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Standard User DRW
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-11 18:18:25
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21CN due next month - FTTC next year


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According to Samknows my local exchange has a RFS of July 2011 for 21CN WBC status and FTTC has slipped from the end of this year to March 2012 - basically a slip of 3 months since the original date was announced 3 months ago - so no closer.

I have heard of the legendary benefits of FTTC (should we get it here - should I live long enough to enjoy it). However will 21CN give any noticeable improvement in broadband speed.

Thanks for any info
Standard User iand
(experienced) Wed 15-Jun-11 19:50:09
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Re: 21CN due next month - FTTC next year


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depends, what speed are you getting now? Are you able to get the router status as from that we can make an estimated guess

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Standard User DRW
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-11 20:55:40
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Up Speed 448000
Down Speed 7616000
SNR Margin 11.2
Loop Att 31.4

Tonight I got 5.74 MBPS down and .34 up - this is a bit slower than usual daytime speeds.


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Standard User epyon
(learned) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:21:09
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I predict around a 3mpbs boost.

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Standard User DRW
(committed) Wed 15-Jun-11 22:56:16
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That sounds good - a 50% aprox increase in speed.

How soon does it get switched on after the RFS date - do I have to request any thing or does it just happen.

Will I need a new Router - I have a Vigor 2500V

Thanks for your info.
Standard User epyon
(learned) Thu 16-Jun-11 00:07:55
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I would raise a ticket to get put onto ADSL2+ just to make sure sometimes it takes weeks or even months to get switched automatically

and i can't say about the router to be honest but from what i've read it was released in 2005 so i'm going to say no

plusnet can send you a new one out for only £4.99.

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Standard User DRW
(committed) Thu 16-Jun-11 10:54:56
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Again thanks for the information

Would the new router be compatible with the FTTC service?

Apart from the Plusnet supplied device what other recommended makes and models are available.
Standard User epyon
(learned) Thu 16-Jun-11 11:35:42
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Plusnet supply a new router with there FTTC service (which is also free) i think its a netgear DGNR2000

The router they would send you for ADSL2+ would not work i'm afraid

Well if you are going to get a new router that would work with ADSL2+ & FTTC i would recommend the Billion Bipac 7800N its a great piece of equipment for the price.

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Edited by epyon (Thu 16-Jun-11 11:36:29)

Standard User kasg
(committed) Thu 16-Jun-11 13:55:09
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In reply to a post by epyon:
Plusnet supply a new router with there FTTC service (which is also free) i think its a netgear DGNR2000
Netgear WNR1000 unless they've changed it again.

Kevin

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Standard User epyon
(learned) Thu 16-Jun-11 14:05:17
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Yep thats the one

shame on my memory tongue

its the 2000 for FTTP.

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Edited by epyon (Thu 16-Jun-11 14:05:43)

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