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XGS-PON Business - which router

richard999
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Nexfibre are currently laying fibre in my street, and as it's the only fibre available in my area I'm looking to switch to Virgin. As the only way I can get a static IP address is with the business version, I'm looking at going down that root.

My question however is regarding the router that will be provided. For the XGS-PON version is a different router provided? The Hitron one mentioned on the website only seems to have a co-axial cable input.

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Riche90
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They only do coax for business and do not currently have an xgs pon router that can take lc/apc in. Sounds mad I know but I’ve been told this on the phone to them 4+ times. They actually said they would come and switch me to coax lmao.. nonsensical. But with VM it’s expected now. 

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Tudor
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You will have ti contact VM Business, the VM staff on this board only deal with residential connections and will have no information. Why do you need a fixed IP address? My IP hasn’t changed for nearly 2 years, in any case if you have a URL pointing to your IP you can just use DDNS.


Tudor
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Riche90
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They only do coax for business and do not currently have an xgs pon router that can take lc/apc in. Sounds mad I know but I’ve been told this on the phone to them 4+ times. They actually said they would come and switch me to coax lmao.. nonsensical. But with VM it’s expected now. 

Thanks for the info. That's annoying. 

Tudor, I need it for when I WFH. At lot of the services I access are behind a firewall and the risk that my IP address might change could cause issues, especially if anything urgent came up. By the looks of it, AAISPs L2TP service may be the only way to get around this.

Thanks all for the help.

jpeg1
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As Tudor said, a DDNS is your answer.  Choose a reliable service. 

- jpeg1
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