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Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 10:46:04
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Netgear D6400 - will this be fine with FTTC?


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Sorry for the simple question..

I have a Netgear D6400 (which seems to be also known as the AC1600) - as seen here.

And it's working well with my ADSL broadband.

Our cabinet is in the 'Build' stage for FTTC (Weeheeee!!) - when this is ready, will my Netgear work as a combined modem and router with fibre too? It does say VDSL on the spec list, but I've seen references to VDSL2 on this forum, and I don't know the difference, if there is one.

Thanks
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 27-Mar-17 10:56:05
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RTFS - fully and properly!


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Standard User fishpan
(learned) Mon 27-Mar-17 11:10:19
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Used to have one and used it as a modem and router with my Plusnet FTTC. So should work with majority of FTTC isps - Sky a bit more finicky due to having to get username and password first.

IIRC the modem uses a Broadcom chipset so should pair well if your cab happens to be a Huawei one.

All the best


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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 27-Mar-17 12:28:45
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Avoid Vodafone, as it is next to impossible to get them to tell you the uerid and password that you need to know to establish a connection.

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Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 12:46:54
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In reply to a post by MHC:
RTFS


Not sure how 'rainbow trout fry syndrome' is relevant, but thanks anyway.
Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 12:47:19
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In reply to a post by fishpan:
Used to have one and used it as a modem and router with my Plusnet FTTC. So should work with majority of FTTC isps - Sky a bit more finicky due to having to get username and password first.

IIRC the modem uses a Broadcom chipset so should pair well if your cab happens to be a Huawei one.

All the best


Thanks! Good news.

Edited by Doccy (Mon 27-Mar-17 12:48:04)

Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 12:48:28
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
Avoid Vodafone, as it is next to impossible to get them to tell you the uerid and password that you need to know to establish a connection.


OK, thanks.
Standard User WilliamGrimsley
(committed) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:07:13
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We're here to help people not push them to read manuals!
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:12:00
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Read The Flipping Spec ... the one you linked to. That has the answer


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Standard User fishpan
(learned) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:31:06
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Not a very welcoming nor helpful attitude considering:

a) "Sorry for the simple question.."
>They pre-emptively lead with an apology and request for help.

b) "It does say VDSL on the spec list, but I've seen references to VDSL2 on this forum, and I don't know the difference, if there is one."

>They DID read the spec list and they don't understand VDSL versus VDSL2 and that they would like some clarification if the modem would indeed work with VDSL2. There's ADSL and ADSL2 so I can understand the hesitation to buy the modem without confirming this first.

Poor guy frown
Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:54:01
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: )

Thanks.

So DOES VDSL compatibility in the spec sheet of a modem router also mean VDSL2 compatibility?

I'll assume yes, given the responses above. But interestingly, a Google search shows nowhere actually states that simple fact.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:55:19
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I think the reference was to the fact the tech specs specifically state:

VDSL2, ADSL2+


On the tech specs tab on the page the OP linked to. I agree they may have missed it and it didn't need that level of response but the answer was actually on the provided link...
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:56:16
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Probably - but the tech specs specifically do say "VDSL2" so that would confirm it. Look at the second tab a little down the page on the link you sent (Tech Specs). The modem line confirms it.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 27-Mar-17 13:57:45
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Yes and spec sheet does mention VDSL2 specifically.

Sorry if some responses were a bit much for a Monday, but one of the problems with online posting can be the way that peoples humour gets lost in the typing

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Doccy
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 14:00:28
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You're right - I missed that.
The leaflet in the box definitely doesn't mention it, and so I didn't peruse the online specs list very closely.
Apologies all around.
Standard User cymru123
(regular) Mon 27-Mar-17 14:03:22
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That modem router has a ADSL2+ (ITU G.992.5) and VDSL2 (TU G.993.2) which are backward compatible with earlier standards.

For example it can support the following standards (may be missing some):
ADSL G.DMT (ITU G.992.1)
ADSL2 (ITU G.992.3)
ADSL2+ (ITU G.992.5)

VDSL (ITU G.993.1)
VDSL2 (ITU G.993.2)

Also, the FTTC DSLAMs provide the majority of the connections over the VDSL2 (ITU G.993.2) thesedays rather than the the VDSL (ITU G.993.1).
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Mon 27-Mar-17 14:17:20
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Worth noting as I have this router. For VDSL this router does not support BTs IPv6, not sure which ISP you have... Certainly it does work on BT but ipv4 only. This was a deal breaker for me so it sits in a box.
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Mon 27-Mar-17 14:21:05
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Another bit of friendly humour ... I very much doubt if you are currently on ADSL. Though there is a slight chance.

It's more likely you are on ADSL2+, which isn't mentioned in the heading part of your link either. smile

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Mar-17 14:46:12
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In reply to a post by Doccy:
Apologies all around.


Don't think apologies are that necessary to be honest, easy to overlook and the "RTFS" comment I think was a standard IT style response to questions that are answered in the documentation and I doubt was meant in a particularly rude manner... All comes down to how things come over in writing whereas in person it likely would have been a much shorter and calmer conversation.
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