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Standard User Embraer
(member) Sun 06-Dec-15 11:48:35
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Suitable FTTP Router


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As a current user of an Apple Time Capsule on a 30mbit FTTC connection, could anybody advise whether it would be worth looking around for anything "better" on a pure FTTP other than the upgraded Apple model with -AC standard wifi? I'm not too fussed about any fancy settings, just giga-Ethernet and a rock solid wifi connect

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(staff) Sun 06-Dec-15 11:52:36
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Re: Suitable FTTP Router


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What speed FTTP are we talking about?

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Standard User Embraer
(member) Sun 06-Dec-15 11:54:24
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Sorry, new build 330mbit

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 06-Dec-15 11:56:30
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The issue here is the WAN-LAN throughput and the PPPOE connection is well-known for using up processing power which may lead to reduced throughput.
Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 06-Dec-15 16:28:25
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Go for a 4x4 stream Mu-MIMO 802.11ac router such as Linksys EA8500. The wifi on this router is brilliant and whilst it ain't cheap, you get what you pay for.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 06-Dec-15 18:22:09
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Have been suggesting Netgear Nighthawks for a while, almost certainly overkill but to not have the router being the bottleneck

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sun 06-Dec-15 18:47:09
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Problem is that changing from Apple will disable the Expresses. I'd probably go for the latest Time Capsule/ Airport Extreme if that will handle the throughput.
Standard User Embraer
(member) Mon 07-Dec-15 22:32:30
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Good spot on the AE's on my signature. Have found them redundant in the property I'm in & was considering ditching them for some fast Powerline adaptors (or at least trying them out). Will look at the options suggested if I decide to stray from Steve Jobs' path to enlightenment smile

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Standard User Embraer
(member) Wed 04-May-16 07:29:32
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Well the HH5 has a pretty poor wifi signal for the size of our property. It's coping well giving 300mbit over Ethernet but the signal drops to the point of not connecting after passing through a couple of walls. Am now looking for a robust wifi solution

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-May-16 08:20:34
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In reply to a post by Embraer:
Well the HH5 has a pretty poor wifi signal for the size of our property. It's coping well giving 300mbit over Ethernet but the signal drops to the point of not connecting after passing through a couple of walls. Am now looking for a robust wifi solution

I repeat ad nauseam, go for a 4 stream 802.11ac wifi router if you want the very best wifi coverage. The likes of HH5 are a pile of steaming poo for wifi coverage compared to the top end Mu-Mimo routers from Asus, Linksys, Netgear et al.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NQY3WO8/ref=s...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-Max-Stream-MU-MIMO-...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-R7800-100UKS-Nighth...

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