View Full Version : Fibre capable wifi router

bk T
26-07-2014, 12:16 PM
What do you guys recommend for a wireless router capable of connecting to Telecom's Fibre ONT?

The free TG587n V3 looks pretty OK, is there any better ones to recommend?

Alex B
26-07-2014, 01:53 PM
When you say better, what are your requirements? Plenty of better stuff out there but it's budget vs needs really. The Huawei HG659/b they give as a business device isn't bad, 802.11AC, Gig switching etc. Have seen them go for $50 on TM.

bk T
26-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Isn't this a consensus opinion in this forum that the free Telecom routers are terrible stuff?

Chilling: have you tested this model?

26-07-2014, 04:48 PM
He is talking about the business model not the home model telecom give out I think

26-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Can't stand the TG587, first tried them 2 years back, they've not improved.

The Huawei kit, not much better... Looks good on paper, but in practice it falls over regularly under any load.

Why not just go for something like a Gargoyle router?

Alex B
26-07-2014, 05:14 PM
The old Technicolours/Thompsons were not great, in saying that for a basic 1-2 device user I found them OK. The Huawei ones are fine from my limited playing with them. Once again it really depends on your use case.

bk T
26-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Which make and model of Gargoyle router can be connected to the Fibre ONT?

Not any router can be used with the fibre ONT, right? What's the requirement?

26-07-2014, 10:03 PM
They have to be able to Vlan tag.

27-07-2014, 10:11 PM
Yeah VLAN 10 on the WAN interface.