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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Sep-11 19:57:32
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
My modem is wall mounted next to my front door (nice & cool) it doesn't even really get warm if I'm honest, and hasn't been turned off since I got installed in June.

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Standard User DougM
(member) Fri 02-Sep-11 20:04:56
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


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I bought my 7390 from momilc. Great service, including three human emails keeping me informed on stock and despatch (I ordered when they had none in stock).

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 02-Sep-11 20:10:55
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


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couple on the bay going for £189, what is the sync rate and throughput like on these?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Fri 02-Sep-11 22:22:45
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


[re: lockyatlrg] [link to this post]
 
Mine is on 2 screws in the computer cabinet, and has run spot on since November. Not too worried, as I know a man who can replace it pronto, if it does go Pete Tong. wink

Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Fri 02-Sep-11 22:46:53
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


[re: lockyatlrg] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by lockyatlrg:
Is the Billion BiPAC 8200N any good?

As in does it sync as good as the BT OP set-up and is it as fast?


The test 8200M that I tested (modem only) synced 12% slower than BTO's modem. The 8200N does not have GBit ethernet either.

DrT

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Standard User DougM
(member) Fri 02-Sep-11 23:47:10
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


[re: lockyatlrg] [link to this post]
 
My Fritz!Box 7390 is currently connected to ADSL2+ pending activation of the new VDSL2 cabinet, so I cannot comment on experience with VDSL2 throughput. I've been running the router a couple of months and it is very reliable and retains sync better than the Cisco 877W it replaced.

On the LAN and wireless side I am extremely happy. My Cisco router's wireless didn't quite cover the house, but this one allows my iPad to connect at a rock-solid 85Mbps in a room where it previously struggled to get anything. My iMac sits at its maximum 150Mbps constantly. The router supports simultaneous dual band wireless, 5GHz allows most of my devices to avoid the noisy 2.4GHz spectrum. The Ethernet ports are all gigabit and transfers between hosts fly.

The telephony features are brilliant, I have paired my existing DECT phones which can now dial out through VoIP or via the fixed-line based on call routing rules defined in the interface. Calls to family overseas go via Skype Connect (SIP-based access to Skype, which is cheap but not free).

I'll report back on VDSL2 experiences once I'm connected and bedded-in.

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Standard User brownhalebarns
(newbie) Sun 04-Sep-11 12:55:06
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Re: Alternatives to BT's VDSL modem


[re: cmn] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by cmn:
During my install (4 circuits) I mentioned the overheating problem and asked for a spare, the engineer said he had just been to the stores and had a van full and handed me a spare so it's worth asking.

All mine seem to be the new version ones - http://stuff.futile.net/fttc/modem.jpg


As the picture shows, there are 2 possible ways to orientate the vdsl on the wall. Is one way better than the other? Out of ignorance, I have chosen to position mine on the wall so that all the leads come out the bottom.
Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 04-Sep-11 14:42:47
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Doesn't seem good,

I have been looking ant the fritz box and feature set looks good, any comparison with the OR modem?

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Standard User lenaspell
(committed) Sun 04-Sep-11 14:43:14
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Whether 'tis better on the wall to mount
The modem type kit of outrageous BT
Or to take blinds against a ray of sun
And by blocking thwart them. To die - to sleep,
No more.


laugh

Len

Zen Fibre Active. Router Netgear N300 WNR2000.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit and iMac 9.1 and MacBook both running Snow Leopard smile
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 04-Sep-11 17:05:19
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[re: brownhalebarns] [link to this post]
 
I have chosen to position mine on the wall so that all the leads come out the bottom.

That's the way I always do mine, the internet runs quicker out of the LAN port with the assistance of gravity ! smile

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