General Discussion
  >> General Broadband Chatter


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.


  Print Thread
Standard User zergforums
(newbie) Mon 19-Aug-13 17:32:57
Print Post

BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[link to this post]
 
Hi i am looking to get a lower ping for gaming and i am wondering if i can use a Netgear modem instead of the Openreach pile of junk modem they supplied me with?

Is it possible and if so which modem can i use?

Thank you.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Mon 19-Aug-13 17:35:11
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: zergforums] [link to this post]
 
you would need a VDSL modem. I don't know if Netgear do one or if it's Openreach compatible.

Do you mean modem or router ?

--

Phil

MaxDSL - goes as fast as it can and doesn't read the line checker first.

MaxDSL diagnostics
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Mon 19-Aug-13 17:35:20
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: zergforums] [link to this post]
 
A different modem won't give you a lower ping.


__________________________________________________________________________a bit harsh and a tad childish__________________


Register (or login) on our website and you will not see this ad.

Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 19-Aug-13 18:08:33
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: zergforums] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by zergforums:
Hi i am looking to get a lower ping for gaming and i am wondering if i can use a Netgear modem instead of the Openreach pile of junk modem they supplied me with?

Is it possible and if so which modem can i use?

Thank you.


And how do you propose doing that?

And why do you call the OR modem a pile of junk?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

M H C


taurus excreta cerebrum vincit
Standard User zergforums
(newbie) Mon 19-Aug-13 18:28:08
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: BatBoy] [link to this post]
 
It will as it will process my connection more efficiently.

I used to have the basic one supplied by bt on normal broadband then i changed to Netgear and it improved drastically.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Mon 19-Aug-13 18:29:44
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: zergforums] [link to this post]
 
So just use the modem direct, and set up a PPPoE connection, bypassing the router. If this improves the ping, use it that way, but I'd guess it will not.

Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 19-Aug-13 18:44:56
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: zergforums] [link to this post]
 
It won't make a difference and it won't replace the openreach modem either as it won't be compatible.
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 19-Aug-13 18:46:18
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: yarwell] [link to this post]
 
The OR modem isn't bad and gets the job done.

BT Infinity
ROUTER:-Netgear WNDR37AV
JDSU Stats
Attainable 105977D 38659U
Sync 79999D 20000U
Attenuation: 5.4 SNR: Down 13.1 Up 24.3
Line Length 160meters
Standard User janitor
(experienced) Wed 21-Aug-13 12:25:25
Print Post

Re: BT INFINITY 76mb - Want to use a Netgear modem?


[re: lockyatlrg] [link to this post]
 
When I had fibre I used my fritzbox 7390 instead of the OR modem and router didn't make the slightest difference to speed or pings, only advantage was it saved one electric socket, so don't think it will make any difference.
  Print Thread

Jump to