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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Thu 23-Apr-15 07:34:11
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Modem/rrouter for fibre


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I'm on Plusnet fibre. OR supplied HG512 modem and PN suppled 2704N router. I'd like a one box solution and with better wifi performance than the 2704N.No complaints about the HG612 but the 2704N isn't exaclty the finest wifi device ever invented.

This looks promising in the price range I'm considering:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-8800NL-Gigabit-Wirel...

Don't want to go much more expensive so this is probably not on the list of possibles:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billion-8800AXL-Wireless-fai...

Your thoughts and recommendations appreciated.
Standard User WelshWArrior
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 23-Apr-15 08:22:35
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Re: Modem/rrouter for fibre


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I have the 8800NL and can highly recommened it. Rock solid performance and a great all-in-one replacement for Openreach modem and Plusnet's poor excuse, the 2704N!!

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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Thu 23-Apr-15 08:52:25
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WW, thanks for the recommendation.

I think we're being excessively polite about the 2704N. Even when it's working properly it's still a pretty lame wifi router. Mine is horrible. To be fair, it may just be faulty and they're sending me a replacement. In the mean time I'm using my old TG585v7 to do wifi. It may not be the best bit of kit but it's working well enough for now. With thanks to those who helped me in this thread:

http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/t/4403317-u...

The other obvious contender in that price range is the TP-LINK TD-W9980:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IOIJ0TM/ref=as...

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Standard User WelshWArrior
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 23-Apr-15 09:03:26
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Hahaha - I completely agree about the 2704 - it's performance was terrible for me. I ditched it after just 3 days. Several dropped connections and the WiFi performance was shocking.

Good luck with whatever you choose smile

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 23-Apr-15 09:10:23
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I am not a one-box solution fan. My preference is for dedicated devices rather than one doing three jobs.

It gives you greater flexibility - modem close to the socket to maximise performance or reduces losses. Router in a suitable location than can easily be connected to and managed. WAP located high up to give the best coverage.

Having a WAP located at floor level close to the master socket is rarely going to be the ideal place


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Standard User ppppenguin99
(member) Thu 23-Apr-15 09:13:00
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Fortuantely my master socket is near enough in the centre of the house in all 3 dimensions. This is no accidentsmile
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 23-Apr-15 10:00:22
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Even then, I would still go down the separate modem and router/WAP route!

My master is actually in a small loft above an upstairs corridor specifically constructed to house my comms equipment, modem, router/WAP, patch panel, managed switch alarms, &c However, I do also have other WAPs fed from there.


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