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    TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

    This is a discussion on TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Oh right, sorry I thought you could use your own kit as opposed to whatever Sky provides you when you ...

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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      Oh right, sorry I thought you could use your own kit as opposed to whatever Sky provides you when you get fibre (like you can with ADSL), I didn't know that you get supplied a BTO modem.

      I'm guessing there is no way around that then?


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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      If you get self install you will get an SR102 with a built in modem. I am not sure whether you get a separate modem with an engineer install or whether they still use the Sky Hub SR102. An engineer install has to be requested and costs an extra 30. Neither the BTO modem or the SR102 are capable of gigabit speeds.

      I dare say the time will come when a non Sky router is capable of connecting direct to a VDSL line, just as there is with ADSL, but none are available at the moment. Hence the need to use either a BTO modem or the SR102. After the modem you can use whatever compatible router you want.

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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I dare say the time will come when a non Sky router is capable of connecting direct to a VDSL line, just as there is with ADSL, but none are available at the moment. Hence the need to use either a BTO modem or the SR102. After the modem you can use whatever compatible router you want.
      Would this http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2860.html not work directly with a VDSL line?
      If so, any opinions on this compared to the Asus AC66U?

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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      It may do. The trick is to get it to authenticate with the Sky network. If it gives the necessary options in its set up,option 61 I think, then it should be possible. Its a high end router for home use, probably overkill, but unlike the AC66u, it does not support the AC wireless standard which is the future of wireless networking..

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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      Dd-wrt?

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      Re: TP-Link TD-W8980 - suitable for fibre?

      Quote Originally Posted by gorebrush View Post
      Dd-wrt?
      A third party firmware for routers which gives many more options than standard firmware. It is not genarally available for ADSL routers, but the developers are working on it.
      www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

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