I couldn't find any related topic, so starting a new one. Has anyone already used any alternative router with the "Faster Fibre"? (which comes with the aggressively advertised (a bit too much) new TalkTalk's Wi-Fi HUB)
I used to use broandband access from TalkTalk (VDSL2+, I guess) which was advertised as Fibre. I lived happily with my TPLink Archer VR400.
However, after upgrading to "Faster Fibre", it stopped connecting (DSL signal is showing, but internet connection is gone).
The Wi-Fi HUB connects to the Internet, but I cannot use it because it lacks many important features (including NAT loopback), so basically it's useless.
Does anyone know what is the technical difference between "Fibre" and the "Faster Fibre"? Any chance to re-configure and re-use the previous router? If not, how can one choose a new router, cause TPLink's box was stating that it's compatible with TalkTalk, but apparently not with all broadband options.
The web-site is pretty useless for the technical info - they don't want you to think, just look at happy people on the photos, photo of nice new Wi-Fi HUB and simply buy, don't ask questions.
Faster fibre is just fibre without the 40Mbps limit, there's no technical difference from the upto 40Mbps fibre product.
If the TP Link router works with FTTC then it should work with your TalkTalk fibre service. Can you explain exactly what problem you experience with the router, any error messages etc
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