I'm moving to another area that does not have FTTH so I will go back to the FTTC days. Because I'm using Unifi gear connected to the Openreach modem for FTTH, I'm looking for a VDSL2 modem capable of 17a, I've checked out eBay for the old Openreach modems BT used to provide before. My question is can I use an ECI VDSL modem if I'm in a Huawei-based cabinet or will there be any issues? Also, how can I tell if I'm connected to a Huawei or ECI cab?
Ideally, I just want a "dumb modem" to do the L2 bit, leaving the Dream Machine Pro to do the PPP connection.
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The most popular modem appeared to be the HG612
"Exchange ESHER is served by Cabinet 12"
VDSL Range A (Clean)
VDSL Range B (Impacted)
According to that page FTTP is not a priority in the area I'm afraid, hopefully, I can at least have 63 Mbps down. I'm on an FTTP 75/20 at my current address so the loss won't be a lot.
Hopefully you will get nearer the top end of the estimate
Cabinet 12 is ECI
Thanks 🙂 I'll get an ECI modem, also how could you tell? I could not find it on the wholesale page.
Also if I use an ASUS router with a VDSL modem built in, would it be any issues? or its recommend using an Openreach-specific modem?