TP-LINK Router for Talk Talk Fibre Broadband

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Found 13th Dec 2016
Is TP-LINK Archer C9 good option for Talk Talk Fibre Broadband.
I'm currently using BT open reach modem connected to D-LINK 3780
Thank you in advance

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Yes, just make sure you get the one that says "VDSL" & not Cable. Remember before even connecting it to look up your providers settings! For example: community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/…485

Pretty sure the C stands for cable. You want ones beginning D or VR. C ones are for virgin cable.
Edited by: "MIDURIX" 13th Dec 2016

Original Poster

MIDURIX

Pretty sure the C stands for cable. You want ones beginning D or VR. C … Pretty sure the C stands for cable. You want ones beginning D or VR. C ones are for virgin cable.


Could you explain that a little bit more in detail?
I want to connect my open reach modem to TP-LINK Archer C9.
Will I be able to have my Talk Talk Fibre Broadband connected like that?

airydaniel

Could you explain that a little bit more in detail? I want to connect my … Could you explain that a little bit more in detail? I want to connect my open reach modem to TP-LINK Archer C9. Will I be able to have my Talk Talk Fibre Broadband connected like that?



If you're planning on using the OR modem with the C9 it'll work fine. Why you'd want to do this I'm not sure

Original Poster

Do I need to configure any network settings manually on the router? Wonder if TP Link quick setup will do fine.

airydaniel

Do I need to configure any network settings manually on the router? … Do I need to configure any network settings manually on the router? Wonder if TP Link quick setup will do fine.



It should work yes, I've just looked on my older TD-W9980 & it's there..

http://i.imgur.com/EzzjB6g.png

Original Poster

Thank you very much

airydaniel

Thank you very much



You will not need to do this if using a cable router with the OR modem.

Edit, in fact you won't even have the option I don't think.
Edited by: "mpmc1987" 14th Dec 2016

airydaniel

Could you explain that a little bit more in detail? I want to connect my … Could you explain that a little bit more in detail? I want to connect my open reach modem to TP-LINK Archer C9. Will I be able to have my Talk Talk Fibre Broadband connected like that?


You don't have cable, you have fibre. So I wouldn't recommend buying a cable router.

mpmc1987

It should work yes, I've just looked on my older TD-W9980 & it's there..


That will only work if you have a fibre router and have fibre or have a cable router and have cable. Bit like filling a petrol car up with diesel.

MIDURIX

You don't have cable, you have fibre. So I wouldn't recommend buying a … You don't have cable, you have fibre. So I wouldn't recommend buying a cable router.



There is nothing wrong with using the OR modem with a cable router. I did exactly this when I first had VDSL installed, in fact that was the only way you could use it back then, BT supplied the OR modem & home hub 3. Yes it is a bit pointless now with many VDSL routers available.

If the OP does use a cable router with the OR modem all they'd need to do would be to setup the PPPoE connection.

MIDURIX

That will only work if you have a fibre router and have fibre or have a … That will only work if you have a fibre router and have fibre or have a cable router and have cable. Bit like filling a petrol car up with diesel.



This is why I said (in post #1) to get a router that supports VDSL X)
Edited by: "mpmc1987" 14th Dec 2016

Original Poster

MIDURIX

You don't have cable, you have fibre. So I wouldn't recommend buying a … You don't have cable, you have fibre. So I wouldn't recommend buying a cable router.




But in the product description of TP LINK Archer C9 is written "For cable and fibre optic broadband".

airydaniel

But in the product description of TP LINK Archer C9 is written "For cable … But in the product description of TP LINK Archer C9 is written "For cable and fibre optic broadband".



BT and many ISPs incorrectly call VDSL "fibre" when it isn't actually fibre! This "For cable and fibre optic broadband" is from when people HAD to use the Openreach modem for VDSL along with another router..

Take a read of the last post on TT forum here for a better explanation
Edited by: "mpmc1987" 14th Dec 2016

Original Poster

I've just received the replacement router Huawei from talk talk which has modem built in. My current Internet speed is much lower than I used to have with DLINK + Open Reach Modem combination.

Is that because of the quality of Huawei router?

airydaniel

I've just received the replacement router Huawei from talk talk which has … I've just received the replacement router Huawei from talk talk which has modem built in. My current Internet speed is much lower than I used to have with DLINK + Open Reach Modem combination. Is that because of the quality of Huawei router?



Let me guess your Openreach modem is the ECI branded one? If you're not sure, see this image

http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/images/eci_v_huawei.png
- Image provided by Kitz.

If you have an ECI modem, you were more than likely given it because the DSLAM is an ECI model.

Routers that use the same brand of chipset as the DSLAM appear to work better, so this may be why you're seeing a slow down. However, don't replace it yet, give it a few days to settle & then decide if you want to replace it.

More info can be found on these links Kitz (Cabinets)OR modem models.

Original Poster

I definetely have the ECI Modem.
Thank you very much for your advice

airydaniel

I've just received the replacement router Huawei from talk talk which has … I've just received the replacement router Huawei from talk talk which has modem built in. My current Internet speed is much lower than I used to have with DLINK + Open Reach Modem combination. Is that because of the quality of Huawei router?


Is that over wireless or connected by ethernet? TalkTalk router I got with broadband has a terrible range.

Original Poster

Over the wireless as well as the wired connection.

Excellent Router. I binned my Hub 6 for one and I'm glad I did. No more signal drops on Sky Q and Netflix runs fab on my Infinity 2 Fibre.
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