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Standard User VWGolfman
(knowledge is power) Mon 15-Jul-19 00:10:55
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BT GFast ordered but need modem only


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Hi,

Please may I ask advice from you clever people out there?

I currently have BT Broadband's Superfast Fibre 2 (80/20).
I'm using an HG612 modem feeding into an ASUS RT-AC88U AC3100 8 port router.

I have recently ordered Ultrafast Fibre as my cabinet now supports GFast.
I understand that BT will be sending me yet another SmartHub for use with the GFast.

Can this SmartHub be used as a modem only or is there any way of obtaining an MT992 GFast modem from BT instead?

If not and I manage to buy an MT992 somewhere, will I be able to use it from the off or will it need flashing with special firmware or something?

Many thanks to any of you who can help/advise.
Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 15-Jul-19 01:24:34
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Have you seen the price of MT992? Might be worth asking BT.

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Standard User j0hn83
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 15-Jul-19 02:09:27
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Re: BT GFast ordered but need modem only


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The BT SmartHub can't be used as a modem only.
It provides some limited stats.

The Huawei MT992 provides zero stats and cost an arm and a leg.

There are a couple Zyxel models that will work in modem only mode.
They provide full statistics and likely cheaper than an MT992

AAISP are testing 1 of the Zyxel models and have sold a couple.


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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Wed 17-Jul-19 19:12:28
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Re: BT GFast ordered but need modem only


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Ask A&A they do these VDSL2/G.fast modem router ZyXEL XMG3927-B50A cost £153.98 inc postage.
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