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Topic # 143174 5-Apr-2014 15:03

Looking at options for fibre in Chch and wondering which modem Telecom supplies by default.
Do you get a choice?
Does it depend on your plan?

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  Reply # 1019088 5-Apr-2014 17:23
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Every retail customer gets the Huawei modem which is pretty good

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  Reply # 1019112 5-Apr-2014 18:42
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Telecom Modems thats the one you get for VDSL and UFB (fibre)

they are still supplying the old thompson one for ADSL



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1019118 5-Apr-2014 18:57
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"The latest WiFi specs come built in with this badboy. So you’ll get even faster speeds on your home network."

 

  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n (2x2) Wireless Networking,
    up to 150Mbps for connected devices


Hmm, I don't think so Telecom.

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  Reply # 1019209 5-Apr-2014 21:31
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its faster than the internet connection you can get through the modem

so whats your point?

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  Reply # 1019261 5-Apr-2014 23:29
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My point is 802.11n isn't the latest wifi spec, more and more stuff is coming out with AC now. Personally I don't just use my WiFi for accessing Internet either. 



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  Reply # 1019267 5-Apr-2014 23:56

Huawei HG630b.

Thank you Jase.

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  Reply # 1019268 6-Apr-2014 00:06
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lxsw20: My point is 802.11n isn't the latest wifi spec, more and more stuff is coming out with AC now. Personally I don't just use my WiFi for accessing Internet either. 


So? It is a free modem provided by an ISP who offer low-margin plans. They can't afford to give out Wireless AC routers to everyone. If you don't like it then buy a new one but for essentially all their customers it is completely fine.




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  Reply # 1019272 6-Apr-2014 00:41
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I'm not saying it isn't a perfectly OK router, but Telecom are making it out to be the latest and greatest on their site, which it is not. 

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  Reply # 1019291 6-Apr-2014 07:19
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lxsw20: I'm not saying it isn't a perfectly OK router, but Telecom are making it out to be the latest and greatest on their site, which it is not. 


not really

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  Reply # 1019423 6-Apr-2014 11:39
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Your typical home user doesn't need speeds greater than that, what they would massively benefit from though is a dual band set up. Especially anyone in medium to high density areas.

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  Reply # 1019440 6-Apr-2014 12:50
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Could have at least done ones with gigabit lan ports for the domestic ones like the business ones.




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  Reply # 1019497 6-Apr-2014 14:42
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Presso: Could have at least done ones with gigabit lan ports for the domestic ones like the business ones.


THIS.
Only 100Mb ports on my UFB supplied router. Would be nice to have 1Gbps home network for moving files around.

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but what you are failing to realise is 99% of people on this site are enthusiasts, and you/we probably represent about 5% max of telecoms customers. the other 95% of people dont care/need that sort of functionality.

The majority of people that are customers of the main stream ISP have 1 or 2 computer and a few mobile devices (phones ipad etc) they dont need gigabit ethernet they dont need wireless AC.

the modem telecom supplied is good enough for the vast majority of people.

Hell im an enthusiast and i dont need any more than the thompson VDSL modem telecom supplied, i can stream HD via my media server through the modem to my TV with out it lagging.

TL: :DR

the vast majority of people dont need the functionality you are discussing

those that do dont use an ISP supplied modem

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Jase2985: but what you are failing to realise is 99% of people on this site are enthusiasts, and you/we probably represent about 5% max of telecoms customers. the other 95% of people dont care/need that sort of functionality.

The majority of people that are customers of the main stream ISP have 1 or 2 computer and a few mobile devices (phones ipad etc) they dont need gigabit ethernet they dont need wireless AC.

the modem telecom supplied is good enough for the vast majority of people.

Hell im an enthusiast and i dont need any more than the thompson VDSL modem telecom supplied, i can stream HD via my media server through the modem to my TV with out it lagging.

TL: :DR

the vast majority of people dont need the functionality you are discussing

those that do dont use an ISP supplied modem


I can only fully agree with what you said here.. the margins on the Huawei moden aren't that great so AC or gigabit ports would have added more baseline cost to the modem which the vast majority of customers don't need.
Personally I would have loved gigabit lan. But if that was important I would just spend $50 or less and get a 8 port from ascent.

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  Reply # 1020296 7-Apr-2014 22:21
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michaelmurfy:
So? It is a free modem provided by an ISP who offer low-margin plans. They can't afford to give out Wireless AC routers to everyone. If you don't like it then buy a new one but for essentially all their customers it is completely fine.


So dont call it the latest when it's not. Its not even dual band so welcome to 2.4GHz urban hell.




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