Openreach fit a new face-plate (new, rather than a different type of face-plate).
For the same reason, you can't use the Netgear as the modem (it's not vDSL compatible), so Openreach supply their own vDSL modem for you to use.
If you go with Infinity, BT supply the Home Hub v3, which has a port for connecting into the Openreach modem.
If you go with another provider, you have to supply your own "cable" router (basically one which can take it's internet connection via an Ethernet port, rather than the phone line plugging directly into the router).
There are combined vDSL modems with routers (apparently), but they're reportedly very expensive and you get the OR one and the Home Hub for free (so why not use them).
It's possible (depending on whether you have a Netgear firmware, or a patched one) that you may be able to use the Netgear as a router, but you still need the OR modem.
I've heard of people being able to re-configure regular ADSL modem/routers so they act as a "cable" router and take an Ethernet connection into one of the normal RJ45 ports.
But why faff around doing this, when the Home Hub does it for you?
ADSL2+ with BE
DL Sync around 4.8Mbps
UL Sync 1088kbps
DG834GT with DGTeam firmware
Edited by adebov (Sat 27-Aug-11 20:21:07)