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  # 1015689 30-Mar-2014 21:31
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So are the latest firmwares still rubbish?


I'm probably going to tinker with freetz once i get UFB - that way if i break something it doesn't matter as much, as ive got another router i can use as the gateway.

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  # 1015698 30-Mar-2014 22:21
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That's a hard question to answer as it would appear that that the UFB has problems and while there have been problems with the Fritz it would appear that there may also be issues at the BNG that need to get sorted. I love the Fritz and the benefits it offers and I get a perfect ride on the 200/50 plan with the 7360 on an older firmware but when it comes to the 7390 - different kettle of fish totally, speeds are well down. It would be fair to say that given the issues it's probably back to square one and tick off all the basics. As others have said - other ISP's are offering the product without issue so it has to be either the way it's configured, hardware issues or routers incompatibility - or a mix of all three.

I note that Fritz are bringing out a FTTH specific router 4080 which sounds promising

"With the FRITZ!Box 4080 AVM is showing the first FRITZ!Box for FFTH (Fiber To The Home) fiber optic connections. The FRITZ!Box 4080 can be deployed in fiber optic networks either via the gigabit Ethernet WAN port on the optical network unit (ONU) or directly with the SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) module. The FRITZ!Box 4080 is equipped with a gigabit WAN port and four gigabit LAN ports, and transmits with 3 x 3 MIMO simultaneously in the 2.4 and the 5 GHz bands - compliant with Wireless AC and N, respectively. The new FRITZ!Box offers the highest gigabit performance both at the Internet connection and in the home network. Two analog telephone jacks, a DECT base station, an internal ISDN port and two USB 3.0 ports round out the comprehensive FRITZ!Box features. With the latest FRITZ!OS the many convenience functions for the home network, like wireless guest access, parental control and Smart Home, are available for fiber optic connections as well. The new upright, white design of the FRITZ!Box 4080 is based on a high-performance hardware platform that offers plenty of room for coming developments, making it ideal for all-IP packages with fast Internet, voice and IP-TV. Market launch of the FRITZ!Box 4080 is planned for the second half of 2014."


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  # 1015897 31-Mar-2014 11:19
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Fibre support is irrelevant though - you'll still need to use the Chorus/LFC supplied ONT if you're using UFB. There is no ability to use a GPON SFP module.

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