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Standard User Snowy2020
(newbie) Sun 14-Jun-20 09:49:33
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And TalkTalk Business gives the following :

https://www.screencast.com/t/lQc772Y8nc
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 14-Jun-20 10:28:11
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So go for the BT Business package - the 4G dongle is supplied at day 1.

Also, having a "Business Package" makes it a lot easier to put the cost through your accounts and recover VAT. In my case the Business Broadband was delivered over a residential line and the accountant advised not to charge the line rental as a business expense even though it was essential for a business service. Moved the line to Business which became cheaper and also allow recovery of VAT and the rental as an expense. There are no chargeable outgoing personal calls made on te line.


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Standard User caffn8me
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 14-Jun-20 10:29:25
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Yes, you can use a Draytek router to load balance between connections. It works well and will provide a performance boost under most conditions. You won't see any improvement on single file downloads because it's not a bonded connection but it can make web browsing more snappy.

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Standard User witchunt
(experienced) Sun 14-Jun-20 10:57:58
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The whole home wifi and 4g backup maybe worth it for some.
As always though buyer beware, do your research before committing.
Standard User Snowy2020
(newbie) Sun 14-Jun-20 12:24:14
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In reply to a post by caffn8me:
Yes, you can use a Draytek router to load balance between connections. It works well and will provide a performance boost under most conditions. You won't see any improvement on single file downloads because it's not a bonded connection but it can make web browsing more snappy.


I'm not sure which model to go for and would appreciate some advice please ?

As far as I can tell the 2862 has 1 VDSL WAN interface and 1 Ethernet WAN interface - So I will have two Master sockets I guess (One Sky and One BT or Other) - How do I physically connect the 2 WAN interfaces ?

Edited by Snowy2020 (Sun 14-Jun-20 12:43:15)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 14-Jun-20 12:24:55
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They are basing their figures off what Openreach supply as estimates, your actual sync will trump those figures, so speeds should not be faster/slower pending variations in hardware and things like G.INP turning off/on

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Sun 14-Jun-20 14:37:01
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Connect one service direct to the VDSL line. the second will need a dedicated modem and the output from the modem is then connected to the Ethernet WAN


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Standard User caffn8me
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 14-Jun-20 15:18:51
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Connect one service direct to the VDSL line. the second will need a dedicated modem and the output from the modem is then connected to the Ethernet WAN
It doesn't necessarily need a dedicated modem. It can also use the supplied router but there will be double NAT in operation. I have yet to experience any problems with this so far at a number of sites where the ISP router can't be replaced and a dedicated firewall is used LAN side.

Sarah

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Standard User Snowy2020
(newbie) Sun 14-Jun-20 17:06:27
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I'm beginning to think it might be simpler to just have the new connection straight into my office and dedicate it to my work PC's and let the existing Sky BB handle all the family stuff lol.

I did look at the Vodafone Gigacube but apparently it has issues with online gaming.
Standard User Snowy2020
(newbie) Mon 15-Jun-20 18:00:14
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Has anyone any experince of using the Speedify service with two ISP's connected to my main rig with 1 via WiFi and one via Ethernet ?
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