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Great Replacement for Talk Talk Fibre Optic
on 11 December 2011
I bought this as a replacement for the standard Echolife router that Talk Talk provide with their fibre optic service. I used to have the router for my old ADSL service in the centre of the house but that's not possible with fibre optic without a lot of inconvenient cabling because the BT-provided modem has to be plugged into the main phone input which is at one end of my house. Changing to fibre optic led to increased speed and bandwidth but greatly reduced range and complaints from the family who lost their service in their bedrooms - not much of an upgrade in their view. Experimenting with range extenders just degraded the whole system so I wanted to try a better router...and this one does the job brilliantly.
This is the easiest router to set up that I've ever had. Just replaced the old one with the Linksys, loaded the set-up CD on my Mac, changed the SSID and WAP2 password to the ones I already used on my network and bingo! The desktop, 3 laptops, PS3, media server, iPhone and iPods all connected with no problem and the range reaches the kids bedrooms at the far end of the house. The USB flash drive I connected was instantly recognised as another media server and could be 'seen' by all the devices, as could my Western Digital MyBookWorld.
I posted this because there must be lots of other Talk Talk customers out there with similar issues and I found a real shortage of info and advice on the web. So I hope this helps!