Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




30 posts

Geek


# 17215 17-Nov-2007 15:22
Send private message

If you pay for a wireless router/modem, which is like 150$ from Telstra, at the end of your contract, are you able to keep the modem/router or do you have to return it? I can't seem to find out.


Thanks


Create new topic


30 posts

Geek


  # 95686 17-Nov-2007 15:40
Send private message

Also, would it be better to get them to send me the free modem (one port) and then buy a wireless router to connect to that, or would you recommend I pay the 150 and get the modem/router combination in one unit that they send out (and which I may have to return???

AND, if you recommend I receive the free modem and then purchase a wireless router myself...what is the best one to buy for telstra...I have heard a lot about Netgear and Linksys...

ANY advice would be appreciated...

Thanks

2417 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 95690 17-Nov-2007 16:47
Send private message

The thing you need to make clear is whether you are talking about a cable (docsis) connection or ADSL. If you are talking about docsis then TCL supply the cable modem which you return when you no longer require it. TCL do NOT provide any routers, wireless or otherwise to use with a cable modem.

TCL do provide Dynalink ADSL routers for purchase (RTA1320 is FREE if you join online). These are used on ADSL connections only.




Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then its data cabled.


 
 
 
 




30 posts

Geek


  # 95729 17-Nov-2007 21:49
Send private message

I am talking about Cable..as in not ADSL, but TCL cable with the modem...what routers can you purchase to connect with the free cable modem they provide so that I can set up a wireless environment? Is the Linksys one the best?

2958 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 95874 19-Nov-2007 09:14
Send private message

americanbeauty: I am talking about Cable..as in not ADSL, but TCL cable with the modem...what routers can you purchase to connect with the free cable modem they provide so that I can set up a wireless environment? Is the Linksys one the best?

In my opinion the Linksys WRT54GL is the best router to connect to TCL's cable (it's what I use at home).  With the GL you can then firmware upgrade to one of the many other firmware releases.  I personally recommend the DD-WRT (www.dd-wrt.com) firmware as I have had that on my box and it has never crashed / rebooted / missed a beat for the last year due to the extreme ARP traffic on TCL's network.  I can't say the same for my cable modem which has been dropping off the air for hours on end in a semi-frequent basis for the last two weeks.  But at least my Linksys doesn't need a reboot after the cable modem comes back online :)




and


9 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 96055 20-Nov-2007 11:45
Send private message

BarTender:  In my opinion the Linksys WRT54GL is the best router to connect to TCL's cable (it's what I use at home).  With the GL you can then firmware upgrade to one of the many other firmware releases.  I personally recommend the DD-WRT (www.dd-wrt.com) firmware as I have had that on my box and it has never crashed / rebooted / missed a beat for the last year due to the extreme ARP traffic on TCL's network.  I can't say the same for my cable modem which has been dropping off the air for hours on end in a semi-frequent basis for the last two weeks.  But at least my Linksys doesn't need a reboot after the cable modem comes back online :)

I'm with BarTender, and can second everything stated - I have a WRT54GL with the DD-WRT firmware installed as well, and TC cable modem.  Rock solid, never crashed, rebooted, or anything...ever!  Running over a year now and I use the QoS settings for my VOIP - amazing quality and robustness, never an issue whatsoever. 



30 posts

Geek


  # 96160 21-Nov-2007 00:26
Send private message

What is the firmware that comes with the WRT-54GL and what are the advantages of putting dd-rt software on it? Is there any firmware which makes it easy to connect to other computers directly on the LAN, as well as through the internet and set-up access/filesharing from the internet into the computers on the LAN?


Also, what is the WRTSL54GS like? It would be quite cool to be able to plug an external HD straight into the router for sharing music easily on a LAN...does anyone have this and how does it stack up with the GL?Particularly when used on telstraclear cable?

Cheers 


Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.