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Azarik
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3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

Hi

I get drop outs/disconnections at least a couple of times a day,lease time for is not longer then 24h wich before  not happend to me so often.So ive decided to buy a 3rd party router.I would be happy if anyone could recomend me one.

Was thinking about TP-Link/Netgear or Asus

Good option would be to limit devices broadband and easy menu.

Price in range from 30-100

 

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

@Azarik 

Here are a couple of suggestions.

TP-Link AC1200 Wireless Dual Band VDSL/ADSL about £67

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/products/details/cat-15_Archer-VR400.html#specifications

If you only want single band wireless, then this one.

The TP-Link TD-W9970 for about £40 or less.

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/products/details/cat-15_TD-W9970.html#specifications

They both work will all BT services, including BT YouView.

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Azarik
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

This one?

TP-Link Archer Dual Band AC1200 Router

What about TP-Link AC750 Archer D2, will it work as well?

 

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

Please edit out the direct link to that site, as you are not allowed to post direct links to e-commerce sites.

If you need to refer to a product, just name it, or post a link to the manufacturers site.

The one you mentioned, is not suitable, as its only a router and not a modem/router.

The other one TP-Link AC750 Archer D2 is only an ADSL modem/router and is no good if you are on superfast broadband.

The ones I have suggested, are suitable.

 

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TimCurtis
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

@Azarik 

As you mentioned Asus I'll strongly recommend the DSL-AC68U but it's over your £100 budget at about £130 (Currys/PC World)

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Azarik
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

Ok, last question i could get my hands on AC2600 Nighthawk® X4S VDSL/ADSL Modem Router

https://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/networking/dsl-modems-routers/D7800.aspx

but im a bit afraid that i might have a problems later with set up.

So far my 3 picks would be:

TP-LINK Archer VR400 -cheapest and easy to set up

Netgear AC2600 Nighthawk® X4S VDSL/ADSL Modem Router - amazing router but ive read that its hard to set it up on BT

Asus DSL-AC68U - no clue about this one if it comes to setting it up but menu is quiet easy to navigate

 

 

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

The TP-LINK Archer VR400 is very popular, easy to setup, and will work with BT YouView, if you have that.

There is a software emulator, if you want to look at the interface.

https://emulator.tp-link.com/VR400V1_Emulator/index.htm

Not sure about the Netgear, as it may have issues with BT YouView multicast.

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TimCurtis
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Re: 3rd party Router instead of BT home hub 5

@Azarik 

As far as Netgear is concerned I think they don't handle BT's implementation of IPv6 which may or may not be an issue.

The Asus is straightforward to set up and is rock solid. But the VR400 is cheaper and does seem to work well and I've found TP-Link gear to be very reliable , although not used any of their modem/routers.

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