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Standard User sodicka320
(newbie) Thu 14-Mar-13 15:04:22
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Modem and router used for all fibre services?


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Hi

Just to check do all supplliers use 2 boxes for fibre vdsl modem and router?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 14-Mar-13 15:05:33
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If talking Openreach network then yes.

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Standard User sodicka320
(newbie) Thu 14-Mar-13 15:10:08
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Thanks for reply Andrew , is this particularly tricky for them to put both in one box or is it just that tech is fairly new?

(yes openreach)

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 14-Mar-13 15:11:11
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It is because Openreach want to offer providers the same interface i.e. an ethernet socket no matter whether it is FTTC or FTTP that you order.

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Standard User sodicka320
(newbie) Thu 14-Mar-13 15:22:00
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ahh ok I see.

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Standard User deathtrap3000
(newbie) Sun 17-Mar-13 02:52:46
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Trials of all in one devices are being conducted at the moment. Will probably be available when self install FTTC comes out.
Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sun 17-Mar-13 07:30:10
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I currently manage two FTTC connections. I ditched the supplied Openreach modem on both sites on install day. On one I use a Cisco 887VA router and on the other a Draytek 2850 router. Both work perfectly and are a neater one box solution than the standard setup offers. Use of such devices does breach Openreach's terms & conditions though.

I've kept the original Openreach modems should there be a line fault that needs to be investigated.

I installed both routers with the commissioning BT engineers present and neither was aware the connection could be used without the Openreach modem!

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Standard User sodicka320
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 10:00:12
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Does seem a strange way to go about it with 2 boxes if one box solution is already available. Could it be a stockpile they need to get rid of first maybe??

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 18-Mar-13 10:05:16
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In reply to a post by sodicka320:
Does seem a strange way to go about it with 2 boxes if one box solution is already available.
The modem is provided by Openreach, and the router is provided by the ISP - 2 separate companies, 2 separate boxes.


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Standard User sodicka320
(newbie) Mon 18-Mar-13 10:12:30
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Ok , but why is that not the case for ADSL ?? (Or is the tech still too new)
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