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Netgear DM200 Replacing Home Hub 5

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Hi,

I currently have a BT home hub 5 and an Orbi mesh network (1 router and satellites.) I am fed up with various niggles, not least of which is the damn BT wifiX that keeps coming back to haunt me. So having read all sorts of reviews, I bought the DM200 to replace the BT HH5.

My question, is do I just plug it in or are there various bits of data I need from BT to make this work? Given both my wife and I are working from home, this is a high risk time to make the change! and I wanted to get any information ready up front.

Thanks,

Nicholas

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If you are using the DM200 in bridge mode, the only thing you might have to configure is the VLANid which is 101.

Having said that, the DM200 doesn't have a particularly good reputation, you would probably be better with an Openreach Huawei HG612 from ebay.

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Re: Netgear DM200 Replacing Home Hub 5

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Hi Licquorice,
Thanks for that. I have the DM200 to hand so will try that first and then if not, will buy the Huawei unit. A quick question on that though. On eBay, I can see units for £18 or so 3B but also one that is £30 or so that is the same unit but advertised as 'Unlocked'. Should I go with the more expensive one, or can I unlock the unit myself? and it is advertised as the latest firmware. Is that all relevant?

Thanks.
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1. There is no need for an unlocked one, it just gives access to line stats if required.

2. Unlocking is trivial so no need to pay extra.

https://kitz.co.uk/routers/hg612unlock.htm

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Hi,

Thanks. Will see how the DM200 goes but if it fails as badly as the HH5, then will head to eBay.

 

Thanks again.

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