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Topic # 114882 6-Mar-2013 10:00
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A site I do some work for has 6 PCs, 3 wireless and 3 cabled. They were using a WAG160N modem/router which was unreliable with failed wireless connections but solid cabled connections. 

A week ago Telecom gave them a new Business modem/router and all looked good for a short while but now BOTH wireless and cabled connections are failing at PC startup. Re-powering the modem seems to fix it till next time.

Just wanted to know whether anyone had experience with these new ADSL/Fibre modems as I have never seen one before. They certainly should be able to handle 6 machines, surely.


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  Reply # 775534 6-Mar-2013 10:24
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A new "Business Modem/Router"? What's the Name/Model number of this modem they call "Business Grade"?

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  Reply # 775545 6-Mar-2013 10:44
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Personally if you want business grade I'd recommend Zyxel, they are very very reliable, easy to configure, decent support, decent warranty... I tend to be dubious of anything an ISP gives you for free :)

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  Reply # 775554 6-Mar-2013 11:00
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I'd recommend get a Zyxel for VDSL2 or Draytek for ADSL2+ in bridging mode. Then use a PFsense or Mikrotik as the router and UniFi as the wireless access point.





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  Reply # 775562 6-Mar-2013 11:06
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networkn: ... I tend to be dubious of anything an ISP gives you for free :)


^^^ Yup, + 1 on that  :)



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  Reply # 775564 6-Mar-2013 11:07
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Rang the site and found that the model is a PACE V5542.

Apparently Telecom are testing the line so we will see what that produces.

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  Reply # 775575 6-Mar-2013 11:40
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+1 to a Zyxel

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  Reply # 775663 6-Mar-2013 13:41
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linw: Rang the site and found that the model is a PACE V5542.

Apparently Telecom are testing the line so we will see what that produces.


The pace are a pretty solid device.

If you email me pl at telecom.co.nz your line number I can see whats going on.  But if BBHD are onto it best let them investigate what's going on.



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  Reply # 775679 6-Mar-2013 14:14
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Cheers and thanks, Peter. Will see what the line test being undertaken reveals.

I am sure the Pace isn't that bad. Unfortunately, I can't get to the site today but will visit tomorrow morning and check out the modem stats page.

Perhaps a master filter is needed??!!?? Could be true, actually! Point of fact, the site is already UFB capable but the client awaits the Telecom UFB plans so DSL expenditure would not be welcome.

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  Reply # 775709 6-Mar-2013 15:05
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Zeon: I'd recommend get a Zyxel for VDSL2 or Draytek for ADSL2+ in bridging mode. Then use a PFsense or Mikrotik as the router and UniFi as the wireless access point.


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  Reply # 775743 6-Mar-2013 15:53
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Thanks for recommendations for hardware but this will be a UFB site as soon as Telecom come up with their plans.

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  Reply # 775818 6-Mar-2013 18:31
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linw: Thanks for recommendations for hardware but this will be a UFB site as soon as Telecom come up with their plans.


They're releasing on 31/03/13

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  Reply # 775823 6-Mar-2013 18:52
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linw: Thanks for recommendations for hardware but this will be a UFB site as soon as Telecom come up with their plans.


Further reason why you should get a PFsense/Mikrotik as these will be even more useful once you have UFB.





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  Reply # 775921 6-Mar-2013 21:31
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linw: Thanks for recommendations for hardware but this will be a UFB site as soon as Telecom come up with their plans.


Why not email me anyway... who knows what's going on.....



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  Reply # 775977 6-Mar-2013 23:03
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Will do so tomorrow but have to get the phone line first.

Cheers.

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