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    A good router to use for a fibre optic service

    This is a discussion on A good router to use for a fibre optic service within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Currently I am mulling over a purchase of Plusnet's fibre optic service and my brief findings have shown their supplied ...

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      A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Currently I am mulling over a purchase of Plusnet's fibre optic service and my brief findings have shown their supplied router is to put it bluntly, crap.

      What is a good alternative?


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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Without knowing your requirements it's hard to recommend something.

      Do you need gigabit ports, dual band wireless .etc?

      If you have 5ghz capable wireless devices you'll probably get better performance on 5ghz than 2.4ghz if you're close enough to the router itself (5Ghz doesn't go through walls that well compared to 2.4ghz)

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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post
      Without knowing your requirements it's hard to recommend something.

      Do you need gigabit ports, dual band wireless .etc?

      If you have 5ghz capable wireless devices you'll probably get better performance on 5ghz than 2.4ghz if you're close enough to the router itself (5Ghz doesn't go through walls that well compared to 2.4ghz)
      I don't have any 5ghz devices but I think I would prefer a good quality, solid, and somewhat future proof router.

      My main priority is a router which gives me fast speeds, rock solid 24/7 connection and good wireless coverage.

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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      The asus n66 running the merlin firmware seems to be very popular.

      I still run an old asus n16 running tomato usb and can't fault it.

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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      No use to anyone on here but the Home Hub 4 is an absolute belter
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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Quote Originally Posted by Kona Owner View Post
      No use to anyone on here but the Home Hub 4 is an absolute belter
      Got mine on order and it should arrive next week
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      A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Quote Originally Posted by Kona Owner View Post
      No use to anyone on here but the Home Hub 4 is an absolute belter
      I'm pretty sure you can get a HH4 from Plusnet as they are part of BT, you just need to ask and pay for it.

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      Re: A good router to use for a fibre optic service

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      I'm pretty sure you can get a HH4 from Plusnet as they are part of BT, you just need to ask and pay for it.
      Might be ok for some people bit if I'm paying for a router then I'd want something that I have control of not something thats isp locked and remote managed

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