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Topic # 132363 19-Oct-2013 14:24
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HIYA

 

Am interested in the new Telecom Ultra VDSL. We have just received the free upgrade offer.

I know it will cost $99 to install

I have some questions.

1) Our current ADSL Router (Netgear N600) uses both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz is the telecom one?

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)

3) Can we still use our current ADSL Modem as a hub? OUr Netgear has 4 Gigabit ports, The Telecom one has 10/100. I assume we can set our Netgear as a hub and connect to the one gigabit port on the TG587? thus maintaining our 1 GB home network???

4) DO they fit a master ADSL filter? This was something i was going to do anyway.

5) We run 3rd party software on our router. If we use the TG587 as a modem, can we still run the software on our router set up as a hub?

It seems to me having typed all that up that the only advantage we will be getting is connection speed. Is it worth messing about with our home network, for the increase? Is it worth all the upheaval/hassle???

OUR HOME NETWORK DETAILS.

NETGEAR N600 ADSL ROUTER 2.4/5 Ghz with 4 Gigabit ports.

Telecom 150GB Broadband account

3rd part router software which allows me to divide up our broadband allowance.

A secondary 4 port Gigabit switch.

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  Reply # 917388 19-Oct-2013 14:24
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

- your PC (or other PCs in your LAN) is not downloading large files when you are testing

 

- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

- your tests are always done on an ethernet connection to the router - do not use wireless for testing

 


 

- you read this topic and follow the instructions there.

 



 

Make sure you provide information for other users to help you. If you have not already done it, please EDIT your post and add this now:

 



 

- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

- Your modem DSL stats (do not worry about posting Speedtest, we need sync rate, attenuation and noise margin)

 


 

- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

- If you know your connection is to an exchange, cabinet or conklin

 


 

- If your connection is to a ULL or wholesale service

 


 

- If you have done an isolation test as per the link above

 



 

Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  Reply # 917477 19-Oct-2013 18:17
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Given this is very closely related to your other thread, I'd suggest keeping it all in one place.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=39&topicid=132365

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 919088 21-Oct-2013 12:05
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sparkynz: HIYA Am interested in the new Telecom Ultra VDSL. We have just received the free upgrade offer.

I know it will cost $99 to install

I have some questions.

1) Our current ADSL Router (Netgear N600) uses both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz is the telecom one?

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)

3) Can we still use our current ADSL Modem as a hub? OUr Netgear has 4 Gigabit ports, The Telecom one has 10/100. I assume we can set our Netgear as a hub and connect to the one gigabit port on the TG587? thus maintaining our 1 GB home network???

4) DO they fit a master ADSL filter? This was something i was going to do anyway.

5) We run 3rd party software on our router. If we use the TG587 as a modem, can we still run the software on our router set up as a hub?

It seems to me having typed all that up that the only advantage we will be getting is connection speed. Is it worth messing about with our home network, for the increase? Is it worth all the upheaval/hassle???

OUR HOME NETWORK DETAILS.

NETGEAR N600 ADSL ROUTER 2.4/5 Ghz with 4 Gigabit ports.

Telecom 150GB Broadband account

3rd part router software which allows me to divide up our broadband allowance.

A secondary 4 port Gigabit switch.

Devices attached
                        Network printer
                        NAS box
                        Home Server
                        Raspberry Pi
                        Boxee
                        Arduino
                        6 Laptops
                        2 Android tablets
                        3 mobile phones
                        3 Desktops





As above you should try keep everything in one post in future.


1) Our current ADSL Router (Netgear N600) uses both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz is the telecom one
The TG587N is 2.4GHZ only

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)
As has been outlined in your other thread it would be best to bridge the TG587 to your N600

3) Can we still use our current ADSL Modem as a hub? OUr Netgear has 4 Gigabit ports, The Telecom one has 10/100. I assume we can set our Netgear as a hub and connect to the one gigabit port on the TG587? thus maintaining our 1 GB home network???
Yes.

4) DO they fit a master ADSL filter? This was something i was going to do anyway.
Telecom VDSL install includes a Master Filter at the ETP, CAT6 cabling to the jackpoint of your choosing and installation of an RJ45 point to connect to

5) We run 3rd party software on our router. If we use the TG587 as a modem, can we still run the software on our router set up as a hub?
I can't see why this would be a problem

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  Reply # 919098 21-Oct-2013 12:25
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sparkynz: HIYA Am interested in the new Telecom Ultra VDSL. We have just received the free upgrade offer.

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)



As far as I'm aware, the TG587 does not have a VDSL modem built in. It's for UFB.
VDSL customers would get the TG589vn.

You may wish to set the TG589 to bridge mode and use your current router for everything else.

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  Reply # 919155 21-Oct-2013 13:07
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Inphinity:
sparkynz: HIYA Am interested in the new Telecom Ultra VDSL. We have just received the free upgrade offer.

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)



As far as I'm aware, the TG587 does not have a VDSL modem built in. It's for UFB.
VDSL customers would get the TG589vn.

You may wish to set the TG589 to bridge mode and use your current router for everything else.


The OP created 3 different threads to discuss their connection. In this thread here they said they didn't want the TG589 and opted for the Pace. Keeping the TG589 and using it in bridge mode so the network remained unchanged would have been the best approach but it's a little late for that now.


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  Reply # 919226 21-Oct-2013 14:50
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sbiddle:
Inphinity:
sparkynz: HIYA Am interested in the new Telecom Ultra VDSL. We have just received the free upgrade offer.

2) I assume the Telecom TG587 will replace our currnet ADSL Modem ( netgear N600)



As far as I'm aware, the TG587 does not have a VDSL modem built in. It's for UFB.
VDSL customers would get the TG589vn.

You may wish to set the TG589 to bridge mode and use your current router for everything else.


The OP created 3 different threads to discuss their connection. In this thread here they said they didn't want the TG589 and opted for the Pace. Keeping the TG589 and using it in bridge mode so the network remained unchanged would have been the best approach but it's a little late for that now.



Unfortunately I noticed this after I replied haha.

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