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Standard User plankton
(learned) Thu 22-May-14 20:45:47
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HG612 and HH5 or ditch the HG612


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FTTC will be available to me soon. I've got 1150m of line between me and the cabinet and want to give myself the best possible chance of getting a reasonable sync speed. I've go a HG612 openreach modem that was given to me. Is there any advantage to using this or should I just go with the HH5 ? Thanks in advance.
Standard User JB68
(regular) Thu 22-May-14 22:23:00
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Re: HG612 and HH5 or ditch the HG612


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Go with the HG612 and a router of your choice, HH5 is terrible
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 22-May-14 22:32:22
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Re: HG612 and HH5 or ditch the HG612


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In reply to a post by plankton:
FTTC will be available to me soon. I've got 1150m of line between me and the cabinet and want to give myself the best possible chance of getting a reasonable sync speed. I've go a HG612 openreach modem that was given to me. Is there any advantage to using this or should I just go with the HH5 ? Thanks in advance.

Use the HG612 on the line, and plug any router into it using Ethernet. The HG612 is very very stable. The HH5 can be connected using ethernet, but people say ignore it, and get your own router. AC routers are expensive, N routers are cheaper.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
19/5/2014 - just ordered PlusNet Unlimited Fibre - awaiting activation date
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cablemodem trialist) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical BT speedtest


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Standard User plankton
(learned) Thu 22-May-14 23:10:58
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....... I've a HH4, is that as a combo with HG612 sensible or is the HH4 poor too?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Fri 23-May-14 01:15:56
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If it has a WAN socket to take the feed from the HG612, (an ordinary ethernet LAN socket will not do), and you are happy with it now then it should be fine.

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Standard User Kronos2001
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 23-May-14 05:36:51
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Both the HH4 and HH5 have a WAN socket that can do PPPoE.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-May-14 08:04:02
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In reply to a post by plankton:
....... I've a HH4, is that as a combo with HG612 sensible or is the HH4 poor too?

HH4 needs the modem to work with fibre, like the HH3.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
19/5/2014 - just ordered PlusNet Unlimited Fibre - awaiting activation date
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cablemodem trialist) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical BT speedtest
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 23-May-14 09:30:40
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Use the HG612.

You have a looooooooonnnnnnnnnnng line and everything will be highly attenuated so any localised noise in the house will have a significantly greater effect on the signal. Install the HG612 as close as possible to the master, (and consider, if possible, moving the master to reduce internal cable lengths and noise pick up). Then install a couple of RJ45 sockets, linked with Cat5e to take the HG612 output to wherever you require it.


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Standard User plankton
(learned) Fri 23-May-14 18:40:45
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Okay so the vote is to go with the VDSL2 modem, the question is should I use HH4 or 5 as wifi/hub?
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 23-May-14 19:21:40
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In reply to a post by plankton:
Okay so the vote is to go with the VDSL2 modem, the question is should I use HH4 or 5 as wifi/hub?


The HH will be a full router, as well as wifi and switch. The HH5 is better as it apparently solves the problem of wireless devices on the 2.4GHz band not being able to see devices on the 5GHz band.

You connect the red ethernet socket on the back of the HH5 to the LAN1 socket on the HG612.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
19/5/2014 - just ordered PlusNet Unlimited Fibre - awaiting activation date
15 years broadband (1999 ntl:cablemodem trialist) - Router: Asus RT-AC68U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical BT speedtest

Edited by jchamier (Fri 23-May-14 19:22:04)

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