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FTTC in the UK runs off VDSL from the cabinet to the home. Something like the ASUS DSL-AC68U would be compatible as it has a built in VDSL modem but as others have said the cheapest option would be to buy an openreach modem off ebay and then hook it up to the WAN port of the current router/AP you have.
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It's still not an ADSL connection. You need a separate modem and then a fibre compatible router. You can probably use the Sky hub thing as a modem then just have that feed into whatever router you want. I use an Asus RT-N66U on my FTTC connection, but I also have a ECI Telecom - B-Focus modem as I'm with Zen, it's one of the two openreach options. I'd assume you could buy one of those, and run it on a Sky connection along with whatever router you want.

If you're getting huge ping spikes and low speeds, chances are it's not on your internal network but likely at the local exchange. I'm not sure if you can enable ping responses on the Sky hub, but if you can I'd recommend setting up a ping graph at fruk.net and at thinkbroadband.com. Then you'll be able to see what your connection is doing at all times of the day, you may have congestion at the exchange at peak times causing packet loss and a drop of download speed. I'd run a bunch of speed tests throughout the day, either with speedtest.net or thinkbroadband.com and keep the logs just to make sure.

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Originally Posted by nifnat View Post

FTTC in the UK runs off VDSL from the cabinet to the home. Something like the ASUS DSL-AC68U would be compatible as it has a built in VDSL modem but as others have said the cheapest option would be to buy an openreach modem off ebay and then hook it up to the WAN port of the current router/AP you have.

Amazing, thanks for the info guys, might actually take a look at that Asus as I want an all in one solution just for ease of use and tidiness.
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removed, missed something in this thread, sorry smile.gif
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