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Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Mon 09-Apr-12 22:53:23
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best router for fttc


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Hi all. i just want abit of advice on the best router for fttc. Right now im using a netgear wnr1000 but im looking for a gigabit router. I've been looking at the new netgear n900 but i don't know if its any good or if its suitable for fttc.
any advice on this would be helpful.
I will be willing to pay up to about £200 for a router,but the cheaper the better....smile

Cheers
saboo
Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 09-Apr-12 22:59:31
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Re: best router for fttc


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I have a draytek 2850vn, loads of features and has a built in VDSL modem

http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2850.html

Not got FTTC myself just yet but my friend runs the same router and he got better performance than with the OR modem provided with his FTTC install

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
DrayTek 2850 VN

My Broadband Speed Test

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Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:03:07
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What's the price on that bad boy.........smile


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Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:09:53
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Re: best router for fttc


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you can get the 2850n on Amazon for £250

Quality bit of kit though, you can do all sorts with it and you dont have to be a computer expert to set it up. The wifi is really good, will burn a hole in your walls if your not careful!

Draytek do have a link on their website to log onto the routers user interface and have a play, worth a look.

I got the VN version as that was all they had in stock, only difference is that one does voice over ip

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
DrayTek 2850 VN

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:10:34
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draytek-Vigor-2850n-Fibre-...

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
DrayTek 2850 VN

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User Ripley
(committed) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:13:10
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http://www.draytek.com/.upload/Demo/Vigor2850/v3.6.0/

you can have a play with the router here on the link above!

another advantage is you can plug a usb internet dongle into the router to use as a back up connection

Freeserve Dial-Up --> BTopenworld --> <n>ildram -->Talk Talk LLU --> ZeN
DrayTek 2850 VN

My Broadband Speed Test
Standard User saboo1690
(newbie) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:22:16
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£250 maybe abit on the steep side though it does look like a good router. Does anyone know anything about the netgear n900........smile
Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:30:43
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You can get the 2850Vn for about £227 from Dabs.com & postage is £0.99 as the order would be over £200

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Standard User MadMan
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:39:31
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Great router.

I've had mine for a week or so.

Reason I got it, is it's a 1 box unit for FTTC (coming here in a couple of months or so) so not Openreach modem required, & works well on ADSL2+.

Up to profile 30a on FTTC & if FTTP comes along, the WAN can take 1Gbs.

I think all in all, it's prity futureproof smile

Very very few routers out there can do ADSL, ADSL2+, VDSL, wireless n, & VOIP.

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Standard User hareng
(learned) Mon 09-Apr-12 23:51:11
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I bought an N900 series couldnt get it to work even after 40 mins on phone to the very helpful US Customer Service. Advised to take back and get a lesser model. Theoretically it should have worked.

In a panic bought a TP Link, never tried it.
I did find my old unused D Link DIR 855, awesome streaming HD around the house. Must say had it not been for the front panel readout i probably would have still been trying to get connected. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&...
Think lesser model http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/535879/art/d-link/di... is a complete bargain without the info panel.
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