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Switching from Be to Plusnet fibre optic - can i use my TG585v7 router from Be?


Novice Member

i'm looking at switching broadband providers since Sky announced they was buying Be.

I'm currently on the old Be Unlimited package, and using the TG585v7 router supplied by Be.

I'm thinking about upgrading to fibre optic broadband, as now seems like a good time. Looking at the various packages available, i'm thinking of signing up with PlusNet's Unlimited Fibre Broadband and calls, as this meets my usage requirements.

My only concern is the crappy techicolor router that they supply can be temperamental. From my understanding a BT engineer will install a fibre optic modem, and then the plus net router is connected to that modem via an ethernet cable.

Can i use my Be TG585v7 router instead of the techicolor router? If not, is there a better router i could buy separately or am i stuck with the PlusNet techicolor router?


Established Member
The Technicolor 528n Plusnet supply is ok for most fibre users if its used with LAN connections, its the poor wireless coverage that people seem to moan about.

You can use any SUITABLE router with Plusnet, you just have to configure it correctly, for fibre the router must support PPPoE and have an Ethernet WAN port

Openreach will supply & fit there fibre modem & then you connect the router up.

I'd give the supplied 582n a try first before looking at replacing it.


Prominent Member
It's no worse than that TG585 at least it has n, but you should be able to use it if you want


Prominent Member
If you leave Be they will no doubt want you to return the router they supplied. I recently had me Be router replaced when the old one developed a fault and they even wanted the broken one back!

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