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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 03-Jun-13 20:15:37
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Cisco 857W with FTTC


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Does anybody know if a Cisco router will work with FTTC or even just create a PPPoE session and connect through BT supplied modem?

If so how's it configured?

Our computer tech we use at work just said chuck it away and use the ISP supplied router.

Any thoughts please?

Standard User ryant704
(member) Mon 03-Jun-13 20:33:18
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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It will work as a router with a PPPoE session not sure about standalone.
Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 03-Jun-13 23:20:45
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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In reply to a post by R0NSKI:
Any thoughts please?

What age is it, would it have the throughput needed for 40meg or faster FTTC ?

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)


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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Jun-13 07:52:58
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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Thanks, can you point me in the direction of a guide to set up, or at least enable the web interface.

Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Jun-13 07:55:27
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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What age is it, would it have the throughput needed for 40meg or faster FTTC ?


I'll try and find out the age when I'm next round the office.

We are about 500 meters from the cab and our estimate is only 39Mbps - telephone cables are not great around here.

Standard User da_flash
(committed) Tue 04-Jun-13 08:38:37
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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I have setup and configured Cisco 881 and 881w to work with FTTC. Both work well.

Cheers C
Standard User tbailey2
(member) Tue 04-Jun-13 08:52:32
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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Would this be what you want?

Cisco Setup Guide

Looks like you need the section headed "I Did Not Receive the SDM CD"...

Tony
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Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Jun-13 09:16:34
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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Would it be better to carry on using the Cisco configured for PPPoE, or dump that and use the BT supplied Business Hub, or Plus Net supplied router?

Our tech guy want's to dump the Cisco and use whatever the ISP supplies, which doesn't seem right to me.

I think PN supply the Thomson 582, which I don't think is that wonderful from what I've read.

Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 04-Jun-13 10:25:04
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hmmm, this is getting more confusing, just phoned the company that supplied the Cisco and they say it's not compatible, not even by PPPoE.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 04-Jun-13 11:29:48
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Re: Cisco 857W with FTTC


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That maybe simply be because they want to sell the newer 867VAE model

The router is a 802.11g wireless unit, so high probability that at the routing level it cannot cope with the sorts of speeds FTTC offers

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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