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Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

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Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

Given the time for the Plusnet router to connect automatically via the TR-069 system is there any reason why I can't set the router up in advance - username and password
Having connected - hopefully - is it worth waiting for 48 hours before connecting the Billion 8800NL instead of the modem/router as fitted
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Re: Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

No reason to wait that I know of, I've always set them up manually regardless of TR-069 availability.
Why wait to connect your Billion, just check your IP profile (assuming it's available) via BT Wholesale Broadband Performance Test (further diagnostics (as you know)) to get a benchmark before changing over (so you know the Billion is performing as well as the OR modem (or not)).
'Impatience is a virtue.'  Wink
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Re: Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

Just spotted this reply - thanks
Reason for not setting up the Billion is that I won't order it until fibre is actually working - cynic that I am  Roll eyes
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Re: Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

Oldjim,
when you get the Billion you might like to check the firmware version,I upgraded mine to firmware version 2.32d.dh14 from the UK support site, it contains a newer version of the Broadcom chipset driver.
It has been solid as a rock for me and works great with DSLStats giving loads of info.
You might see a newer firmware version listed on some sites but don’t upgrade to this version as it has problems and has been withdrawn from the Billion site.
Regards, Pendragon.
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Re: Router setup question - probably rather silly but please advise

yes I saw from the thread over at Kitz forum that there were problems with it