TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC 1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router £99.99 @ Amazon
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TP-LINK Archer VR900 AC 1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL2/ADSL2+ Modem Router £99.99 @ Amazon

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Found 14th Apr 2016
Added this to my list few days ago when it was £129.99 now its £99.99 i pulled the trigger

have had the D7 for a while and love it
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I'm looking for a router to replace the Plusnet default one...
New fibre install this week so I got sent a Plusnet Hub One (which has a VDSL modem inside)
I thought I was going to get a separate BT Openreach modem and the Plusnet 2704n (apparently they stopped doing this around Nov/Dec 2015)

I had purchased a ASUS RT-AC68U in advance but not sure whether to send it back to Amazon and get a different router with a VDSL inside (eg. the ASUS DSL-AC68U, but it's not highly rated on Amazon or the Plusnet forums)

Or would people recommend this Archer one instead of the DSL-AC68U?





Edited by: "kowalski" 15th Apr 2016
kowalski

but not sure whether to send it back to Amazon and get a different … but not sure whether to send it back to Amazon and get a different router with a VDSL inside (eg. the ASUS DSL-AC68U,



I did briefly consider offering to sell you my barely used DSL-AC68U. But I'm an honest person and prefer to offer you this.
VDisillusioned

I did briefly consider offering to sell you my barely used DSL-AC68U. But … I did briefly consider offering to sell you my barely used DSL-AC68U. But I'm an honest person and prefer to offer you this.



thanks I did read a few unhappy threads on the Plusnet forum about the DSL-AC68U but that looks like a monster 103-page thread to wade through!

My plan was to use BT Openreach's modem and plug into a RT-AC68U but now I learn I am not getting a BT Openreach modem or an engineer visit (basically Plusnet now do self-installs, so I am meant to just use a microfilter on the phone socket). Is it still worth plugging the Plusnet Hub One in and passing it through to the Asus RT-AC68U, or should I send it back to Amazon and get an all-in-one like the Archer VR900 posted here?
sorry for going a bit off-topic. Think I might buy this Archer VR900 and test it out for a few weeks versus the RT-AC68U+Hub One combo, and then send one back

edit: further reading on the VR900
community.plus.net/t5/…880
Edited by: "kowalski" 15th Apr 2016
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Ya that's why i bought this so i don't have to have the two boxes (openreach) i loved the D7 so i'm hoping this will be even better
kowalski

sorry for going a bit off-topic. Think I might buy this Archer VR900 and … sorry for going a bit off-topic. Think I might buy this Archer VR900 and test it out for a few weeks versus the RT-AC68U+Hub One combo, and then send one back



Could you let us know your findings? My experience of the archer was that my homehub4 gave better range, very disappointing, and wondering if I had a rogue one. But I'd be interested to hear how the range stacks up against the asus.

I'm talking range, not speed, for my purposes .... have to say the HH4 isn't too bad for that.
kowalski

I'm looking for a router to replace the Plusnet default one...New fibre … I'm looking for a router to replace the Plusnet default one...New fibre install this week so I got sent a Plusnet Hub One (which has a VDSL modem inside)I thought I was going to get a separate BT Openreach modem and the Plusnet 2704n (apparently they stopped doing this around Nov/Dec 2015)I had purchased a ASUS RT-AC68U in advance but not sure whether to send it back to Amazon and get a different router with a VDSL inside (eg. the ASUS DSL-AC68U, but it's not highly rated on Amazon or the Plusnet forums)Or would people recommend this Archer one instead of the DSL-AC68U?



you are going to love me

you need a Netgear D7000, not only is it a fecking brilliant router, it has the fibre modem built in

amazon.co.uk/D70…000

Mine has been on for 7 months straight, and not missed a beat, never once dropped out or turned off....
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 15th Apr 2016
I've got this it's been a brilliant router absolute rock solid connection to TalkTalk Fibre. Wireless connection very good. Updated to the latest firmware. I can only compare to TalkTalk 'super router'
I ordered this router a few days ago and it's due to arrive today. It'll be replacing a BT OR modem and Plusnet's technicolor Tg582n router.

The PN router, even though it's been stable, has a very poor wireless range. I'm hoping the ac wireless will do better.
This is a solid router, and one of the better wifi performers in the market. Hat said, if you like the advanced tweaking of your modem then this is not the best. It does all the usual features just fine!
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Installed today very impressed glad i bought it now
I've had the VR900 installed for three days now, and after the latest firmware update (which fixes a Plusnet problem) the router is stable and I can now receive a full speed wifi signal all around my house. Very impressed
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price went back to £139.99, and is now £125.78
Aeschylus

you are going to love me :)you need a Netgear D7000, not only is it a … you are going to love me :)you need a Netgear D7000, not only is it a fecking brilliant router, it has the fibre modem built in :)http://www.amazon.co.uk/D7000-100UKS-Nighthawk-Wireless-Connections-Infinity/dp/B00ZU1T8C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460703524&sr=8-1&keywords=d7000Mine has been on for 7 months straight, and not missed a beat, never once dropped out or turned off....



I missed out on the Archer deal as I was too busy trying to get my RT-AC68U to work with Plusnet Hub One. Didn't have any joy with that so I'm going to send it back and get an all-in-one.

As they are now around the same price (~£126) which is better? Netgear D7000 or Archer VR900?

I'd like the opportunity to install custom firmware in the future (even though at this point in my research I don't know a lot about this)
kowalski

I missed out on the Archer deal as I was too busy trying to get my … I missed out on the Archer deal as I was too busy trying to get my RT-AC68U to work with Plusnet Hub One. Didn't have any joy with that so I'm going to send it back and get an all-in-one.As they are now around the same price (~£126) which is better? Netgear D7000 or Archer VR900?I'd like the opportunity to install custom firmware in the future (even though at this point in my research I don't know a lot about this)



You need to ditch the plus net router and buy a BT open reach fibre white box, £18 usually then your asus will work fine

Now The D7000 is rock solid but about the same as your asus in all reality some would keep your asus and get the correct box....however if you really want a all in one I would go with the D7000... However custom firmware is more usable on asus to be fair...Merlin et al all of firmware for the asus
Aeschylus

You need to ditch the plus net router and buy a BT open reach fibre white … You need to ditch the plus net router and buy a BT open reach fibre white box, £18 usually then your asus will work fine



I was under the impression I could disable the router bit of the Plusnet Hub One and then just use it as a modem to feed into the Asus (but it's proving too complicated for me lol)
kowalski

I was under the impression I could disable the router bit of the Plusnet … I was under the impression I could disable the router bit of the Plusnet Hub One and then just use it as a modem to feed into the Asus (but it's proving too complicated for me lol)



you usually can, but for the sake of £18 I would rather have a open reach box control it, then you know you are 100% getting the correct speed and no messing around, plug it in, attach to your Asus, Job done...then download Merlins FW and tinker to your hearts content
Edited by: "Aeschylus" 22nd Apr 2016
Aeschylus

you usually can, but for the sake of £18 I would rather have a open reach … you usually can, but for the sake of £18 I would rather have a open reach box control it, then you know you are 100% getting the correct speed and no messing around, plug it in, attach to your Asus, Job done...then download Merlins FW and tinker to your hearts content



is there a model number I should be looking for when buying a BT Openreach modem on eBay?
kowalski

is there a model number I should be looking for when buying a BT … is there a model number I should be looking for when buying a BT Openreach modem on eBay?




Not that I can tell. Just make sure they say bt openreach on it. They all look identical
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