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Standard User Squabble
(newbie) Tue 22-Oct-13 19:52:08
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Old ADSL Router Suitable for Fibre?

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Hi there

I've got a Linksys model no. WKUSB120N-UK ADSL2+ Modem Router and i'm wondering whether or not it will be ok to use for an upgrade to a fibre connection. The majority of usage would be from a wired connection to a desktop with just occasional laptop and iphone wireless use so i didn't think i'd need a new router.

It has 10/100 ethernet ports which it says are good for upto 150 Mbps and 5GHz wireless.

What says the knowledgeable? Will it be ok?


Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 22-Oct-13 21:06:35
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Re: Old ADSL Router Suitable for Fibre?

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Will it be ok?

If it has a telephone line connector then it will NOT work. The WAN port needs to be Ethernet to connect to a VDSL modem supplied by Openreach. Typically these were called "Cable" routers.

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