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Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 11:33:57
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Changing Fibre router. Looking for suggestions please.


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Hi Everyone

I am due to have Fibre installed on the 7th of Jan, and I have just had the plusnet router turn up and it doesn't fill me with much confidence about the performance that I will get from it. So I am looking at picking up another router, and wondered if people had any recommendations.

Would something like the Asus DSL-N55U be any good? Also where I am new to the whole Fibre thing, is it still a modem/router combo that I need?

Thanks for any recommendations.
Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 12:07:18
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Re: Changing Fibre router. Looking for suggestions please.


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Just another quick questions would the Netgear 200Mbps Mini Powerline Twin Pack Ethernet Adapter work ok with a Fibre connection?

Thanks
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 31-Dec-13 12:11:18
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As far as router goes you should get a modem from plusnet so can either go with router only (and connect to the modem) or a dual modem/router unit. No experience with the Asus I'm afraid.

The Netgears will of course work but throughput on a good day may not be more than about 60Mbps (not sure exact specs of that one but one post I've seen states they didn't get above 35Mbps). 200Mbps powerline would be unlikely to be able to take full advantage of an 80Mbps Internet connection.


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Standard User flippery
(committed) Tue 31-Dec-13 15:12:31
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Re: Changing Fibre router. Looking for suggestions please.


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The N55U is an ADSL modem which can be used as a standalone router add on to VDSL modem.
The N66u is a VDSL modem router or can be used as a router only,
What are openreach installing? modem or homehub 5. If latter wait before purchasing router.

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Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 15:19:44
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Hi flippery

From what I understand it is going to be a modem, and plusnet have sent me a router. Would it only be a Homehub if I signed up to BT Infinity?
Standard User flippery
(committed) Tue 31-Dec-13 16:13:32
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N66U is a ADSL2 modem but dual wan router ( adsl/vdsl)

Should have read post better. i thought Openreach were now supplying self install and HH5 to all but appears, as you say, not the case.
You need a router to supply to fit to pre installed modem

This link should give more information

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/default_ShopGroup.as...
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Dec-13 16:18:43
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I only got 23-25M from my powerline 200 devices. I now use the 500M vesions and get a solid 40M (I only have 40M FTTC).

IanD
Standard User R0NSKI
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Dec-13 16:27:13
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In reply to a post by flippery:
Should have read post better. i thought Openreach were now supplying self install and HH5 to all but appears, as you say, not the case.
If he was with BT then he would get the HH5, but he's with Plus Net.

Standard User ScottJames
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 16:38:21
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My current line estimation is 79-80Mb down and 20Mb up. Would the 500Mb version be any good or would I need another version?

Thanks
Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 31-Dec-13 17:26:22
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Plusnet should supply HH5 as it on BT shop now: http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-home-hub-5-90RY.html

plusnetADSL2+16 Meg
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