Latest UK Openreach Approved List of VDSL Modems and Routers

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 (2:40 pm) – Score 0

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Consumers have a lot of options when buying a new VDSL2 router for their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable (66-63Mbps average) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based broadband ISP connection but strictly speaking you should be using an Openreach (BT) approved model. Thankfully uno has published the most recent list of approved devices.

Internet providers and manufactures often submit new routers to Openreach’s Modem Conformance Testing (MCT) process, which ensures that they are able to work correctly within the operator’s network and without causing any harm to the service or other users. The vast majority of VDSL equipped routers, whether approve or not, will cause no serious issues.

Many people happily use unapproved devices (we can’t blame them since Openreach’s testing only covers a few of the available devices and most people aren’t even aware of the rules), although if you ever need support from your ISP then don’t be surprised if they refuse to help unless you connect an approved device. You may even run the risk of paying extra charges if your unapproved kit is found to be the cause of a fault investigation (rare).

Sadly finding out precisely which modems and routers have been approved is a notoriously difficult problem, although uno have been maintaining an updated list for awhile and they recently updated it with several new models.

NOTE: Routers/modems with an ‘L’ on the end denote devices that are specific (locked) to certain ISPs or may only be modems that require a separate router.

ADB Cisco

Arcadyan

  • Brightbox L
  • Brightbox 2 L
  • Home Hub 5b L
  • EE Smart Hub L

AVM

  • FRITZ!Box 3490

BSKYB

  • ER110 – Sky Q Hub L
  • ER – Sky Q Hub L
  • NR701 – Now TV Hub Two L
  • SR102 – Sky Hub Two L

Cisco

  • 1921
  • 887VA
  • 897VA
  • C897VA-K9
  • CISCO887VA-K9
  • CISCO887VA-M-K9
  • CISCO887VA-SEC-K9
  • C887VAM-K9
  • C887VA-W-E-K9
  • C887VAM-W-E-K9
  • C887VA-V-K9
  • C887VA-V-W-E-K9
  • C887VA-CUBE-K9
  • C887VAG+7-K9
  • C887VAMG+7-K9
  • C887VAGW+7-E-K9
  • C887VA-WD-E-K9
  • C887VAG-4G-GA-K9
  • C897VA-M-K9
  • C897VAW-E-K9
  • C897VAM-W-E-K9
  • C897VAG-LTE-GA-k9
  • C897VAMG-LTE-GA-K9
  • EHWIC-VA-DSL-A
  • EHWIC-VA-DSL-M
  • NIM VA

Draytek

  • Vigor 2862Ln
  • Vigor 2860
  • Vigor 2860vn Plus
  • Vigor 2860vac
  • Vigor 2860n
  • Vigor 2860n Plus
  • Vigor 2860L
  • Vigor 2860Ln
  • Vigor 2860ac
  • Vigor 2862
  • Vigor 2760
  • Vigor 2760vn
  • Vigor 2760n
  • Vigor 2762
  • Vigor 130
  • Vigor 2862ac
  • Vigor 2862L
  • Vigor 2862n

Genesis

Huawei

  • HG633
  • HG635
  • AR109X
  • AR129
  • AR129W
  • AR129GW-L
  • AR509G-L-D-H
  • AR169FVW
  • AR169FGW-L
  • AR169FGVW-L
  • AR169F
  • AR1220V
  • Vox 2.5
  • BT Pico Cells L

Juniper

  • SRX550M
  • SRX345
  • SRX340
  • SRX320

Kenton

  • Comtrend VR3030
  • Comtrend VR3030U
  • Comtrend VR3036U
  • Comtrend VR3030/3034
  • KBR1645 Velocity Lite
  • 1321 Ethernet Access device
  • 1322 Ethernet Access device
  • 1645 Ethernet Access device
  • One 270 AV2
  • One 420 AV2
  • One 425 AV2
  • One 445 AV2
  • One 540 AV2
  • One 540 AV 4G
  • One 700 AV2
  • One 1520 AV2
  • One 1540 AV2

Netgear

  • D7000
  • D7000v2
  • D7800
  • DM200 – Lantiq

Technicolor

  • TG589Vac
  • TG579vac v2
  • TG588 v2
  • TG588v v2
  • TG589vn V3
  • TG589Vac v1
  • TG589Vac v2
  • TG589vac
  • TG789Vac v1
  • TG789Vac v2
  • TG789vac
  • DGA1430
  • DGA2231
  • DWA0120

Virtual Access

  • GW33110-V
  • GW6600-V
  • GW6630-V
  • GW6640-V
  • GW6642-V

ZyXEL

  • VMG8324-B10A
  • VMG8924-B10A
  • VMG1312-B10A
  • VMG1312-B10D
  • VMG3925–B10B
  • VMG3025-B10C

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