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NoSirItWasntMe
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Message 11 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

@Keith_Beddoe Didn’t the OP say he had ultrafast 2 installed. I thought this was a g.fast product not FTTP ?

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Message 12 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

as I said before the only real way to find out if they work is connect and see  if they affect your connection speed then look for alternatives - but try them first



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Message 13 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE


@NoSirItWasntMe wrote:
@Keith_Beddoe Didn’t the OP say he had ultrafast 2 installed. I thought this was a g.fast product not FTTP ?

It is both.

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saltwafers
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Message 14 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

I have continued to use the powerline adaptors but mainly because i don't have (yet) any alternative as none of our desktops at home (which i assembled) have WiFi adapters / dongles. I experienced dropouts during the first 3-4 days but it has been fine ever since.

 

Broadband speed has been playing between 100-250 Mbps which may be fine, but very inconsistent and has yet to realize the 300 Mbps which i am paying for. I can not ascertain if the homeplugs are causing any issues on the Ultrafast router because I haven't checked performance without them.

 

What I'm confused about is that the Openreach Engineer was certain that the homeplugs / powerline adaptors are fine to use with the Infinity smarthub routers, but NOT with the ULTRAFAST router !!!!...

 

In fact some of the of the answers here claim that it should be the other way around, i.e., the G.fast FTTP setup should not be affected.

 

Any more ideas / explanations please ?

 

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NoSirItWasntMe
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Message 15 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

@saltwafers  As @Keith_Beddoe said Ultrafast2 can be delivered either by FTTP or g.fast , both are described as fibre broadband by BT.

Which one do you actually have?

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saltwafers
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Message 16 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

I have g.fast
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Message 17 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

Which is delivered by copper and thus susceptible to interference, whereas FTTP is completely fibre and therefore totally immune to interference.

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saltwafers
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Message 18 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

But that doesn't explain what the Openreach engineer said... which is that " homeplugs / powerline adapters do not affect Inifinity routers, but affect Ultrafast (g.fast) fibre ".

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NoSirItWasntMe
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Message 19 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

@saltwafers if you have half an hour read from page 5 of this from Australia in 2015 

 

https://www.acma.gov.au/-/media/Technical-Regulation-Development/Issue-for-comment/PLT-consultation/...

 

 

saltwafers
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Message 20 of 29

Re: Using HOMEPLUGS / POWERLINE adaptors in BT ULTRAFAST FIBRE

Thanks. You meant question 5 though, right?

 

I had a good chat with a knowledgeable guy from BT ultrafast repair team a while ago, and i was told that the powerlines would not have any adverse affect on the G.fast bandwidth data track coming from DSLAM, (if there is poor electrical wiring in the property, the powerline / homeplugs will not be effective). 

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