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Author Topic: All-in-one or router paired with HG612?  (Read 1313 times)


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All-in-one or router paired with HG612?
« on: December 13, 2016, 06:32:31 PM »

Hello folks,

I will shortly be moving from an address where I have been using a Virgin Media router in modem mode, paired with an Asus N66U router, to a flat served only by FTTC.

The Asus has been solid with the Merlin firmware - uptimes of more than a month and any connection problems were invariably with the modem - and I would be happy to continue using it, but I will need a new modem. The HG612 is the obvious choice despite its age.

Is there any practical benefit (aside from fewer wires and lower energy usage) to using a newer all-in-one box instead of pairing the HG612 with the N66U? My days of tinkering endlessly with hardware are behind me, so I would be happy with the unlocked HG612's limited interface, but a newer piece of hardware that offers greater stability, lower pings and/or sync rates out of the box would be good.

If there are any such products, please recommend away. I definitely do not want to spend more than 125ish.



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Re: All-in-one or router paired with HG612?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 11:59:16 PM »

Welcome to the Kitz forum.  :)

Please take a look at the initial post to this thread. Of the devices listed there, I will suggest you consider the various ZyXEL VMGxxxx-B10x devices.

Some members use those ZyXEL devices as "one box" solutions, others use them just as bridging modems and pair them with separate routers.
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Re: All-in-one or router paired with HG612?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 09:21:10 AM »

I'd second burakkucat's suggestion of using a Zyxel device.
I've recently got a VMG8924 and it certainly gets the best out of my line - 42Mbps from a line that BTs dslchecker thinks should max-out at 35Mbps (thankyou G.INP  ;D).
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