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Best 3rd party Modem/Router combo for Plusnet Unlimited Fiber?

hughythomas
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎15-05-2013

Best 3rd party Modem/Router combo for Plusnet Unlimited Fiber?

Hey guys,
I started a thread a few weeks ago in the hopes that I could keep my ASUS RT-N56U (as it is a very fast router) and buy a new 3rd party modem.
There seems to be a lack of VDSL modems and so, I am now in the market for a Modem/Router combo product (all-in-one) that I can use to replace both the BT equipment and my ASUS RT-N56U.
Specifically I require:
FAST Gigabit ethernet networking
Stability
Good, accesible and flexible GUI
USB (3.0 ideally!)
Any recommendations?
Many thanks
Tom
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mikehiow
Grafter
Posts: 137
Registered: ‎17-03-2013

Re: Best 3rd party Modem/Router combo for Plusnet Unlimited Fiber?

Why do you want to change? I can't see you improving on that setup much?
apjashley1
Grafter
Posts: 307
Registered: ‎31-07-2012

Re: Best 3rd party Modem/Router combo for Plusnet Unlimited Fiber?

The trouble is if you get a combined box, you're more likely to reset the connection (as people need to reset their router more often than their modem) and Plusnet have no facility to reset your SNRm if the cabinet thinks your connection is unreliable...
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Registered: ‎22-06-2012

Re: Best 3rd party Modem/Router combo for Plusnet Unlimited Fiber?

From my experience my fibre connection is much more stable than my ADSL was. I'm over 500 metres from my cabinet & still get great results.

I've just received my monthly "Sam Knows" report & my download & upload graphs are virtually straight lines.
I'm also using the excellent Asus RT-N56U router.