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Vodafone Pro - Use My Own Router?

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speedydan
3: Seeker

Hi.

 

I have Pro Gigafast 900 at home. Generally - it has been really good. I haven't particularly had any problems with the connection. Wired devices have been solid.

 

I do however have a problem with the 2 'super wifi' boosters I have setup. Either One of them will drop at random points throughout the day. They come back up within about a minute - but it's quite annoying to be trying to do something upstairs, and for the connection to drop! Contacting support, they say that the boosters are receiving a huge amount of wifi interference - and that I should try moving them.

 

I never had this problem with previous mesh networks I've had setup at home, so my question is - can I use my own router and set up my own mesh again?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Jayach
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You can certainly do that, but it will be wasting the premium that you pay for Pro* and you will lose the 4G backup and VoIP phone.

Vodafone will provide the username and password required, probably the best way to get it is via live chat.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/bbservcd/

 

*I am aware they no longer supply Gigafast 900 without Pro, I think that is a real con.

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

You can certainly do that, but it will be wasting the premium that you pay for Pro* and you will lose the 4G backup and VoIP phone.

Vodafone will provide the username and password required, probably the best way to get it is via live chat.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/bbservcd/

 

*I am aware they no longer supply Gigafast 900 without Pro, I think that is a real con.

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speedydan
3: Seeker

This is really helpful, thanks.

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

Another possibility would be to get a mesh and use it in AP mode hardwired to the Vodafone router and switch the Vodafone WiFi off. That way you keep the 4G backup and phone.

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speedydan
3: Seeker

Would I still be able to do this if I'm using a static IP?

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Jayach
16: Advanced member

I can see no reason why that should change, Vodafone should still allocate the same I.P. irrespective of the router in use. 

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