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Standard User pooser
(newbie) Fri 30-Jun-17 17:50:09
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New to Fibre


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I am at the moment with Aquiss broadband on standard broadband. I would like to move over to their VDSL2 service but am not sure what equipment I will need to purchase to enable this. I have been looking at a Billion 8800NL R2 Wireless VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem Router but am not sure if this is all I need to buy. Could anyone help me please as I am totally confused at the moment. Also would this router modem be a good choice.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 30-Jun-17 17:57:26
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Re: New to Fibre


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The Billion 8800NL R2 is a combined modem/router so will connect to the phone line and work with VDSL2 services.

NOTE: It is only an 802.11n device with just 2.4 GHz wireless, general recommendation is for dual band devices these days, but all depends on how much you use wireless.

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Standard User pooser
(newbie) Fri 30-Jun-17 18:25:43
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Thank you MrSaffron. Would I also need to change the face plate on my BT wall socket ? Also could you recommend a decent dual band modem router please.


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(staff) Fri 30-Jun-17 18:45:29
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Faceplate if its one that gives you a dedicated ADSL socket and a filtered phone socket, then unless really old and getting dodgy no reason to change it.

There was the Billion AXL which has been replaced by the Billion AC1600 http://amzn.to/2suNFpK but at £169 its not cheap, getting the cheaper 8800 NL and turning off wireless and getting a dual band wireless access point like this Asus http://amzn.to/2tsNTlR at £29.99 would give a cheaper solution (having wireless access point means you can position modem/router in ideal location for VDSL2 and run an Ethernet cable to location where the wireless is ideally located.

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