Yesterday saw the changeover from ADSL to VDSL/FTTC.
Now the BT guys turned up, did the required work in the cab round the corner then came and fitted the EchoLife HG612 VDSL router which was preconfigured in bridge mode.
Line was tested and off they went.
Now sitting on the side I had this brand new HG635 modem router which is also a VDSL modem, and arrived from TalkTalk a couple of days ago.
So, I'm wondering why do I want the HG635 and the HG612? In theory the only difference if the HG635 has WiFi, so fair dinkum, the BT Openreach guys didn't provide a device with the WiFi access point and TalkTalk assumed I wanted this, and sent out the HG635 and charged me for it.
Now, as it happens I've plugged the BT supplied HG612 into my firewall, and everything now works, I didn't need to make any changes on the firewall, or inside my network.
So, the question really is, if the HG635 has the VDSL modem built in why do I need both, as per the leaflet in side the box, showing connection via the Openreach modem? Simply put, why not just use the HG635 in place of the HG612 if I want WiFi?
Should I not of been given the option of not having the HG635, if I want to use existing WiFi APs, or don't want WiFi?