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Standard User MadDogMulligan
(newbie) Fri 15-Jul-11 12:42:39
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Is FTTC any better than ADSL Max


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Hi All,
I can now get FTTC on my line, I'm in two minds weather to change as my current boardband is very stable. I've heard of a user that has to reboot the modem quite offten.

Has anyone esle had any problems with the new FTTC?

Thanks
Robert
Standard User izools
(experienced) Fri 15-Jul-11 13:05:06
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Re: Is FTTC any better than ADSL Max


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Hi All,
I can now get FTTC on my line, I'm in two minds weather to change as my current boardband is very stable. I've heard of a user that has to reboot the modem quite offten.

Has anyone esle had any problems with the new FTTC?

Thanks
Robert


The problems mentoined aren't primarly to do with FTTC itself, rather there are spats of unreliable modems provided by Openreach from Huawei.

These problems can often be avoided by ensuring that the modem is mounted vertically with plenty of breathing room around all sides.

EDIT: Or get an alternative VDSL2 Modem / Router.

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Standard User G3UZF
(member) Fri 15-Jul-11 13:39:50
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Re: Is FTTC any better than ADSL Max


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Depends what speed you are getting on ADSL.

I don't see much need for the average user to need more than 10Mbps D/load speed.

So, unless you have a crud ADSL (mine was only 1.5Mbps), don't change.

With FTTC my download now hovers around 15Mbps. Very happy.

Modem for FTTC needed to be changed after 1 week, but new one is ok a month later. Only one reboot so far.

Also, consider costs, Infinity is a bit expensive.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 15-Jul-11 13:42:38
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What do you use the net for? And as another has said, it partly depends how fast your line is now. Also which ISP you are with or choose.

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Standard User MadDogMulligan
(newbie) Fri 15-Jul-11 16:30:06
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Depends what speed you are getting on ADSL.

I don't see much need for the average user to need more than 10Mbps D/load speed.

So, unless you have a crud ADSL (mine was only 1.5Mbps), don't change.

With FTTC my download now hovers around 15Mbps. Very happy.

Modem for FTTC needed to be changed after 1 week, but new one is ok a month later. Only one reboot so far.

Also, consider costs, Infinity is a bit expensive.


Current speed is between 6-7mb download, Only thinking of changing at utv price @ £19.99 is cheeper than my current isp on adsl max.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 15-Jul-11 16:46:07
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So what are you signed up to on ADSL Max that costs so much, and who with?

You did spot that the UTV is a 2-year contract, and you have to put your phone with them as well by the look of it?

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Standard User G3UZF
(member) Sat 16-Jul-11 11:43:13
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I got my FTTC connection early June this year. Even at around 15Mb/s, it's a damned site faster than the ADSL2+ at 1.5Mb/s.

At least with BT, if the Modem (or HH3) dies, call up BT/OR and they will send an Engineer to investigate and give you another one FOC.

The unreliable Modems must be costing someone a fortune, but BT have a year's warranty on them.

On my second modem (first one lasted a week). Only needed one re-boot in a month so far.

Downside is that when you lose the Broadband connection, you will go into 'Cold Turkey' until it's restored!

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Standard User hareng
(learned) Sun 17-Jul-11 23:47:29
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Never had to reboot the BT modem in 4 months so far.

Will depend on line length etc but on ADSL Max up to 2yrs ago+ £20 p/m unstable 30k to 1meg. ADSL2+ £8.5 p/m unstable 1.5mg, FTTC £22.12 p/m 40gb/unlimited 37.3 meg with minor fluctuations. Choose wisely.

However i did have a few early problems with speeds at less than dial up. My ISP grilled BT to sort 3 times in 4 weeks. Takes them a week to look at it and wont provide any information.
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jul-11 13:47:04
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I have had Infinity since the 8th April and the modem has been running 24/7 since then (not wall mounted) and I have so far had no problems.

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