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# 178926 19-Aug-2015 14:26
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We are due to get fibre installed fairly soon. We are also thinking of upgrading our 5 year old router to dual band, 801.11ac etc. Are there only specific routers that may be used with a fibre connection? I was looking at reviews of the TP Link AC1750 D7, earlier and came across one review that stated it is not "fibre ready". What's the story with that? What do I need to look out for when researching a "fibre ready" router?

Thanks for any advice.  :)

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  # 1370299 19-Aug-2015 14:29
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Which ISP are you planning on going with? Some of them provide routers that aren't bad. 

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  # 1370302 19-Aug-2015 14:35
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need one with what supports WAN on one of its ethernet ports, and depending on the ISP it need to support VLAN tagging

 
 
 
 




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  # 1370304 19-Aug-2015 14:35
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*cough* Vodafone (we're already with them!)



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  # 1370305 19-Aug-2015 14:37
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So it needs at least one WAN port? Ok. I'll have to look into VLAN tagging.

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  # 1370306 19-Aug-2015 14:44
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yes but some (not a lot) devices can use a LAN port as a WAN port.



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  # 1370307 19-Aug-2015 14:45
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Thanks guys!

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  # 1370308 19-Aug-2015 14:45
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Before you go throwing money away, try the HG659 that Vodafone will supply. It has Wireless AC and Gigabit ethernet ports. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 1370310 19-Aug-2015 14:55
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Thanks for that lxsw20, will def. do!

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