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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Fri 28-Apr-17 16:39:08
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Hello ThinkBroadband members,

I'm looking for some sterling advice from you kind people. On choosing a router (have fibre Openreach modem) or modem/router to replace my fibre BT modem/router.
My requirements, to have good parental control, similar to the current BT home hubs as I find the the complete blocking of various devices at differing times very useful, the other feature would be stable wi-fi that can handle a fair few wireless devices.
Any recommendations would be appreciated of upto £150.00.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:01:52
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Maybe http://amzn.to/2ptBxYf Netgear Nighthawk D7000 £139.99 it seems, appears to have broadband chipset for VDSL2 modem, or can use Ethernet WAN and use existing Openreach modem if you want.

A lot of parental control options and can see most of them which are configured via their Genie App at
https://kb.netgear.com/25687/How-do-I-configure-Live...

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:16:30
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Could you tell us why you want to replace the BT router, which you say has what you want? I ask so those who know about these things better than I can avoid recommending anything with the same "dislike" smile. What BT router do you have please?

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:26:29
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I will add to wish list, thankyou!

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:37:33
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Sure no problems, the BT HH wifi is rather flaky with some devices, I have split the signals however still have problems, I have borrowed TP link archer 750ac, much better wifi wise, however, itís got the looks that only a mother could love. I appreciate its not supposed to be an ornament, however, itís awful with the fixed stand.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:43:16
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Have you thought about Wireless Access Points (WAPs)?

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Fri 28-Apr-17 17:54:45
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Yes until, using the TP, so would rather have the answer simple on cabinet and use the one address bar for everything. If needed I can plug and put away the modem.

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Standard User baby_frogmella
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 29-Apr-17 05:29:00
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If you're happy with using a separate Openreach mode, then go for the Netgear R7800 which is arguably the best standalone router around. It normally retails around the £170 mark but Amazon are currently selling this for £140 which is a very good price. It supports Parental Controls, is very stable and the wifi on this is the dog's you-know-what.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-R7800-100UKS-Nighth...

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