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  # 1683865 7-Dec-2016 13:15
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chiefie:

 

Just booked my order for FibreX, waiting for Downers to call to arrange an installation date.

 

Requested for static IP.

 

The plan is, when the Downers tech engineer comes, I will be asking for the router to configure for bridge mode only as I would like to retain my current wifi/network topology and set up to minimise any downtime and reconfiguration.

 

Though, the scary stories from few posts earlier so far kinda worry me with connection dropouts etc. Any way to ease these concerns?

 

 

 

 

Chiefie, have you been using your apple routers to also connect a bunch of wired devices into your home LAN?





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# 1684054 7-Dec-2016 16:31
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chiefie:

Just booked my order for FibreX, waiting for Downers to call to arrange an installation date.


Requested for static IP.


The plan is, when the Downers tech engineer comes, I will be asking for the router to configure for bridge mode only as I would like to retain my current wifi/network topology and set up to minimise any downtime and reconfiguration.


Though, the scary stories from few posts earlier so far kinda worry me with connection dropouts etc. Any way to ease these concerns?



Save yourself follow up hassles later. When Mr Downer phones up to provision your connection, make sure they give you a static IP then.

My connection has been good. I've had one power cycle of the technicolor modem in the ~2 months I've had FibreX. I don't use the Huawei router though.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1684060 7-Dec-2016 16:43
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mdf:

 

Kezz0r:

 

 <snip>

 

Anyone else had their bill mangled?

 

 

Nope, mine seems fine. Correct discounts seem to be applied and I got the $100 credit for missing the three day deadline. Though somehow I seem to have been incredibly lucky and the new bill is almost exactly (1 day off) my normal billing cycle. So no adjustments for part months.

 

 

It seems I spoke to soon. My first FibreX bill was fine. My second FibreX bill was all over the place with all sorts of weird and wonderful part and full month charges and (missing) discounts. Like @adimw, my on account mobile $10 a month discount had disappeared. Rather amusingly, the CSR had to ask what I was supposed to be paying - all the various discounts available seem to confuse them too.

 

 

 

Credit where credit is due, it all seems to be sorted now. Though I do kinda have a feeling that the revised bill amount was an arbitrary figure designed to circumvent actually having to figure out the right pro rating for the part month charges and discounts.

 

 


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  # 1684074 7-Dec-2016 17:14
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mdf:

 

Kezz0r:

 

 <snip>

 

Anyone else had their bill mangled?

 

 

Nope, mine seems fine. Correct discounts seem to be applied and I got the $100 credit for missing the three day deadline. Though somehow I seem to have been incredibly lucky and the new bill is almost exactly (1 day off) my normal billing cycle. So no adjustments for part months.

 

 

It seems I spoke to soon. My first FibreX bill was fine. My second FibreX bill was all over the place with all sorts of weird and wonderful part and full month charges and (missing) discounts. Like @adimw, my on account mobile $10 a month discount had disappeared. Rather amusingly, the CSR had to ask what I was supposed to be paying - all the various discounts available seem to confuse them too.

 

Credit where credit is due, it all seems to be sorted now. Though I do kinda have a feeling that the revised bill amount was an arbitrary figure designed to circumvent actually having to figure out the right pro rating for the part month charges and discounts.

 

 

 

 

Received my first bill this morning - $100 credit was missing, called them at 7:30am and they applied the credit immediately. Apart from that, part month charge seems correct.


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Kezz0r:

 

 

 

Received my first bill this morning - $100 credit was missing, called them at 7:30am and they applied the credit immediately. Apart from that, part month charge seems correct.

 

 

That's funny, because I called Vodafone this morning about my missing $100 credit and they said it would be automatically applied on my next bill if the system determined I was meant to receive it.  I suspect I'll be calling them again in a month.

 

I'm about to move to a house with a fibre connection - does anyone know if Vodafone will keep me on fibreX if it's available at the property or will I be auto-switched to fibre?

 

 


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  # 1684662 8-Dec-2016 14:27
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chiefie:

 

Just booked my order for FibreX, waiting for Downers to call to arrange an installation date.

 

Requested for static IP.

