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An alternative to the Hub 5X?

maxthegold
Tuning in

Has anybody tried this as an alternative to the Hub 5x.

https://www.adtran.com/en/products-and-services/fiber-access-and-aggregation/optical-network-termina...

I have seen them on ebay for about 30 pounds.

Would get over the lack of modem mode if they are compatible.

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Adduxi
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You will not get VM to authorise a third party modem on their network.  It’s VM kit or nothing.

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Cardiffman282
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With VM you have to use a Hub. 

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Adduxi
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In the distant NTL past, many eons ago, you could buy your own cable modem for use. However you had to buy it from a certain supplier and yes, it was NTL.   😊

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Client62
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At only £30 let us know how you get on !

Adduxi ,

I wasn't planning on asking VM for permission, I just wondered if it would work. I have done something similar with TalkTalk in the past and it worked fine.

Adduxi
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Completely different to TT.  VM will not allow 3rd party modems on the network. 

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Client62 ,

Sadly I am unable to test it myself as I cancelled my account. I just couldn't continue with the useless 5x hub and had to get out before my 14 days were up, so I didn't get chance to fully investigate and test.


@maxthegold wrote:

Client62 ,

Sadly I am unable to test it myself as I cancelled my account. I just couldn't continue with the useless 5x hub and had to get out before my 14 days were up, so I didn't get chance to fully investigate and test.


It wouldn't have worked, as per above.

Adduxi ,

What a shame, would have been so much simpler.