I am thinking of changing over to Fibre Broadband (FTTC) and to do so I have to change from my current ADSL+2 Modem/Router which is supporting an ethernet network of 3 pc's, to a "Cable Router" as stated by my ISP (ADSL24) :- "Your existing ADSL or ADSL2+ router will not work with Fibre Broadband due to the new technology, so you will require a standard (non-ADSL) router (also known to as a 'Cable router') which you can then plug the provided VDSL2 modem into and share the connection on your network." Can anyone suggest/recommend a suitable router that will alow me to continue to use my "wired" network?
I still think there is some misunderstanding here. FTTC will not affect your present set-up. All that is changing is the exchange side of the connection.
FTTH is Fibre To The Home, where you will get an additional 'cable' connection to your house which would involve digging up the footpath. It is only when you wish to take advantage of that will you need to have a new 'cable' router. This would be supplied and fitted by your ISP.
If you buy a cable router now, don't open the box.
On our upgrade I think they are leaving the copper overhead lines from the pole in place but the rest will be Fibre. Also if they change it the ISP Provider is obligated to upgrade you, so you should not need to pay anything
As far as I have found out you will need a new router if the one you have doesn't support PPPoE over a WAN port. You plug the router into the VDSL modem. I found this old thread on another forum click here