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Author Topic: Good Cheap Router for FTTP  (Read 431 times)

black33

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Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« on: June 11, 2021, 10:46:24 PM »

Looking to get a cheap but decent router for FTTP on the Openreach network as some ISP's don't supply them.
Am I right in thinking I just connect the router to the ont and with rj45 cable and away I go?
Am looking at a TP-Link Archer C6 AC1200 at around 40, any good?
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 11:00:16 PM »

Ideally, you would make use a router capable of handling 1 Gbps at a minimum and would connect it to the ONT via a Cat5e or Cat6 cable.

Hopefully other members will be able to advise you on the capabilities of the TP-Link router.
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black33

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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 11:50:57 PM »

Ideally, you would make use a router capable of handling 1 Gbps at a minimum and would connect it to the ONT via a Cat5e or Cat6 cable.

Hopefully other members will be able to advise you on the capabilities of the TP-Link router.

Thanks for your input, I'm sure someone will know about a good router.
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 02:17:10 AM »

It REALLY depends which FTTP package you plan to get.

A cheap router should handle up to 80Mbit, possibly 330Mbit fine, but 500 or 900Mbit you're not talking cheap routers any more.
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 09:44:54 AM »

The Huawei AX3 Quad-Core handles 900mb/s easily:
https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/routers/ax3-mesh-kit/buy/
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 10:49:00 AM »

It REALLY depends which FTTP package you plan to get.

A cheap router should handle up to 80Mbit, possibly 330Mbit fine, but 500 or 900Mbit you're not talking cheap routers any more.

I would be looking for either 80Mbit or possibly 150Mbit depending on the price. Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2021, 11:35:11 AM »

Build yourself a pfsense box. Even old x64 hardware will do multi-gigabit
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 03:02:55 PM »

Build yourself a pfsense box. Even old x64 hardware will do multi-gigabit
uh?

My original post concerns a 40 TP Link Router, how does this device fit in?

I'm lost now :-(
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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 03:08:17 PM »

The tp-link apparently has a maximum of 500mb/s over 5ghz according to this review:

https://www.blacktubi.com/review/tp-link-archer-c6-review/

What speed is your FTTP?
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black33

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Re: Good Cheap Router for FTTP
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2021, 10:39:13 PM »

The tp-link apparently has a maximum of 500mb/s over 5ghz according to this review:

https://www.blacktubi.com/review/tp-link-archer-c6-review/

What speed is your FTTP?

Not decided yet but either 80Mbit from Aquiss or 150Mbit from BT.
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