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stanster
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Message 11 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

What extra configuration is required for the TP Link router to use with BT TV ?

 

Something fairly simple to do ?

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Message 12 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.


@stanster wrote:

What extra configuration is required for the TP Link router to use with BT TV ?

 

Something fairly simple to do ?


As long as you have the latest firmware, I don't believe there is anything to do. So all that may be required is an update to the latest firmware which is trivial to perform.

 

Edit: I haven't got BT TV personally, but other posters have indicated the firmware fixes previous problems with BT TV (as stated in the firmware release note).

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deathaxe
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Message 13 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

I use the Asus rt n66u "dark knight" which is an older model but is very good and now can be picked up for under £100

I don't have BT vision but I am running a complicated and varied home network with NAS etc all running with no issues and only a small amount of configuration.

Go to the manufacturers websites and download the manuals and see what features each offer and pick the best one for your needs.
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TimCurtis
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Message 14 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.


@deathaxe wrote:
I use the Asus rt n66u "dark knight" which is an older model but is very good and now can be picked up for under £100


Yes this a very good router with a good selection of custom firmware available.

 

Only issue is the need for an OR modem on Infinity.

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misterhill
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Message 15 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

Sorry to piggy back off this post, but I just have a question about the last comment:

 

"Only issue is the need for an OR modem on Infinity"

 

I Have recently received the Asus N66U as mentioned which is to replace my current HH5 on Infinity 2 plan, however the modem I've received with it is a TP-LINK TD-8817 and I'm having a few issues getting it to work - either i'm doing something wrong, or it's not compatable with Infinity 2?

 

I was just wondering what you meant by an OR Modem? My TD-8817 has the folowing specs

 

ADSL Standards

Full-rate ANSI T1.413 Issue 2, ITU-T G.992.1(G.DMT), ITU-T G.992.2(G.Lite)
ITU-T G.994.1 (G.hs), ITU-T G.995.1 , ITU-T G.996.1, ITU-T G.997.1, ITU-T K.2.1

 

ADSL2 Standards

ITU-T G.992.3 (G.dmt.bis), ITU-T G.992.4 (G.lite.bis)


ADSL2+ Standards

ITU-T G.992.5

 

As per the TP-Link site - http://www.tp-link.com/lk/products/details/?categoryid=220&model=TD-8817#spec

 

If this is incompatable, does any one have any suggestions on the correct sort of Modem I could get to work with Infinity 2 and my ASUS Wifi?

 

Thanks

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Message 16 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

that is for adsl whereas fibre is vdsl G993.2

 

just type 'openreach modem' into search on well known aution site



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Message 17 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

The only stand-alone modem that is compatible is the Openreach (OR) modem which can only be obtained secondhand from a well known auction site. Alternatively, you need a combined VDSL modem/router such as the TP-Link TD W9980 or Billion 8800nl.

misterhill
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Message 18 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

Ahhh thanks for clearing that up - really appreciate it.

 

So an Openreach Modem is my only option - unless I get a new combined VDSL modem/router.. makes sense now.

 

Thanks again for the info - and for such a prompt reply

 

- I also did a quick search on Openreach modems and anoyingly, the two you suggested come up - and also the TD-8817 which is why I think I got confused 😞 At least it was only £11 and not £100

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Message 19 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.


@misterhill wrote:

 

 

So an Openreach Modem is my only option - unless I get a new combined VDSL modem/router.. makes sense now.

 

 


Correct.

 

Edit: Another alternative is a Draytek Vigor 130 Modem

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deathaxe
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Message 20 of 21

Re: Alternative to HH5? WiFi dropout issues.

I used the draytek vigor and although it worked well enough it ran very hot and it felt very low quality for its price and it packed up after 18 months.

So I personally wouldn't recommend it.
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