion's best vdsl2 router - in terms of wifi coverage (4 stream) and the fact it uses the latest Broadcom chipset.

Otherwise the Billion 8800NL and TP link VR900 are excellent cheaper options.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-MU-MIO-Wireless-Gig...

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Standard User BarkingMad
(learned) Fri 17-Feb-17 20:31:10
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Thanks everyone
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 17-Feb-17 20:32:53
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What did you decide to do?

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Standard User BarkingMad
(learned) Sat 18-Feb-17 22:49:19
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The 8800nl r2 is a good price but the wifi is a bit dated. I have devices that could use ac and the Bgn bands are a bit swamped in the street. The vr900 v2 looks good but it is twice the price. Dilemma smile
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 18-Feb-17 23:05:30
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Another good alternative is the Tplink VR600 , is cheaper than the vr900 but with better wifi coverage than the 8800nl.

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Standard User j0hn83
(member) Sun 19-Feb-17 02:20:38
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I've been using the Zyxel VMG8924 for about a year now. Can't fault it at all. Nothing synced as high as this modem for me when I was on an ECI cab. I picked mine up new on Ebay for £40.
Standard User BarkingMad
(learned) Tue 21-Feb-17 20:05:09
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I decided on the vr600 - reasonable price and ac wifi. Thanks for all the suggestions

Connection to current isp easy although having trouble with my Devolo DLAN power line adapters - it goes into standby mode as if there is no network.

Noticed dhcp on hh3 was set to 192.168.1.64 to 253 and the vr600 was 100 to 199. I thought the adapters wouldn't care. My YouView box And other devices have dynamic ip less than 100. I suppose I could restart them to obtain a new ip or change the vr600 to match the hh3 settings. Any thoughts? Emailed Devolo and tp link.

Once I get basic connection to my power line adapters sorted, do I need to enable iptv in the vr600 to enable iplayer through the YouView box and FireStick?

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Standard User BarkingMad
(learned) Wed 22-Feb-17 20:29:14
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Solved the powerline problem. It was a strange network cable. Worked ok with hh3 but vr600 did not like it. All up and running

Now to see if I can get some higher rates compared to hh3
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