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Standard User kmwa
(newbie) Wed 20-Jun-12 10:40:18
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Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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I have just signed up for phone and broadband on a new property we will be moving into, hopefully within two months.
FTTC is not available yet, question is, when I buy a router, will this still work when FTTC is available ?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 20-Jun-12 10:43:29
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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Some providers supply you a new router.

Whether the router you buy now will work on FTTC, depends on which router you buy.

If the broadband you are getting at your new property is ADSL2+ or ADSL based, then you need need to buy a router that has an Ethernet WAN Port in addition to an ADSL2+ WAN port. A common ploy is for the router to re-purpose one of the LAN switch ports, which will usually be described as a feature of the router.

If you are confused, then tell us which router model you are looking at buying.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 20-Jun-12 10:51:45
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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We use Draytek routers for this as the Vigor 2830 series have normal ADSL and a WAN2 port. this can be used with FFTC when BT supply a seperate fibre modem as they can pass through the login details to the modem. There is also a vigor 2850 that has ADSL and fibre ports if you wanted to do away with the BT supplied modem. I havent used the 2850 yet.


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Standard User kmwa
(newbie) Wed 20-Jun-12 11:04:37
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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Thanks for the replies.

Not decided what router to get for now. I will be going with Utility Warehouse and they said FTTC wasn't available yet. I can see the new cabinet, next to the old one, from the property, so should be good speed when available.
Is there some kind of extra bit of kit that will need to be connected between the BT socket and the ADSL router then ?

Kev
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Wed 20-Jun-12 11:14:44
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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In reply to a post by kmwa:
Is there some kind of extra bit of kit that will need to be connected between the BT socket and the ADSL router then ?

You don't need an ADSL router, you need a non-ADSL router.

And yes, a VDSL2 modem (supplied by Openreach) sits between the phone socket and the router.

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Wed 20-Jun-12 11:15:20)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 20-Jun-12 11:27:55
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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Does Utlity Warehouse even sell FTTC where it is available already?

If signing up to a long contract it may not be a wise move, unless they already sell FTTC (it is available to something like 38% of the UK)

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 20-Jun-12 12:22:26
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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I suggest you put the address into this checker and see what it says.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 20-Jun-12 12:23:34
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Re: Will I need a new router for FTTC ?


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Website shows FTTC at £24.99. No speed details.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User kmwa
(newbie) Wed 20-Jun-12 13:17:04
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Yes, it is available. I have just emailed them to see if they can change my order.
18 month contract though.
Yes, no speed details.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 20-Jun-12 15:30:52
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Re an FTTC router, unless you want gigabit LAN, I strongly recommend the Buffalo Nfiniti G300N/U. I've recommended it before and as far as I know the ones who got one are pleased. The gigabit LAN version seems a bit trickier.

I see there that there is a newer version, I haven't seen that before. At those prices, with free delivery, you can't really go wrong.

I used mine for a year on IDNet, then got a freebie Netgear N150 when I moved to Plusnet, and have gone back to the Buffalo as the wireless is better.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
My domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Internet connection - Plusnet Value Fibre.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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