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#195321 15-Apr-2016 14:55
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Just noticed this today. It's good to have the option there for those who want it. The HG659 is provided by Spark and Vodafone also and actually seems like a decent modem, it works for all plans and is available to new customers for $99.

 

 

My Archer C2 is doing okay, im not sure if the wifi would be better with this one.

 

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  #1533601 15-Apr-2016 15:25
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these for $50-60 all over trademe. I'm using one. happy as.





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  #1534567 17-Apr-2016 20:36
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kobiak:

 

these for $50-60 all over trademe. I'm using one. happy as.

 

 

The Bigpipe version has the Bigpipe firmware on it to make it idiot proof: plug it in, turn it on, start surfing.

 

If you don't mind second hand and are happy with changing a few settings you can get the Trademe ones.


 
 
 
 


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  #1534569 17-Apr-2016 20:40
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nice to see bigpipe offering this.

 

 

 

Will be handy to recommend bigpipe to the less technical.





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  #1534579 17-Apr-2016 21:02
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Mystery solved - I was wondering what modem they were offering, couldn't see any of this info on their website when I first heard they were offering modem.


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  #1534616 17-Apr-2016 22:05
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mrgsm021:

 

Mystery solved - I was wondering what modem they were offering, couldn't see any of this info on their website when I first heard they were offering modem.

 

 

 

 

more deets here 

 

www.bigpipe.co.nz/modem





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  #1536835 20-Apr-2016 16:25
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These have ATA ports, does that mean we can configure it for 2talk etc


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  #1536837 20-Apr-2016 16:28
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Yabanize:

 

These have ATA ports, does that mean we can configure it for 2talk etc

 

 

 

 

the bigpipe site states they are fully unlocked so you can use them for anything.

 

The usb is also all unlocked too.

 

 

 

I suspect we might see a bit of flashing to this firmware on other isp deployed devices at some point for that feature.

 

I'm tempted to see if i cant get my hands on one, purely as a backup device to play around with.

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 

  • 1x ADSL/VDSL port (labelled as DSL)
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
  • 4x Gigabit LAN ports
  • 2x ATA ports for VoIP (unlocked, labelled as Phone1 and Phone2)
  • 2x USB ports for media sharing or 3g backup (unlocked)

 

 

 

http://pages.bigpipe.co.nz/bigpipe-modem-setup/#about-the-bigpipe-modem

 

 





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  #1544229 29-Apr-2016 20:31
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Have not been able to get 2talk to work with this, completely stumped at the moment. Doesn't even seem to be talking to their sip servers to authorise....just nothing. Logs show nothing. It's like it ignores the settings completely. Weird.


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  #1544263 29-Apr-2016 21:31
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Snackos:

 

Have not been able to get 2talk to work with this, completely stumped at the moment. Doesn't even seem to be talking to their sip servers to authorise....just nothing. Logs show nothing. It's like it ignores the settings completely. Weird.

 

 

Are you on fibre or DSL?


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  #1544268 29-Apr-2016 21:42
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I'm using 2talk on UFB (static IP), and was using it on DSL (CGNAT) prior to the upgrade.





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  #1544269 29-Apr-2016 21:43
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I'm on fibre, I saw some people had problems with VDSL. I honestly don't get it, the logs don't even show anything to do with VoIP. The VoIP light on the modem doesn't even register anything, not even a blip. It acts like the ports aren't even active. I also noticed the SNTP settings on the router were set to telecom NTP servers so the time was not syncronising although that has nothing to do with VoIP (i fixed that easily enough, but clearly seems to suggest these modems are sourced from spark?)


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  #1544270 29-Apr-2016 21:44
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Detruire:

 

I'm using 2talk on UFB (static IP), and was using it on DSL (CGNAT) prior to the upgrade.

 

 

Is that with Bigpipes firmware on the HG659 though..





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  #1544271 29-Apr-2016 21:44
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Detruire:

 

I'm using 2talk on UFB (static IP), and was using it on DSL (CGNAT) prior to the upgrade.

 

 

 

 

With this modem/router?? If so, would love to know your settings?


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  #1544280 29-Apr-2016 21:55
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Snackos:

 

clearly seems to suggest these modems are sourced from spark?

 

 

They're not, these have their own firmware. For example, the UFB is set to VLAN untagged by default whereas the Spark version are VLAN10 tagged.


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  #1544299 29-Apr-2016 22:32
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Snackos:

 

Detruire:

 

I'm using 2talk on UFB (static IP), and was using it on DSL (CGNAT) prior to the upgrade.

 

 

With this modem/router?? If so, would love to know your settings?

 

 

Ah, no. I didn't know this router had an inbuilt ATA.





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