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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-May-16 13:20:12
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Will it be any good though?

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Standard User epyon
(experienced) Mon 02-May-16 13:32:28
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I tried to register interest and the page doesn't load laugh

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-May-16 17:37:59
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I tried to register interest and the page doesn't load laugh
Same.

What I did see is the following:
The legal stuff

Registration closes on 2nd June 2016.

We will not contact you if you do not pass debt check.

How much does this thing cost, do I have to get a loan out to get one LOL

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Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-May-16 17:39:44
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if its not available for 35 quid they can shove it i'll go 3rd party.
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 02-May-16 17:49:37
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if its not available for 35 quid they can shove it i'll go 3rd party.
Well I would expect it for free going by how rubbish the HH4 has been for us and what I have also heard for 5.

I have only been using our replacement HH4 due to our fubar broadband connection, and BT Support always asking for it to be connected.

Else I would be using my FRITZ!Box 3390.

Paul
Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-May-16 20:42:06
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In reply to a post by PaulKirby:
In reply to a post by Alnath:
if its not available for 35 quid they can shove it i'll go 3rd party.
Well I would expect it for free going by how rubbish the HH4 has been for us and what I have also heard for 5.

I have only been using our replacement HH4 due to our fubar broadband connection, and BT Support always asking for it to be connected.

Else I would be using my FRITZ!Box 3390.

Paul
Why would anyone buy BT branded junk especially for FTTC/H ?
Standard User mlmclaren
(knowledge is power) Mon 02-May-16 22:35:14
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Yes, I sure won't buy it... I would also be expecting this to replace poor performing HH5('s)

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-May-16 03:29:00
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Why would anyone buy BT branded junk especially for FTTC/H ?
I never said anything about buying any BT Home Hubs, both HH4 we have were both free, however I still prefer my FRITZ!Box 3390.

Like I have already said I am stuck using our BT HH4 due to our line issues and BT always requiring their HH to be connected to the line while they do their tests.

Also I don't think the HH6 is for FTTC or FTTP, I am thinking its for their new G.FAST Product, I am thinking this due to nearly every site I have read that spoke about the HH6 was referring it with G.FAST etc.
Also the specs for the HH6 seems over the top for FTTC/P, like its Wi-Fi is over the top also.
It will still probably work on FTTC/P, but I think its more designed for G.FAST.

However when ever BT pulls their fingers out their backside and finishes off our FTTP install which was/is still part of the Commercial upgrade, I will have to buy a new Modem/Router for that due to my FRITZ!Box isn't fast enough for FTTP (330/30) speeds, or if it is its on the borders of it.

But as for buying a BT Home Hub, I don't think so, especially with their fortnightly forced reboot, where as with my FRITZ!Box it never did any, so my guesses with that is the BT Modems/Routers are a pile of poop.

Paul
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-May-16 03:32:40
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Yes, I sure won't buy it... I would also be expecting this to replace poor performing HH5('s)
I know I wont be buying any, also like I already said in my other reply, I think its designed for their G.FAST Product, it might still work for FTTC/P products, but will probably be just a waste of hardware, but saying that, it just means it wouldn't have to work hard to do stuff on the slower connections etc.

Paul
Standard User gt94sss2
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-May-16 23:08:21
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In reply to a post by PaulKirby:
In reply to a post by tommy45:
Why would anyone buy BT branded junk especially for FTTC/H ?

Also I don't think the HH6 is for FTTC or FTTP, I am thinking its for their new G.FAST Product, I am thinking this due to nearly every site I have read that spoke about the HH6 was referring it with G.FAST etc.
Also the specs for the HH6 seems over the top for FTTC/P, like its Wi-Fi is over the top also.
It will still probably work on FTTC/P, but I think its more designed for G.FAST.


Have you seen the specs for the HH6 - if so, could you share?

I doubt it's designed for use especially for g.fast use though - Openreach won't properly rollout g.fast until 2017 and at the moment the chipsets from different manufacturers are so immature that they are not currently compatible with each other.

As such, I fully expect Openreach to provide the g.fast modem via engineer installs when they first launch with no self install option for a couple of years.
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Thu 05-May-16 02:44:49
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http://www.ispreview.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/2016-a...

this is it maybe?

it was used in the Gfast trials along side others.

Just need a BT stamp on it and away we go.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 05-May-16 06:53:57
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Doubt that is the HH6 too industrial looking for the marketing people

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Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 06:58:57
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http://www.ispreview.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/2016-a...

this is it maybe?

it was used in the Gfast trials along side others.

