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    ryan806
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    So following on from my new build dilemma, after contacting openreach and BT several times I checked online today and I can now place an order!  I was considering Zen but for the top package 300mbps download was £72 per month, I decided to go with BT instead same speed for £55 per month.  I will get cashback and a reward card for my order so can’t be all bad, they are sending me a HH6 but I will be using my 3490 :)

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    £55 sounds a good price for FTTP, I had read via ISP Preview that BT had cut back on its deployment plans for G.fast in favour of FTTP, so looks like you got onto the bandwagon, just Intime ;)

    I assume you will also be getting a Huawei / ECI Modem (suitable for fibre) from BT, to plug into your Home Hub 6 or Fritz!Box?

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    There is an ONT installed at the new property (see attached) They are sending me a Home Hub 6 but i’m going to be using the FRITZ!Box :)

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    I have learnt something new today, ;)

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

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    First time plugging the Home Hub in, ran a quick speed test.  At least there is some internet there, I have not moved in yet.  When I do the FRITZ! Box gets plugged back in :)

    https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/4338978460

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    First time plugging the Home Hub in, ran a quick speed test. At least there is some internet there, I have not moved in yet. When I do the FRITZ! Box gets plugged back in 🙂 https://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/4338978460

    Nice, I like the ping also, it will be interesting to see how well the Fritz!Box compares ;)

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    @ryan806 – did you manage to get the Fritz!Box working and if so, did you have any issues with VLAN (802.1q) ? was it needed?

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

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    @ryan806 – did you manage to get the Fritz!Box working and if so, did you have any issues with VLAN (802.1q) ? was it needed?

    Hi.  I have just switched over to the 3490 today, It’s working with out inputting the VLAN ID but speeds are all over the place?  Maybe I have done something wrong?

    I put in username as bthomehub@btbroadband.com

    Password was left blank

    I had to manually put in the download speeds (see attached screens)

     

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    Thanks, from those settings, you are on 100Mbps ?

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    Thanks, from those settings, you are on 100Mbps ?

    Hello.  Yes I had changed that to 300mbps, I had done that after i took the screenshot.  I ran a few tests and on my PC which has one of these. https://www.asus.com/uk/Networking/PCE-AC55BT/

    Speeds were just over 300mbps down and 60mbps up which is what i expected, but using a direct connection with ethernet its under 40mbps download and around 60mbps upload?

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    Might be a restriction via Fritz!Box, what’s your Ethernet cable connecting to?

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

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