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VDSL2 Modem/Router

jaketame
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎13-06-2014

VDSL2 Modem/Router

Hi all,
My cabinet has finally been upgraded however I'm unsure on the best option / setup to proceed with.
Should I;
1. Keep the OpenReach Modem + Use my DSL-N55U in router mode (may purchase a new AC router)
- Benefits; Able to upgrade router/make changes/reboot without effecting the modem sync/dlm etc..
- Downfalls; untidy, use's more power
2. Use a VDSL2 Modem Router, DSL-AC68U seems to be the only option.
- Benefits; Tidy, less power, all configuration in one place.
Thanks in advance
2 REPLIES
darklight
Grafter
Posts: 142
Registered: ‎10-03-2013

Re: VDSL2 Modem/Router

I would keep the OpenReach Modem + router, if you need to drop session or reboot router, easy and no chance of losing modem sync with cabinet, with your split modem + router option.
pwatson
Rising Star
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Registered: ‎26-11-2012

Re: VDSL2 Modem/Router

There's an increasing choice for combined units if you do decide to go down that route. Eg
http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/default_ShopGroup.asp?ShopGroupID=163&t=574#T
PN were/are trialing the Thomson TG589 but others are now available around the £50 mark
http://www.ebuyer.com/641546-zte-zxhn-h168n-advanced-vdsl2-gateway-with-300mbps-802-11n-wi-fi-white-...
There was a thread in April discussing some of the options
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,126523.0.html
HTH