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Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Thu 02-Mar-17 21:15:59
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Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or both


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My BT fibre broadband ends on Monday the router for the new service has arrived and is a Technicolor TG588v v2 which unlike the BT Homehub5 doesn't have any Gigabit ports and no 5GHz wireless.
Could I get something more in the homehub5 league for a modest price if so any suggestions please?
[I believe BT want the homehub back]
Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Thu 02-Mar-17 21:44:43
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


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Ah I find I have an old Home Hub 4 which has 1 ethernet port and dual band wireless but is this just for ADSL2?
I didn't know that BT Homehubs sold outside of BT - looks like HH5 is available from Amazon for about 60 UKP....
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 02-Mar-17 21:57:14
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


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HH5 is not that amazing

TP-Link VR600 at £90-100 is a dual band all-in-one that should tick boxes for most people http://amzn.to/2lZLOcN plus has a Broadcom DSL chipset which is usually a good thing

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Standard User ggremlin
(experienced) Fri 03-Mar-17 10:39:34
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


[re: jayteepics] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jayteepics:
[I believe BT want the homehub back]
though bt may send a returns envelope, this is usually so they can show it has been disposed of responsibly.
Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Fri 03-Mar-17 11:17:16
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
In reply to a post by jayteepics:
[I believe BT want the homehub back]
though bt may send a returns envelope, this is usually so they can show it has been disposed of responsibly.

I'll have to check but I think I paid them about £59 for this hub...
If so I should be able to keep it surely?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 03-Mar-17 11:56:12
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If you paid then yes its yours

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Fri 03-Mar-17 11:57:02
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


[re: jayteepics] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by jayteepics:
In reply to a post by ggremlin:
In reply to a post by jayteepics:
[I believe BT want the homehub back]
though bt may send a returns envelope, this is usually so they can show it has been disposed of responsibly.

I'll have to check but I think I paid them about £59 for this hub...
If so I should be able to keep it surely?
BT will ask you to return it, there is no absolute requirement to do so given you paid .
Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Fri 03-Mar-17 13:00:48
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


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In reply to a post by ukhardy07:
In reply to a post by jayteepics:
In reply to a post by ggremlin:
... nested quotes trimmed ...
though bt may send a returns envelope, this is usually so they can show it has been disposed of responsibly.

I'll have to check but I think I paid them about £59 for this hub...
If so I should be able to keep it surely?
BT will ask you to return it, there is no absolute requirement to do so given you paid .


Checked and I didn't pay for it the charges were Infinity activation fees.
Looking through their Tariff T's & C's if you don't reach 12 months (I didn't because they changed the deal thus giving me a getout) they state they can make a charge and it looks like the minimum amount is what I could get a HH5 for from Amazon.

I'm not going to do that as Mr Saffron made a much better suggestion for a few squids more wink
Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Fri 03-Mar-17 13:09:09
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Hope you don't mind asking this extra bit. On the Amazon link just before chckout on the TP-Link VR600 the usual "customers who bought this also bought this..."

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/WiFi-Boosters/RE580D-Exte...

It's only a few quid more - is this a better deal? I may not need all it offers but may "grow into it" wink
Standard User jayteepics
(regular) Fri 03-Mar-17 13:29:48
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Re: Another Dual Band router or unmanaged Gigabit switch or


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In reply to a post by jayteepics:
Hope you don't mind asking this extra bit. On the Amazon link just before chckout on the TP-Link VR600 the usual "customers who bought this also bought this..."

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/WiFi-Boosters/RE580D-Exte...

It's only a few quid more - is this a better deal? I may not need all it offers but may "grow into it" wink


Ah seems just to be a range extender not Vdsl modem ??
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