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# 154643 3-Nov-2014 14:08
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Hi guys, 

I am getting VDSL this friday and Spark have sent me a HG630b modem. My question is, can I use my Netgear DGND4000 instead?
http://www.elive.co.nz/netgear-dgnd4000-adsl2-wireless-router-SY05354.php

I know it says ADSL but it also has a Cable/Fiber port. 

It would just be handy to not connect about 15 devices to a new router.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks.

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  # 1167643 3-Nov-2014 14:11
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you could configure your spark modem to have the same SSID etc, that would create a seamless transition to a new router.

you cant use the DGND4000 directly, but you could possibly bridge from the  HG630b assuming it supports bridge mode.







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  # 1167668 3-Nov-2014 14:31
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No it's not a VDSL modem just disable DHCP on the Netgear, make sure it has an IP on the same range as the Telecom router and plug it into a LAN port on each then continue to use it for Wireless. 

 
 
 
 




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  # 1168395 4-Nov-2014 12:30
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hio77: you could configure your spark modem to have the same SSID etc, that would create a seamless transition to a new router.

you cant use the DGND4000 directly, but you could possibly bridge from the  HG630b assuming it supports bridge mode.





Thanks for the replies guys, I might try to do this!

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  # 1168398 4-Nov-2014 12:40
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MarkCerny:
hio77: you could configure your spark modem to have the same SSID etc, that would create a seamless transition to a new router.

you cant use the DGND4000 directly, but you could possibly bridge from the  HG630b assuming it supports bridge mode.





Thanks for the replies guys, I might try to do this!


It supports bridge mode - the directions for setting this up is on Sparks site: http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/36413/~/setup-bridge-mode---huawei-hg630b







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  # 1169432 5-Nov-2014 17:47
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michaelmurfy:
MarkCerny:
hio77: you could configure your spark modem to have the same SSID etc, that would create a seamless transition to a new router.

you cant use the DGND4000 directly, but you could possibly bridge from the  HG630b assuming it supports bridge mode.





Thanks for the replies guys, I might try to do this!


It supports bridge mode - the directions for setting this up is on Sparks site: http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/36413/~/setup-bridge-mode---huawei-hg630b



Thank you!



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  # 1170233 6-Nov-2014 18:08
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hio77: you could configure your spark modem to have the same SSID etc, that would create a seamless transition to a new router.







I did this today and everything works great. The guy installing VDSL is coming tomorrow. Thanks everyone!



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  # 1177282 17-Nov-2014 11:41
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Just thought I'd give you guys an update....

So the Chorus guy came 10 days ago and was at my house for 15 - 20 minutes. He fitted one black and one white box next to the router and said give it about 2 hours and the "internet LED" will light up and you'll have VDSL. Sure enough an hour and a half later the LED lit up and i was surfing the net. My speeds before were 9-10mbps down and 0.8mbps up.

This is now (been like this for 3 days)



Pretty happy about it considering I live about 1km from the exchange 

So something positive for Spark and Chorus!

Thanks for your help guys.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1177394 17-Nov-2014 15:04
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Glad to hear you are working.

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  # 1177399 17-Nov-2014 15:09
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Looks like your holding DLM-1 pretty solid there.

for a borderline connection, looks pretty good!




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