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Do I need a modem router for FTTC?

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Do I need a modem router for FTTC?

Fixed Wireless, Fibre to the Curb (FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), and Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) all have a nbn™ installed device that acts as the modem. This means these connections only require a router for WiFi. A great modem router is essential in order to get the most out of your nbn™ connection.

What modem does FTTC use?

A VDSL Fibre Modem allows you to take advantage of the latest Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Broadband. VDSL2, Very-high-bit-rate Digital Subscriber Line, or FTTC Fibre to the Cabinet is the next generation of DSL technology.

Can I use my own router with BT FTTP?

Any router which supports PPPoE authentication will work with BT FTTP – no manual need for VLAN tagging.

Does BT Fibre need a modem?

A BT Infinity Router (Fibre Router) does not have a built-in modem and must be used with the Openreach Modem; the Ethernet Fibre modem that is supplied by BT.

Does broadband need a modem?

These either connect directly to the computer through a USB connection or work like a Wi-Fi hotspot, which lets you access the web wirelessly through a device. As for broadband, you don’t require a router/modem at all.

What router is needed for Fibre optic?

Currently, there are several Wi-Fi routers on the market that are compatible with fiber optics, the most recommended of which is the Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000) which according to PCMAG resulted as the most efficient among its competitors.

Can I use any router with BT full Fibre?

No, the Hub needs to be specially designed to work with Fibre so you can only use the BT Smart Hub or the BT Home Hub 5, Hub 4, Hub 3 or the earlier BT Infinity Hub. The Hub 3 and Hub 4 also need to have an Openreach modem that was fitted by an engineer.

Can I use my own router instead of BT router?

Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it. You may not want the router that your provider gives you, but don’t throw it away! You might end up needing it later if you need technical support.

Is BT Smart Hub 2 Fibre optic?

Go up to BT’s standard fibre broadband package, Fibre Essential, and you get the BT Smart Hub 2; this is also the case with Fibre 1 and Fibre 2. The biggest difference between these packages is what speeds you can expect.

Can I replace my BT Openreach modem?

If your BT Openreach modem no longer works, or you’re looking for a reliable modem for your business connectivity to a Fibre or ADSL line, the perfect replacement can be found in the DrayTek Vigor 130, which works with both connection types.

What are the ports on a BT Openreach modem?

PORT 1: Here you plug in an Ethernet cable that runs to your BT Hub. Some modems have multiple ports. TEL 1: Digital voice customers can use this to plug in a telephone. BBU: This port attaches to the battery back-up unit, if there is one. DC: Depending on your modem, this connects to the power supply or the BBU unit

Can a DrayTek router be used with FTTC?

The BT Openreach modem converts the VDSL2 connection used by BT’s FTTC service into Ethernet. Most ISPs currently use PPPoE connections with the FTTC service and this guide will cover the configuration of that on a DrayTek router with an Ethernet WAN interface.

Is it possible to connect straight to the FTTC modem?

1. Plug the router’s WAN port into LAN2 This might confuse the modem, or might work perfectly – in which case you’ have 2 separate internet connections; one from router, and one from PC. I’ve seen this work before with ADSL – but only when the subscription was for dynamic IP.

What do you need to know about Openreach approved modems?

Thankfully uno has published the most recent list of approved devices. Internet providers and manufactures often submit new routers to Openreach ’s Modem Conformance Testing (MCT) process, which ensures that they are able to work correctly within the operator’s network and without causing any harm to the service or other users.