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Modem recommendation for Plusnet ADSL

rob_frobisher
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Modem recommendation for Plusnet ADSL

Hi all,

I am looking for some recommendations as to what modem to get for my ADSL Plusnet connection. I am on an exchange only line (so no FFTC sadly) seemingly connecting to an ECI cabinet (showing as Infineon(Lantiq) in the router). I have been having a lot of trouble with dropped connections recently and after a visit from an Openreach engineer (who swapped me onto a different line) I have decided to upgrade my kit a bit.

I stupidly rushed and purchased an ASUS DSL-AC68U without reading all the issues with it's apparently poor mediatek based modem. Since having it connected, my upload speed (which had been reduced to a third of it's previous speed) has not improved and I am stuck using an Interleaved path. Do you think it is possible my 68U is causing issues with my line?

I was thinking of returning it and replacing it with a Draytek 130 and an ASUS RT-AC86U - would this be a sensible modem to use with my line?

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Re: Modem recommendation for Plusnet ADSL


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Re: Modem recommendation for Plusnet ADSL

A lot of people on here use the BT home hub 6,  and ther eare guides to configuring it on this forum for plusnet service.

 I used to use a billion 8800nl R2, however ive recently replaced with with a TP link archer VR2800 due to poor wifi on the billion unit.

 

out of interest whats your performance on the exchange only line? from my ( limited) understanding some of these EO lines are being connected to cabinets for FTTC

rob_frobisher
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Re: Modem recommendation for Plusnet ADSL

Hi - thanks very much for your response. I ended up going for the Draytek 130.


The performance I have always had on my exchange only line has been ok for ADSL - about 16Mbps down and 1ish up. Although with the recent issues I have been having this upload is down in the 0.2 - 0.3 range.

A group of people from my street have been in contact with open-reach about FTTC but there are no plans for our street in the immediate future.