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Hi im looking to upgrade my standard huawei router
I was looking to get an Asus RT-AC1200g+ would that work ? and is it difficult to replace it?
The Asus RT-AC1200g+ ON ITS OWN will not work, you'd also need to pair it with a modem (the Huawei HHG2500 VF supply is a combo modem+router). The xDSL version of the RT-AC1200g+ is the DSL-AC55U, but I'd suggest you look at some of the online reviews before you go for it! While I'm a fan of my "Meshed" RT-AC86U & RT-AC68U, when it comes to modem/router combos, TP-Link and Billion (again read the specific model reviews) seem to be more popular!
Thanks for your reply. I wouldn't be the most tech savy person. Could you please explain why would I have the two of them connectected together? Is there a diffrent router that would completely remove the use of the Vodafone box ?
Okay, so I'm assuming you have VDSL (Superfast 1 or 2).
In that situation, a VDSL modem is required to take the signal from the phone line and turn it into a usable data stream. You'd then have a router, which just takes a usable data stream and works as a distribution and management hub so that you can have multiple devices connected (you can connect just a single device directly to a modem if you wanted).
So we tend to end up with three different types of devices:
Modem makes the data sent down the phone line usable
Router manages and distributes data in a local network
Modem/router the combo device which Vodafone and most of their competitors supply to the end-users.
So if you made the mistake of just getting a router, you'd have no socket on the wall that you could plug it into for your internet. You could plug it into the existing modem/router (via one of the LAN ports), but you then potentially get various other problems.
I hope that's enough to be getting on with, it really is a very rough description....