I've been browsing this forum for a while trying to find out what new broadband modem I should buy, but the more I read the more I realise how ignorant I am.
As far as what I want, I've only got two real preferences: I want it to last for years and I want it to be super-reliable. As part of that equation or perhaps a third personal preference, I want a stand-alone modem because I'm setting up my own router and access points.
Someone told me to make sure I buy a modem with a Broadcom chipset because I'm with BT Business, but I've also been reading that I should check out what the BT cabinet is, and that might mean I should get a Huwei modem but to be honest I'm out of my depth now so I figured I'd ask.
I'm in London and the BT exchange building is about 500 yards round the corner, and there are multiple cabinets in the area.
Some of them get treated really badly! I see the doors swinging open, or even knocked over, with a plaintive Virgin Broadband notice visible telling me to text a number with info. Not sure if BT and Virgin share cabinets? I guess so.
So how do I work out what BT have got in the way of hardware on their side and what that means in terms of the best choice of modem?