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Topic # 108171 25-Aug-2012 12:35 Send private message

Have now had my PAP2T and TP-Link w8969N router modem for a year now and as fibre runs outside the house was wondering about linking up.

Now World Exchange recommend the Cisco SRP521 as router but have noticed on the Cisco website that it has an end of sale notice for August 2012.
What is going to replace this unit as would like something that works as 1 unit rather than 2 2 separate units I have (and hopefully works from the box and no more SIP ALG problems etc)

Any suggestions for what will replace this unit as want wireless N and a unit that will not be discontinued a few months after purchase.

Also read through Mavericks install and as house extension coming want to know how to setup house so can install fibre link at anytime.
Will the Electrician know what to do?
Should I contact WXC and get info or is there a resource somewhere.

Must say the download and upload speeds posted by Maverick are appealing though till larger data caps come in they are less appealing as could churn througha lot of data quite quickly at those rates.

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  Reply # 676793 25-Aug-2012 13:10 Send private message

The first questrion you'll need to ask yourself who you're going to use as your ISP. Since most are supplying hardware for fibre installs the decision isn't one you need to make.

If you are going to opt for your own hardware you'll need to ensure it's compatible with the way your ISP will be offering and provisioning their services.



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  Reply # 676815 25-Aug-2012 13:54 Send private message

Are you sure it's UFB fibre?



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  Reply # 676830 25-Aug-2012 14:27 Send private message

sbiddle: The first questrion you'll need to ask yourself who you're going to use as your ISP. Since most are supplying hardware for fibre installs the decision isn't one you need to make.

If you are going to opt for your own hardware you'll need to ensure it's compatible with the way your ISP will be offering and provisioning their services.



Yes is brand new UFB as dug into front berm about 2 months ago

I use xnet for VFX fusion - phone and braodband.

What do World Exchange supply - I understood it was only till you got to the router and not including wireless.

I want to have the cable run though roof space to wireless access point and maybe a small switch where more than 1 non-wireless device such as printer and NAS backup device.

Install will be in the garage as that is where conduit accesses house and then they need some power nearby?
Mounted on wall in garage or cut into gib and recessed would be ideal and can get sparkie to run power to nearby but need to know in advance of UFB install what I need to do when house being extended.

as said in post the Cisco is at end of life? SRP 521
What is used in WXC install?

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  Reply # 676850 25-Aug-2012 15:07 Send private message

WxC don't yet supply UFB services, so the whole discussion is a moot one right now in some ways. What exists now with BOF fibre installs will be quite different to UFB installs in many ways.

I'm also not aware of the SRP521 being end of life. The original model is, and this was replaced by new hardware around February this year.

All Chorus UFB installs will typically involve the ONT located next to the TV as this is considered the best point.



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  Reply # 676860 25-Aug-2012 15:16 Send private message

sbiddle:

All Chorus UFB installs will typically involve the ONT located next to the TV as this is considered the best point.



Hmm, what if you don't have a TV?


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  Reply # 676879 25-Aug-2012 16:19 Send private message

Now World Exchange recommend the Cisco SRP521 as router but have noticed on the Cisco website that it has an end of sale notice for August 2012.


Is this the one with the green faceplate ? That is the old model, the new one has a black faceplate and hasn't been discontinued as far as I know.



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  Reply # 676905 25-Aug-2012 18:03 Send private message

grudge:
Now World Exchange recommend the Cisco SRP521 as router but have noticed on the Cisco website that it has an end of sale notice for August 2012.


Is this the one with the green faceplate ? That is the old model, the new one has a black faceplate and hasn't been discontinued as far as I know.


Checked PB Tech and all they have are the green faceplate model

What do WXC use in their install and if SRP521 an option where to get and is this better than the Linksys WRP400?

So if WXC don't do UFB then what sort of fibre have I got outside the house?

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  Reply # 676906 25-Aug-2012 18:07 Send private message

techleigh:

So if WXC don't do UFB then what sort of fibre have I got outside the house?

Andrew

If it's not UFB, it'll either be P2P which is more expensive and you can only sign up with XNet or backhaul fibre you won't be tap into it.




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  Reply # 676927 25-Aug-2012 18:57 Send private message

sbiddle: WxC don't yet supply UFB services, so the whole discussion is a moot one right now in some ways. What exists now with BOF fibre installs will be quite different to UFB installs in many ways.

I'm also not aware of the SRP521 being end of life. The original model is, and this was replaced by new hardware around February this year.

All Chorus UFB installs will typically involve the ONT located next to the TV as this is considered the best point.


When will WxC supply UFB services?

What sort of fibre installs do they do now - should I wait until dust has settled a bit and UFB is more readily available.

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  Reply # 676949 25-Aug-2012 20:17 Send private message

techleigh:
sbiddle: WxC don't yet supply UFB services, so the whole discussion is a moot one right now in some ways. What exists now with BOF fibre installs will be quite different to UFB installs in many ways.

I'm also not aware of the SRP521 being end of life. The original model is, and this was replaced by new hardware around February this year.

All Chorus UFB installs will typically involve the ONT located next to the TV as this is considered the best point.


When will WxC supply UFB services?

What sort of fibre installs do they do now - should I wait until dust has settled a bit and UFB is more readily available.

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You would have to ask WxC when they're going to offer commercial UFB services.

At present WxC only offer BOF installs. Nobody on here can tell you what sort of fibre you have running past your house, but the Chorus SAT will tell you and if you do have UFB you would have received a mailer advising when UFB was ready in your neighbourhood.

As to whether you wait is totally up to you. Only a small number of ISP's are offering UFB products, with Orcon leading the market by a long way.



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Reply # 676954 25-Aug-2012 20:47 Send private message



You would have to ask WxC when they're going to offer commercial UFB services.

At present WxC only offer BOF installs. Nobody on here can tell you what sort of fibre you have running past your house, but the Chorus SAT will tell you and if you do have UFB you would have received a mailer advising when UFB was ready in your neighbourhood.

As to whether you wait is totally up to you. Only a small number of ISP's are offering UFB products, with Orcon leading the market by a long way.


As far as I knew it was UFB that was laid outside the house and had a nice little booklet from netguide sponsored by orcon.

So I shall assume that it is UFB (was just that someone put doubts as to this earlier in the discussion)

As knew no better I assumed that the fibre that WxC had on their site was UFB and that it was all the same.

Does this mean to get UFB I have to change to Orcon to get phone and fast internet? Cry

I would have thought that since WxC was at the forefront of fibre voip that it would have been offering it.

OK maybe this will have to go on the back burner and I shall save money to pay for the data used by my teenagers when we finally go fiber

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  Reply # 676955 25-Aug-2012 20:54 Send private message

techleigh:


As far as I knew it was UFB that was laid outside the house and had a nice little booklet from netguide sponsored by orcon.

So I shall assume that it is UFB (was just that someone put doubts as to this earlier in the discussion)

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There's a few ISPs offering UFB services atm. There's Orcon, SNAP, Worldnet and a few others.


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