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#195522 22-Apr-2016 18:33
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Hi all. I am currently on Vodafone cable unlimited and I still have one of the older modems that only allows me to download at 15 Mbps. I would like to be able to use my plan properly with 50 Mbps, but I have one question,

 

If I have a new modem sent to me and I install it and connect it to my wireless router, will they work together automatically like my current modem does? I don't want to have to pay $140 for Geeks on wheels to re-install my wireless network.

 

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  #1538305 22-Apr-2016 18:36
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Fully depends on how your current setup is.

 

 

 

If its bridge mode, i would recommend switching it to just an Access point.

 

 

 

Im pretty sure the new Cable modem does include wireless in it however.





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  #1538306 22-Apr-2016 18:38
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If you need a new cable modem, it won't be sent out to you.. You will have a tech visit you to set it up.

It will require some changes to your routers configuration if your IP address is changing. The tech would do this too.




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  #1538308 22-Apr-2016 18:40
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hio77:

 

Im pretty sure the new Cable modem does include wireless in it however.

 

 

 

 

Yes, because the new devices are routers not modems.





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  #1538309 22-Apr-2016 18:40
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ZollyMonsta: If you need a new cable modem, it won't be sent out to you.. You will have a tech visit you to set it up.

It will require some changes to your routers configuration if your IP address is changing. The tech would do this too.

 

Vodafone cables techs do a little more than a chorus tech then huh?

 

 





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  #1538313 22-Apr-2016 18:53
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Any changes in cable plans need a tech visit.

 

However, any new modem will almost certainly be a Technicolor device, which has had mixed reviews at best. In particular, you won't be able to plug it in to your existing wireless router as a one-for-one swap of your existing Motorolla surfboard modem. The bridge mode (which would allow you to do just this) hasn't been activated on the Vodafone devices.

 

The Technicolor does have its own built in wifi, so it could conceivably replace both your existing modem and wireless router. Not sure how the wireless on your existing router compares to the wireless on the Technicolor.

 

If you wanted to keep your existing router as a wireless access point (i.e. using both the new Technicolor and your existing wireless router), you would need to reconfigure it. The Vodafone tech won't help with this. It's not a particularly complicated exercise though.

 

 


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  #1540842 23-Apr-2016 19:30
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mdf:

 

Any changes in cable plans need a tech visit.

 

 

Ive done plan changes without a tech visit in the past.





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  #1540857 23-Apr-2016 20:01
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phantomdb:

 

mdf:

 

Any changes in cable plans need a tech visit.

 

 

Ive done plan changes without a tech visit in the past.

 

 

If you have an old original DOCSIS Motorola modem then it's not possible to change plans without a modem change as all new plans are DOCSIS3

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1541417 25-Apr-2016 06:13
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When we upgraded from 60 (or perhaps 80) GB data allowance to unlimited with increased speed (cable in Lower Hutt) in January 2015, a tech (if I recall correctly, from Chorus) did come out and install a new modem and took the old one away. He also came with a wireless router but I told him we have a TP-Link router and I'd prefer to keep using that - which he agreed as, in his opinion it, was better. Our static IP didn't change, so it was just a matter of connecting the router to the new modem and that was the end of the matter.

 

I don't know, however, if you upgraded speed and unlimited now, whether you'd be provided with a modem+router combined. I've also seen a thread about another new modem (possibly modem+router) which can handle more speed than 100Mb/down, 10Mb/up.


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