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BT new modem/router installation 2016 and compatibilty rules

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BT new modem/router installation 2016 and compatibilty rules

This article was seen in another forum.The last part could be worrying, as BT are to permit approved modem/routers to be connected to the network.
I would assume that similar restrictions will apply to Plusnet supplied services. Concerns do not apply to myself, as I am not  in need of fibre. However, could there be reasons to use the new regulations to hobble information users will have avaible when problems arise?
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Re: BT new modem/router installation 2016 and compatibilty rules

There is absolutely nothing in the rules about what user interface a device has, and what stats it may or may not provide to the end user.
I suppose the user interface shouldn't really allow the end user to re-configure the device to operate contrary to the requirements, e.g. upstream power back off, downstream G.INP and vectoring are all mandatory requirements, they must be enabled, so having a settings page where each of those could be switched off wouldn't be much use.
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Re: BT new modem/router installation 2016 and compatibilty rules

When I last looked there were 29 devices on the BTW FTTC approved list.
I did wonder if this would be applied in a similar way to the old green stickered dial-up modems.

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Re: BT new modem/router installation 2016 and compatibilty rules

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There is absolutely nothing in the rules about what user interface a device has, and what stats it may or may not provide to the end user.

It's the MCT bit that is significant
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The router must support VDSL2 technology and have undergone and passed BT’s Modem Compatibility Test (MCT) to provide a supported configuration.

The crux of the matter being it must support OAM Loopback.