Does the BT Home Hub 5A/Plusnet One, when running OpenWrt, have BT SIN 498 MCT approval?
As I understand it, Openreach can insist on the removal of non-approved devices for VDSL lines. When I asked Openreach in 2022 about using my OpenWrt router, they told me it would be fine to use on copper (ADSL). I didn’t ask about VDSL, as I had no plans to switch at the time. A visiting Openreach engineer in 2021 had no complaints about my router when on ADSL.
Just before my line was switched to VDSL recently, I removed my Plusnet One router running OpenWrt in favour of an approved one that sadly does not run OpenWrt, which is a shame because OpenWrt offers so much.
I will also follow this up with my provider, but I understand Openreach’s right to protect its network and other users from potential issues.