Well so far I'm impressed (was originally on standard ADSL service synching at 3.4/0.8 on a 4.6km line).
HH3 delivered 2 days in advance as promised, so took the opportunity to have a play with it. Ok it's crippled but overall seems quite a nice bit of kit. Would be nice if the ADSL & ethernet connections could be configured with diffferent UNs so you could use a standard ADSL line on another ISP as a auto backup just in case.
Morning of installation BTOR engineer called me at around 11:00 to say that he was just about to start work and that if I was doing anything online that my exisiting BB would be cut off in around 10 minutes.
11:30, knock at the door. 1 BTOR engineer, his apprentice and a trainer.
Took the coffee & tea orders before showing them to my bedroom.
New faceplate fitted , boy is it a brick!!
Line stats checked and confirmed as matching those they had taken at the cab (approx 500m away), first pleasant surprise synching around 10mbs higher DS & 2mbs higher on the US than had been estimated when the order was placed
Hook up the VDSL modem to the line & the HH3, run a quick speedtest (from an ethernet conencted netbook) , 38.5 down, 8.2 up ping 11ms and check out a few of my more usual websiites. Happy days.
Further speedtests show:
Ethernet GigE connected 36-38 down / 7-8 up ping 11 - 21
Ethernet 10/100 connected 36-38 down / 7-8 up ping 11 - 21
Wireless N connected 35-37 down / 6-7 up ping 16-29
Wireless G connected 20-25 down / 5-6 up ping 23-33
Ok so I am the only person on my Cab connected to FTTC, be interesting to see how those figures change as more of the villagers come on board , and no I'm not going to shout to them about it , I like my one to oe contention lol
So what have I noticed since then?
P2P seems throttled right back in the evenings but I have no issues with that, it's what I expected. Overnight/weekend downloads are swift enough.
General http/ftp downloading at any time excellent
Streaming videos, loverly
Pity that you can't get any line stats of the VDSL modem especially as the vanilla Huawei HG612 has a web GUI & wireless, again an example of something being crippled for the sheer **bleep** of it. Going to pickj the brains of one of my colleagues who use to work for Huawei & see if there's anything can be done there. I have tried hooking a laptop directly to it to see if I get assigned an IP and then try browsing to the default gatweway but it looks as though the DHCP server has been turned off as well.
I would have thought its acting in the same way as a cable modem does on NTL/Virgin/Whatever they're called this week whereby the router (in thiis case the HH3) WAN interface gets a public IP but the modem acts as a transparent bridge accesible on a private ip range (10.*.*.* , 172..*.*.* or 192..*.*.* ) for configuration.
And just in case anyones wondering yes I have worked for NTL & I do work for an LLU provider (also doing EAD/EFM, leased lines etc) but no it's not BT ;o)
Thanks for this post Panman1964 I've recently received my MAC code from O2, but am waiting until Friday before placing my order otherwise O2 wish to charge me £20 for early termination and I don't wish to give them the satisfaction.
With regards to specificity the Openreach Modem, I've read that the router maintains a connection via PPPoE so some seem to state that if you connect via PPPoE and Linux that you are able to see the connection sync speed. Personally speaking I don't know how true this is and am currently unable to test it out myself.
BT Infinity (EASTF) 58.93/15.94 Mbps [IP Profile: 60.8/20 Mbps] using Openreach Modem & Billion BiPAC 7800N