A question on an upgrade from ADSL2/+ to FTTC.
I am planning to upgrade my Zen Broadband ADSL2/2+ service (on a BT provided line) to the "Zen Fibre 1" service, which will be provided via the BT Openreach FTTC service.
The existing router is a Linksys X3500 which is configured for multimode (MMODE) to sync at ADSL2/2+ modulation. This router is setup to use the usual ATM and PPPoA service from BT for ADSL2/2+. This Linksys X3500 router is not able to handle VDSL/2 technology.
I spoke to Zen Internet, and since I have an existing BT ADSL service, on an existing BT rented line, the upgrade to BT FTTC will be performed without an engineer's visit to the house. I am told the upgrade takes 10 to 12 working days. Hence I have no choice on the exact day the upgrade will be performed.
I have purchased a Linksys X6200 router, which has very similar functionality to the X3500, except it can handle VDSL/2 technology. I note that VDSL/2 uses PTM with PPPoE, and not ADSL's ATM with PPPoA.
When BT move the line from the BT exchange ADSL, to the FTTC VDSL service, will the existing Linksys X3500 router still work using BT's ADSL2/+ technology with the ATM and PPPoA settings?
(Since I am staying with Zen, all the other parameters in the router will be the same, except for these lower layers of the service.)
I ask this, since I am unlikely to be at home when the service is upgraded, and wish the other users of the Internet to have service until I am able to install and configure the new Linksys X6200 router that is able to use the new VDSL FTTC (configured with PTM and PPPoE) service.
Thanks for your help in advance.