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Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

very452001
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Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

Whats that latest firmware of this router how is the router updated?
I believe this is a new router recently released so obviously there has to be software bugs in it until new firmware iron these bugs out so what are the common issues with this router so I know what to look out for?
Also Ethernet 4 port at the back is specially highlighted pink compered to the other three Ethernet ports. Why is that?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

The pink port is for use with fibre as that is where the cable from the BT modem connects
There are no reported bugs or problems as yet.except if you want to do something which isn't supported
It might be worth reading this http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,135846.0.html
Normally firmware upgrades (this is for the previous routers) are carried out by the user but can be done remotely if requested
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

I thought this router has a built in modem so what do you mean it requires a separate BT modem for the fibre internet?
This router cannot be updated by the user such as me?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

The router can be configured for either ADSL or Fibre (VDSL) broadband. The modem built into the router is for ADSL. Fibre requires an external VDSL modem which BT provide during fibre installation and that connects to the router using an Ethernet cable which is plugged into the pink Ethernet port.
The router software is specially configured by Plusnet. If new software is made available I expect Plusnet will announce how it can be updated.
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

Can I use the pink Ethernet port 4 for ADSL and my PowerLine Adapter? Will this optimised port make speeds faster?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

The Ethernet port is for Ethernet.
You use the ADSL port which has the modem built in to plug into your phone line.
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

The pink port isn't optimised in any way, just configured to provide different functionality when set up for a fibre connection.
In ADSL mode the pink port behaves just like the other three Ethernet ports, so you can connect a power line adapter to it if desired.
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

I remember when I was with talktalk I have to manually configure the talktalk router settings to make xbox live work even though playstation network didn't require manual configuration as that was automatic plug & play.
Does the same apply to PlusNet?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

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In ADSL mode the pink port behaves just like the other three Ethernet ports..

Does that mean you don't need one of these? http://www.network-cabling.co.uk/store/product_info.php/cat5e-moulded-patch-lead-025m-pink-p-2754?gc...; Grin
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

I want one Wink
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

Does anyone know?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

Sorry, know what? I thought all your questions had been answered, but if you mean bugs, the answer to that is a No at present. It's that new, there will be little end user experience at this time.
If you mean about xbox settings, see http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/hardware/plusnet-2704n-faqs.shtml#advanced may be helpful, there is also some useful comment here.
If it's something else or you have difficulty with that, you may be better posting about it in the thread mentioned in reply #1 which will help keep info together.
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

Ok what are the best optimised settings for this router so I can start tweaking?
Also cant see a option to change the router password  Huh
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

What needs to be tweaked ? What problems are you having ?
I don't think you've said if you're on ADSL or FTTC yet ?
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Re: Plusnet Sagemcom 2704N Router advise?

I did advise you post in http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,135846.0.html where you may already find the answer and in any event the answer to your query if not already provided will be of help to others.