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  # 1485137 4-Feb-2016 12:26
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Person I know still suffering cable says that ADSL is better for gaming in the evenings because of stupid latency going all over the place.





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  # 1492947 16-Feb-2016 03:12
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Hi all,

Hope it's OK to post to a thread that's bee left for 11 days.

Just wondering if anyone using this device (that has not yet posted here) is happy with it in comparison with the Cisco "dumb" device.

Currently use Cisco device with Netcomm NF5 and wondered if this is an improvement. May implement old WRT350N with current Cisco if Technicolor device does not deliver. May consider mixing other network devices with Technicolor if it's an OK device.

Any advice taken onboard.

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Marcel

 
 
 
 


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  # 1493679 17-Feb-2016 09:40
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Just a bit confused. So the Cisco's still work up to the 100/10 on the current network. The Technicolour is just a new device for the same thing then.


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  # 1493731 17-Feb-2016 10:21
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MarcelCeeITEE: Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone using this device (that has not yet posted here) is happy with it in comparison with the Cisco "dumb" device.



Currently use Cisco device with Netcomm NF5 and wondered if this is an improvement. May implement old WRT350N with current Cisco if Technicolor device does not deliver. May consider mixing other network devices with Technicolor if it's an OK device.

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Marcel

Kia Ora Marcel & olivernz.

In a nutshell, the Cisco device has worked very well for me, and I don't recall seeing criticism of it in Geekzone. Having said that, I, and many of the contributors to this forum, have extensive networking knowledge, and want to set up our own networks. We are very keen on Vodafone providing a "dumb" device, and setting up everything else ourselves!

The Techicolor attempts to do more, and can (I assume) be controlled by Vodafone. That is great for those who want Vodafone to control (and fix) their home network. Not so good for those of us who have managed our own networks for, in my case, about fifteen years since cable first arrived.

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  # 1493744 17-Feb-2016 10:26
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Hmmm... note it's been several months now and there is still no update on 'bridge mode'





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  # 1493784 17-Feb-2016 10:59
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Not having bridge mode could be a dealbreaker as I currently have a custom setup.

 

 

 

Current network setup is Netcomm NF5 router connected to 8 port unmanaged switch. I have 10 ports connected via cat6 solid core going to a central point in the house.

 

I will only be using the Technicolor for 3 RJ45 ports, there will be a Linksys WRT350N and the NF5 connected via CAT6, all in the central comms point in the house.

 

Given there may be issues with the Technicolor disallowing me to set up the network the way I want it, I may need to cancel the order for the tech to come out.


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  # 1493787 17-Feb-2016 11:06
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When I have a spare hour I might call Vodafone tech support and ask if there is any update on bridge mode. At this point I am thinking that the probability of having is not likely.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1494939 18-Feb-2016 13:59
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MarcelCeeITEE:

 

... any update on bridge mode. ...

 

 

No update at this stage. I'm in touch with our devices team periodically about it.


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  # 1494987 18-Feb-2016 14:47
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VodafoneDylan:

 

I'm in touch with our devices team periodically about it.

 

 

 

 

I think there are some of us advanced users who'd like to spend some time in a dark alley with your device team :-P





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  # 1495002 18-Feb-2016 14:57
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Lias:

 

VodafoneDylan:

 

I'm in touch with our devices team periodically about it.

 

 

 

 

I think there are some of us advanced users who'd like to spend some time in a dark alley with your device team :-P

 

 

 

 

They're very good people and brilliant geeks too - I think you would enjoy having a beer with them! Only problem is they can't talk about future stuff because of reasons. When NikT was part of the devices team he would sometimes tell me that I would love to know about the product he just saw but can't say anything because reasons. :/


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  # 1495014 18-Feb-2016 15:11
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VodafoneDylan:

 

 

 

They're very good people and brilliant geeks too - I think you would enjoy having a beer with them! Only problem is they can't talk about future stuff because of reasons. When NikT was part of the devices team he would sometimes tell me that I would love to know about the product he just saw but can't say anything because reasons. :/

 

 

You're probably right, damn you reasons! :-P





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  # 1497687 23-Feb-2016 11:07
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Currently on hold with support team asking about bridging mode. The guy said that there was an article on their KB (?) regarding enabling bridging mode for the TC 7210D.

 

I asked him to email it so I can run my own eyes over it and it appears to be legitimate, however I do not find it encouraging to see that the screenshots are from XP and the screenshot shows a reference to disabling Wireless N.... as this is a Wireless AC device that is concerning.

 

Unsure if I can share the document, I would imagine VF retain the rights to the document. I just wanted to share this with users on this thread with the proviso that this information may or may not be accurate.

 

He has also sent me the manual for this device which I will look through next. Still deciding if I want to go ahead with the switchover on March 1.

 

Thanks all,

 

Marcel


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  # 1497697 23-Feb-2016 11:22
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P.S. if anyone that has one of these devices can verify that the bridging mode option is available that would be great. This can be done by doing the following:

 

Login to router using gateway IP in Web Browser (typically something like http://192.168.0.1)

 

Under the Status Menu list, select "Switch Mode":

 

In the "Switch Mode" page, under "Switch Mode", select "Disable Mode",

 

*Do NOT hit apply*

 

Just need to check if the option is available or greyed out.

Thanks!

 

 

 

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  # 1497833 23-Feb-2016 13:50
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Hi,

 

 

 

There doesn't seem to be anything like that on the Status page. 





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  # 1497917 23-Feb-2016 15:42
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Lokhor thanks very much, I appreciate your assistance greatly.

VodafoneDylan or JohnR can I please ask if I am able to share the content of the document I was sent by a member of your support team? Also is it possible to get an official answer regarding whether a firmware update is imminent? Surely it's not a big thing to allow customers to change this setting on the device, thereby letting the customer have more flexibility and options with their network setups?

 

Would really like to know what's going on here as I have a tech booked for a weeks time which I will be cancelling if bridge mode is not possible - thereby easing the load on your onsite techs from Downers or whichever other company you may be using these days.

 

Many thanks,

 

Marcel


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