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Topic # 110604 12-Oct-2012 13:39 Send private message

Hi

I've been looking around for an all in 1 solution that contains an ADSL modem, ATA, WiFi AP and DECT base station with all the normal features you'd expect from a Router, such as port forwarding, DHCP reservations, QoS etc.

I've seen there are a few products around that do all this in one but I can't really find a definitive list/review anywhere, not least one that only contains units available in NZ.

Can anyone recommend one that they use? I've read that the Fritz!Box is the best (but expensive) but can it be bought in NZ?

Netcomm do the NF1ADV and NF3ADV but I read through the manual of the NF1ADV and could find no reference to the ability to set DHCP reservations, which is madness on such a fully featured device.

Then there's the Draytek DV2710VDN, which I don't know much about. Are these the only ones?

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  Reply # 700180 12-Oct-2012 13:52 Send private message

Simple answer is to buy a Fritz!box, Snap! are the distributors in NZ.

I've had a NF1ADV for months but the unit still has bugs so I wouldn't recommend it.


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  Reply # 700181 12-Oct-2012 13:53 Send private message

I would recommend the Fritz!Box

running one at the moment with no issues at all, its the only device Snap supply so they may sell directly since on the site they are listed for $345+ for a 7340

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  Reply # 700183 12-Oct-2012 13:58 Send private message

splodge:
Can anyone recommend one that they use? I've read that the Fritz!Box is the best (but expensive) but can it be bought in NZ?


If you sign up with snap you can get a Fritzbox 7340 for $345 (I believe - on a 1 year contract) or free (on a 2 year contract - this is what I ended up doing)  I've been really impressed with mine (and snap tbh :) ) I've yet to try it as a DECT base station but am considering getting a DECT handset for it...

As a bonus it's a VDSL modem too should you decide to go that way in the future. Only downside is it only has 2 LAN ports.  Snap offer the 7390 too if you need more - or just toss a switch in behind it.



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  Reply # 700186 12-Oct-2012 14:08 Send private message

Thanks for the quick replies. Fritz!Box it is then. Snap's website is pretty basic and doesn't indicate that they sell any hardware. I guess I have to give them a call.

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  Reply # 706250 25-Oct-2012 13:00 Send private message

Its a great router, but the dect range isnt very good on it. I have had no luck with my doro dect repeaters on it, registration fails and then the light on the repeater is just on constantly as if it was in a call, and no repeating happens.

Not sure if the dect repeaters will ever make it out here which is a shame since I am sure they would work well.




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