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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:27:58
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Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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I just recently upgraded to a new shiny Plusnet Hub One. Is there anything I can put the old Plusnet Technicolor router and Openreach Modem (apart from a door stop) to use.

Edited by Timalay (Sat 23-Jan-16 12:55:54)

Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:34:54
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Re: Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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Usually an old router is only any use as a wireless access point or switch. You disable DHCP on it and connect it with wires to the main router (ethernet cable or powerline).

Otherwise, Plusnet can send out a returns bag for the router if you don't want it.

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Sat 23-Jan-16 12:37:41)

Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:38:25
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Re: Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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I'd hang onto the modem if it's a Huawei HG612 especially if you're on a Huawei cabinet.


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:49:04
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Re: Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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Even an ECI would be useful if the Hub One went down.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:49:46
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And change its preset IP address.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:53:35
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Re: Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Even an ECI would be useful if the Hub One went down.


I've decidedly still going to keep them both that very reason.

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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:55:04
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I still keep them for a back up if the Hub One goes down.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Jan-16 12:57:43
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
And change its preset IP address.

Yup smile To an address within the subnet, but outside of the DHCP range of the main router. Plusnet, BT, Technicolor (and probably other) routers usually have a large chunk of non-DHCP addresses below .64 for this purpose.

Oliver.
Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 23-Jan-16 21:35:56
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Re: Any use for old Plusnet router and modem


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In reply to a post by Timalay:
I just recently upgraded to a new shiny Plusnet Hub One. Is there anything I can put the old Plusnet Technicolor router and Openreach Modem (apart from a door stop) to use.


How on earth did you get Plusnet to give you one of them, did you sign your life away? A mate of mine had a problem with his router and plusnet said they would not replace it as they said only new customers was getting the new hub, so he told them it would be a better idea to look after their current customers and offer a service they are supposed to offer. Eventually, they did send him one as he told them if he can not get onto the net due to a faulty router then he will change to another provider that will get him on-line.

What surprised me is that they did not lock him into another contract, I think they knew he would find it difficult to find a supplier that does broadband only.


I would not lock myself in for another 18 months just to get a one hub.

Adrian

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Standard User Timalay
(experienced) Sat 23-Jan-16 21:57:27
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I just called them up and asked. I'm out of contract also so they probably wanted to keep me. I'm more than happy with my service from Plusnet, so a 18 month contract doesn't both me. There are a few that do broadband only (where you can have a phone line somebody else), but most of them seem more expensive than Plusnet.
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