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Master Geek


  # 1167078 2-Nov-2014 19:36
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Sorry to necro this thread but I'm in Singapore for a few days and looking at upgrading the homes UFB router, any one in particular that is good bang for buck?

Requirements are 4x gig ports and a strong wifi over a relative distance if possible 25m budget around 200 NZD

Have heard the new asus seem good and will do vlan 10 tagging.

Would appreciate your input

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Master Geek


  # 1167302 3-Nov-2014 09:20
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Have a DLink DIR 868 at home that does routing/wireless duties.  Cheap and seems to work well.  Lots of other features I don't bother with (NAS etc)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1168752 4-Nov-2014 18:55
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I have the Asus N56U and the 200/200 ufb plan with Bigpipe. I can say for sure that it doesn't have any trouble hitting 200 up or down so it's certainly got the grunt to give you max speed. Beyond that I haven't had any issues with it.

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1169907 6-Nov-2014 11:53
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NonprayingMantis:
coffeebaron: MyRepublic can still send you a bill for the non returned router.


Isn't that just what the bond is for?  You keep the router, you forfeit the bond.  But they can't charge you any more, can they?


 

They actually mention in their once off charges... So I suspect you'd forfeit the bond and get charged $50.

 

"Loss or damaged Router $50"

ckc

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  # 1169940 6-Nov-2014 12:20
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cshaun:
NonprayingMantis:
coffeebaron: MyRepublic can still send you a bill for the non returned router.


Isn't that just what the bond is for?  You keep the router, you forfeit the bond.  But they can't charge you any more, can they?


They actually mention in their once off charges... So I suspect you'd forfeit the bond and get charged $50. "Loss or damaged Router $50"


In the T&C they also reserve the right to charge unspecified amounts for damage or loss to their equipment. It's pretty much the same as hiring a car and having a bond far less than the excess taken from you. You may be subject to further action if you damage the vehicle or run excess kms and the bond doesn't cover it.

I guess until you sign up to them it'll be their equipment, and they have the right to charge you more for the full amount. It is unclear whether or not title for the Asus router passes to you during the trial or at the point where you sign up to a contract.

They don't say that the router is free. They just say you'll get one. So unlike offerings from Vodafone, with that free router, it's unclear as to who will actually own the router. Maybe Marc could clarify. :P

Use of Equipment Supplied to You as part of the Service. 
Some equipment may be provided to your use as part of the Service. You will follow our reasonable instructions about use of this equipment. You will not tamper or interfere with such equipment (including introducing any viruses or disabling mechanisms into Our Equipment). You agree to never interfere with such equipment or with any part of the network, even if it is on your property. Only people we authorise may work on the equipment or on the network.  You will return any such equipment when you give up or we stop providing the Service, unless we agree otherwise. If you don't return the equipment, we may charge you for it. You agree to pay for the repair or replacement of any part of the network which is lost, stolen, or damaged by you or anyone you are responsible for.


However, I do notice some of the T&Cs are also borderline contracting out of the CGA.

Equipment Provided to You. Network equipment provided by us may include a manufacturer's warranty.  Unless otherwise specifically agreed in writing, your sole and exclusive remedy for any equipment defects shall be according to the manufacturer’s warranty. If the equipment is faulty upon arrival, please notify MyRepublic that it is faulty and a replacement will be sent to you as soon as possible. If you use other network equipment, we cannot guarantee compatibility or provide installation support or any on-going support. 


Network Equipment Warranty. Unless otherwise provided, network equipment provided by us to you will include a manufacturer’s warranty indicating that it will be free from defects in design, manufacture or materials except where caused by fair wear and tear for a period of 12 months from the date of delivery, provided that such equipment has been kept, used and maintained in strict accordance with instructions given to you by us or the manufacturer and has not been modified or altered.  This warranty will not apply if this equipment has been interfered with by unauthorized persons or the defect is minor which does not substantially affect its use.  MyRepublic may, at its option, facilitate the manufacturer’s replacement or repair of such equipment. 


I think they need to be mentioning the Consumer Guarantees Act if title for the equipment is passed to the consumer, and also at what point title passes to the consumer if the 3 month period is just a loan period with a bond. For most people this isn't an issue, although if you damage the router or lose it (ahem) then it'll be an issue that would need to be clarified. Rather than just getting a bill for the retail value of the router less $50.

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  # 1170761 7-Nov-2014 12:45
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Asus RT-AC68 or Netgear R7000*.

Dual core ARM with decent memory and flash size, can use 3rd party open source firmware (like Tomato Shibby or Advanced Tomato) if you find the default firmware lacking (eg: QoS, bandwidth monitoring etc).

Edit: Apparently stock Netgear R7000 doesn't do vlan tagging, 3rd party firmware does though.

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  # 1171222 7-Nov-2014 23:40
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bboykang: Harvey Norman selling D-Link DSL-2770L one for $68. $63 with welcome5.

It looks like it supports vlan tagging. So this should be ok for UFB??

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/computers/networking-and-wireless/modem-routers/d-link-dsl-2770l-wireless-modem-router.html


Just in case anyone wants to know...
This modem router works fine on Bigpipe 100/20 plan. Also tried ASUS RT-N15U works fine as well.
https://www.speedtest.net/result/3889877681.png

 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 1171706 9-Nov-2014 17:09
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HI,

before i import this router: Asus RT-AC68U
can someone please confirm it works with nzs UFB with spark? im researching it but need to  be sure as its hard to get my head around it

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  # 1171740 9-Nov-2014 18:14
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Yes, it will. Enable VLAN 10 tagging and PPPoE on its WAN port, being sure to enter a username and password and you'll be good to go.
The VLAN tagging settings are somewhat hidden, but are there. If you go through the setup wizard I believe it shows up as an advanced ISP option. If you just set it normally it's under the IPTV settings IIRC.

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  # 1175290 13-Nov-2014 16:06
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Timatrix17: HI,

before i import this router: Asus RT-AC68U
can someone please confirm it works with nzs UFB with spark? im researching it but need to  be sure as its hard to get my head around it


Bought one from PBTech for my Spark VDSL connection last month and bridged it to my Spark-supplied Technicolour modem. Works like a dream, improved my wireless speeds by between 30% and 50%.




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Wannabe Geek


  # 1175339 13-Nov-2014 17:13
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I have a belkin ac1750 and I pluged the lan1 of my spark modem router into the wan port of the belkin and it auto connected but the connection is so crap! How do I bridge correctly? And the mentioned above why would you bridge that? It works with vdsl already?

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  # 1175661 14-Nov-2014 09:52
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Timatrix17: I have a belkin ac1750 and I pluged the lan1 of my spark modem router into the wan port of the belkin and it auto connected but the connection is so crap! How do I bridge correctly? And the mentioned above why would you bridge that? It works with vdsl already?


My understanding was that it's just a router. But in any event, bridging saves me having to fiddle with the Spark settings in a 3rd-party device. I'm not as tech savvy as I'd like to be, and setting it up this way was easy :)




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