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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 29-Sep-17 01:00:03
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


[re: Bingefeller] [link to this post]
 
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You're absolutely right.

At the time my thoughts were something along the lines of "this sounds so bad I'm not even going to waste a tenner on the postage".

I might give it a shot.

But, if anyone has any other suggestions feel free smile
I love my HomeHub 6, never had an issue with it. It works flawlessly, I also split my SSIDs, the range is great too smile

I actually stopped using a custom router when I got my smarthub, it had better range.
Standard User Bingefeller
(regular) Fri 29-Sep-17 09:53:36
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


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In reply to a post by Bingefeller:
Stupid question - but what am I looking for to say any unit is a combined modem router?

Ain't such a thing as a stupid question.

Look for ADSLx/VDSLx in the routers description.

ADSLx for normal broadband and VDSLx for fibre.


Thanks, IanBB smile
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 29-Sep-17 11:28:46
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


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Yes, you presumably want to buy a router that has a VDSL (and perhaps ADSL) modem that will connect to a phone line. A number of the more expensive routers don't do this, they just have an ethernet port that connects to a separate modem such as the BT supplied HG612.

If you have FTTC to a Huawei cabinet, then its best to find a VDSL router that supports g.inp

Michael Chare


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Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Fri 29-Sep-17 12:02:12
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


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I will find out for you.

William Grimsley.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 29-Sep-17 12:23:22
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


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OP, as you're willing to spend a couple of hundred you should buy the very best modem router money can buy.

Going for one of the 4 stream Mu-Mimo routers such as Billion 8900AX, Asus DSL-AC88U or TP Link VR2800 will be your best bet. All of these use the latest (or new-ish) Broadcom xDSL chipsets and wifi coverage will be the dogs you-know-what. When I recently tried the VR2800 on my backup TalkTalk FTTC line, it gave me the highest attainable rate ever - 85Mb. Amazon were recently selling the VR2800 for £159.99 which imho is an excellent price but I think they've jacked up their prices again.

FluidOne FTTP On Demand 330/30 Mbps
Netgear Nighthawk X10 running Voxel

Edited by baby_frogmella (Fri 29-Sep-17 12:34:00)

Standard User Bingefeller
(regular) Fri 29-Sep-17 12:28:35
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These look great, thanks for your suggestions. I will do some research and read up on these models.

Best wishes.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 30-Sep-17 00:10:35
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Did you find out William?

Tim
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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Sat 30-Sep-17 00:19:26
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Re: BT Infinity combined modem / router recommendations


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These look great, thanks for your suggestions. I will do some research and read up on these models.

Best wishes.
I have a homehub 6 laying around, used for around 7 months, one leg missing but stands up fine. Never had a problem or reboot in that time (apart from essential stuff). Happy to post to you.

Edited by ukhardy07 (Sat 30-Sep-17 00:21:57)

Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(experienced) Sat 30-Sep-17 08:34:33
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Yes, it's the BCM63167. smile

William Grimsley.
Standard User Bingefeller
(regular) Sat 30-Sep-17 09:55:30
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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
In reply to a post by Bingefeller:
These look great, thanks for your suggestions. I will do some research and read up on these models.

Best wishes.
I have a homehub 6 laying around, used for around 7 months, one leg missing but stands up fine. Never had a problem or reboot in that time (apart from essential stuff). Happy to post to you.


Thanks for your kind offer, but it's quite alright at the moment. I think I'm going to go for the Billion mentioned in this thread.

Best wishes and thank you.
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