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Standard User macuser
(newbie) Tue 17-Sep-13 10:36:44
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checking/upgrading modem for faster use


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i hope to soon be getting fibre here (see separate post)
i have a billion dxl router and want to ensure that it is giving me the best rates
don't suggest billion support, i have a mac which billion give no help for
any ideas?
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 17-Sep-13 10:44:42
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Re: checking/upgrading modem for faster use


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What model number of Billion router?
DXL I presume is the generic DSL term?

In terms of Mac, the configuration is all inside a web browser so should make no difference if its Mac, tablet, phone or PC, just so long as browser is reasonable.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 17-Sep-13 10:47:36
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Re: checking/upgrading modem for faster use


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The real question is which broadband provider are you going to be ordering through and which package.

Until such time as you know that, then worrying about modem/router is largely irrelevant, as for FTTP YOU MUST use the Openreach ONT. For FTTC you should use the supplied modem, but people do substitute their own and all in one routers are on the way from the providers in the Autumn.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Tue 17-Sep-13 16:02:18
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I don't have fibre yet but I'm already looking forward to that extra speed smile Here's a list of fibre compatible routers with customer reviews:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopSearch.asp?...
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 18-Sep-13 12:39:44
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In reply to a post by ARD:
I don't have fibre yet but I'm already looking forward to that extra speed smile Here's a list of fibre compatible routers with customer reviews:

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopSearch.asp?...
I am looking forward to having Fibre broadband FTTC, when the Fibre VDSL router is self-installed by the customer, like it is now for ADSL2+ broadband. For my home it all comes from the same street cabinet. Soon the ISP will provide a Fibre VDSL router that the customer can install and no BT engineer required to visit your home. wink

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/07/full-sp...

Find your street cabinet http://www.dslchecker.bt.com/adsl/adslchecker.welcome

EE broadband WBC 20 Mbps unlimited. Sync 15282 kbps Downstream, 1276 kbps Upstream. thinkbroadband/SpeedTest
Bright Box ADSL2+ wireless N Router supplied by EE/Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
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