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    Hi,

    Could some one please recommend a good replacement fibre router to use with TALKTALK fibre service? The huawei router they are sending to customers are sooooo bad that I just need to source something myself!

    TALKTALK is offering 25 pounds credit towards new router. Could you please recommend any good one?

    thank you!

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    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    As far as I know talk talk supply a d-link dsl-3780 now for fibre, at … As far as I know talk talk supply a d-link dsl-3780 now for fibre, at least for TT plus customers. I was on the testing team for it and have had one for over 9 months now and it's a pretty decent router.



    hi, thanks, i was on the phone to TT and asked them to send me the d-link 3780 and they said that the only router they got is huaweii

    i am awaitin a call back from their customer service manager, to see what other options i've got. he is the one that offered me 25 quid credit note!

    Original Poster

    dcx_badass

    Weird, on the forums there is definitely a stream of people receiving it. … Weird, on the forums there is definitely a stream of people receiving it. If I was you I'd use the forums where possible, it does take longer but the staff are well trained and you do get results.


    i know, thats what i said but the guy said no no only huawei so i told him about the forums....

    i will try forum directly, hopefully i will get this sorted out cause this huaweii thingy is really something that TT should be ashamed of!

    Just received a HUAWEI in the post as I am a new customer. Are these routers really that bad?

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    talktalk are bad, period

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    NEILJR

    Just received a HUAWEI in the post as I am a new customer. Are these … Just received a HUAWEI in the post as I am a new customer. Are these routers really that bad?


    it will sound weird but this will increase your phone discharge time, will assign new IPs of connected devices each time you switch your router on/off and it even struggle with HD movie playback over the wire from WD My Book Live...

    I had D-link adsl router for past 3-4 years, supplied by them and works brilliant but can't connect since fibre is in place

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    bednim

    it will sound weird but this will increase your phone discharge time, … it will sound weird but this will increase your phone discharge time, will assign new IPs of connected devices each time you switch your router on/off and it even struggle with HD movie playback over the wire from WD My Book Live...I had D-link adsl router for past 3-4 years, supplied by them and works brilliant but can't connect since fibre is in place



    just wondering?

    1) Why would you switch your router off unless doing a reset?
    2) Don't most routers assign new ips to connected devices via dhcp, unless of course you disable dhcp and/or assign address reservations?
    Edited by: "Musician" 1st Oct 2013

    I too had the huawei router. It was terrible with constant drop outs and resets needed.
    I ended up buying a tp link router and its been 100% stable so far.

    Original Poster

    You're right musician, but other routers allows you to assign with dhcp but also allow you to get these addresses static so they won't change each time you restart your router. This really annoys when you've got few drives connected!

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    bednim

    You're right musician, but other routers allows you to assign with dhcp … You're right musician, but other routers allows you to assign with dhcp but also allow you to get these addresses static so they won't change each time you restart your router. This really annoys when you've got few drives connected!



    I think you are talking about the Huawei HG520 and yes what a damn stupid way of assigning ips, seems the only way you can do it is at the PC end (old school style) then removing the addresses from IP pool this article goes into more detail, but I think you probably know all this already:

    http://talktalkmembers.com/t5/Unlimited-Broadband/HG533-reserving-IP-addresses/td-p/823781

    The Fibre router (the HG533) supplied by talktalk however does seem to have proper mac address reservations and dhcp , however that doesn't make it a good router.

    sjhirst I think has banged the nail on the head, you can't go wrong with TP Link for stability and features, that's what I did with virgin media, I run the superhub in modem mode and use an N300 cable TP Link (was only around 40 quid) and my network is now the best its ever been, both for stability and wireless reception.

    Original Poster

    Hi musician, thank you, but already tried this option and it doesn't work. IPs got assigned to different address each time you switch the router on. But that is not the only issue with it so even if I find how to work around it, there are still other problems with router like streaming or WiFi smart phone discharge :-\

    You say TP link is good? I'll have to research about them.

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    Tp link are fantastic, discovered them through the I.t. bod at work.

    Original Poster

    Hi all! Got my replacement router today dlink 3780. As I was using dlink in the past, I'm happy to keep this one instead of buying TP link.

    All my network problems are gone so happy days.

    Advice for the future, if you're on fibre or ADSL and they send you Huawei, demand dlink instead. It's a lot better device for your network.

    Thanks all for your input!

    Have a good day.
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