Hi all we decided after many years of giving BT a try out given the cost involved and what you actually get,moved from Xilo which i have to say where exceptional connection wise and apart from the odd problem all i can do is heap praise on Xilo and we were very happy in the 3 years spent with them.
Now the dilemma,having upgraded first with Xilo and then a new Infinity 2 contract with BT for unlimited Fibre our Home Hub 5 packed up 2 days ago with a constant flashing green start up light,basically its 6 months old but BT have since replaced it within 24 hours so brownie point there.
Looking at what my download speeds were with Xilo they were around 66 to 68,with BT they are more like 56,not bad but about a 10 drop.
With the Xilo Fibre package we were on and the inclusion of BT sport it was costing us £50 smackers a month,with BT this now costs i think at the time of the contract £15.99.
I have also noticed that BTs claim of the best wireless connection is not what I'm experiencing with the Home Hub 5 and it was far better with Xilo and a Netgear router.
Now the question ?
Do i have to use a BT Home Hub 5 for BT fibre Broadband or can i by a similar product without having a open reach modem like i first had when using fibre with Xilo.
I ask this as i need a back up just in case something goes wrong in the future and I'm waiting on BT for replacement,my girlfriend works from home and its of upmost importance that we have stability,i now things go wrong and electrical appliances break down but I'm just limiting the options.
Also if there is a router on the market with the built in fibre modem capabilities i could also test if the wireless is better than this Hub5.
What i do like about the HUB 5 is the interface and the ease of use on the end user,unlike the complicated Xilo control panel that requires you to be complete technical geek to get past the first page and change anything other than basic settings.
So basically with BT am i stuck with Hub 5 or are there alternatives.
Cheers all .