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Topic # 182542 20-Oct-2015 14:59
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Hey guys,

Just signed up to Spark Fiber. I know they provide a Modem/Router, which I believe is the HG659? and has a voice socket?

However I want to use my Netgear Nighthawk AC1900, which doesn't have a voice socket. I believe I have 2 options.

1. Keep my copper line

2. Disable the router on the HG659 (If possible?) then plug my Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 into it.


Thanks

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  Reply # 1409871 20-Oct-2015 15:08
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Spark provides either the HG630b or HG659b depending on the speed variant of UFB.
Neither of those has an ATA (voice) port as Spark does not provide it's Fibre Landline service off the RGW.
Instead the ONT has an ATA port which Spark uses.

So as long as your Netgear supports the Spark UFB requirements (loosely that it supports PPPoE and vlan tagging), then you'll be no worse off than having had used the Spark provided RGW.

Sorry for the extensive use of acronyms here.  Let me know if this does not make sense.




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  Reply # 1409876 20-Oct-2015 15:15
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cbrpilot: Spark provides either the HG630b or HG659b depending on the speed variant of UFB.
Neither of those has an ATA (voice) port as Spark does not provide it's Fibre Landline service off the RGW.
Instead the ONT has an ATA port which Spark uses.

So as long as your Netgear supports the Spark UFB requirements (loosely that it supports PPPoE and vlan tagging), then you'll be no worse off than having had used the Spark provided RGW.

Sorry for the extensive use of acronyms here.  Let me know if this does not make sense.


Ahhhh OK gotcha, thank you, I will stick with my Router then :)

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1410555 21-Oct-2015 16:18
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cbrpilot: Spark provides either the HG630b or HG659b depending on the speed variant of UFB.
Neither of those has an ATA (voice) port as Spark does not provide it's Fibre Landline service off the RGW.
Instead the ONT has an ATA port which Spark uses.

So as long as your Netgear supports the Spark UFB requirements (loosely that it supports PPPoE and vlan tagging), then you'll be no worse off than having had used the Spark provided RGW.

Sorry for the extensive use of acronyms here.  Let me know if this does not make sense.


I jsut checked the modem they supply the Spark HG659b Modem and it has a voice socket and comes with a voice cable. http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/modems/spark-hg659b/

Does this mean my phone will need to plug into it after all?


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  Reply # 1410560 21-Oct-2015 16:26
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Your phone will plug into the phone port on the ONT, or into your legacy copper cabling, if the copper integration was done at the time of fibre/ONT install.

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  Reply # 1410563 21-Oct-2015 16:31
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leo0787sx:
cbrpilot: Spark provides either the HG630b or HG659b depending on the speed variant of UFB.
Neither of those has an ATA (voice) port as Spark does not provide it's Fibre Landline service off the RGW.
Instead the ONT has an ATA port which Spark uses.

So as long as your Netgear supports the Spark UFB requirements (loosely that it supports PPPoE and vlan tagging), then you'll be no worse off than having had used the Spark provided RGW.

Sorry for the extensive use of acronyms here.  Let me know if this does not make sense.


I jsut checked the modem they supply the Spark HG659b Modem and it has a voice socket and comes with a voice cable. http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/modems/spark-hg659b/

Does this mean my phone will need to plug into it after all?


No, you will use the ONT ports for a Spark phone line.


The voice ports on the HG659b can be used for some other VoIP service if you so prefer.

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  Reply # 1410593 21-Oct-2015 17:18
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leo0787sx:
cbrpilot: Spark provides either the HG630b or HG659b depending on the speed variant of UFB.
Neither of those has an ATA (voice) port as Spark does not provide it's Fibre Landline service off the RGW.
Instead the ONT has an ATA port which Spark uses.

So as long as your Netgear supports the Spark UFB requirements (loosely that it supports PPPoE and vlan tagging), then you'll be no worse off than having had used the Spark provided RGW.

Sorry for the extensive use of acronyms here.  Let me know if this does not make sense.


I jsut checked the modem they supply the Spark HG659b Modem and it has a voice socket and comes with a voice cable. http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/internet/modems/spark-hg659b/

Does this mean my phone will need to plug into it after all?



they also supply a VDSL and ADSL cable, so just because you get it doesn't mean you need/have to use it

Are you getting a 100mbps or 200mbps connection?



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  Reply # 1410595 21-Oct-2015 17:21
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100 to start with but might look at 200 in future.

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  Reply # 1410640 21-Oct-2015 18:52
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you will only get the 630 on the 100 plan

bu you are using your own device so that doesnt matter

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  Reply # 1410648 21-Oct-2015 19:15
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i have just ordered the 100 plan the other day and got my modem today (wed) and its the HG659b model.

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  Reply # 1410697 21-Oct-2015 20:34
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happyone65: i have just ordered the 100 plan the other day and got my modem today (wed) and its the HG659b model.


must have changed it recently as only a few weeks ago they were splitting it by plan speed.

but it seems like they have changed the details on their site



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