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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Jul-14 23:59:13
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Zen Fibre


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I am going to upgrade my Zen line to Fibre 1. I don't think my Netgear N300 DGN2200 will work with it. Can anyone recommend a new modem router that I could pick up from a local PC World? Thanks!

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 16-Jul-14 00:04:45
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Re: Zen Fibre


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PCWorld will not have a FTTC modem/router, what you are after is a device that has an Ethernet WAN port which in PC World speak means it is a cable or fibre router.

The Asus RT-N66U is a good choice and PC World is not a bad price there is cheaper but if you are going to be getting a fast FTTC service best not to limit with a too cheap and underpowered router

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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jul-14 00:25:03
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Thanks! I'll get that and Zen can talk me through setting it up. smile

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 16-Jul-14 00:29:06
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Its easy, just set the router to use a PPPoE session with the Zen user name and password and connect the Ethernet WAN interface to the Openreach modems LAN interface.

If you go for the Asus then take a look at the various alternate firmware versions, there is a LOT of stuff you can do with that device

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Standard User AndyPandy
(experienced) Wed 16-Jul-14 13:35:32
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If you want a one-box solution, consider the Fritzbox 3390: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/network-wifi/3471...

You'd need to order online, but means you won't have to have the BT modem, and a seperate modem. Get the modem from the engineer though, as a backup laugh


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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Jul-14 17:00:26
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Hi! Thanks! I've bought a Netgear from Zen and will leave it all to the Engineer when they install it. It is all hidden from sight anyway. I just hope it all goes to plan next week! Thanks for the reply. smile

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 16-Jul-14 17:06:58
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Do they do a managed install, or just a standard engineer install? On a standard one the engineer is not tasked to touch the router.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Jul-14 17:58:40
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Which model have you bought???

Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Jul-14 17:58:51
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No they don't, for a Zen install, it'll be modem only.

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 16-Jul-14 20:04:30
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BTO engineer did set up Plusnet Router with openreach modem for my parents last week to ensure it working ok. Because my parents haven't got any clue how to set up.

So, Zen is more likely BTO modem standalone. If they sent u Netgear router, u more likely to set up yourself.
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