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Standard User jdigzlol7
(newbie) Thu 25-Jun-20 12:14:09
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Jun-20 12:18:39
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


[re: sobeitjedi] [link to this post]
 
Broadcom DSL chipset I believe, which is good.

What is bad is that price on Amazon, Currys seems to be under £200 at present.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 25-Jun-20 12:51:32
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It is £139.99 on Amazon - the link is deceptive. In the drop down box, select the AC1900 option.


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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:02:04
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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In reply to a post by sobeitjedi:
Maybe this one is winning so far: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-DSL-AC68U-Dual-Band-Wi...


I beg you not to buy the DSL-AC68U.

Worst DSL chipset... ever.

The earlier Asus DSL models have a horrible, nasty Mediatek chipset inside and should be avoided at all costs.

Edited by j0hn83 (Thu 25-Jun-20 13:02:17)

Standard User sobeitjedi
(regular) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:10:09
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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Doesn't it have a Broadcom chipset?

"Super-fast AC Wi-Fi with TurboQAM Wi-Fi acceleration
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the DSL-AC68U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds."
Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:27:29
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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Doesn't it have a Broadcom chipset?

"Super-fast AC Wi-Fi with TurboQAM Wi-Fi acceleration
Powered by 5th generation Wi-Fi (5G Wi-Fi), the new 802.11ac Broadcom chipset gives the DSL-AC68U superfast Gigabit wireless speeds."


It has a Broadcom wireless chipset.

The xDSL chipset is mediatek and is horrible.

I'm sure many members will confirm how horrible this modem is.
Standard User sobeitjedi
(regular) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:35:43
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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What issues do you think this chipset results in?

I've ordered one now, seemed to be the best reviewed out of all dsl modem/router combos in my budget.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:36:00
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Re: SSE Broadband with a BT Smart Hub 2?


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Currys £189.99 AC3100 AC88U version

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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:37:07
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Currys £189.99 AC3100 AC88U version


The OP linked the DSL-AC68U.

Amazon buddle them in 1 listing and show the 88U when you click the link.
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(staff) Thu 25-Jun-20 13:37:53
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The AC1900 is the older ASUS DSL-AC68U which I believe is using the poor mediatek chipset for the modem and thus generally best avoided

Also slower wi-fi but way faster than VDSL2 needs.

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