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Can I use a Netgear dg834n Rangemax for FTTC (No WAN socket)

Flyboy72
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Registered: 08-04-2013

Can I use a Netgear dg834n Rangemax for FTTC (No WAN socket)

Hello, I am confused. When I went though the signing process for Unlimited Fiber, the website suggested I could you my current Netgear. But my understanding now is the the BT Openreach bit of kit needs to connect to the router via a WAN connection. I can only see  4 LAN connections on the back of my router. Help!! Huh
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njay
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Registered: 05-04-2013

Re: Can I use a Netgear dg834n Rangemax for FTTC (No WAN socket)

I am due to go to fibre too and currently have a tp-link 8960n. I thought the same but I have just found out in the online guide for mine that you can change any of the LAN ports to be an EWAN port which can then connect to the OR fibre modem. I expect the DG834 Rangemax will probably be the same so time to dig out the manuals Smiley
Superuser
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Re: Can I use a Netgear dg834n Rangemax for FTTC (No WAN socket)

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But my understanding now is the the BT Openreach bit of kit needs to connect to the router via a WAN connection.

That's correct. Your DG834n doesn't have a suitable WAN port I'm afraid. You could either source a suitable router yourself, you need what's typically called a 'cable' router OR you could ask for your order to be modified to add the PlusNet supplied router ( a TG582n with modified firmware ).
TBH I thought that ALL fibre orders automatically included a router...
Flyboy72
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Registered: 08-04-2013

Re: Can I use a Netgear dg834n Rangemax for FTTC (No WAN socket)

Thanks for your help guys