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    Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    Hi folks!

    The recent storm has blown my existing fibre router (and half the street apparently) and Plusnet won’t send me another without extending my contract so I’m looking at buying my own. I’ve no issue with range on my bog standard Plusnet provided router so really I’m after something that’ll allow me to do some sort of QoS.
    Does a reasonably priced router exist that’ll allow Individual site blocking and device throttling, ideally able to be set up according to timed rules? If not I’m just going to buy a BT HomeHub 6 to wait out my contract

    Thanks for any guidance!

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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Hi folks!

    The recent storm has blown my existing fibre router (and half the street apparently) and Plusnet won’t send me another without extending my contract so I’m looking at buying my own. I’ve no issue with range on my bog standard Plusnet provided router so really I’m after something that’ll allow me to do some sort of QoS.
    Does a reasonably priced router exist that’ll allow Individual site blocking and device throttling, ideally able to be set up according to timed rules? If not I’m just going to buy a BT HomeHub 6 to wait out my contract

    Thanks for any guidance!

    Rob
    yes, the netgear nighthawk 7000 series (various iterations) tend to have all those features and come in a choice of either a fibre or standard non-fibre option (slightly different serial numbers between them). IIRC the 7500 is non and 7800 is the fibre equivalent.

    weirdly I can't find the model now. Maybe they pulled it. I'll have a look at lunch if I get chance
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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    I replaced my TalkTalk Fibre router with one of the AVM FRITZ!Box models and haven't looked back! I bought the 7490 model for a decent price and I've had it for some time now and it's been brilliant! Great WIFI coverage, gigabit ports, USB 3.0 for media etc... And very reliable. I've never felt the need to replace it. AVM are great at keeping their routers updated too .

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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    Good recommendation thanks!
    The D7000 seems to be available for ~£140 ish, the D7800 (X4S) closer to £200 which is more than I was thinking of spending.
    Do you happen to know if any of the lower range Netgears have the same family/blocking/throttling features?

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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    If you have a BT Modem spare I have an Asus RT-AC87U that I dont use anymore and would be willing to sell. I believe it can do all the features you're looking for.

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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    The D7000 is a vdsl router - it doesn't have a direct fibre connection... do you have FTTP?
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    Re: Fibre Router died - Good replacement options with QoS ?

    Ah, no, I wish.
    I gave it a quick look over and didn't pick up on that. I've just had to buy a BT hub 6 off ebay (submitted an offer and forgot) so could always use that for the modem only

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