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Topic # 64877 24-Jul-2010 14:51 Send private message

Hi, I have just signed up to Vodafone's 30GB Broadband/Phone package and will be getting the Vodafone Complete Wireless ADSL2+ Modem.  Just wondering if they are any good? Whats your experience with one?




 

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  Reply # 355788 24-Jul-2010 14:58 Send private message

They are really cool routers actually...

They have 2 USB ports that you can connect a printer to for example and have it shared across all computers connected to that router. It is also good for people who have a USB external hard drive... you can connect it to the router and any computer on the network can access files on the external hard drive.

It also has a third USB port dedicated for a 3g USB stick, so if for some strange reason your internet goes down, you can simply connect a 3g usb stick into the router and have backup internet access via the 3g mobile network.

Also has 2 VoIP phone jacks built in.

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  Reply # 355792 24-Jul-2010 15:03 Send private message

And the whole thing only costs $149 outright or free on a 24 month contract.



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  Reply # 355793 24-Jul-2010 15:05 Send private message

@simon14 Thanks for the reply, sounds like a nice piece of kit. I am getting the modem free as I opted for the 24month contract to get it free. Should be getting the modem later next week.




 

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  Reply # 355795 24-Jul-2010 15:08 Send private message

Cool, it should come all preconfigured for you so you'll just need to plug it in and go!

It's also got a internal antenna, nice tidy looking unit!

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  Reply # 355796 24-Jul-2010 15:10 Send private message

Sounds awesome, wouldn't mind if telecom had one of these....





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  Reply # 369119 18-Aug-2010 09:42 Send private message

Does anyone know where I can buy one of these modems or are they exclusive to Vodafone?   Would quite like it for plugging my external hard drive into...

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  Reply # 369125 18-Aug-2010 09:51 Send private message

You can't buy it from a VF store, you have to be a Vodafone BB customer and it gets couriered out.

You could look for a second hand one on trademe?

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  Reply # 369128 18-Aug-2010 09:53 Send private message

Are the VOIP ports enabled on this device? Anyone using SIP with it?




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  Reply # 370299 20-Aug-2010 12:16 Send private message

Not sure if the VOIP ports are enabled by default - I'm getting one of these to play with in a few days so I'll let you know.

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  Reply # 371635 23-Aug-2010 16:42 Send private message

who is the actual manufacturer of these devices? Huawei?




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  Reply # 371677 23-Aug-2010 17:15 Send private message

pwner: who is the actual manufacturer of these devices? Huawei?


yes

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  Reply # 384562 26-Sep-2010 15:40 Send private message

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what model number it is so I could find out more information about it please.

Thanks 



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  Reply # 384564 26-Sep-2010 15:45 Send private message

littleninjaman: Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what model number it is so I could find out more information about it please.

Thanks 


Hey, its a 'HG556a'  I think its made by huawei




 

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  Reply # 384634 26-Sep-2010 19:16 Send private message

brandonruscoe:
littleninjaman: Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what model number it is so I could find out more information about it please.

Thanks 


Hey, its a 'HG556a'  I think its made by huawei


Thanks and i found out more information about it 
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https://broadband.vodafone.ie/download/files/HuaweiHG556aServiceManual.pdf
and
http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/huawei.hg556a#photos 

it has pretty good specs


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  Reply # 384648 26-Sep-2010 20:13 Send private message

simon14: Not sure if the VOIP ports are enabled by default - I'm getting one of these to play with in a few days so I'll let you know.


Any luck trying those ports out?

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