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Schudia

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#195396 19-Apr-2016 10:48
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Just a quick question regarding the router to be used with Vodafone fibre.

 

I am getting my fibre installed on Friday and I just wanna know if it's compulsary to use the router that comes standard with th einstalltion from Vodafone? Or I can just carry on using my Netgear router (so the ONT unit can plug straight into the R7000?). 

 

Can those of you who are already enjoying fibre recommend any router for best fibre experience?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1535436 19-Apr-2016 11:13
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You can use any router you like. The only requirement is that it supports VLAN tagging. You will not have voice if you don't use their router.

 

As for recommendations for a router it's a bit like asking what car is best - you need to explain what your requirements are before anybody can answer that.

 

 


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  #1535462 19-Apr-2016 11:22
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The R7000 should be fine. It supports VLAN tagging.

 

I have it for a bagpipe UFB connection (not using VLAN tagging for that as Bigpipe do not require it).

 

Does Vodafone need ausername and password din the PPPoE settings? Bigpipe doesn't (needs something in the fields, but doesn't matter what).

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1535475 19-Apr-2016 11:41
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sbiddle:

 

You can use any router you like. The only requirement is that it supports VLAN tagging. You will not have voice if you don't use their router..........

 

 

 

 

I am keeping my landline via copper so no voice is required from router.

 

My current setup is with a Draytek 120 bypassing into a R7000 (I wasn't in the Red Zone but now am) which is doing the DHCP and hook up with Airport Extreme in my study (this room receives on and off wifi signal and the unit is hard-wired).

 

I guess my ultimate goal is to have ample wifi signal output throughout the house and am just curious should I change any of the setup when fibre kicks in (of course the Draytek has to go, anyone interested, msg me plz). And I simply want to enjoy the full speed of fibre when it's done (sign on for a 200Mbps plan).

 

I have three router in mind, Asus RT-AC5300, D-Link AC3200 or the Netgear 8500. Sorry if I am off the topic here.

 

 

 

Thx

 

 


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  #1535478 19-Apr-2016 11:44
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You won't get the full benefit of 200mbs if you're only using wifi as wifi is the speed bottle neck.


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  #1535480 19-Apr-2016 11:45
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trig42:

 

The R7000 should be fine. It supports VLAN tagging.

 

I have it for a bagpipe UFB connection (not using VLAN tagging for that as Bigpipe do not require it).

 

Does Vodafone need ausername and password din the PPPoE settings? Bigpipe doesn't (needs something in the fields, but doesn't matter what).

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dnt actually know what VLAN tagging is so if you could shed some light on that would be good.

 

 

 

Vodafone does require PPPoE credentials to be entered (for ADSL anyway).


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  #1535481 19-Apr-2016 11:47
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DarthKermit:

 

You won't get the full benefit of 200mbs if you're only using wifi as wifi is the speed bottle neck.

 

 

so by using a so-called faster wifi router, I get a better speed out of it?

 

 

 

 


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  #1535490 19-Apr-2016 11:53
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Schudia:

 

DarthKermit:

 

You won't get the full benefit of 200mbs if you're only using wifi as wifi is the speed bottle neck.

 

 

so by using a so-called faster wifi router, I get a better speed out of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No router on the planet will give you the full throughput when using WIFI. To obtain the fastest for things like streaming high def video, you'll need Ethernet wiring to devices like a smart TV.


 
 
 
 


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  #1535494 19-Apr-2016 11:58
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trig42:

 

 

 

Does Vodafone need ausername and password din the PPPoE settings? Bigpipe doesn't (needs something in the fields, but doesn't matter what).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vodafone should be doing DHCP for their UFB connections.


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  #1535496 19-Apr-2016 11:59
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Schudia:

 

DarthKermit:

 

You won't get the full benefit of 200mbs if you're only using wifi as wifi is the speed bottle neck.

 

 

so by using a so-called faster wifi router, I get a better speed out of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes you can get 200Mbps using 802.11ac devices with an 802.11ac router or AP in the same room as the AP. Move rooms and you'll see throughput drop significantly.

 

WiFi is not (and never will be unless the laws of physics change) a replacement for cabled Ethernet. It is a complementary offering.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1535500 19-Apr-2016 12:02
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Schudia:

 

DarthKermit:

 

You won't get the full benefit of 200mbs if you're only using wifi as wifi is the speed bottle neck.

 

 

so by using a so-called faster wifi router, I get a better speed out of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It depends on the devices you intend to connect to Wi-Fi. If you have a AC1300 router and a N300 device, then the device will be (theoretically) connected at N300, as it doesn't support anything higher/newer.

 

tl;dr Wi-Fi affected by many factors - one of which is device compatibility.


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  #1535515 19-Apr-2016 12:13
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 I have mostly Apple devices that support 802.11AC.

 

Judging from what everyone has said so far, my R7000 should still serve me well over fibre connection providing me with 200Mbps in hard-wired connection and improved speed over wifi connection device-dependent, right?

 

Learn to live and live to learn, thanks everyone.


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