I was wondering if someone could offer some advice about modems that are known to work with 17mb TalkTalk broadband? There is no line at the premises so getting reliable information about exactly whet service will be provided has been a bit difficult. The local exchange is FTTC/FTTP enabled and the house is within 500 yards of the exchange, but the on-line checks based on post code report 17mb broadband only. The TT sales people didn't offer any upgrade when ordering. To be honest after nearly ten years on mobile broadband living with 17mb isn't going to be disappointing and it will do the job. Virgin isn't an option either as they never laid cable in the road.
This is the Exchange NDBHI
I assume that the connection will be some flavour of ADSL on the TT LLU.
I received the TT router today which doesn't look terribly impressive and the property is quite large over four floors, with a number of I beams etc. I took the TT router because one it will allow us to get things up and running and two if I switch it out and issues arise later on with the service it can be reinstalled to eliminate any unsupported equipment get outs for the support team.
Obviously there is going to be the ten day line speed calibration period to contend with and I would like to keep things stable while that process is taking place so I may have to live with the TT router for ten days or so.
I have an Asus RT-U66N running Shibby Tomato and I would really prefer to use it as my primary router and gateway but I have no suitable modem. I'm assuming that there wont be a problem bridging the N66U to the TT router as I haven't tested that as yet. This would do as a temporary solution for the ten days provided it works OK.
My question is which modems would be best suited to the TT service assuming my earlier assumptions are correct?
Draytek Vigor120 ADSL2+
D-link DSL-320T ADSL2+
Anything that should be totally avoided?
Are there any more recent units that offer some form of future proofing for cable?
Should I pull out all the stops to get a new modem in place before they connect me up or should I chill out and see how the TT router performs?
Connection should be Tuesday 23rd.
I hope some of that makes enough sense and gives enough detail. If I should think about other options/solutions I would be interested to know and any tips on getting the best line speed are most welcome. I'm not really up to speed with the advances in broadband such as FTTx.
Thanks in advance.