Just need a BT stamp on it and away we go.
That wasn't what I saw, but that looks nice, the one I saw showed loads of stats, like the Wi-Fi speeds, total bandwidth the device could handle etc, and that was way over the top for FTTC, basically it looked tailor made for a 1Gbps connection.

I looked in my browsers history, but it seems that Edge clears all the useful stuff and leaves all the trash yo don't want LOL

Paul
Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 07:00:01
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Doubt that is the HH6 too industrial looking for the marketing people
Yeah I agree, it looked different than that.

Paul
Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 05-May-16 09:25:50
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Lack of wireless in that beast may also be an issue.

Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 12:39:19
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Lack of wireless in that beast may also be an issue.
I thought I read 1.7Gbps over wireless, or are you referring to the one in the link.

Paul

Edited by PaulKirby (Thu 05-May-16 12:39:57)

Standard User Icaras
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 12:42:00
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I feel like this may be the Hub where they finally combine their 4G spectrum with their ADSL and VDSL products.

Also, this one doesn't HAVE to support G.fast. We aren't expecting a commercial G.Fast launch until this time next year or later. So they could easily bring out another hub after the 6 that would support G.fast.

Edited by Icaras (Thu 05-May-16 12:44:03)

Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 12:48:36
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I feel like this may be the Hub where they finally combine their 4G spectrum with their ADSL and VDSL products.

Also, this one doesn't HAVE to support G.fast. We aren't expecting a commercial G.Fast launch until this time next year or later. So they could easily bring out another hub after the 6 that would support G.fast.
I read it might be this one:
http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/TRBC/Routers/sagemc...


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Standard User Icaras
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 16:05:52
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Some way of using 4G to top up slow broadband speed would be a good idea.
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 16:07:39
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I've seen it and it looks similar to this in size, its twice as big as the HH5

Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 16:10:45
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https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x4...

That's the HH6 - don't have the information on it though

Edited by BuckleZ (Thu 05-May-16 20:51:40)

Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 16:33:10
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https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/photo/full?photo_id=21...

That's the HH6 - don't have the information on it though


That link doesn't work and it takes me to photobox root page.

Paul
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 05-May-16 16:41:54
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You mean like you've been able to do with dual WAN devices such as a number of Asus routers for a while. How useful the configuration is I don't know as not tried living with it.

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Standard User Icaras
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 19:09:47
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I wasn't aware this was available on any other routers, that's interesting.

They own a small amount of 4G spectrum on an unusual band through a company they own and I think that was the plan for it. However now that they own EE it might be different. I think they might now be using the original spectrum they bought for femtocells anyway, for business users.

Edited by Icaras (Thu 05-May-16 19:11:15)

Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 20:51:58
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Sorry, updated the link : https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x4...

Standard User PaulKirby
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 20:56:43
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Sorry, updated the link : https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x4...
That' sort of looks like one of the images that I saw the other day, Edge decided of forgetting all my browser history that I wanted to remember and kept the ones I didn't LOL

Paul
Standard User Icaras
(committed) Thu 05-May-16 21:01:22
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Someone's been a bad trialist
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Thu 05-May-16 21:02:37
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Sorry, updated the link : https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x4...


It looks like a bluetooth speaker... Also where is the nice big, blingy blue light? Hopefully it will flash like the virginmedia superhub version 1 did.

What's the wireless AC speed on this?
Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 05-May-16 21:05:45
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Trial are over, the picture was posted on another forum

Standard User unknown101
(learned) Thu 05-May-16 22:05:16
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No 4G capability. Built in ADSL/VDSL. No G.FAST modem, possibly need a setup like the old hub 3 on VDSL with the modem plugged into the WAN.
Standard User unknown101
(learned) Thu 05-May-16 22:06:29
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No not this one, this was specifically made got G.FAST trials for engineers to trial in ruggedised boxes.
Standard User unknown101
(learned) Thu 05-May-16 22:08:35
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Has the blue light like other models which also flashes other fancy colours when syncing up. Can also dim it using the hub settings similar to the HH5
Standard User epyon
(experienced) Fri 06-May-16 01:35:02
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Any speedtests? laugh

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 06-May-16 08:34:34
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https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1005714/

Original aim was to use some 4G maybe with fixed antenna to deliver rural broadband, i.e. not unlike what UK Broadband (PCCW/Relish) are doing

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Standard User Icaras
(committed) Fri 06-May-16 09:21:51
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Well if it's not in this next Hub then I'm sure it'll be in the one after. I think that's what they're trying to achieve.
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