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Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

Smeagol
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Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WR841N-Wireless-Transmission-Encryptions/dp/B001FWYGJS/ref=sr_1_...

 

I wanted a better router for gaming since there are other people using my network so i found this router but was worried it might not be compatible, can anyone tell me if this one will work?

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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

In a word - No. Its a cable router, so you would need a modem to plug into your connection. You may already have one if you have had FTTC for a while, but seriously, that router is even more basic than the cheapest ISP one.

Smeagol
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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

Thanks a lot, is there any modem that is a reasonable price that you would recommend for gaming?

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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

Are you already using an Openreach FTTC modem? If so, you could continue using that, although you should consider getting something with an integrated VDSL2 modem, because the Openreach modems won't be supported (in terms of firmware updates) for much longer.

Smeagol
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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

Sorry im kind of new to these terms, I have a plusnet hub one router, though the options for gaming on the router are quite limited.

Browni
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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

You say the options on the Hub One are quite limited, in what ways is it limited and what would your ideal replacement do?

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
Smeagol
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Re: Is this router compatible with Plusnet?

Well i've read on this site also that PN routers are quite bad for gaming, which i don't know if its true but also i want a QoS option and more of the sort since my family also uses the internet at times that i do and this sometimes causes some more latency/ping issues etc.