 

The plan is, when the Downers tech engineer comes, I will be asking for the router to configure for bridge mode only as I would like to retain my current wifi/network topology and set up to minimise any downtime and reconfiguration.

 

Though, the scary stories from few posts earlier so far kinda worry me with connection dropouts etc. Any way to ease these concerns?

 

 

 

 

Chiefie, have you been using your apple routers to also connect a bunch of wired devices into your home LAN?

 

 

 

 

Yes, I do.

 

 

 

And I have just got the FibreX Max installed, however, now I need to configure the HG659 to operate as Bridge but I can't seem to get to login using admin/password @ 192.168.1.1?





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  # 1684677 8-Dec-2016 15:12
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chiefie:

antoniosk:


chiefie:


Just booked my order for FibreX, waiting for Downers to call to arrange an installation date.


Requested for static IP.


The plan is, when the Downers tech engineer comes, I will be asking for the router to configure for bridge mode only as I would like to retain my current wifi/network topology and set up to minimise any downtime and reconfiguration.


Though, the scary stories from few posts earlier so far kinda worry me with connection dropouts etc. Any way to ease these concerns?



 


Chiefie, have you been using your apple routers to also connect a bunch of wired devices into your home LAN?



 


Yes, I do.


 


And I have just got the FibreX Max installed, however, now I need to configure the HG659 to operate as Bridge but I can't seem to get to login using admin/password @ 192.168.1.1?



Trylogon "advanced" then password: "@" followed by the last 8 digits of your serial number.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1684679 8-Dec-2016 15:17
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Just remember that the Apple kit has real performance limits in routing mode - another user pointed that it. Maxes at 300mbps apparently. Google it.

 

The admin password is Vodafone and @last 8 digits of your serial number

 

My airports are bridged.... be interested in seeing what success you get (bloody vlan10 support.... honestly, talk about forcing your costs up)





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  # 1684687 8-Dec-2016 15:33
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mdf:
chiefie:

 

antoniosk:

 

 

 

chiefie:

 

 

 

Just booked my order for FibreX, waiting for Downers to call to arrange an installation date.

 

 

 

Requested for static IP.

 

 

 

The plan is, when the Downers tech engineer comes, I will be asking for the router to configure for bridge mode only as I would like to retain my current wifi/network topology and set up to minimise any downtime and reconfiguration.

 

 

 

Though, the scary stories from few posts earlier so far kinda worry me with connection dropouts etc. Any way to ease these concerns?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiefie, have you been using your apple routers to also connect a bunch of wired devices into your home LAN?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I have just got the FibreX Max installed, however, now I need to configure the HG659 to operate as Bridge but I can't seem to get to login using admin/password @ 192.168.1.1?

 



Trylogon "advanced" then password: "@" followed by the last 8 digits of your serial number.

 

It's " Admin '


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  # 1684689 8-Dec-2016 15:37
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  • username Admin and the password "@"and the last eight digits of your modem serial number. E.g. if your modem serial number is ABC0987654321 your password will be @87654321

http://help.vodafone.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/24560/

 

 


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  # 1684754 8-Dec-2016 16:56
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In the end, I changed my Apple Aiport Extreme/Express to bridge to HG659 (and used as wifi hotspots) and let HG659 be DHCP server.

 

I had to factory reset HG659, and configure few things - like disabling WLAN SSIDs.

 

 

 

With static IP, what is the gateway address? The IP address I was given ends with .1, but if I use DHCP, it is assigned the one ends with .254.

 

And the DNS addresses should still be 203.97.78.43 and 203.97.78.44?





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  # 1684764 8-Dec-2016 17:08
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Leave it on DHCP. A static IP on FibreX is just a reserved DHCP address.

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  # 1684781 8-Dec-2016 17:38
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mdf: Leave it on DHCP. A static IP on FibreX is just a reserved DHCP address.

 

Cheers, then I guess everything is working well then. :-)





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  # 1687224 13-Dec-2016 17:35
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flaky ass uptime today, annoyed.

 


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  # 1687879 14-Dec-2016 19:39

Had to re-install Origin and my games.

 

I've got 200/20 FibreX

 

Was peak DL from Origin to my laptop (via wireless 5G AC to Nighthawk R7000) at almost 12 MB/S (96Mbps)

 


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