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January 11, 2019 - 4:59 pm
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Almost a year after the last update it appears Derbeth Grange is now accepting orders for FTTP for those premises not on FTTC.

 

Just leaves Wellside End as outstanding.

 

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April 10, 2018 - 9:53 pm
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Great news!!!

 

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April 10, 2018 - 2:56 pm

Installed this morning - took 4.5 hours but all working nicely now  Laugh

Got the Smart Hub configured okay for the two Xboxes - turns out Xbox added a setting to change the port, which makes it much simpler - the boys are delighted with their lovely smooth connections. Will keep the TP-Link router as a backup anyway.

Only issue we've had was having to replace two network cables we've been using for months - not sure why they suddenly weren't good enough - connection kept coming and going. Luckily I've got plenty of cables kicking around.

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March 31, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Thanks for the info Brian - I'll give it a look  🙂

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Alan

Documentation for BT HH's is scarce - if I remember correctly there are no User manuals. I can point you in the direction of documentation for the ONT though. We're not allowed to post links on here so if you stick a "www." in front of the following and then follow the links

kitz.co.uk/

>Forum

>News Articles

>New OpenReach FTTP ONT (dated 19th Feb so is on the second page)

 

I'm not technically minded so have no idea how these things work (or what works with what). I do know you can set up a direct PPPoE connection from a PC to the ONT. The Kitz forums could be a good place to ask technical questions about what you want to do.

 

Brian

 

PPPoE

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March 29, 2018 - 10:21 am

xyz said
The modem / router is connected to the ONT by ethernet cable. BT will send you a modified Home Hub 6 - normal HH6 boxes have 4 yellow Lan ports whereas the FTTP version has 3 yellow Lan ports and one red Wan port.

You'll need to research the HH6 to see what can (or can't!!!) be done with it.

Brian  

Between having a wan port and the diagram in the quick start guide I found online it certainly looks like it's just a router with a fancy external modem, implying that using a different router should be simple enough.

Which is great because what little information I can find on the Smart Hub's software suggests that it's nowhere near as fully featured as my TP-Link router. It does have better wifi and throughput though, so I'll use the Smart Hub if I can.

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March 28, 2018 - 5:28 pm
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The modem / router is connected to the ONT by ethernet cable. BT will send you a modified Home Hub 6 - normal HH6 boxes have 4 yellow Lan ports whereas the FTTP version has 3 yellow Lan ports and one red Wan port.

 

You'll need to research the HH6 to see what can (or can't!!!) be done with it.

 

Brian

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March 28, 2018 - 2:48 pm

So, what's the modem/router setup with these installations? Is it an external modem or is it built into the Smart Hub router?

I currently have an external ADSL modem and a TP-Link router which I have very carefully configured to allow 2 Xboxes to work at the same time, so it would be handy if I could keep using it if I can't get the BT router to do the same 🙂

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March 22, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Well it's booked for 3 weeks from now. Fingers crossed  🙂

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March 22, 2018 - 12:36 pm
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Last I heard Home installs were between two to four weeks after an order is placed - it all depends on engineer availability.

 

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March 22, 2018 - 10:40 am

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I take it you've got your order submitted!!!

Running the check on OpenReach appears to show the whole street is accepting orders. No such luck for Wellside End or Derbeth Grange

Brian  

Yep - order is in  😀

I know there have been delays in other streets so I know things might not happen as quickly as the order process is claiming, but at least things are moving forward again  😀

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I take it you've got your order submitted!!!

 

Running the check on OpenReach appears to show the whole street is accepting orders. No such luck for Wellside End or Derbeth Grange

 

Brian

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March 22, 2018 - 9:54 am

Alan B said

"3-6 months"  🙁

But he also says "works have not yet commenced on Concraig Park" though we've had OpenReach vans in the street on and off for about 6 weeks now, so yeah, I think his info might be a bit out of date already.

I hope so 'cos 5mbps is getting torturous 🙁  

Though OpenReach and BT are both now saying "accepting orders"   😀

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March 19, 2018 - 1:44 pm

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Councillor Delaney has posted an update on broadband matters on his Twitter feed.

Not particularly good news for those in Concraig Park though how accurate his information is is open to question. One if the specific address's he mentions is linked to the DP point that serves my house - I know it works!!!

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"3-6 months"  🙁

But he also says "works have not yet commenced on Concraig Park" though we've had OpenReach vans in the street on and off for about 6 weeks now, so yeah, I think his info might be a bit out of date already.

I hope so 'cos 5mbps is getting torturous 🙁

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Councillor Delaney has posted an update on broadband matters on his Twitter feed.

 

Not particularly good news for those in Concraig Park though how accurate his information is is open to question. One if the specific address's he mentions is linked to the DP point that serves my house - I know it works!!!

 

Brian

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BT & Openreach have now sorted my broadband speed. Now getting the full 300mbps. Hopefully the other people complaining about the speed drops will be sorted soon.

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Speeds struggling at peak times. 300mbps Infinity 4 dropping to 20 at times. No change to upload speed. Reported it to BT :/

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January 25, 2018 - 6:45 pm

Unfortunately not. They're coming around 8:30 tomorrow morning so we'll both be at work. I'm just happy things are finally moving along  🙂

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January 25, 2018 - 4:59 pm
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Good news - I hope!!!

 

Will somebody be at home ready to "interrogate" the poor engineer? Suitable questions would be

What's happening?

Why's it taken so long?

Do they know anything about the other outstanding areas - Wellside End and Derbeth Grange?

 

Brian

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January 25, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Just had a text from my wife. BT just called asking for permission to run a cable from our house (Concraig Park) tomorrow.

Looks like it's finally starting to happen 😀

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