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LefflerHirthe
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BT Fibre 100 / modem question

Can anyone help with this question?

I have (I think) BT Infinity (2?). It gives about 65-70Mbps over our wifi pretty reliably, and we can run multiple HD streams into the house. Simply because it is cheaper, I’ve upgraded to Fibre 100 (>100Mbps) which is being installed next week.

Our current set up: BT Openreach modem -> Netgear R7000 router -> 24 port switch. I have Ethernet cabling through the house (from the switch) with wifi points (netgear routers castrated to act as APs) on wired connections around the house. I have a ton of static IP addresses set up in the R7000 which I have no wish to lose, and our wifi coverage in the house can’t really be improved upon.

Fibre 100 comes with a BT Superhub 2. The last BT hub I had when Infinity was installed went straight in the cupboard. But I’ve just clocked that the Superhub 2 is a combined router and modem. And now I am left wondering whether my existing Openreach modem can work with Fibre 100.

AIUI Fibre 10p is FTTC, not FTTP, so my incoming cable should remain copper, and so the Openreach modem should connect to it. But does anyone know whether that is actually right? Does the OR modem have a speed constraint in it, or some other incompatibility with Fibre 100? And if so, what is my best option if I need a new modem?

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Re: BT Fibre 100 / modem question

Fibre 100 is delivered by FTTC but is G.Fast rather than VDSL and your current modem will be incompatible. There are very few standalone G.Fast modems on the market.

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