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Standard User lt567
(committed) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:28:50
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FTTC router and BT VDSL2 modem


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Hi there,

Recently ordered fibre and just read today by the sounds of it you have a router and a BT supplied VDSL2 modem. I have the router but I presume the BT engineer on the day of installation provides the other piece of equipment does he?

Thanks
Standard User greenglide
(experienced) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:40:29
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Re: FTTC router and BT VDSL2 modem


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BT OpenReach do, indeed, supply the modem as part of the install.

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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:41:26
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If you ordered Infinity from BT you'll get a HomeHub router in the post.

The OpenReach installer will supply a modem on the day, regardless of which ISP you have signed up with.


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Standard User lt567
(committed) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:44:29
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Re: FTTC router and BT VDSL2 modem


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Right OK thanks guys, I presume no routers exist as of yet then that has a VDSL2 modem built into the router?
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:47:21
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fritzbox if you can afford it.

Expect others to surface when isps start supplying on wires only installs.

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Standard User lt567
(committed) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:49:33
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Haha yes that is rather pricey smile.
Standard User lexden16
(member) Fri 01-Mar-13 11:52:16
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
BT OpenReach do, indeed, supply the modem as part of the install.


.... but depending on which ISP you are with will largely determine what the installer is contracted to do. I am not with BT and my engineer took one look at my router and he then dashed out to his van to get his laptop. He then checked my order against one for BT and pointed out that all he had to do was to install my modem and demonstrate that it was working whereas an install for a BT Infinity customer was a complete modem and router set up. That said, I know that some engineers are prepared to do a full install for non BT customers. My point is that if you are not with BT you may need to know how to do a PPPoE modem to router set up over WAN.
Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 01-Mar-13 12:27:10
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The Draytek Vigor 2850n also has a VDSL modem built in, but also over £200.
Standard User lexden16
(member) Fri 01-Mar-13 13:50:19
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In reply to a post by lt567:
Haha yes that is rather pricey smile.


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Standard User lt567
(committed) Fri 01-Mar-13 13:57:39
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Is it pretty easy to set up a PPOE connection to a modem then?
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