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Standard User Dash
(learned) Thu 09-Dec-10 12:56:08
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Alternative PPPoE routers


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Has anybody here tried any alternative routers for their VDSL?

As far as I can tell, any router that supports PPPoE will work with the VDSL modem (and not all ISPs give you a router with your connection like BT does).

What's the cheapest? What's the best? etc.

Personally, I'm looking for a router that has a 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch built in and Wireless-N. But also under £100 (less if possible). Any suggestions?

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Standard User reuben
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Dec-10 13:01:59
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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The Airport Extreme Base Station is a fantastic router for FTTC/FTTP and Apple currently has some refurbished units for sale (under £100)

http://store.apple.com/uk/search?find=airport+extrem...

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Standard User Dash
(learned) Thu 09-Dec-10 13:13:40
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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This one looks promising, but I can't find if anybody has successfully linked it up to VDSL:
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/products/wireless/...


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Standard User Spasch
(experienced) Thu 09-Dec-10 13:22:46
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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In reply to a post by Dash:
This one looks promising, but I can't find if anybody has successfully linked it up to VDSL:
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/products/wireless/...
According to your link, that product has:
Built-in 4-port 10/100 Auto-Sensing Switch

The Zyxel can be had for around £75 and has the features you are looking for..
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 09-Dec-10 13:27:34
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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The VDSL part is totally irrelevant, so long as the device has Ethernet WAN port, and supports PPPoE it should work.

Be wary of too cheap, as these may not have the processor power to cope with routing 40Meg (or more as FTTC gets faster)

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Standard User Dash
(learned) Thu 09-Dec-10 13:27:47
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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Well spotted, it was this one (wrong copy & paste):
http://www.buffalo-technology.com/products/wireless/...
Standard User philask
(newbie) Thu 09-Dec-10 14:19:12
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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Many of Draytek's routers offer PPPoE on their Ethernet port, check the list here that support Ethernet:

http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/comparison.html

Personally I can recommend the 2820 and 2920.
Standard User maniac886
(member) Thu 09-Dec-10 15:02:20
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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I have been using the D-Link DIR-655 with my FTTC connection for the past 2 months. I have had no issues whatsoever.

Edited by maniac886 (Thu 09-Dec-10 15:02:46)

Standard User D_an_W
(member) Thu 09-Dec-10 21:31:13
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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I haven't got a bad word to say about the Apple Airport Extreme, love it!

Standard User Paul_H
(learned) Thu 09-Dec-10 22:33:05
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Re: Alternative PPPoE routers


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I've been using a Linksys/Cisco WRT320N without any problems. The newer E2000 is now out and can be had for under £70 from BroadBandBuyer

Only disadvantage is that it is a single wireless N band, so either 2.4GHz or 5GHz. If you want dual band, that is both at the same time then the E3000 is £107.16 + P&P
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