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Standard User woodroyd
(learned) Tue 25-Jun-13 09:40:41
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I'm finally conceding defeat and changing from an excellent ISP to BT Broadband to save £10 per month.
I have an extremely good Netgear N300 DGN2200 Router that has never given me a moments problem, but the BT package comes with their own router.
Heavily advertised obviously. I know you can select an option to use your own router when applying, but for £6.95 carriage, I thought I would at least have a look at it.
A mate of mine who is a bit of a tech head has advised me to stick with the Netgear.
I don't change over until mid July, so I have pleanty of time to mull it over.
I would appreciate any feedback from anyone who has gone through the change or anyone else really.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 25-Jun-13 09:53:27
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Use whichever you want ... there are good and bad reports about the new BT Hub4. If you like the Netgear then stick with it and keep teh BT as a spare or use it as a second wireless access point


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 25-Jun-13 09:55:11
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Also having their supplied router as a spare will make any support calls easier as you can check with their own hardware and avoid the 'it is your router at fault' answer

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Jun-13 09:56:44
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For the cost of delivery, the BT HomeHub is worthwhile.

Whilst using your own Router will probably be better, if you ever get BB problems, it is always better to be able to revert to the ISP Router to eliminate "Red-Herrings"!

Regards,
John
Standard User woodroyd
(learned) Tue 25-Jun-13 10:19:34
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I'm assuming that BT supply the settings to set up your own router.
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Jun-13 10:23:25
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
I'm assuming that BT supply the settings to set up your own router.

I believe they will, but these are NOT specific to yourself & can be advised from a number of sources.

For various reasons, I substituted my HomeHub for a Netgear with no problems!

Regards,
John
Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Jun-13 10:52:01
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Doesn't that mean you no longer have access to the network of free BT WiFi hotspots?

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 25-Jun-13 10:59:33
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Set it up on the BT router before changing it out ...


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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Jun-13 11:30:05
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I signed up for the WiFi hotspots via the website whilst I had a non-NT router connected. Seems to be working fine (although can't remember exactly where I selected the option - I think it was from the main account page, you select the broadband button about half way down and at the bottom of the next screen it has all the "extras" such as cloud and I think one of those is BT WiFi).
Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 25-Jun-13 11:44:27
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In reply to a post by gomezz:
Doesn't that mean you no longer have access to the network of free BT WiFi hotspots?

No, you are signed up for that regardless of the Router that you use!!

However, if you don't use the BT Router then "others" cannot use it! wink

Regards,
John
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