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Topic # 84250 27-May-2011 13:23 Send private message

Hi guys
I just have a couple of questions about what hardware I should be getting for my VHSI service -
Do WxC supply the router, or do I have to purchase one?
Have any of you got any recommendations of particular models if I have to buy one, and would you recommend the Vigor models - also I presume for Fibre it's just an RJ45 ethernet interface to the network, rather than RJ11

Cheers
Scott 

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  Reply # 474784 27-May-2011 13:33 Send private message

They have a particular model they suggest but you could get any router which has QoS and a separate VOIP adapter like a spa2102. And yes the router should have a WAN interface that is ethernet with an rj45 jack.







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  Reply # 474797 27-May-2011 13:52 Send private message

Good idea - might be wise to get a standalone unit - the challenge for me is finding a gigabit router with VOIP and decent WiFi ;)
Otherwise I'll get the basic model that they supply + a couple of gigabit switches, but then the cabling will just get messy

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  Reply # 474810 27-May-2011 14:12 Send private message

scottharman: Good idea - might be wise to get a standalone unit - the challenge for me is finding a gigabit router with VOIP and decent WiFi ;)


SRP541. Just don't choke at the price.
  

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  Reply # 474814 27-May-2011 14:19 Send private message

sbiddle:
scottharman: Good idea - might be wise to get a standalone unit - the challenge for me is finding a gigabit router with VOIP and decent WiFi ;)


SRP541. Just don't choke at the price.
  


It's hard not to choke on Cisco pricing heh

A TP Link TL-WR1043ND router (which can run the amazing DD-WRT or Gargoyle Router 3rd party firmwares) + Linksys SPA2102 less then 1/3 the price.

Requires a bit of tech savvy to setup of course, not recommended for average joes.. proceed at own risk etc. 



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  Reply # 474823 27-May-2011 14:37 Send private message

I've used the DD-WRT one my old Linksys routers and was impressed - I think that might be a go-er
I've had enough of dealing with Cisco for a while, so I think the latter option might be a good one!
Mind you, the SRP541 is coming out slightly cheaper than the DrayTek options (which I really like)
Thanks for the advice, and it will probably be much better to have the standalone VOIP adaptor

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  Reply # 474825 27-May-2011 14:43 Send private message

I'm running the SRP541 at home now and loving it, had the SRP527 and 521 for two different connections now I have a single box with auto fail-over from DSL to Ethernet to 3G




Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

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  Reply # 474833 27-May-2011 14:57 Send private message

Hmmm will have to think about it then... the SRP might be a good option, and I should be able to get a good discount on it from my office in the UK.
I hate having to make choices like this ;)

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