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CablesA
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

Why don't you just use your current router in modem mode and look at a mesh setup?
Think I seen a 3 pack of Deco M5s for around £140 recently.
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licquorice
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

Why would you need a modem on an FTTP connection? The ONT is the modem.

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CablesA
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

So can I plug a mesh system directing in to the ONT or does that not have to go through the router for authentication purposes first?

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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

You are confusing your terminology, you referred to using the router as a modem, which you don't need as the ONT is the modem. You will need a router of some description, either a mesh system that incorporates a router (as many do) or a standalone router and pure wifi mesh without router capability.

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CablesA
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

Ah right.

So using my current setup as an example.

I use a deco mesh system in access point mode, hard wired in to my BT home hub which is in modem mode.

Once FTTP is installed I can directly connect my deco mesh (in router mode) to the ONT without the need for a router?

Does the ONT (as a modem) have any sort of firewall protection built in or would this need to be part of the mesh setup if connecting directly as a router?
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

I've split this off from the thread you posted on as it is not relevant to that thread.

First of all, BT hubs don't have a modem only mode, all you have (presumably) done is to turn off wifi and DHCP.

If the Deco mesh has a router mode, then yes, you can connect it directly to the ONT without a hub. You will need to enter the generic PPPoE credentials of

Username bthomehub@btbroadband.com

Password BT

There is no firewall in the ONT

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CablesA
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Re: 900mpbs new setup dissapointed

Thanks for all your advice.
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