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considering fibre need advise please

gizmo666
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Registered: ‎17-07-2011

considering fibre need advise please

hi folks i'm thinking about upgrading from adsl to fibre

but i have a couple of questions if someone can advise me 

1 im using a bt 5 hub do i need the new router?

2 how long does the changeover process take?

3 is there a big difference?

4 whats involved with installing on my part?

thanks in advance folks 

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VileReynard
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Re: considering fibre need advise please

It depends.

Plusnet could give you a speed estimate.

On ADSL I got 8Mb/sec, on fibre I get 70Mb/sec

If you are a few hundred yards from the appropriate cabinet (not necessarily the nearest one) and the copper telephone wire doesn't go all round the houses before it gets to you, you ought to get a decent speed.

No guarantees.

Big difference if you do big downloads and aren't over-reliant on Wifi.

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Baldrick1
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Re: considering fibre need advise please

@gizmo666 

The Hub 5 will work fine. It may automatically reconfigure, if not the new settings will be found here https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/broadband-connection-settings/

Changeover should take around an hour 

If you put your phone number in here it will tell you the range of speed that you should get. https://my.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/adsl.htm?s_cid=ws_furls_adslchecker

Apart from possibly having to reset the router there is nothing else you need to do. If you take the ‘free’ Hub One, which under the hood is a Hub 5a in an ugly case then you just plug it in and it auto configures.

gizmo666
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Registered: ‎17-07-2011

Re: considering fibre need advise please

thamks for that got my oreder in