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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Feb-14 15:49:06
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BT HH5 or Netgear Router


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Can anyones advise me for my fibre installing next week on the 13th. I understood BT Engineer will bring his BT Openreach Modem to hook up. But, which one is the best reliable one and great speed.

BT Home Hub 5 or use my own Netgear DGND3700v2 Router?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 08-Feb-14 16:33:31
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Re: BT HH5 or Netgear Router


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After it's installed, you will be able to try out all the combinations and report back smile


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Standard User commsguru
(learned) Sat 08-Feb-14 16:58:46
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Re: BT HH5 or Netgear Router


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if you are having bt infinity installed then you will not get a openreach modem.
The homehub5 connect direct.
I have had the hh5 for a couple of months and am happy with it. on 80/20


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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Feb-14 18:48:01
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Re: BT HH5 or Netgear Router


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if you are having bt infinity installed then you will not get a openreach modem.


I am aware of it. I will hide HH5 away in cupboard and let the engineer installed on it own. I didn't order via BT Infinity 2 as I order with Plusnet Fibre Unlimited.

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Edited by adslmax (Sat 08-Feb-14 18:49:24)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Feb-14 18:58:45
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I have had the hh5 for a couple of months and am happy with it. on 80/20


Can you see line stats (full of it eg: noise margin, line attenuation, crc error counts under HH5)?

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Edited by adslmax (Sat 08-Feb-14 18:59:35)

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Feb-14 19:02:33
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After it's installed, you will be able to try out all the combinations and report back smile


No, once it had been installed it staying there because of the first ten days training period to stable the line. So, I won't be swapped around modem/router/hh5.

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Edited by adslmax (Sat 08-Feb-14 19:03:51)

Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 08-Feb-14 19:09:19
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You can do it on installation day with no side effects, as long as you power off the modem before disconnecting it from the phone line.


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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Sat 08-Feb-14 19:34:06
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You can do it on installation day with no side effects, as long as you power off the modem before disconnecting it from the phone line.


how long to stay power off the modem before disconnecting from the phone line? I was worrying about FTTC DLM can be pretty nasty if mess around

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Edited by adslmax (Sat 08-Feb-14 19:34:43)

Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Feb-14 19:34:36
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No, once it had been installed it staying there because of the first ten days training period to stable the line. So, I won't be swapped around modem/router/hh5.

As has been posted a gazillion times, there is no 10-day training period on FTTC and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. However, don't mess about too much in the first 48 hours.

Kevin

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Standard User kasg
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 08-Feb-14 19:35:39
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how long to stay power off the modem before disconnecting from the phone line?

It doesn't matter.

Kevin

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