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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Sun 12-Nov-17 09:04:37
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Using an OR Huawei Modem


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Good Morning,

I have recently moved to NowTV Broadband, and I intend to stop using the supplied router (having got the relevant info from it. What I wondered was it is also worth having the OR Huawei Modem as well? At a previous address OR supplied me with the ECI Modem and I used that in conjunction with my Router.

I could Flash the Huawei modem as I then understand you can get more info from it. But is it worth it?

Thanks in advance.

CJT.


Currently....
On Virgin Media Up to 50Mbps

Moving to NOW TV Broadband
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 12-Nov-17 09:31:40
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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Why are you planning to stop using the Sky supplied one?


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Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Nov-17 09:34:37
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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I'm still using my OR modem. I now use a router (Billion 8800) that has a built-in modem but can't be bothered reconfigure things.

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Sun 12-Nov-17 22:56:54
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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It's not dual band, and my £30 TPLink router performs better with WiFi...

CJT.


Currently....
On Virgin Media Up to 50Mbps

Moving to NOW TV Broadband
Standard User CJT
(experienced) Sun 12-Nov-17 22:58:36
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In reply to a post by Andrue:
I'm still using my OR modem. I now use a router (Billion 8800) that has a built-in modem but can't be bothered reconfigure things.


I have been looking at the 8800 on eBay (2nd hand) they seem to be really good, and look neat! I can't say my TPLink looks neat sadly

CJT.


Currently....
On Virgin Media Up to 50Mbps

Moving to NOW TV Broadband
Standard User TTTJJJ
(newbie) Sun 12-Nov-17 23:56:44
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Re: Using an OR Huawei Modem


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If you're not planning on having the supplied router, you could always just use a VDSLmodem/router, there's plenty available online that combine the two so you needn't have a separate OR modem.

I think the only reason the OR existed back then was purely because devices capable of being a router and a modem for VDSL were too expensive and not widely available.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 13-Nov-17 00:39:03
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Openreach wanted full control of the modem, which is why they were locked down. The same happened when ADSL was introduced, with the Frog.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Nov-17 06:55:38
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Openreach wanted full control of the modem, which is why they were locked down. The same happened when ADSL was introduced, with the Frog.


The frog was just a modem, it is different to the BTOR modem which is not really a modem anyway as such, it is a a router as well.

In the frog ADSL days, most of us was not interested in mucking around with settings anyway, having the extra speed compared to dial up kept most of us happy for a while.

Different days now, well for some anyway, some like to muck around with settings and try and get that last extra bit out of their broadband.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Nov-17 06:58:36
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I thought sky used a different system to authenticate and only a few routers/modems will work?

As for flashing the BTOR modem, depends if you really want to know the info, I have had Fibre for a few years now and I have never bothered to flash the modem as long as it worked and I could get a decent speed.

Granted when Plusnet sent me the Zyxel, I had a nose, now that i can.

Adrian

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Standard User CJT
(experienced) Mon 13-Nov-17 08:35:59
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I thought sky used a different system to authenticate and only a few routers/modems will work?


I followed a few online posts, and a video on YouTube, so find the login/authentication info.

Not as yet tested it.

Just annoyed at Now TV/SKY over how poor the router is! frown

CJT.


On NOW TV Broadband up to 38 Mbps
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