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Standard User tina_eapen
(newbie) Mon 14-Jan-13 17:33:04
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EE bright box router capacity ?


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Hi,
Can any one confirm capacity of "EE bright box router" ??

How many simultaneous device connection it can support..?
- How many simultaneous wired connections..?
- How many simultaneous wireless connections..?

I had conversations with their support (not Indian call centre.!)
first agent - "eight"
second agent - "four"
Third agent - "32
Fourth - four + 32 wireless..!!

Please let me know. thanks

Edited by tina_eapen (Mon 14-Jan-13 17:39:34)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 14-Jan-13 18:06:43
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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It physically has four ethernet ports, but you can add more by connecting another Ethernet switch.

Absolute maximum number of devices will be 255, which will be the number of IP addresses the NAT will handle, but if people are actually using the connection this will drop. In short the answer depends on what you are doing with it in terms of sending traffic backwards and forwards.

Most consumer hardware will start to have problems once 20 or more devices are running and doing some traffic, as a rough guide.

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 XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 14-Jan-13 19:27:47
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
It physically has four Ethernet ports
Of which 1 will be reserved for Fibre WAN if you have FTTC.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC


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Standard User tina_eapen
(newbie) Mon 14-Jan-13 19:45:46
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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Thanks..

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..?

Thanks
ISP Representative UKDoc
(isp) Tue 15-Jan-13 14:50:36
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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All,

32 wireless devices can be attached + 4 ethernet (3 with fibre).

It was designed this way for passive and active connections i.e. smart tv's maybe connected but not using.

Cheers

Gavin
EE Broadband

'Here to help'
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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-Jan-13 15:07:48
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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In reply to a post by tina_eapen:
Thanks..

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..?

Thanks
The O2 Technicolor router should work okay with EE Orange if you can enter your username and password.

http://www.technicolor.com/uploads/associated_materi...

EE Orange/T-Mobile home broadband router settings.

Broadband Settings
This page provides advanced settings to connect to your EE Broadband service

Broadband Type ADSL
Broadband Username:
Broadband Password:

Protocol: PPPoA
VLAN: Default
VPI/VCI: 0 / 38
Encapsulation: VC MUX
QoS Class: UBR
PC/SCR/MBS: 7000/7000/7000
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: 193.36.79.101
Secondary DNS: 193.36.79.100
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. wink

My Broadband Speed Test
EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Jan-13 15:20:59
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I didn't understand that OP wanted to use O2 router on EE BB; just wanted to compare their capabilities.
In reply to a post by E7er:
The O2 Technicolor router should work okay with EE Orange if you can enter your username and password.
I pretty sure that O2 routers are locked to O2, in that they don't allow connection usernames/pwds.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User Mike_Williams
(committed) Tue 15-Jan-13 15:23:46
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Re: EE bright box router capacity ?


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In reply to a post by UKDoc:
32 wireless devices can be attached + 4 ethernet (3 with fibre).

What about if you have devices connected to an ethernet switch and/or powerline adapter(s) connected to the router?
Is the 32 limit on all connections or just wireless?

A lot of people are now using powerline extenders due to wireless congestion.
If the ethernet limit is realy 4 then this is very poor.

Is UKDoc simply counting the physical ports as the ethernet limit?

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

2012: EE WBC 20Mbps Down: 22010 kbps Up: 1019 kbps
2003: Demon ADSLMax 8Mbps Down: 8128 kbps Up: 448 kbps
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 15-Jan-13 16:17:00
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Simply counting physical ethernet ports

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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 Mike_Williams
(committed) Tue 15-Jan-13 16:18:34
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Simply counting physical ethernet ports
I hope you are correct smile

Regards
Mike Williams

Info :-
Line: Length 250 metres
Modem router: Buffalo wbmr-hp-g300h + LinkSys wg54g both running dd-wrt firmware
IP Profile = Down 19418 kbps Up 1019 kbps

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