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  • #5822
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    Any ideas exactly which model router will come with the Hyperoptic service?  Is it any good?  The service will go live on Tuesday and will have 30 days cooling off.

    #5826
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    Hyperoptic service is US funded (backed) and supplies two types of Router, (I believe)

    ZTE H298A  and ….   (cannot find the other one currently as dinner has just arrived)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5827
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    Thanks for that, looks like the other one is Tilgin HG2381.  Never heard of either of them .  Enjoy your dinner…..

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by dodgydrains.
    #5829
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    Takeway night

    The Three models I was thinking where.

    • Tilgin HG2381 Hyperhub – Lantiq PXB 4389-720 MHz
    • ZTE H298N –
    • ZTE H298A

    ZTE is Chinese, so basic and Tilgrin is Swedish, so very interesting ?

    Let us know how it goes and which Router you end up with ?

    Router

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by UK Sentinel.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5835
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    I was going to be given the Tilgin HG2381.  Unfortunately the lady engineer would not be able to run the cable to my living room.  Need to drill a hole through the wall.  Stuck with the DSL AC88U

    #5836
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    What!, was cable going to be run a DSL cable, or did you cancel order ?

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5837
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    The wiring is already done up to the front door.  Once you order they need to drill a hole through the door frame.  Then run cat 5 cable to the nearest power outlet.

    #5838
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    I see, Is the wifi on the Tilgin HG2381 poor, which is why you are using the DSL-AC88U ?

    Maybe time to get your drill out and finish the job correctly 

    Edit: forgot to say, if you are stuck with DSL-AC88U using it via WAN port, maybe wise to schedule a weekly reboot of router, a few issues with DHCP they have which a weekly reboot helps with

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by UK Sentinel.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5840
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    I had to cancel the order.  There are no wall sockets available in my hallway.  They refused to drill a hole to the nearest socket in a room as they only run cabling on the surface indoors.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by dodgydrains.
    #5842
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    I had to cancel the order. There are no wall sockets available in my hallway. They refused to drill a hole as they only run cabling on the surface indoors.

    That is really bad luck, but understandable from the Engineers perspective, drilling holes in Internal walls always a chance of hitting a power cable/plastic pipe etc.

    Time to get a sparky out to put power socket in hallway, or do it yourself ;-)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5862
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    I drilled a hole through the metal door frame in the living room.  Hyperoptic came and installed the socket and connected the router (ZTE H298A).  Activation is on Monday

    #5863
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    I drilled a hole through the metal door frame in the living room. Hyperoptic came and installed the socket and connected the router (ZTE H298A). Activation is on Monday

    Glad u took the plunge and ZTE H298A router, let us know how it goes on Monday ;-)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #5886
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    Up and running now.  Speedtest shows slightly faster than what I ordered.  This is over wireless powerline.  So far very impressed.

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    #5888
    UK Sentinel
    Moderator

    Lucky chap with those speeds and ping, very impressive ;-)

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #6048
    dodgydrains
    Participant

    I have had Hyperoptic for over 3 weeks now.  No complaints so far, blazing fast speed with no slow down or connection issues.  Hope it continues this way and I do not have to go back to BT copper lines.

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