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deeross1974
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plusnet router

Hi can i buy another router as the one plusnet gave me sucks big time

 

i have an openreach Modem will a TP-Link TL-WR940N work with this?

 

thanks

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MrSilver
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Re: plusnet router

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Yes you can replace the router.

If you are going to buy a new one though why not go for a VSDL router and then you can ditch the Openreach modem too.

If you want to keep the Openreach modem too then you need a router that supports PPPoE, and the only real key things to do is make sure you set it up to use vlanid 101 in the settings.

https://www.plus.net/help/broadband/broadband-connection-settings/ 

has all the details for setting your own router up.

deeross1974
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Re: plusnet router

Cool i wasn't aware i could replace both?

to be honest my speeds are not great and wfi signal rubbish i got wifi boosters everywere lol

deeross1974
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Re: plusnet router

Hi can you suggest a Vdsl Router? 

 

thanks

MrSilver
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Re: plusnet router

Do you have a specific budget, or any feature you need?

The plusnet hub 1 is very good for wifi signalstrength, not sure what plusnet charge to buy one for existing customers, probably free if you recontract

It is easy to use but has less advanced features of the more expensive routers,

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/store/fibre-routers/bt-infinity-routers/ Is a good link to show the price range and features.

More expensive routers don't generally make it faster but do things like SIP voice clients, vpn servers etc

If you have features needed or price range we can help narrow it down, hopefully someone @ plusnet can confirm hub1 costs, although if not in a hurry you can get new ones on eBay for £30!
deeross1974
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Re: plusnet router

Hi i am basically wanting better wifi signals and would like to assign my own ips to devices 

the thing plusnet sent me the signal drops soon as you leave the room lol

 

deeross1974
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MrSilver
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Re: plusnet router

Did you get a hub zero or a hub one? The link will probably work ok but the wifi on it won't be as good as the hub one,

Did it look like this https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/guides/hardware/plusnet-hub-one ?
deeross1974
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Re: plusnet router

Hi i have a BT openreach Modem and a router that looks like a door wedge lol

MrSilver
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That will be the hub zero, the hub one doesn't need the open reach modem
deeross1974
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MrSilver
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Re: plusnet router

Yeah, that one doesn't have good wifi :-)

Something like http://r.ebay.com/sKmpJb

It's cheap as it's locked to BT or plusnet, and pretty much eveone with BT gets their latest hub free as do new plusnet customers there isn't a good demand for them second hand. Id suggest trying a hub one as they are cheap to buy and have pretty good wifi!
deeross1974
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ok cool and i still use this with openreach box or is this combo ?

see i live in a bungalow and well the bedroom is far away from the router i use a booster midway but speeds are terrible too plusnet tested the speeds outside the box and its nothing like what i get off this door wedge lol

MrSilver
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Re: plusnet router

Yes, it's a single router combines both.

It has more antennas in the router to give stronger performance, if you are a long way and lots of walls it still may not be great, but should be much better.