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Standard User zrerz
(committed) Fri 03-Oct-14 16:25:46
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Hi All,

Need advise on replacing PlusNet's supplied Technicolor router, as I've just gone live on FTTC with 78Mbps download speed, and I don't trust the supplied one by PlusNet to handle it properly.

Son uses a BT dongle for wireless connections upstairs to his PC, using the new C standard.

Thanks in advance.

zrerz.
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 03-Oct-14 17:12:49
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Are you using Openreach white VDSL2 modem? Or want to do everything in an all-in-one modem/router?

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Standard User zrerz
(committed) Sat 04-Oct-14 17:01:10
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using the BT openreach modem, as supplied by them on the 30th September, connected then to PlusNets router.
open choice really, as I want a good service, so I presume, the less wires/connections, the better in the house?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 04-Oct-14 18:18:49
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Using the openreach modem is what I prefer. Lots more routers with ethernet WAN port. Plenty swear by asus rt-n66u and its newer versions

Two box also lets you place modem in optimum location and wireless router in optimum for wireless

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sat 04-Oct-14 19:12:36
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In reply to a post by zrerz:
using the BT openreach modem, as supplied by them on the 30th September, connected then to PlusNets router.

In that case i highly recommend you buy the 4 stream Asus RT-AC87 router which is currently the best router out there so ideally suited to fibre. You'll be amazed at how good this beast is for wifi speeds even on older legacy 802.11b/g/n clients
http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC87U/overview/
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-RT-AC87U-Wireless-Broad...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Asus-RT-AC87R-AC2400-802-1...

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 04-Oct-14 22:25:55
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What's the recommended 1 box solution? ASUS DSL-?

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Sun 05-Oct-14 15:55:47
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What's the recommended 1 box solution? ASUS DSL-?

Arguably the best one box solution is the Asus DSL-AC68U, ADSL2+/VDSL2 combo router. It was as buggy as hell but the latest firmware seems to have fixed major disconnection issues on the VDSL side.
http://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/DSLAC68U/
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/19269-asus-...

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 05-Oct-14 20:32:26
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What about the DSL-N66U? It's presumably cheaper but it's not clear if it has a ADSL/VDSL combo modem. It does say "Auto-detecting ADSL/VDSL connection" but doesn't say "•Compatible with ADSL2/2+, ADSL, VDSL2" like the DSL-AC68U.

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(experienced) Mon 06-Oct-14 05:45:33
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The DSL-N66U does accept a VDSL signal but like the DSL-AC68U initially, its not very stable....unless you're happy with DLM lowering your speeds on FTTC i'd stay well away from this router until Asus sort out the fw issues.

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Standard User John99
(learned) Mon 13-Oct-14 16:07:52
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In reply to a post by baby_frogmella:
In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
What's the recommended 1 box solution? ASUS DSL-?

Arguably the best one box solution is the Asus DSL-AC68U, ADSL2+/VDSL2 combo router. It was as buggy as hell but the latest firmware seems to have fixed major disconnection issues on the VDSL side.
http://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/DSLAC68U/
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/products/19269-asus-...



I have the DSL - AC68U with the latest firmware and it's still as bad as ever so I'm using it as a router only with an Openreach Modem till Asus fix it.
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