I am not planning to connect to an Ethernet switch. My current O2 'technicolor' box too have 4 Ethernet ports, it allows up to 4 wireless or Ethernet connection as well. I was trying to understand EE bright box is better/more powerful/more features than O2 'technicolor' box. Looks like both have similar spec..?
The O2 Technicolor router should work okay with EE Orange if you can enter your username and password.
EE Orange/T-Mobile home broadband router settings.
This page provides advanced settings to connect to your EE Broadband service
Broadband Type ADSL
VPI/VCI: 0 / 38
Encapsulation: VC MUX
QoS Class: UBR
Internet IP Address: Dynamic
IP Address: 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0
DNS IP Address: Manual
Primary DNS: 188.8.131.52
Secondary DNS: 184.108.40.206
Connection Type: Always Connected
Idle Time: 0 (minutes)
Authentication Protocol: CHAP
MTU (576~1500): 1500
The Bright Box router has four Ethernet port connections + 32 wireless.
EE broadband WBC
20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV
v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router