Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Woody, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Woody

    Woody Guest

    I see that Expensive World are selling the BT HomeHub 4 in
    unlocked version so it will work with cable as well as
    ADSL - I want to use it on VM.

    Has anyone out there any experience of this beast? Does it
    work well, is it reliable, and above all does it have all of
    the programming bells and whistles - such as IP address tied
    to MAC, QoS, AP/bridge/VPN operation, etc etc.

    At £29.95 on the face of it it looks a good buy - but is it
    really so?
    Woody, Dec 26, 2014
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    Andy Burns Guest

    As you don't need ADSL modem functionality, why not buy something that
    will run openWRT? I've just replaced my ancient WRT54GS running
    Backfire with a WNDR3800 running BarrierBreaker (they're like hens'
    teeth in the UK unfortunately) I doubt any "home" router touches it for
    functionality ...
    Andy Burns, Dec 26, 2014
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  3. Woody

    Woody Guest


    Now you see Andy, you've gone off into a foreign language
    sometimes known as jargon. Would you care to explain exactly
    what the paragraph above really means in plain English
    Woody, Dec 26, 2014
  4. The only piece of 'jargon' in that paragraph is ADSL (Asymmetric Digital
    Subscriber Loop) which is broadband delivered over the normal telephone
    cable from the exchange. All of the other terms are product (either
    hardware or software) names.
    Graham Murray, Dec 26, 2014
  5. Woody

    Andy Burns Guest

    openWRT is a specialised version of Linux, intended to replace the
    factory firmware on numerous types of wired/wifi routers (typically
    non-ADSL models as those are not generally open source friendly).

    I'd trust it further than I could sling many other routers which almost
    never seem to receive security updates, it gives you a web interface
    similar as any other router, with command line option if you fancy it.

    Andy Burns, Dec 26, 2014
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