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Topic # 201778 3-Sep-2016 11:33
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I currently use a TP-Link TD-W8970 router on an ADSL connection.

 

Hopefully in a month or two I will be getting a fibre connection.

 

One of the reasons I bought this router was that it supported both ADSL and cable/fibre connectivity. I thought I was being future-proof.

 

Here is what it says on the web :

 

The TD-W8970 supports ADSL or Ethernet WAN connections (EWAN) that allow users to have the flexibility of different Internet connections among ADSL, cable or fiber modem using its interchangeable LAN/WAN port. This unique feature makes it easier when users need to change to fiber or cable services when necessary. Its EWAN to LAN throughput can achieve up to 900Mbps+ allowing users to unleash the full potential of their networks.

 

But that was many moons ago and now I was wondering if this router is even compatible anymore.

 

Would it support the current setup of fibre supplying data and phone services? 

 

 





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  Reply # 1621868 3-Sep-2016 11:45
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Needs to support VLAN tagging

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  Reply # 1621878 3-Sep-2016 12:08
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Would work fine on bigpipe or one of the others that don't use vlan tagging.




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  Reply # 1621879 3-Sep-2016 12:08
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Is this VLAN tagging?

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1621881 3-Sep-2016 12:21
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The real question is: Why would you want to use that router instead of the Vodafone supplied one?






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  Reply # 1621882 3-Sep-2016 12:23
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Brumfondl:

 

The real question is: Why would you want to use that router instead of the Vodafone supplied one?

 

 

Exactly. It's vastly inferior.

 

You would also need to use the HG659 for VoIP plugged in behind so it would make far more sense just to use that as the primary router.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1621890 3-Sep-2016 12:42
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Brumfondl:

 

The real question is: Why would you want to use that router instead of the Vodafone supplied one?

 

 

Mostly because it works and is already set up for everything I do (I have port forwarding setup to my WHS2011 server, I don't think there is anything else more complicated than that), and because I am not an expert in such things, I do not know any better.

 

Which is why I started this thread really.

 

Are you saying the VF one will be better?

 

 





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HG659 works great

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  Reply # 1621904 3-Sep-2016 13:28
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kiwifidget:

 

Brumfondl:

 

The real question is: Why would you want to use that router instead of the Vodafone supplied one?

 

 

Mostly because it works and is already set up for everything I do (I have port forwarding setup to my WHS2011 server, I don't think there is anything else more complicated than that), and because I am not an expert in such things, I do not know any better.

 

Which is why I started this thread really.

 

Are you saying the VF one will be better?

 

 

 

 

The HG659 Vodafone supply is a higher spec device and also has dual band WiFi.




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  Reply # 1621909 3-Sep-2016 13:43
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Well that's good to know.

 

I just had a quick read of the HG659 manual and I didn't see a mention of setting up port forwarding. Also no mention of uPnP.

 

Are those functions supported?





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  Reply # 1621978 3-Sep-2016 15:22
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kiwifidget:

 

Well that's good to know.

 

I just had a quick read of the HG659 manual and I didn't see a mention of setting up port forwarding. Also no mention of uPnP.

 

Are those functions supported?

 

 

 

 

Just checked my Vodafone HG659 (Latest FW) and it does support "Forwarding" aka "Port Mapping", And UPnP is also there but OFF by default.

 

the HG659 is B,G,N,AC 2.4ghz / 5ghz

 

I have seen 200mbps over wireless via ac. these thing are decent hardware.

 

 

 

NOTE: there is a user login vodafone/vodafone and an admin/vfnz_unitserialnumber (Best look for the forum post about the actual admin login details)






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  Reply # 1622071 3-Sep-2016 18:08
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Thanks everyone.

 

Looks like my trusty old Tp-Link is superfluous to requirements.

 

Still, the olds might like it to replace their crappy Linksys one.





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