I'd be grateful if anyone could shed some light on the following query, I have seen some conflicting information which is making me scratch my head. Installation of Full Fibre 900 (FTTP) is earmarked for June, depending when Openreach Engineers start home visits. I understand that BT will send me a Smart Hub 2. I currently use Google Wifi in my house to eliminate any dead spots and I wish to continue using this. I believe, that Google Wifi isn't compatible with the Smart Hub 2 (something to do with VLAN tagging???). I have also read that the ONT incorporates a modem. My query is, do I actually have to use the Smart Hub 2? Can i not just plug the Google Wifi (router) into the ONT?
You don't need to use the SH2 - you can use any router with FTTP however the Google router may not be fast enough for 900Mbps download so you may want to downgrade to Fibre 500.
Thanks for the response. Looking at the Google Wifi specs apparently it has an Ethernet port which can run at 1 gigabit per second so I'm presuming it's got the capability to cope with Full Fibre 900, but as my knowledge with networking is limited I'm happy to be correct.
A common misconception - having a gigabit Ethernet port doesn't mean that the router chipset is able to process PPPoE connections at gigabit speeds - each packet needs to be inspected and checked against firewall rules, routed to the correct destination etc. - this requires cpu power and many of these routers aren't powerful enough for gigabit PPPoE connections.