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Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

TardisRepairMan
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Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

Just switched to fibre and am getting slightly higher speeds than predicted so am quite happy. I am aware the speed may change as the line "trains". However I was wondering is there any benefit from getting something like the TP-Link TD-W9980 or should I just stay with the PlusNet Router/Openreach Modem combo as it is working well at the moment?
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shure
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Re: Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

Depends what you want out of it.  If it's working well why pay to change?
edit:  the following review of the W9980 suggests you would get no better modem performance over the Openreach modem.
http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/tplink_TD-W9980_review.htm
jafreer
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Re: Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

I would say the main reasons for changing would be if you wanted any of the following...
1) An all-in-one solution (combined modem and router) to replace your current 2 box solution.
2) Improved wi-fi coverage (the supplied PN router doesn't have great wi-fi coverage).
3) Improved feature set over the PN supplied router.
If your current setup is working for you, and the above features are not something you need, I would say stick with what you have, at least for now.
jockwav
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Re: Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

For me personally the W9980 meant i got rid of a lot of extra wires & an extra socket freed up,just less clutter for me. Smiley Grin
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Re: Stay with Plusnet Router/Openreach Modem or switch

My modem & router are hidden away upstairs out of the way. However, I bought an Asus router to improve the less than average performance of the one supplied by PN. It more than doubled my speeds.