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DavidSmith
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New Fibre 900 install

Hi I've just signed up for Full fibre 900 & would like to ask a couple of questions in preparation:

1.Can I use my current router which is a Netgear XR500 and get full speeds?If not any suggestions as it's primarily for gaming or will the hub supplied be suitable?

2 Any recommendations on homeplugs and what speeds could I expect on  full fibre,I've currently got TPLink 500 but assume these would need upgrading

Thanks

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Re: New Fibre 900 install

@DavidSmith wrote:

Hi I've just signed up for Full fibre 900 & would like to ask a couple of questions in preparation:

1.Can I use my current router which is a Netgear XR500 and get full speeds?If not any suggestions as it's primarily for gaming or will the hub supplied be suitable?

Yes, you can use it, no idea how capable a device the XR500 is though.

2 Any recommendations on homeplugs and what speeds could I expect on  full fibre,I've currently got TPLink 500 but assume these would need upgrading

As the name suggests, they will be 500Mbps theoretical maximum and probably nowhere near that in practice. Doubtful any homeplugs are ever as fast as their theoretical speeds but upgrading might improve in the current ones. (excuse the pun) https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/powerline/tl-wpa8631p-kit/

 

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Re: New Fibre 900 install

Bear in mind if you use a third party router you will lose access to Digital Voice which requires the BT hub.

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Re: New Fibre 900 install

What's digital voice used for?
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Phone calls

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Would I be better just using WiFi I appreciate there will be variables but have always used homeplugs to connect to various consoles, do you rate BT mini connectors V2 & would they be suitable?thanks
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I have no personal experience of BT mini connectors but I doubt they are any faster than your current TP Link devices.

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My advice is to always hardwire networking wherever possible. Wireless and Powerline will always be second best.

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Hard wired not a possibility unfortunately with the increased speed I'm looking to maximise it either via WiFi or upgrading the homeplugs

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