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chose not to take free fibre router. do I need the modem?

weezul
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Registered: ‎14-08-2014

chose not to take free fibre router. do I need the modem?

Hey guys,
Joined up for fibre and the engineer is coming next week. However, I chose not to go with the free router as I need gigabit Ethernet ports. Does my new router go right into the openreach socket, (and therefore needs to contain a fibre modem) or Will I still get the little modem that goes before a normal dsl router/switch?
Cheers
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Stumpy21
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Re: chose not to take free fibre router. do I need the modem?

The engineer will bring the modem with them.
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Re: chose not to take free fibre router. do I need the modem?

You need either the modem + a router with a wan Ethernet port that supports ppoe OR a router that supports VDSL.
E.g. I can use my Netgear N300 to connect but need the modem.
weezul
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Re: chose not to take free fibre router. do I need the modem?

Thanks guys. Puts my mind at rest