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Topic # 148526 21-Jun-2014 23:27
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I've just signed up to upgrade our broadband to VDSL and that comes with a free modem from Telecom as part of the deal.

Just wondering, which modem does Telecom supply at the moment? From what I can see, most likely the Huawei HG630B.

But I also see HG659B is available on their website, which looks a lot better spec wise (Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac).
Maybe you can only purchase that separately? Or can I get that instead of HG630B and pay a little extra, which I'm happy to do if it's not too much.

Any ideas?


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  Reply # 1071952 22-Jun-2014 08:00
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the 30b is the one residential customers get and the 59b is the one that business customers get

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  Reply # 1071999 22-Jun-2014 10:55
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639b also has a port for a phone. Only have a 630b myself so not sure what you'd connect it to.

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  Reply # 1072002 22-Jun-2014 11:10
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Two phone ports actually. They're for VOIP.

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Reply # 1072016 22-Jun-2014 11:57
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BigHammer: Two phone ports actually. They're for VOIP.

I'm sure I typed VoIP. Must read before hitting send!



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  Reply # 1072019 22-Jun-2014 12:16
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Jase2985: the 30b is the one residential customers get and the 59b is the one that business customers get

Thanks, Jase.

I still contacted Telecom CS this morning about getting the HG659B instead but obviously the rep just kept saying only the 630B is supplied without mentioning 659B.

huckster: 639b also has a port for a phone. Only have a 630b myself so not sure what you'd connect it to.

How do you find 630B so far? Good performance and stability?

We have at least 7 wireless devices (multiple PCs, phones, ps3, tablets) that needs wifi so I'm afraid any less than average modem/router won't be able to handle it.

I'll see how it goes, probably end up getting my own modem/router anyway.

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  Reply # 1072034 22-Jun-2014 13:26
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630b works fine. WiFi good etc. A big improvement on the old Telecom 585s or whatever they were.

Have also run it in bridged mode behind a Gargoyle Router which seemed a bit of a waste at the time but I've gotta keep track of those kids somehow.....

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