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Modem Router advice

NatTheGooner
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Registered: 07-12-2011

Modem Router advice

Hi
The Technicolor router supplied by Plusnet is fine at the wired stuff but the wireless is rubbish. (I know - you all said that it would be)
I get 74meg speed wired and about 12meg through wireless and I've tried all the channels and it is bad. Web pages seem to stick and hang.
So I'm after a decent all-in-one Modem Router for Plusnet Fibre.
I do a bit of gaming on the Wii U and I get an OPEN NAT OK with the Technicolor, I borrowed a Homehub 3 but could only get a MODERATE NAT so anything I bought would have to be a good all rounder.
thanks in advance.
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NatTheGooner
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Registered: 07-12-2011

Re: Modem Router advice

I've been looking, and I still can't find an all-in-one Modem/Router to work with Plusnet Fibre
Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Modem Router advice

Routers with integrated VDSL2 modems are not particularly common, but they are available e.g.:
BT HomeHub 5
Billion 8200N
DrayTek 2860n
Technicolor 589vn
I don't have any experience of any of those so can't recommend any of them.
itsme
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Re: Modem Router advice

Superuser
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Re: Modem Router advice

There seems to be a lot of kit out there - see http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=9707.0
Also just do a Google search - the Frtiz!Box also comes to mind - expensive but respected.
Have you checked your wifi spectrum using the likes of inSIDDer?
NorthEasterner
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Re: Modem Router advice

I would suggest the hub 5.
I use it on my BT infinity service and I find it really fast.
No need for the openreach modem!
Ex Plusnet Fibre customer. BT Infinity Customer using a BT Smart Hub. If you wish to say thanks, please click the thumbs up Thumbs Up
Qdos
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Re: Modem Router advice

Whatever you do, remember to get something with IPv6 capacity because it'll be necessary sometime in the foreseeable future.
Unless you need simultaneous dual-band wifi I can thoroughly recommend both the Billion 7800 units, and the Draytek 2850/2860 series models.
NorthEasterner
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Re: Modem Router advice

hub 5 is compatible with IPv6
Ex Plusnet Fibre customer. BT Infinity Customer using a BT Smart Hub. If you wish to say thanks, please click the thumbs up Thumbs Up
NatTheGooner
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Registered: 07-12-2011

Re: Modem Router advice

Thanks for the help everyone.
I think I'll try the Homehub 5