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Topic # 151706 2-Sep-2014 17:41
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Vodafone was handing out this modem to customers.

You have to use advanced settings to get it to work on other ISPs.

Please see the setup guide here:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxLLClTIvbU5ZjAzWGpjZ3VqREU/edit

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  Reply # 1120630 2-Sep-2014 17:45
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This is already widely known on Geekzone plus this router is no-longer handed out.




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  Reply # 1120662 2-Sep-2014 18:08
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what about the vodafone VDSL and UFB routers (hg659) - will that work with bigpipe?

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itey: what about the vodafone VDSL and UFB routers (hg659) - will that work with bigpipe?


 Yep, The Vodafone Station and the VDSL programed version of the HG659 will work on bigpipe with no configuration neede.
The UFB version will require you to go and setup a VDSL connection on it AFAIK as they come pre configured for UFB.

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  Reply # 1120679 2-Sep-2014 18:12
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itey: what about the vodafone VDSL and UFB routers (hg659) - will that work with bigpipe?


 Yep, The Vodafone Station and the VDSL programed version of the HG659 will work on bigpipe with no configuration neede.
The UFB version will require you to go and setup a VDSL connection on it AFAIK as they come pre configured for UFB.


No difference between UFB version and VDSL version.




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  Reply # 1120698 2-Sep-2014 18:28
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michaelmurfy: This is already widely known on Geekzone plus this router is no-longer handed out.


So many people have trouble with this thing. This, plus the NF4V are the two most common modems to have setup problems. 

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DarkShadow: So many people have trouble with this thing. This, plus the NF4V are the two most common modems to have setup problems. 


The people who 'have trouble with this thing' are probably people who need something a bit more advanced than your average residential router. The thousands of people who don't even  need to call us to have it set up at the onset don't seem to have issues.




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  Reply # 1120978 3-Sep-2014 08:54
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michaelmurfy: This is already widely known on Geekzone plus this router is no-longer handed out.


So many people have trouble with this thing. This, plus the NF4V are the two most common modems to have setup problems. 


My friend never had an issue setting up the NF4V for his Spark VDSL connection.





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Demeter:
The people who 'have trouble with this thing' are probably people who need something a bit more advanced than your average residential router. The thousands of people who don't even  need to call us to have it set up at the onset don't seem to have issues.


Are they also handed out to small businesses??




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Demeter:
The people who 'have trouble with this thing' are probably people who need something a bit more advanced than your average residential router. The thousands of people who don't even  need to call us to have it set up at the onset don't seem to have issues.


Are they also handed out to small businesses??


They are yes - and work perfectly well for the purpose they were designed for: providing a standard internet and wifi connection. Businesses who have more complex needs use their own routers to perform more complex tasks.




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Heh - I offered to give my hg556a away on Geekzone when I got VDSL installed but no-one wanted it so it's now acting as a 2.4GHz wifi extender. Aside from the standard ADSL/ethernet/wifi usage it previously had I also 'hacked' it to allow SIP and set it up for 2Talk and also used it as a print server for a printer with only a USB connection - all worked flawlessly. Now I've reconfigured to extend the reach of my wifi it's the same thing - no issues. Mostly agree with Demeter but I also think that as the admin password is widely available there's a number of people out there who don't quite understand what they're doing that have gotten themselves into sticky situations.

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