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Old December 26th 14, 05:10 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Woody
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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?


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Old December 26th 14, 06:33 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Burns[_2_]
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Woody wrote:

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.


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 ...

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Old December 26th 14, 08:26 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Woody
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"Andy Burns" wrote in
message
o.uk...
Woody wrote:

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.


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 ...



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
please?


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Woody

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Old December 26th 14, 08:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham Murray
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"Woody" writes:

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 ...



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
please?


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.
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Old December 26th 14, 08:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Burns[_2_]
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Woody wrote:

Andy Burns wrote:

As you don't need ADSL modem functionality, why not buy
something that will run openWRT?


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
please?


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.

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start#supported_hardware_-_router_type

 




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