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FTTC Hardware Compatibility

  • 01/10/2013 3:48 PM
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The broadband market has started changing, with customers moving from ADSL/ADSL2+ services, to newer superfast FTTC/FTTP based services. With this brings in some cases a change of hardware requirement as many older routers will not work directly with the next generation of broadband services, however, some can be made to work, with varying degrees of success.

Below is a growing list of older ADSL hardware can be made to work Openreach based FTTC solutions, when partnered with a separate VDSL modem (which needs to be purchased by yourself). You basically end up with 2 devices, connected together via an Ethernet cable. You then make a PPPoE connection in the router, which then presents your username/password (known as PPP) to the VDSL modem, which then makes the connection to ourselves.

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Known NOT to work
Belkin F5D8631-4
Draytek 2600 Series
Netgear DGN2000 / N300
TP-Link TD-W8960N
TP-Link TD-W8960Nv4

Known TO work
Asus DSL-N66U
Asus RT-N66U
Asus DSL-AC68U
Asus RT-AC68U
Billion 7300N (with a fair bit of hassle)
Billion 7800N
D-Link DIR-855
Draytek Vigor 2820 Series
Draytek Vigor 2850 Series
Draytek Vigor 2860 Series
Draytek Vigor 2920 Series
Fritz!box 7490
Netgear WNR1000v3
Netgear WNR2000

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