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Standard User spssco
(regular) Mon 04-Apr-11 16:41:19
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Cisco 887V VDSL2


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Hello

I was thinking of moving to Fiber with BT, just like to know whats the best Router for the VDSL2 connection out there. I personally was gonna buy the Cisco 887V and give it a try. Has anyone managed to get the Cisco 887V working on the BT VDSL2 lines?.

Pav

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 04-Apr-11 16:46:44
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Re: Cisco 887V VDSL2


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You are aware that with the VDSL2 Openreach services you are required to use their VDSL2 modem currently?

To terminate that modem in a router, then a generic ethernet router (cable/DSL router) is what you need.

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Standard User spssco
(regular) Mon 04-Apr-11 17:07:38
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Re: Cisco 887V VDSL2


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ok so it cannot be done or is that some restriction on the contract you sign with BT. What is BT doing different with there BT modems, they all VDSL2 modems if i am correct, is there some preloaded config ? or user/pass?.

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Standard User Rockh
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 04-Apr-11 17:14:19
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Re: Cisco 887V VDSL2


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I believe its a contractual obligation, similar to those used by SKY, O2 and Be.
People have used 3rd party hardware and got it to work so it is possible.

Dave
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 05-Apr-11 11:27:09
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Re: Cisco 887V VDSL2


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As well as what the others have said, I assume you know that BT Infinity comes with a BT Home Hub 3 as well as the Openreach modem?

Granted - you may not want one of those.

If you want some particular features of the Cisco, can the modem side of it be turned off and it pick up via a WAN ethernet port the output from the modem?

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