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Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Wed 07-Nov-12 12:26:01
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EE Fibre Connection


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How does the ADSL Bright Box connect to fibre?

A BT HomeHub 3 has connectors as follows
* ADSL (Grey)
* BT Infinity (Red)
* Ethernet (Yellow) *4

With BT Infinity the end user gets an extra box which "converts" the fibre to Ethernet, which then plugs into the Red Infinity port. Therefore the BT HH3 acts prety much the same as any ethernet router such as those used by Virgin subscribers.

The BrightBox has connectors as follows
* ADSL (Grey)
* Ethernet (Yellow) *4

With EE Fibre how is this connected to the BrightBox?
I have all four of my yellow ethernet ports in use !

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Orange BrightBox
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: Orange WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 12:41:03
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Re: EE Fibre Connection


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One of the yellow is switched from LAN to be an eWAN port , does one have a blue highlight near it, usually that one. Or if I was to pick a number I would say LAN 1

This then connects via Ethernet to the Openreach modem.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 07-Nov-12 13:36:47
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In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
* Ethernet (Yellow) *4
No. 4 of which has a brown over-label marked WAN. Presumably that one!

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Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:44:35
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
In reply to a post by Mike_Williams:
* Ethernet (Yellow) *4
No. 4 of which has a brown over-label marked WAN. Presumably that one!


That's me blown out of the water as I am using all 4 ports.
I don't like the idea of connecting yet another piece of kit (ie a GigaBit Switch)
My wife complains that there are too many gadgets with flashing lights on them already !!

Good job it's nearly Chrismas smile

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Orange BrightBox
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: Orange WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 07-Nov-12 14:59:44
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Just buy a switch and stick black tape over LED - no flashing lights smile

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User greenglide
(committed) Wed 07-Nov-12 15:12:23
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Get a router with a four port switch and a separate WAN input!

Since you will only ever require this on FTTC you don't need a combined modem / router.

Asus 900N and Linksys EA4500 etc give you true dual band wireless as well!

On FTTC routing throughput matters if you have a short line - many routers struggle at 40Mb/s upwards!

BT Infinity 2 - IP profile 77 / 20 - super fast!
Previously BE Unlimited - 21,000 Download 1,200 Upload but then moved house - 6,500 Down, 1Mb/s up - gutted!
Ex <n>ildram , been to SKY MAX - 15,225 Download
Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Wed 07-Nov-12 16:40:32
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In reply to a post by greenglide:
Get a router with a four port switch and a separate WAN input!

Since you will only ever require this on FTTC you don't need a combined modem / router.

Asus 900N and Linksys EA4500 etc give you true dual band wireless as well!

On FTTC routing throughput matters if you have a short line - many routers struggle at 40Mb/s upwards!

I was thinking of Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH with dd-wrt or open-wrt

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Orange BrightBox
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: Orange WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
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