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Topic # 172045 9-May-2015 20:01
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Hi there

I'm looking at moving to BigPipe UFB (now with more Wellington! :)) and the only question I have is around what people have found to be best modem/router.

Currently I have a very old NetGear modem/router with an Apple Airport Extreme plugged into it.

What are y'all using?

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  Reply # 1301280 9-May-2015 20:33
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You could just use the Apple Airport Extreme if you want. Which plan are you looking at?



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  Reply # 1301285 9-May-2015 20:57
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Thanks for your reply.

I'm looking at the 200/200 unlimited.

I was wondering if I could use the Airport Extreme.... What controls logging on to the network?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1301288 9-May-2015 21:08
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welliegeek:

I was wondering if I could use the Airport Extreme.... What controls logging on to the network?


You just plug the Airport into the ONT and configure it to run PPPoE to login.

Which version of the Airport Extreme are you using?

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  Reply # 1301301 9-May-2015 21:56
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I use an Asus RT-AC87U, absolute beast of a modem/router and excellent wireless coverage. The 68U is also excellent and a bit cheaper too.




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  Reply # 1301303 9-May-2015 22:31
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At present a Juniper SRX240 but it's a bit overkill for home use :)



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  Reply # 1301386 10-May-2015 12:14
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DarkShadow:
welliegeek:

I was wondering if I could use the Airport Extreme.... What controls logging on to the network?


You just plug the Airport into the ONT and configure it to run PPPoE to login.

Which version of the Airport Extreme are you using?


One of the new, tower shaped ones (with a 2TB drive in it)  

Thanks for pointing me to the PPPoE option - looking through the Airport Utility I found it easily :)  I've read in other threads about requiring VLAN tagging for UFB and that the AP Extreme doesn't support it?

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  Reply # 1301387 10-May-2015 12:16
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welliegeek:
DarkShadow:
welliegeek:

I was wondering if I could use the Airport Extreme.... What controls logging on to the network?


You just plug the Airport into the ONT and configure it to run PPPoE to login.

Which version of the Airport Extreme are you using?


One of the new, tower shaped ones (with a 2TB drive in it)  

Thanks for pointing me to the PPPoE option - looking through the Airport Utility I found it easily :)  I've read in other threads about requiring VLAN tagging for UFB and that the AP Extreme doesn't support it?


BigPipe doesn't do VLAN tagging unless if you request it.

I have got a WRT1900AC laying around if you find the Airport Extreme doesn't cut it.




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