I'm currently having issues with my broadband and One Hub and was looking to test my connect using my old ADSL TG582n router. I have noticed that there are some firmwares for the TG582n labelled FTTC - can someone tell me if this would elimate the Openreach modem, enabling me to connect the TG582n directly to the BT socket?
I have searched to see if this has been asked before but hasn't found anything - appologies if it has been.
The FTTC firmware configures one of the Ethernet ports to be a WAN port that connects to the Openreach modem. The TG582n does not have a VDSL2 modem so cannot be used on FTTC without the additional Openreach unit.
I very much dobut it - the hardware is an ADSL router, not VDSL (which is what you'd need to avoid the modem).
You could try it connected to the modem and see if you notice any improvement.
If so, I'd pick up a cheapo VDSL replacement from the internet. I know people on here use also use the BT home hubs and are happy with them.
As the others have advised the TG 582n can be upgraded to be a vdsl fibre router via the firmware upgrade. It's not a good solution as in my experience the 582n can become very flaky ( I've recently retired two of these ) so I'd agree that getting a good vdsl router to use with the bt modem is a good idea, or ask for Plus Net Hub One replacement. The hub one is ok in my experience but if you're wanting an even more reliable fibre router the BT home hub 6b is a meant to be good but I've no personal experience of it just yet
good luck !
04-01-2018 1:54 PM - edited 04-01-2018 2:39 PM
Hi - Are you using the Plus Net Hub one AND the BT Openreach modem? Because you can just ditch the BT open reach modem . The Plus Net Hub One is an autosensing ADSL / VDSL combined Modem router.