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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 12239 6-Mar-2007 15:38
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Hi, I have spent considerable time going through comments on this site but would like a few opinions on some final issues please!

I'm interested in VFX but also need a router.  Linksys provide a wireless G VFX router solution, however I have read negative comments mainly on Oz sites, but a couple in here also.  Everyone seems to be happy with the PAPT2 device, so if I opt for this option can anyone recommend a quality ADSL Router to go with it?  Any thoughts on the two solutions? 

The VFX lockdown on the devices: I understand that the PAPT2 can be opened up again if required for use with another provider in the future, is the same true regarding the wireless router?  Can both devices be unlocked in the future? 

Finally :)  I read that if I have a number and move locations it is up to me to change my address in myvfx.  When I do this do I still keep my old number, given that I may have moved cities?  i.e. I may want to keep a Christchurch number but register a move to Wellington - and get a second Wellington line at a later stage. 

Many thanks for help in advance and it's encouraging to have such a positive customer support presence in this forum.

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  Reply # 63050 7-Mar-2007 09:12
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WxC only lock down down the Line1 settings, so if you so wish you can still use Line2 for you own stuff.  I assume a factory reset would remove there settings from the device, if not they would remove it for you.

Personally I went for the SPA2102, great device.  I previously tried a WRTP54G-AU device as well.  This device was good, but the PPPoE implementation in the device was faulty - as it is in alot of Linksys firmwares.

PPPoE isnt required for ADSL in NZ anyway.

For wireless I have ended up with a WRT54GL running OpenWRT WhiteRussian - after trying a few different firmwares this seems to be the most stable for my application...  which is basically all the normal stuff (NAT, firewall etc) with PPPoE and WPA2

Sorry, I know this doesnt really (if at all) answer your question.



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Wannabe Geek

Reply # 63058 7-Mar-2007 10:33
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Much appreciated thanks :)

Any information at this time is good information.  The SPA2102 looks like a good device and is affordable so I'm glad you pointed it out.  It's attractive as it allows the ability to connect a fax machine.  Also good to know what wireless router works!



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  Reply # 63121 7-Mar-2007 20:23
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I use a Dynalink RTA1025W and PAP2T. Works well, the Dynalink is well priced for features, including QoS needed to prioritise voice.

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  Reply # 63232 9-Mar-2007 07:39
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I would like some information on what type of fax works with the SPA2102.

I've had no luck so far.

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