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Topic # 150710 31-Jul-2014 14:24
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Hey vodafone cable people,

My parents have been successfully using the Vodafone supplied CLNE (HG556a) with 2talk for a few years.

They are moving shortly to Waikanae and are about to be connected to the cable network. I understand this now includes a wireless router of some description (we only got the cisco modem when we were connected).

Does the new CLNE supplied by Vodafone support 2talk with built in ATA analogue phone jacks like the HG556a? If so, is there any special config required like on the HG556?

If it doesn't support it, can I use the HG556 plugged into the Cable CLNE to make 2 talk work? Trying to avoid buying any additional equipment / phones if I can avoid it.


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  Reply # 1099388 31-Jul-2014 15:27
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Aren't those ports on the that router locked to the Vodafone service any way? And are unusable for use with any other provider, I think the best way would to get an Ata or a service which supports sip out of the box and connect if to 2 talk, I use an Ata over cable

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  Reply # 1099426 31-Jul-2014 16:01

The router supplied with cable is the Netcomm NF5.




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  Reply # 1099429 31-Jul-2014 16:06
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NikT: The router supplied with cable is the Netcomm NF5.


That reminds me.. I didn't get a new router when I had had cable internet reconnected last month.. Should I nag the call center or something, I've paid for the bloody thing, I wants it :-)






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  Reply # 1099444 31-Jul-2014 16:30

Lias:

That reminds me.. I didn't get a new router when I had had cable internet reconnected last month.. Should I nag the call center or something, I've paid for the bloody thing, I wants it :-)




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  Reply # 1099453 31-Jul-2014 16:42
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NikT:
Lias:

That reminds me.. I didn't get a new router when I had had cable internet reconnected last month.. Should I nag the call center or something, I've paid for the bloody thing, I wants it :-)




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  Reply # 1099656 31-Jul-2014 20:51
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NikT: The router supplied with cable is the Netcomm NF5.


So is that voip port configurable?

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  Reply # 1099837 1-Aug-2014 09:11

Shoes2468:
NikT: The router supplied with cable is the Netcomm NF5.


So is that voip port configurable?


As far as I'm aware, it's an off the shelf product with no customisation, rather than the Vodafone-branded xDSL & fibre modem-routers we supply. Should be good to go, although it is of course not a feature we can offer official support for. :)




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  Reply # 1115855 26-Aug-2014 13:38
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I'm looking forward to getting mine. Has better reviews than the Hauwei that DSL and UFB customers get. Can anyone say why Cable customers get a different product to UFB? (Apart from our natural superiority over other life-forms.) I'm just curious - particularly as it includes a port to connect our VoIP phone to - so there is one less reason to use Vodafone phone.

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  Reply # 1115897 26-Aug-2014 14:45

SteveC: I'm looking forward to getting mine. Has better reviews than the Hauwei that DSL and UFB customers get. Can anyone say why Cable customers get a different product to UFB? (Apart from our natural superiority over other life-forms.) I'm just curious - particularly as it includes a port to connect our VoIP phone to - so there is one less reason to use Vodafone phone.


Couple of reasons there - the HG659 is a VDSL modem as well as a wireless router, so is potentially confusing and unnecessarily expensive for distribution as a router only (Although this is essentially what happens with fibre, it's a little different there on account of it being the only CPE Vodafone supplies directly vs. a separate cable modem + router, & also being set up to deliver Vodafone TV). It would also require a specific software build be tested & deployed for it to be used as a router only if I recall.

I believe the NF5 is also used for business connections where we do supply & support our own VOIP product, so it's just a bit of an added bonus for those in the know in the consumer cable space.




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