The modems (i see 10 listed) all mention LTE 4g 5g, phone stuff... The routers are indeed routers however why would BT shop not offer normal modems if their routers on offer aren't with modems, and smart hub 2 can't bridge to a router too? It's odd.
Not really odd to not sell a product that would be very niche & have a limited lifespan. If you want a modem to use with FTTC just buy a used HG612 from Ebay or the like.
Niche? You need it to use your own router, their smart hub 2 does not no do pure modem mode i read, i see licquorice even called it a 'bodge' in an old post, i like solid performance.
We don't all live in or around london or cities where FTTP started rollout ages ago. A cheap modem will suffice till then.
Again, why would BT shop not even sell a cheap modem for a proper modem to router setup for FTTC customers. Allows a solid setup till FTTP, and keep the router for FTTP. Not everyone is scripping and scraping. Again, i do say 'cheap' modem. So for a BT shop to miss these points. Odd...
It's called having an option for those certain customers to enjoy a solid FTTC setup, with limited stock of a certain modem if need be if so niche. I guess you don't vouch for quality seeking customers and decent business practices.
I did think though that bridge mode was impossible and all customers had to seek a modem to use their own router that why i found the shop odd. I see now it is possible but is 'bodgey'. But yes, most customers aren't informed of how improper the modem mode is and use it anyway. Charming...
Why on earth would i go to a BT shop as a BT customer, when they list modems and routers? Why on earth? Have you lost all scope? I say the same to you.
I see lots of VDSL2 modems for sale, i read VDSL2 is backwards compatible to VDSL.
"TP-LINK's TD-W9970, comes with the latest VDSL2 standard, providing up to 100Mbps speed downstream and up stream. Supports VDSL/ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections,"
Seems like some can be backwards compatible.
Every VDSL2 modem/router on the market is compatible with BT FTTC broadband.
If you told us exactly what it is you are trying to achieve rather than making numerous seemingly unrelated posts, we might be able to suggest a solution.
It is not clear if you are looking for a modem or a modem/router.
As previously stated, VDSL modems are a rarity, effectively just the Huawei Hg612 Openreach modem, the ECI Openreach modem (most definitely not recommended) or the Draytek vigor 120.
Zyxel modem/ routers can be set to bridge mode, but pointless if you only want a modem
The 9970 you refer to us widely used by many customers
I can assure you that the BT shop is not the best source of products.
To avoid confusion, the BT smart Hub2 is a combined modem/router but it cannot be configured as purely a modem.
Most third party devices are also combined modem/routers thus there is extremely small demand for standalone VDSL modems.
Ok. So a lot of modems can be routers too? I just read on reddit threads, people recommending modem router seperates, saying modem/router combos are generally value engineered. I tried to find a quality modem/router with a decent quad core CPU as i like competitive gaming, and want to squeeze out milliseconds in all my devices, as it adds up, and irons out latency spikes. The modem/router combos i saw on the web never get expensive it seemed, so assumed seperates was where proper networking grunt was. I see loads of modems, but assumed they all needed routers?
First of all could you please delete the link, it breaches forum rules regarding linking to e-commerce sites.
The devices shown are modems rather than modem/routers, the only ones suitable are the Draytek Vigor ones.
It is a matter of personal choice whether to use separate boxes or a combined box.