The BrightBox 2 does have Gigabyte ports:
In reference to e-gain.s3.amazonaws.com/external/content/Internet/Broadband/Images/...:
The Bright Box 2 has one Gigabit Ethernet WAN and one Gigabit LAN for a faster wired network
They are 0.125 gigabyte, technically. Anyway, the BB2 has 6 ports:
1 * 'DSL' (for the fibre broadband connection)
3 * 100 mbit LAN
1 * gigabit LAN
1 * (gigabit?) wan
I don't think you can use the WAN port as a LAN port, it's presumably a standard piece of hardware from China and designed to permit either the use of a separate modem (e.g., with cable) or the in-built one.
In my case I have PC, server, and router in the same room and they are currently connecting via gigabit, and I wouldn't be able to do that if I replaced my router with the Brightbox 2. So I think I am best using a separate VDSL modem and my existing router.
Though I guess the Brightbox 2 might fetch more on ebay if I did flog it - I can't find any up for sale on there now though, but looks like the Home Hub 5 is worth £50 or so, albeit that it's obviously more desirable with the BT name and 4 * gigabit ethernet. So the BB 2 probably isn't worth more than £30 really.
I'd have to complain to EE, flog the BB2, order a separate VDSL modem, and it's not just really worth it all in all.
Edited by mikehunt69 (Thu 14-Nov-13 00:23:20)