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Modem advice

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by mushtafa, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

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    Location: West Sussex, UK

  2. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    Location: Lake District

    Vigor 130
     
  3. bremen1874

    Capodecina

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    The HG612 is still a decent cheap option for home use.
     
  4. pepp77

    Mobster

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    This, it is what we supply.
     
  5. Steveocee

    Mobster

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    Location: Derbyshire

    Vigor 130 if you want to buy new. HG612 3B if you want cheap, reliable and just as good used.
     
  6. mushtafa

    Wise Guy

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    Can't stretch to a Vigor 130 at the moment. Might just pick up a HG612 to get me setup and working again.

    The more I read on them, it seems people use two different types with different chipsets depending on local cabinet type
     
  7. bremen1874

    Capodecina

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    When BT was first supplying them they did match the modems to the cabinets. After a while, you just got what was on the van.

    From what I've seen matching modem and cabinet doesn't make enough difference to worry about. The HG612 has the advantage that it's fairly simple to unlock and get line stats from.

    You shouldn't be paying much over £15 for an HG612, and you'd get most of that back if you resold it.
     
  8. Avalon

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    You’re over complicating this, an HG612 is inexpensive, has solid reliability, easy unlock giving access to stats (minor concerns about PSU’s failing). It’s unlikely you will see any significant difference between the ECI and HG612 in general use.