I am moving to a new house and I booked BT FTTP 900 deal to be installed. Engineer will visit after we move in.
curently I’m with virgin.
I have a unifi setup (2 nanoHD, 3 switches , gateway, UCK)
I am not familiar with BT but obviously I don’t want to use their router and want to minimalise the use of their equipment.
I am also unfamiliar with the network BT provides but I guess it will be PPoE?
Will I be just given the name and password and I can use the unifi gateway to connect?
please tell me it will be this simple.
I am from Hungary and FTTP connections are only an Ethernet cable to the property and they connect over PPoE.
What else should I get ready for?
Provided you do not want a phone connection from BT Retail, then you can use any router you wish. Authentication is PPPoE with a generic login for all connections.
If you need a BT phone number, then you have to use the BT Smart Hub 2.
username of firstname.lastname@example.org
Even though you are not using a home hub.
You will still be sent a BT Smart hub 2, just keep it somewhere safe as you may need it for fault finding with BT, and its their property anyway.