Waiting to get Fibre but have got a little confused & concerned.
Currently ADSL2+ normal TalkTalk ADSL router but used only as a Modem (192.168.1.1) single ethernet to my Buffalo whr-hp-g300 (192.168.2.1) router and then off to a network of wired & wireless routers. (6 or 7)
I use a variety of buffalo routers whr-hp-g54 (old) & wzr's and 3 or so whr-hp-g300n's. All on the same subnet originating from the first main router.
Everything works perfect, the DHCP OFF on all the other routers & everything gets it from 192.168.2.1.
All these extension routers do NOT have modems built in so perhaps considered "cable routers" although not written on the box.
I have read on some ISP www's, Fibre installs say have to use OEM Modem & should use OEM router (most current routers won't work !!)
Am I missing something, I would have thought ethernet to ethernet is the same whatever.
Will I be able to either use:
OEM Fibre Modem > OEM Fibre Router > Buffalo WHR's onwards.
OEM Fibre Modem > Buffalo routers
Is it just that to make sure if you have ADSL you buy a ADSL modem/router & a fibre install you have a Cable Modem/Router.
I got further confused as quite a few mention that the router needs to pass the password & user through to the modem. WIth my ADSL it is only the modem that need this.
I think I am OK but would like peace of mind.
A separate question.
Talk Talk or BT Infinity
I am currently on business with TalkTalk & have to say they have been pretty good and UK phone support that seem to be quite well informed.
However I suspect when exchange goes live do you think TalkTalk might be slow in taking up the service, I think I will be at end or close to contract so could move but think might be quicker in some respects not to change provider but I read that other ISP's might be slower to enable until they think there are going to get decent take up.
In a rural area & usually the last to get any good news but it seems Surrey have really got there act together and promised 99.7% coverage & really all before end 2014.
My Postcode before March 14 (Cable was laid the other week past my cabinet so believe it may even be true, won't hold my breath though). Not mention anywhere on BT roll out, it seems the council's roll outs are kept quiet'ish and happen quite quick.
Any thoughts on whether TalkTalk will be slower to enable.