Hi, I am currently on a Fibre Optic Unlimited plan with Plusnet and I have a Plusnet 2704n router. From what I have read on other topics, this router is rubbish, this is from my opinion and others. I was looking for another router and thought that TP-LINK ARCHER C9 AC1900 Wireless Router would be a good buy, I was wondering if I would be able to use this instead of the one I currently have. I do not have much experience with routers so I have no idea what I am supposed to look for. We usually have about 4 - 6 people and they all use the WiFi.
What do i need to look for when buying a router?
What will happen with the BT Opeanreach I have? (will I have to plug it into the new router or would it be built in)
Are there any routers which are under £100 that are better than the one I am looking at?
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03-07-2016 7:59 PM - edited 03-07-2016 8:13 PM
The C9 can replace the 2704n. You will have to keep using the Openreach modem because the C9 does not have a built in VDSL modem.
fwiw, look at the reviews posted at smallnetbuilder.com, and buy from a retailer with a good returns policy. Archer C7, C8 and Netgear R6400 may be worth considering for under £100.
Re: Using my own router
04-07-2016 7:23 PM - edited 04-07-2016 7:25 PM
Replaced the 2740 with a TP Link 8890
This works fine for me and is an all in one router,costing around £60.00.Don't know if it will do all you want but seems to have a reasonable wireless performance,which is augmented with a wifi booster.