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Topic # 139370 6-Feb-2014 16:20 Send private message

Just noticed Telecom has replaced its VDSL2 modem offering,.  Gone is the Technicolor TG589vn V2 and the new one is a Huawei HG630b.

http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/ultrabroadband/modems/



Anyone using the new Huawei VDSL2 modem now, any good?

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  Reply # 981334 6-Feb-2014 16:33 Send private message

I just got one yesterday. Haven't plugged it in yet but will let you know how I get on. The Huawei got added just before Christmas from memory for UFB and VDSL.




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  Reply # 981345 6-Feb-2014 16:44 One person supports this post Send private message

I wonder if those of us who were sent the Technicolors that have compatibility issues with Windows 8.1 will be able to request a swap

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  Reply # 981355 6-Feb-2014 17:06 Send private message

Batwing: I wonder if those of us who were sent the Technicolors that have compatibility issues with Windows 8.1 will be able to request a swap


Just ask! 

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  Reply # 981356 6-Feb-2014 17:07 Send private message

I was sent one of these modems early Jan to replace a faulty Technicolor modem.
I must say its not very user friendly. Had trouble opening ports etc and I noticed the Line Attenuation shot up a bit when authenticating with xdsl.... Ended up swapping it back for another Technicolor Modem and have no problems since...

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  Reply # 981392 6-Feb-2014 17:46 Send private message

yea it would be interesting to note around the replacement for the fault with windows 8.1 customers.





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  Reply # 981396 6-Feb-2014 17:50 Send private message

@hio77

Wow, Much Huawei like Vodafone modems. (For those who dont get it google "Doge")

Good to see Telecom has joined in on our Huawei bandwagon :)
Bumma it doesnt have Gigabit Ethernet. I think the HG659 that we use is fairly similar specs just a bit higher. (For those who were asking)




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  Reply # 981404 6-Feb-2014 17:58 Send private message

yep i got issued a new HG630b router. im on 30/10 fibre.
the router doesn't have GB ethernet port so i'd like to know what if telecom offers anything over 100Mbps, like 200Mbps + speed how am i supposed to benefit from it ?

would telecom issue a router that has 1GB ethernet ports.

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  Reply # 981406 6-Feb-2014 17:59 Send private message

Is this modem the result of all the crowdsourcing run on this website last year....




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  Reply # 981409 6-Feb-2014 18:07 Send private message

im mentioned before entering a post!

its almost like you know i would have picked this post to enter!



i find this very interesting, in terms of, why telecom dropped the other modem. purely from a standpoint of personally having an argument for a good 20 mins about why i disliked the older modem, and that the tech was extremely short-sighted to proclaim it to be the "best modem"

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  Reply # 981414 6-Feb-2014 18:11 Send private message

is the Technicolor firmware update any closer?

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  Reply # 981449 6-Feb-2014 18:52 Send private message

 I think the HG659 that we use is fairly similar specs just a bit higher. (For those who were asking)


Is it possible to buy that modem from Vodafone I can't find it in stores and it seems like a good one, I'm in desperate need of a new modem since mine is about to die.





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  Reply # 981451 6-Feb-2014 19:03 8 people support this post Send private message

Switch to Huawei modem has been mandated by the GCSB so they can deny it is them spying on New Zealanders




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  Reply # 981461 6-Feb-2014 19:14 Send private message

solaybro:
 I think the HG659 that we use is fairly similar specs just a bit higher. (For those who were asking)


Is it possible to buy that modem from Vodafone I can't find it in stores and it seems like a good one, I'm in desperate need of a new modem since mine is about to die.


Umm not exactly. You kinda need to be a customer of ours. Ill ask the Hardware guys.

Edit, TBH it is for VF customers, You cant even buy one if you have ADSL. If you have a buddy on VDSL they might be able to purchase a second.




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  Reply # 981981 7-Feb-2014 17:00 Send private message

antoniosk: Is this modem the result of all the crowdsourcing run on this website last year....


Doubt it, the requirements put forward from that project were pretty high for a modem for the masses.

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  Reply # 982132 7-Feb-2014 23:09 Send private message

I like the looks of this one.

http://www.netcommwireless.com/product/adsl/nf4v

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