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Topic # 127131 30-Jul-2013 22:29 Send private message

I just found out through the ultrafast site that my place is all go for fibre!

Looks like only Orcon at the moment?
Does fibre require a new modem?

$99 unlimited sounds good

I must admit I'm hopeful for it as changed over to Naked on slingshot and i haven't been to impressed of late with the line quality hopefully the fibre will sort all that out.
Damm this will be good it will be like living in Europe 5 years ago.




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  Reply # 868963 30-Jul-2013 22:31 One person supports this post Send private message

I would suggest checking Snap's website to see when you can get fiber through them.
And yes you will be getting a new modem.




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  Reply # 868973 30-Jul-2013 22:49 Send private message

Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx




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  Reply # 868975 30-Jul-2013 22:52 Send private message

nedkelly: I would suggest checking Snap's website to see when you can get fiber through them.
And yes you will be getting a new modem.


Snaps no good dont have unlimited and they seem to only go upto 100 a months I usually get through 250 to 350 a month thanks though




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  Reply # 868980 30-Jul-2013 23:06 2 people support this post Send private message

Snap have addon packs.
30/10 UFB with base 100 + 250 extra will cost $100.

And they are streaks ahead of Orcon in my opinion.
No traffic shaping and unlimited 1am to 7am




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  Reply # 869009 31-Jul-2013 06:26 One person supports this post Send private message

gnfb:Damm this will be good it will be like living in Europe 5 years ago.


Considiring how rare FTTH is across Europe that should really read "in Europe in 5 years time"

Within another year the UK will have FTTN infrastructure (using ADSL2+ and VDSL2 when close to the node) that replicates what NZ has had for the last 2 years. They don't quite match NZ though with 83% of premises having internet speeds of 10Mbps or greater.



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  Reply # 869014 31-Jul-2013 07:45 Send private message

gnfb:
nedkelly: I would suggest checking Snap's website to see when you can get fiber through them.
And yes you will be getting a new modem.


Snaps no good dont have unlimited and they seem to only go upto 100 a months I usually get through 250 to 350 a month thanks though


Are you located in Tauranga or Hamilton by any chance? We operate in those (Ultrafast Fibre) areas and do unmetered data......

http://www.fullflavourmedia.co.nz/services/ultra-fast-fibre-broadband-tauranga

PM me if you have any questions, happy to help.





1Gbps broadband looks like this on speedtests between cities.
Unmetered Ultrafast in Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki.

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  Reply # 869020 31-Jul-2013 08:06 Send private message

gnfb: Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx


Fibre requires an Ethernet router. Most consumer grade xDSL modems have no ability to support an Ethernet WAN connection, but this is changing.

If you want to use your own router it also needs to support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface (unless your ISP configures an untagged UNNI port), which once again most routers don't support but this is changing.



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  Reply # 869101 31-Jul-2013 09:56 Send private message

sbiddle:
gnfb: Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx


Fibre requires an Ethernet router. Most consumer grade xDSL modems have no ability to support an Ethernet WAN connection, but this is changing.

If you want to use your own router it also needs to support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface (unless your ISP configures an untagged UNNI port), which once again most routers don't support but this is changing.


I may be lucky  I have a DGND3700 netgear which i'm sure i read did fibre





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  Reply # 869102 31-Jul-2013 09:57 Send private message

myfullflavour:
gnfb:
nedkelly: I would suggest checking Snap's website to see when you can get fiber through them.
And yes you will be getting a new modem.


Snaps no good dont have unlimited and they seem to only go upto 100 a months I usually get through 250 to 350 a month thanks though


Are you located in Tauranga or Hamilton by any chance? We operate in those (Ultrafast Fibre) areas and do unmetered data......

http://www.fullflavourmedia.co.nz/services/ultra-fast-fibre-broadband-tauranga

PM me if you have any questions, happy to help.


No such Luck wanganui




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  Reply # 869104 31-Jul-2013 10:00 Send private message

gnfb:
sbiddle:
gnfb: Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx


Fibre requires an Ethernet router. Most consumer grade xDSL modems have no ability to support an Ethernet WAN connection, but this is changing.

If you want to use your own router it also needs to support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface (unless your ISP configures an untagged UNNI port), which once again most routers don't support but this is changing.


I may be lucky  I have a DGND3700 netgear which i'm sure i read did fibre



Unless there's been a recent firmware upgrade from Netgear, you'd need a third-party firmware to support VLAN tagging on the DGND3700.




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  Reply # 869106 31-Jul-2013 10:03 Send private message

sbiddle:
gnfb:Damm this will be good it will be like living in Europe 5 years ago.


Considiring how rare FTTH is across Europe that should really read "in Europe in 5 years time"

Within another year the UK will have FTTN infrastructure (using ADSL2+ and VDSL2 when close to the node) that replicates what NZ has had for the last 2 years. They don't quite match NZ though with 83% of premises having internet speeds of 10Mbps or greater.




I dont have clue what you are talking about LOL All i know is when I visit the uk last year it took me 5 mins to download a tv show compared to 30 and that was in just ordinary domestic households. There seemed to be wifi everywhere not that it mattered as unlimited phone data was less than 20 pound  a month. I bet that 83% you are talking about are all in Auckland or Wellington.




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  Reply # 869116 31-Jul-2013 10:23 Send private message

Orcon provides a suitable router as part of the product so no worries there.




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  Reply # 869119 31-Jul-2013 10:23 Send private message

Ok egg on face I jumped the gun apperently its constucted but not quite availble another month or so Orcon said




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  Reply # 869125 31-Jul-2013 10:32 Send private message

Inphinity:
gnfb:
sbiddle:
gnfb: Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx


Fibre requires an Ethernet router. Most consumer grade xDSL modems have no ability to support an Ethernet WAN connection, but this is changing.

If you want to use your own router it also needs to support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface (unless your ISP configures an untagged UNNI port), which once again most routers don't support but this is changing.


I may be lucky  I have a DGND3700 netgear which i'm sure i read did fibre



Unless there's been a recent firmware upgrade from Netgear, you'd need a third-party firmware to support VLAN tagging on the DGND3700.


There website says
All-in-one — Built-in ADSL2+ modem and WAN gigabit Ethernet port for cable/fiber combined with a wireless router create the Ultimate Integrated Home Gateway

Netgear dgnd3700




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  Reply # 869128 31-Jul-2013 10:35 Send private message

gnfb:
Inphinity:
gnfb:
sbiddle:
gnfb: Damm the modem Ive got a ubeaut bells and whistle netgear one! snap you say never heard of them anyway I'll check them out thanx


Fibre requires an Ethernet router. Most consumer grade xDSL modems have no ability to support an Ethernet WAN connection, but this is changing.

If you want to use your own router it also needs to support VLAN tagging on the WAN interface (unless your ISP configures an untagged UNNI port), which once again most routers don't support but this is changing.


I may be lucky  I have a DGND3700 netgear which i'm sure i read did fibre



Unless there's been a recent firmware upgrade from Netgear, you'd need a third-party firmware to support VLAN tagging on the DGND3700.


There website says
All-in-one — Built-in ADSL2+ modem and WAN gigabit Ethernet port for cable/fiber combined with a wireless router create the Ultimate Integrated Home Gateway

Netgear dgnd3700


Just because it says that doesn't mean its going to work here unfortunately. Best just to go with the Genius if you get Orcon





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