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Topic # 199151 6-Aug-2016 16:04

Hi.  I've been with TelstraClear (Vodafone) for about 5 years, but want to upgrade my modem. 

 

Any recommendations on what to get?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1605519 6-Aug-2016 16:11
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DOCSIS, ADSL, VDSL???





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  Reply # 1605523 6-Aug-2016 16:22

ADSL :)


 
 
 
 


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What/why do you want to upgrade?

 

  • better wireless coverage? wireless ac?
  • faster ethernet? gigabit ports?
  • better user interface (GUI)?
  • the option of upgrading to VDSL?

There is a huge range of ADSL/VDSL modems, so it would be helpful to know what you want/need.





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  Reply # 1605543 6-Aug-2016 16:55
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Sideface:

 

What/why do you want to upgrade?

 

  • better wireless coverage? wireless ac?
  • faster ethernet? gigabit ports?
  • better user interface (GUI)?
  • the option of upgrading to VDSL?

There is a huge range of ADSL/VDSL modems, so it would be helpful to know what you want/need.

 

 

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  Reply # 1605548 6-Aug-2016 17:04

Sideface:

 

What/why do you want to upgrade?

 

  • better wireless coverage? wireless ac?
  • faster ethernet? gigabit ports?
  • better user interface (GUI)?
  • the option of upgrading to VDSL?

There is a huge range of ADSL/VDSL modems, so it would be helpful to know what you want/need.

 

 

 

 

Stability: The connection sometimes cuts out, and I need to re-start the modem to get things working again

 

Better wireless and ethernet would be a bonus.

 

The option to upgrade to VDSL makes sense, though internet speed is not a problem at the moment. (fibre is still two years away)

 

 

 

Budget - looking for sub $200.


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  Reply # 1605616 6-Aug-2016 19:15
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Assuming that you want a one-box modem/router:

 

Most of my recommendations are over your budget.

 

I'd go for:

 

ASUS DSL-AC52U ADSL/VDSL,Modem Router w/ Dual-Band Wireless-AC750, 1x Gigabit Wan, 4x Gigabit Lan, 1x USB,(Fibre Ready) - Great Wireless Coverage with 4 High Gain External Antenna  $219

 

Below $200:

 

The Bigpipe Modem is a Huawei HG659. $99 on joining.

 

See: The router guide - what is best

 

EDIT:  All this is assuming that your ADSL drop-outs are due to the modem - it may be a house wiring problem.





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