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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Aug-14 19:10:33
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The Openreach modem...


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After my Netgear N300 router died (AFTER ONLY 3 WEEKS!) and I plugged in the replacement N600 router, I considered: What if the Openreach modem died instead? How do I replace it? More to the point, can I buy a spare? Or can I buy a combined unit and 'retire' the Openreach kit and Netgear N600? Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong place.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 12-Aug-14 19:14:09
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Re: The Openreach modem...


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Plenty on Ebay...


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(staff) Tue 12-Aug-14 19:18:27
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Isp should arrange replacement if it dies but a replacement from ebay bought in advance will avoid downtime.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-Aug-14 19:18:57
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Re: The Openreach modem...


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If the modem dies, raise the fault with your CP, they will arrange it's replacement via Openreach.

Rumour has it spares are available on Ebay wink

There are some combined modem routers out there, the main three ISP's now provide one. Others can be bought, I daresay some one will chip in with the options shortly.

Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-Aug-14 22:18:41
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I am very clever! Because I ordered Openreach Modem (with unlocked) from ebay and hide it away then openreach come to my house last February to install FTTC and he bring openreach modem (ECI) with him. When he disappear, I swap it over the ebay one I brought and keep ECI modem in cupboard just in case if the modem has died.

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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Aug-14 22:49:15
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Thanks, a spare doesn't need any information to work? I can just plug it in and it's OK?

I know, google is my friend!

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Tue 12-Aug-14 22:53:27
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Thanks, a spare doesn't need any information to work? I can just plug it in and it's OK?

That's correct.

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 13-Aug-14 00:55:21
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As Zarjaz says, unless someone has screwed it up - which of course applies to anything bought off eBay.

Just make sure it works for a few days while you can return it. Then put it away as a spare, or leave your existing one spare.

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Standard User WishPerfect
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Aug-14 14:45:09
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Ta!

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Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Wed 13-Aug-14 18:34:53
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that is illegal.
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