Would my existing Router work?

  john bunyan 15:41 03 Feb 2019

I am about to switch ISP's . I am currently on "normal" ie non fibre broadband at 8mbps. I have in the past tried various routers, and my existing one has proved the most reliable, a Netgear DGND 4000. The new ISP, PlusNet, is promising a minimum download of 48 mbps, via fibre to the cabinet.

They will supply a new Hub / router , but do I need to change? I know that for fibre to the house, a new one would ne needed, but does this apply with fibre to the cabinet? I have always found it a faff to switch routers.

  Govan1x 13:20 10 Feb 2019

JB. Moving shortly and no connections to Virginmedia in the area. So looking at Plusnet.

Thinking of the 79-80 mb over 1.5 years which is £7 a week cheaper than the 12 months.

Should have added

I have to take line rental with it which is included in the price. it seems a good deal so maybe let us know your speeds when you get connected.

Should have added £27.99 for the 1.5 years and £34.99 for the 12 month contract.

  john bunyan 15:34 10 Feb 2019


I decided to stay with my long standing BT phone line. I looked at various alternatives to TT, who BTW , wanted to charge £27 a month for 8mbps BB only! I have been wanting to move. Plusnet scored over BT on recommendations here and that their service phone is in UK. For me they quoted the same FTTC at 66 - 78 mbps; guaranteed 48 mbps of just under £25 for 12 months as it would be for18. I did consider an all in package including unlimited anytime calls at, I think about £47 , but will see how it goes. I will let you know . I will give them a while before looking at a Netgear R7000P router, using Plusnet one to start

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