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Topic # 138783 16-Jan-2014 15:53 Send private message

I am on Telecom's ADSL broadband connection and moving to Vodafone Cable.

Vodafone is currently out of stock for their routers but they can provide me with a cable modem.
I was wondering if I can use my Telecom Router(TG582n) with Vodafone Cable modem?

Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 968267 16-Jan-2014 16:02 Send private message

Hi,

You will need to connect it via the WAN port and run the telecom modem as an AP.

Regards.




 




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  Reply # 968273 16-Jan-2014 16:10 Send private message

Does it need to change me any settings on the Router or it will work straightaway? I mean its not locked to work with Telecom connection only?

Just wanted to make sure it will work before I ask Vodafone guys to connect and provide modem only.
Thanks TimA

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  Reply # 968295 16-Jan-2014 16:20 One person supports this post Send private message

No

That router doesn't have a wan ethernet port.

So you will need a router that has a ethernet port for wan.




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  Reply # 968299 16-Jan-2014 16:21 Send private message

geekbhaji: Does it need to change me any settings on the Router or it will work straightaway? I mean its not locked to work with Telecom connection only?

Just wanted to make sure it will work before I ask Vodafone guys to connect and provide modem only.
Thanks TimA


To be honest i am not sure, If it works it works if not it doesnt. I am sure the install needs their modem included to go through but always good to query the helpdesk.




 


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  Reply # 968301 16-Jan-2014 16:22 Send private message

plambrechtsen: No

That router doesn't have a wan ethernet port.

So you will need a router that has a ethernet port for wan.


There is your answer. Thanks PL




 




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Reply # 968480 16-Jan-2014 20:47 Send private message

Thanks guys. so there is no straight way of using TG582n with Vodafone Modem. I heard of some firmware which makes one of the eth ports an incoming WAN port but I will wait for Routers to become available for now. Thanks for your help

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  Reply # 968481 16-Jan-2014 20:50 Send private message

I've never liked using ISP supplied routers. I would suggest (unless there is a feature in the Vodafone router you need), to look into getting your own third party router and using that with the cable modem.

$100 will get you a router that will more than likely adhere to your needs, and more than likely be better than the ISP supplied one.

Just a suggestion.

-A




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  Reply # 968541 16-Jan-2014 22:22 One person supports this post Send private message

TimA:
geekbhaji: Does it need to change me any settings on the Router or it will work straightaway? I mean its not locked to work with Telecom connection only?

Just wanted to make sure it will work before I ask Vodafone guys to connect and provide modem only.
Thanks TimA


To be honest i am not sure, If it works it works if not it doesnt. I am sure the install needs their modem to included to go through but always good to query the helpdesk.


Hopefully you didn't have anything to do with training the Vodafone helpdesk!!




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  Reply # 968562 17-Jan-2014 00:11 One person supports this post Send private message

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TimA:
geekbhaji: Does it need to change me any settings on the Router or it will work straightaway? I mean its not locked to work with Telecom connection only?

Just wanted to make sure it will work before I ask Vodafone guys to connect and provide modem only.
Thanks TimA


To be honest i am not sure, If it works it works if not it doesnt. I am sure the install needs their modem to included to go through but always good to query the helpdesk.


Hopefully you didn't have anything to do with training the Vodafone helpdesk!!


I am not on the TCL side so its not my strong point. I was meaning i am not sure about that telecom modem if it would work. Never used or looked into that model so i assumed if it had a WAN port you could run it in AP mode but meh.




 


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  Reply # 968605 17-Jan-2014 07:10 Send private message

You can turn one of the LAN ports into an Ethernet WAN.
But you need to do it via CLI, and it's not straight forward - I wouldn't consider it worth the trouble, get a router with Ethernet WAN.



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  Reply # 968726 17-Jan-2014 10:26 Send private message

Thanks all for your replies, while we are here,

Can someone please suggest a good(not too pricey) router which can handle both cable/fibre and ADSL?(I wont mind if it has modem inbuilt)

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  Reply # 968739 17-Jan-2014 10:37 Send private message

geekbhaji: Thanks all for your replies, while we are here,

Can someone please suggest a good(not too pricey) router which can handle both cable/fibre and ADSL?(I wont mind if it has modem inbuilt)


Support for fibre just doubled the price because there are basically no low to mid level Ethernet routers that support VLAN10 tagging.

If you remove support for fibre there are plenty of options incl TP-Link's for $60ish but it's really going to depend on what your requirements are.






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Reply # 968741 17-Jan-2014 10:44 Send private message

hmmm...

OK fibre removed, so now just cable and ADSL. Please provide some options to choose( with or without modem)

My requirements are Router which can work with Vodafone's cable network or Telecom's ADSL network.

so for

1.Vodafone - I will need a router for cable + a separate or inbuilt modem(preferred)
2. Telecom - ADSL router with inbuilt modem.

Can I get 1+2 in a single package? Thanks

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  Reply # 968770 17-Jan-2014 11:15 Send private message

Most basic consumer ADSL2+ routers on the market now feature chipsets that have built-in Ethernet WAN support
Examples:
Netcomm NB304N (these are the exTCL/Slingshot modems you can pick up on Trademe for ~$20)
TP-Link TD-W8960N (retail for ~$70)

Here's a guide on how to configure EWAN for the TP-Link:
www.tp-link.com/en/article/?id=344
Be aware WAN port on these are 10/100 Ethernet.

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