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Standard User woodroyd
(regular) Thu 17-Apr-14 08:39:02
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BT Inifinity2


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I changed to BT broadband last year and had a HomeHub3 supplied. It was absolutely awful and after 2 weeks I replaced it with my dependable Netgear N300 DGN2200. It has been rock solid.
Today I am being upgraded to BT Infinity 2 and have been supplied a HomeHub5. I hope I don't have the same sort of problem with it, but just in case, what are the alternatives I can use? I take it my faithful old Netgear will not be up to the job.
Just in case you think I am prejudging the event! If anything interferes with my wife's iPad, hide the china and take to the hills!!!
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 17-Apr-14 09:24:54
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The HH5 is apparently better ... but if you like your Netgear you may be able to use it if it has a WAN input and you can get a BT modem from the Tech that does the install.


edit to add:

Had a look at Netgear spec and it does not have a WAN port, so unless it has an option to use a LAN port for the WAN you are out of luck. Still try to get a modem and then you can get a suitable Netgear to work with. In the interim you should be fine with the HH5 though.


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Edited by MHC (Thu 17-Apr-14 09:29:24)

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 17-Apr-14 09:40:55
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Surely your wife also treasures the china? Or is the iPad utterly transcendent smile?

Edit - Posted "Air"ily.

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Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 58.7/14.6Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

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Standard User woodroyd
(regular) Thu 17-Apr-14 09:46:35
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TRANSCENDENT (adjective)
The adjective TRANSCENDENT has 2 senses:

1. beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
2. exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
In her case, both senses are true.
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 17-Apr-14 11:15:17
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[chuckle]
By the way, did you see my edit tongue?

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 58.7/14.6Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Standard User camallison
(newbie) Thu 17-Apr-14 12:13:02
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I have been on Infinity 2 for a while now with the Openreach ECI modem and HH3. Performance was acceptable, but then I managed to get a HH5 with built-in modem. WOW, the performance is remarkable. Ping times <25 secs whereas they were >35 secs before. When all the local kids are at school, I achieve >65Mbps peaking at 72Mbps on occasion. Best move I made.

Colin
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 17-Apr-14 12:16:33
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In reply to a post by camallison:
I have been on Infinity 2 for a while now with the Openreach ECI modem and HH3. Performance was acceptable, but then I managed to get a HH5 with built-in modem. WOW, the performance is remarkable. Ping times <25 secs whereas they were >35 secs before. When all the local kids are at school, I achieve >65Mbps peaking at 72Mbps on occasion. Best move I made.

Colin



You need to do a few checks.


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Standard User woodroyd
(regular) Thu 17-Apr-14 13:05:10
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No, can't see it.
Standard User woodroyd
(regular) Thu 17-Apr-14 15:25:36
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Well, the BT Infinity2 is in. Problems at first as it wouldn't connect and the man from Kelly's was going to check the line. It was much better when I noticed that he had not plugged in to the new face plate.
75Mbps down. 19Mbps up. Blimey. What will I do with it all.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 17-Apr-14 15:54:58
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In reply to a post by woodroyd:
Well, the BT Infinity2 is in. Problems at first as it wouldn't connect and the man from Kelly's was going to check the line. It was much better when I noticed that he had not plugged in to the new face plate.


Now you know why some are called cowboys!

In reply to a post by woodroyd:
75Mbps down. 19Mbps up. Blimey. What will I do with it all.


Start by throttling the wife! or at least her connection.


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