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Topic # 148881 3-Jul-2014 19:27
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Hi

I am in Wellington on the the former Telstra cable network

I currently have a Motorola SB5101 modem paired to a TP Link TL=WR1043ND router
This has been a very stable combination.

As part of a new offer - Vodafone want to swap my Motorola Modem with a Huawei HG659 - wireless modem / router to provide higher speeds.

The thing is should I Vodafone replace the motorola and TP link?
Can the Huawei wireless be turned off?

I really like the TP Link router esp for range, stability and functions.


Lastly I currently get 15MBs in NZ and 6MB's overseas so I wonder what I'll end up with.






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  Reply # 1079610 3-Jul-2014 19:33
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Hi,

The HG659 isnt a cable modem so the Motorola wont be swapped unless going to a 50/2 or 130/10 plan.
I would suggest so, Is quite a decent modem.

Cheers

Edit:
I think you got your Mbp/s and MBp/s mixed up :)




 


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  Reply # 1079613 3-Jul-2014 19:43
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I think you got your Mbp/s and MBp/s mixed up :)

Speaking of which, "/" means "per", and "p" means "pico" (although in the US I believe that it means "per" as well). It's never correct to have both "p" and "/" though!

Mb/s = mega bits per second. Mbp/s = mega bit pico per second.

:)



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  Reply # 1079617 3-Jul-2014 19:59
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Behodar:
I think you got your Mbp/s and MBp/s mixed up :)

Speaking of which, "/" means "per", and "p" means "pico" (although in the US I believe that it means "per" as well). It's never correct to have both "p" and "/" though!

Mb/s = mega bits per second. Mbp/s = mega bit pico per second.

:)



I  though a P and slash were the same thing   :-)

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If you're going to DOCSIS3 (50Mbps and up) then you will get a Cisco DPC3008 modem. You have to supply your router. It's recommended you get a router with at least gigabit WAN interface to achieve maximum speeds.

The cable modem is separate from your router.

Are you sure Vodafone offered to swap the Motorola with the HG659? Didn't they mean swap your existing router with a HG659 or give you the HG659 (not free of course) since your old router most likely would be bottleneck?






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  Reply # 1079623 3-Jul-2014 20:09
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D1023319:
Behodar:
I think you got your Mbp/s and MBp/s mixed up :)

Speaking of which, "/" means "per", and "p" means "pico" (although in the US I believe that it means "per" as well). It's never correct to have both "p" and "/" though!

Mb/s = mega bits per second. Mbp/s = mega bit pico per second.

:)



I  though a P and slash were the same thing   :-)


They are, Dunno how i got into the habbit of it. It seems tidy to me.






 


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  Reply # 1079715 4-Jul-2014 01:15
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Id keep the WR1043ND it will work fine to provide extra gigabit ports.
Ive got one of these connected to my fritzbox on  snap's 100/50 fibre plan.

Using the snap supplied Fritzbox 7390 router and Huawei hg8240 modem for the fibre connection.

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  Reply # 1079732 4-Jul-2014 07:23
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One presumes that you're getting confused with a modem and a router.

Assuming you're moving to a new faster plan replacing your existing cable modem with a new DOCSIS3 modem to handle the faster speeds.

Vodafone will supply a new router with the connection, however you can continue to use your own existing tp-link router fine.


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  Reply # 1079743 4-Jul-2014 08:21
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Personally, if they were offering a HG659, Id decline it (sorry Vodafone) - Ive had issues with mine and appears quite a few others have similar issues going by GZ and VF forums. Wifi dropouts, settings not sticking until you use the real admin login etc. Its got great specs, but questionable firmware IMHO.

If the Wifi drops one more time on mine, Ill be buying a Unifi to handle the wifi aspect. Wife going nuts with wifi dropping out when shes working...

Just my 2c. (I dont want it back either, thanks ;) )





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freitasm: If you're going to DOCSIS3 (50Mbps and up) then you will get a Cisco DPC3008 modem. You have to supply your router. It's recommended you get a router with at least gigabit WAN interface to achieve maximum speeds.

The cable modem is separate from your router.

Are you sure Vodafone offered to swap the Motorola with the HG659? Didn't they mean swap your existing router with a HG659 or give you the HG659 (not free of course) since your old router most likely would be bottleneck?




Mauricio is correct.  I would say Vodafone have somehow mucked up what they are provisioning.  The HG659 is currently used for UFB Fibre and VDSL installs only.  You are on cable so they will swap your current Motorola modem with a Cisco DPC3008 modem.  This is required to provide you with 50Mbps or more, which presumably you ordered.  Nothing else will change.  All your static IP details remain the same so you wont even have to reconfigure your WR1043ND router (which you will keep).

You might want to ring Vodafone and confirm your order because  I think the CSR thought you were on ADSL for some reason, which you are clearly not.  A tech visit will have to be booked to change over the cable modem.






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  Reply # 1080954 4-Jul-2014 13:31
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Hi

Thx for all responses -
Sorry I was provided with duff info re which modem / router they would install so made mistake in my original post :-(


After some time on phone i now know I am on 80GB Ultra Fast Cable 50

The modem will be a DPC3008 modem and a Netcom NP805N router



Cheers



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  Reply # 1080995 4-Jul-2014 14:27
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D1023319: Hi

Thx for all responses -
Sorry I was provided with duff info re which modem / router they would install so made mistake in my original post :-(


After some time on phone i now know I am on 80GB Ultra Fast Cable 50

The modem will be a DPC3008 modem and a Netcom NP805N router



Cheers




But of course you don't need to use the Netcom NP805N router you can just use your TP-link router.

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