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PAISLEY1903
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Would you upgrade ?

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I wondered if you were me would you bother upgrading to FTTP.

Set up - 76mb Halo 1 - receive 70mb wifi through entire house on old hub even the xbox series x plays fine for what my 8 year old uses it for.

Now have smarthub 2 and FTTP tried to install but blockage under driveway - may take up to 3 months for them to come and fix it.

I am reading loads of stories on here about problems but I suppose anyone who is fine wouldn't post - I get that.

I was getting Fibre 100 installed which I imagine would push my wifi speeds faster than currently is at cost of £39.99 v my current £35.99.

I was actually thinking of calling up and due to the delays etc see if I can get a better package cheaper but im not sure I need it.   

Obviously at some point im going to need FTTP as it becomes the norm.  I was also thinking of looking into ASUS and Netgear routers.  Not sure where to start. 

I have the wee open reach box on my internal wall now as that's all the engineer could do so im thinking I may as well just wait for the driveway to be dug up.

Re the routers - it seems (with my basic knowledge) that SH2 isn't good enough to get the top speeds.   Seems to be doing a grand job of getting me 70 download 19 upload wifi on 76/20 connection at moment though.

so would you upgrade, is the SH2 good enough based on how its doing now to handle 150 and if I went above - am I best to be looking at an alternative router that doesn't have modem and will just plug in once FTTP is installed via WAN

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pippincp
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The SH2 is fine for the 100Mb service. It is not a WiFi 6 device but as you are having no problems now it is up to you if you purchase a third party router.

Personally I never use ISP routers but my needs will be different from yours.

imjolly
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If I was lucky enough to be offered FTTP then I would not hesitate. The extra speed would be great when I download large files but more important I am future proofing my connection



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@imjollywrote:

If I was lucky enough to be offered FTTP then I would not hesitate. The extra speed would be great when I download large files but more important I am future proofing my connection


This 100%, my FTTC has slowed over the years, I wouldn't have that worry on FTTP, plus I know that should I want faster as technology improves and more devices use the internet, I could do so with ease.

PAISLEY1903
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Thank you.

If I stepped up my speed further what router would you recommend and is it easy enough to set up 

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pippincp
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It depends on your budget, the ASUS RT-AX88U is highly recommended and simplicity to set up.

PAISLEY1903
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thank you

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