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Topic # 86780 13-Jul-2011 15:47
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Hello,

Does anyone know when Telecom will be updating it's modem/router that it supplies with bundled packages to a newer Wireless-n model? The current Thompson 585 is rather an old model now.

Thanks,

Donald.

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  Reply # 492933 13-Jul-2011 16:03
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We signed up a couple of months ago and got a Thomson 585 V8 - which is wireless-n

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  Reply # 492939 13-Jul-2011 16:12
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Telecom has been peddling the v8 for over a year now.

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  Reply # 492958 13-Jul-2011 16:46
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Also heard instances of Huawei being thrown around too.

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  Reply # 492959 13-Jul-2011 16:48
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knightrider: Hello,

Does anyone know when Telecom will be updating it's modem/router that it supplies with bundled packages to a newer Wireless-n model? The current Thompson 585 is rather an old model now.

Thanks,

Donald.


Like anything you get what you pay for, and what can you expect for free?? As stated the thomson's have had wireless n for quite some time but its a rather budget implementation of it. If your after a decent router, then your going to have to poney out some cash. The Thomson's are an average router and the wireless n range is rather lacking. Want a solid performing router with lots of features and enough wifi-N to saturate the neighbourhood then look no further tham the Netgear wndr3400/wndr3700, however it will cost you around $200-$250

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  Reply # 493026 13-Jul-2011 19:14
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I'd prefer a v7 over a v8. The v8 has 65mbps wireless N which is a near useless increase over G. However the v7 appears to have more features in the web interface (eg WDS) and can be loaded with a version of openwrt if you dont need the modem component. Even if you don't use custom firmware it appears the v7 can be at least debranded (from what i hear).

I have a barely used v8 sitting on my desk atm which i have no idea what to do with, looks like selling it might net 30 bucks perhaps.

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  Reply # 493064 13-Jul-2011 20:29
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I dont want to comment on the Thompson per say, but the n standard at any speed has advantages over g thats worth having, that said I cannot comment on Thompsons implementation.

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  Reply # 493086 13-Jul-2011 21:14
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In my personal opinion the Telecom routers (thomson routers) are crap we had 2 and both stuffed out with in 12 months and other people have had lots of problem with them. The old D-Link Routers were much better yea there were still problems but they lasted alot longer.

I don't know when Telecom will change there brand of routers but I hope they do soon it can't look good for them. 

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  Reply # 493149 14-Jul-2011 00:35
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Now as I understand, the N protocol doesnt have as much overhead over a b/g system.

Most people dont realise that a 54mbit G connection auctually has half of that data as protocol overhead. So the auctual maximum tcp/ip throughput that you will ever see on a G connection is 25-27mbit/s.

N on the other hand doesnt have all that overhead. So when you see 65mbit N, you are auctually getting around 60mbit/s. A Huge improvment over G of double the speed.




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  Reply # 493316 14-Jul-2011 13:24
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If you are a new customer they give you one for free so might as well take it.... and then put it on a shelf somewhere, sell it on trademe or give it to a relative/friend with a really old crappy ADSL1 Dlink

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  Reply # 493326 14-Jul-2011 13:37
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I have 2 of these v8 Thompson routers and I have found that the biggest weakness on them
is the wireless N which is a very lite version of N, it is very flaky but apparently the latest firmware 8.7.8 I think, fixes this issue, problem is Techincolor do not release firmware to the public and only deal with Telcos they supply. So it is up to Telecom to release an update which they have not. Found a place to download the new firmware but I think Telecom have very much lock up the very lastest v8 ones to stop people updating.




Now on 2talk Network and it's better.



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  Reply # 493431 14-Jul-2011 16:53
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techmeister: problem is Techincolor do not release firmware to the public


Isnt it weird how you see some really old brand names popup in new technology.




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  Reply # 493526 14-Jul-2011 21:51
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raytaylor:
techmeister: problem is Techincolor do not release firmware to the public


Isnt it weird how you see some really old brand names popup in new technology.


Now didn't they do Video cards way back when, might even be able to scratch one up lol. 




Now on 2talk Network and it's better.



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