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Topic # 204308 26-Sep-2016 16:04
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Pardon my technical ignorance but I've been using a Linksys WRT1900AC router with Myrepublic connected directly to the ONT. I want to change to Bigpipe but they tell me I need a modem as well as a router. Why do I need this if I didnt with MR?

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  Reply # 1640784 26-Sep-2016 16:12
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If you're on UFB then you're able to just use the WRT1900AC just as-is.





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  Reply # 1640785 26-Sep-2016 16:13
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you shouldn't do,

 

if you have UFB there is no such thing as a modem, that only applies to copper services (xDSL)




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  Reply # 1640787 26-Sep-2016 16:15
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Thanks guys. Sounds like ive had some misinformation from one of their support people

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  Reply # 1640837 26-Sep-2016 17:33
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If you're staying on UFB (if Bigpipe provides UFB in your area) then it should be fine.

 

If you're moving to xDSL you will need a modem


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  Reply # 1642381 29-Sep-2016 09:17
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Kiwiwolf: they tell me I need a modem as well as a router. Why do I need this if I didnt with MR?

 

As others are pointing out, assuming you are planning on connecting to Bigpipe using fibre (and, of course, you need to be in an area where we offer fibre) this is entirely not not uncorrect. 

 

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

You can connect to our fibre plans using just a router. You can check whether we offer fibre at your location by running your address through the checker at our website and seeing what plans are available. 





www.bigpipe.co.nz

 

https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ

 

https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

 




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  Reply # 1643007 29-Sep-2016 22:56
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Thanks Josh. Yes, confirmed since that I can use my router.

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