Yesterday I posted here http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/dslrouter/f/4181037... and asked about flashing the TG582n router, as I was planing to buy my own version and not buy one from plusnet.
I have now found out that it's compulsory to have a router from plusnet if you go for fibre. Well I'm not to happy about that and paying £40 for a brick. Lol.
16. Will I need a new router?https://portal.plus.net/residential/faqs.shtml#newRo...
Yes. A wireless fibre router is supplied (P&P £4.99) with all fibre packages. We'll make sure it arrives before or on your installation day.
We strongly recommend using the router we supply. However, if you're an experienced Internet user you can try using your own router if you'd prefer, but please note:
•It's not possible to order fibre optic broadband without our router•The majority of current broadband routers won't work with fibre broadband
While I was searching answers to my other thread. I found this.
The 582n is not a fibre router - it is an ADSL (2+) modem/router/wifi-AP. So they must supply a different one for fibre connections.
So the TG582n is not really ment for fibre but is a ADSL2+ router. I already have two ADSL2+ routers and don't want to pay £40 for another one. This also could have implications on speed as it don't do VDSL. No gigabit ethernet either.
Could a plusnet rep please confirm if you take plusnet fiber you get the tg582n or a diffrent version?
Anway You have no choice but to have the supplied modified/bodged ADSL2+ router. Could plusnet please make it optional or at least get a descent full VDSL complaint router.
Now If I get fibre installed I want to check that no problems will be had. My router is right next to the phone socket so should not be a problem but I use a 10M ethernet cable to connect to my computer as it's over the other side of the room. I don't have any problems with this setup and is much better than a telephone extension wire.
Wll BT openreach have any issues with this? I hope not as all is well and the only way. Moving the socket is not and option unless openreach is prepared to run a decent extension and box, closer to my computer. Think that is worse than a 10M ethernet cable.
Thats all folks, for now. Will post if I have any more questions or things to say.
Edited by superspeed (Sun 18-Nov-12 19:16:32)