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FTTC all in one router modem

rodtrotter
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011

FTTC all in one router modem

I will be getting FTTC soon but i dont want to have two boxs ie bt modem and plusnet router can anyone tell me a good all in one to replace them with ?Huh
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digital
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Registered: ‎11-04-2007

Re: FTTC all in one router modem

I just installed a Fritz!Box 3390 and it's looking good.
SteadVex
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

I've been over the moon with tplink w9980, gigabit ports, 2 USB ports, 600mbs wireless and all for £70 delivered,
dragon2611
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

The Zyxel VMG8924-B10A does VDSL although I've never tested it on a DSL line.
I did get to play with one the other week but not with it connected directly to a DSL line (It also has Ethernet Wan)
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

I would either get a billion 8800nl or Zyxel VMG8924-B10A
Reason is both use a broadcom chipset for the dsl modem.
The billion only has 1 gigabit port but the modem performs very similar to the hg612 on my line so should get good stability out of it and it has a good GUI.
The zyxel on my line syncs 2mbit higher using the non public KL6 firmware, but has about 4x as many ES, so be wary of that as DLM counts ES.  Its GUI is also somewhat dodgy, wouldnt work properly in IE.
They both have wireless but dont know the spec of the zyxel wireless off hand.  The billion is 2.4ghz only wireless N with 300mbps max speeds.
dragon2611
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

The Zyxel has 3x3:3 AC 1300 on 5Ghz and 2x2:2 802.11n on 2.4Ghz
http://www.zyxel.com/uk/en/products_services/vmg8924_b10a.shtml?t=p
rodtrotter
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Registered: ‎01-11-2011

Re: FTTC all in one router modem

Thanks for all your replies but they are all so expensive Shocked Shocked
I was looking at spending no more than 50 ish can any one point me in the right direction thanks in advance Smiley
PS would this one work ? TP-Link TD-W8970 TD-W8970
PeeGee
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

The TD-W8970 is sold as ADSL2+ - the TD-W9980 is the VDSL unit (at around £70+ if you find one available), though ISTR reading somewhere that the TD-W8980 could be flashed with VDSL software as it is hardware compatible with the TD-W9980 Shocked The lowest cost (recommended) unit seems to be the Billion 8800NL, but it has 100Mb and 2.4GHz LAN capability whereas the TD-W9980 is Gb ethernet, 2.4GHz and 5GHz - depends what you need.
Plusnet Fibre (Sep 2014), Essentials (Feb 2013); ADSL (Apr 2009); Customer since Jan 2004 (on 28kb dial-up)
Using a TP-Link Archer VR600 modem-router.
dragon2611
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Re: FTTC all in one router modem

VDSL routers are a bit of a niche market at the moment, so presumably they're expensive because the people who want them are prepared to pay and there's not a lot of demand to justify mass producing the units on such as scale as ADSL routers.

Once the ISP's move to FTTC self install then it's possible the demand might pick up a bit but still probably not that high as most people just use the router the ISP gives them no matter how terrible it is, and even quite a few of the people who want something better would rather still get it from their ISP as then it should have been tested to work with the ISP's network and if the provider has half decent support then they'll also help if you run into problems with it.
Where as with a lot of providers if you use your own router and something breaks tough...