Question: Can You Use Any Router With BT?

What routers work with BT?

VDSL BT Infinity RoutersNetgear Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700 IEEE 802.11ad Ethernet Wireless Router.

Netgear Nighthawk XR500 IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router.

NETGEAR R7000-100UKS Nighthawk 1900Mbps Wireless-AC Dual Band Gigabit Router.

Netgear Nighthawk X6S R8000P IEEE 802.11ac Ethernet Wireless Router.More items….

Can you use any router with any network?

You can use any wireless router you want, but the modem you purchase has to be approved by your ISP to function with their network.

Can I use my own router with BT FTTP?

Correct, no need for the VDSL modem on FTTP. You simply plug the standalone router into the ONT and setup a PPPoE connection on the router.

Are BT routers any good?

For a start, the Wi-Fi is the best a BT-branded router has ever had. It’s dual-band, broadcasting on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and has the latest wireless standard (802.11ac) on both. … Only very few devices have Wave 2 ac so far, but it’s good that BT is future-proofing.

Can I swap my BT Home Hub for another router?

Re: can you change bt hub? The home hub is a router. You can replace it if you wanted. You just have to make sure its suitable for bt infinity ie buy one with a built in vdsl modem or buy one that says for cable connections.

Can you just buy a router and have internet?

Buying a router won’t give you internet access. You need a provider to get that. The provider will have to bring their cable into your apartment. … Some providers allow you to use your own router, but if you don’t know much about how the internet works, you’re better off using the provider’s router.

Do I have to use a BT router with BT Broadband?

Most providers, including BT, TalkTalk, and Plusnet, allow you to use your own router, though they don’t always recommend it. You may not want the router that your provider gives you, but don’t throw it away!

Do I need both a modem and a router?

A router connects your devices to each other and, in hard-wired setups, to the modem. The router connects to your modem and then to your devices (laptops, smart TVs, printers, etc.) … However, a router doesn’t need to connect to a modem to function. You can choose to create a LAN without Internet access.

Can I use different router with BT?

If you have copper broadband, you can use a different router but we don’t recommend it because we can’t give you any technical support for equipment you’ve bought elsewhere.

Do I need a modem with FTTP?

You will need to plug your modem/router into your nbn™ FTTP Network Termination Device (NTD) to connect your Internet service. … After a few minutes, you should notice the POWER and OPTICAL lights on the front of the NTD turn solid green. If you have a battery backup unit installed, the ALARM button may also be green.

Will BT send me a new router?

BT will give you a Smart Hub for free if you contract, or re-contract, for a minimum of 18 months. … BT’s wholly-owned, but arm’s length, subsidiary, Plusnet, is offering a rebadged version of the slightly older Home Hub 5 free to new customers and those who agree to re-contract with them.

Are routers universal?

Routers are universal and can be used with any internet service provider. … So you can often keep your modem if you switch providers, as long as it’s the same type of internet service (cable, DSL or fiber).

Does FTTP use PPPoE?

Re: BT OR using PPPoE in areas where FTTP/FTTC are being use The NGA Fibre Based service that Openreach provide (i.e. FTTC/FTTP) does use PPPoE.

Can I replace my BT Home Hub 5 with another router?

Re: Buying a third party router to replace BT Home Hub 5 for BT Infinity. If you want to use the Nighthawk you will need to get a separate VDSL modem so that you can use it. … If you want to have just one box you need to get a VDSLModem/router.