I've been searching the net for an answer to the question which was "what should i replace my HH5 with" as speed isn't a problem so long as i'm hard wired to my router... but from a wireless perspective, it is a) slow and b) constantly losing connection. I was told by the bt helpdesk that it needed to replacing and since we've always been unhappy with the wireless performance, i thought we'd try something else.
So! I did some searching and reading of these forums and just before I hit buy on a Asus DSL-AX68U, I read that Openreach hadn't approved it... phew, disaster avoided. But they have approved a couple of Netgear products so happy days but then I wandered why I needed a "D" product?
So I searched some more and found this coversation and, with respect to pippincp, he's misunderstood and here's why:
I defintely have infinity 2 and I definitely have a HH5 BUT my HH5 is connected to a white box with fibre going into it and a ethernet cable coming out of it and into my red socket on the HH5 (no cable goes into the grey DSL socket). So! I deduce that my big white box (which also has some kind of UPS connected to it) is a modem.
So it sounds OPs cousin has the same set-up as me as I clearly have fibre to my house... am I right?
...and a cheeky question - do I just need a router "R" model router rather than a "D" model modem/router?
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You deduce correctly. You have an OR fibre modem (the white box) feeding the HH5's WAN acting as pure router.
You do not need to buy a "DSL" integrated modem/router but any pure Ethernet or "cable" router. For ASUS these would be mainly "RT" models - see Wireless Routers .
Ah - thank you so much guys! It means I can spend the same amount and (hopefully) get an even better product - just looking at reviews now...
Thanks again - glad I finally joined this forum.