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# 20737 4-Apr-2008 12:34
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Hey there, we've just shifted house and have a phone line, just not connected yet.

We were planning on giving Telecom the bird and get Naked Broadband and set our sights on Xnet Fusion.

I've got the application form filled out and we are urgently needing internet. I have spent the last 2 days scouring the web for the reccommended WAG54GP2 router and not a single joint has one.

I've looked on:

Trademe (there is one there, but the dude selling it doesn't have it in stock. Trust me, I already bought it and got refunded)
Google first 5 pages
Pricespy
Ebay Australia

Not a damn thing, and most retailers who responded to me said that they are looking at mid-May. I have an account at TechLink and they have over 140 on backorder, to be delivered on the 8th May. I am told Ingram Micro have a similar backorder and same date.

I see Xnet employees running around these forums - do you guys know of any stock anywhere? I'm afraid May is far too long a wait for internet as I work from home. If we aren't able to suss out equipment for Xnet in the next week or so, we'll have get a Telecom line rental and probably the old Slingshot deal we had. I'd rather not simply due to the line rental and extra bill every month.

If anyone has one for sale, PM me please.

Cheers
Aaron

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  # 121040 4-Apr-2008 12:52
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Hello Aaron,

A Dynalink rta1320 in half bridge mode to a linksys wrtp54 or wrp400 would be a better performing option (and in most cases cheaper) over the wag54gp2 unless you absolutely must have a all in one unit.




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  # 121092 4-Apr-2008 14:55
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Ive had some of these on back order for 4 weeks from one of the distributers ( Ingram Micro ) and checking with them again they have now pushed it back again to 08.05.08

i wouldnt be suprised by the time they actually arrive ( 300 units ) they have already sold them all on back order, currently -128 already back ordered.

Its a bit of a shame for XNET this is occuring, my customers wont be signing up till they get their new routers, which is lost income for XNET.


 
 
 
 




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  # 121125 4-Apr-2008 16:48
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Griven: Hello Aaron,

A Dynalink rta1320 in half bridge mode to a linksys wrtp54 or wrp400 would be a better performing option (and in most cases cheaper) over the wag54gp2 unless you absolutely must have a all in one unit.


Hi Griven,

Better performing in what way? The reason why I want an all in one unit is due the amount of powered devices I have on or around my desk. I simply can't be stuffed with more cable mess. Especially when I have to plug a new cordless phone next to it too. No, 3 more units is reaching nightmare level.

However, I'd be interested to learn what this performance benefit is and why.

Cheers
Aaron



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  # 121127 4-Apr-2008 16:52
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dan:

Its a bit of a shame for XNET this is occuring, my customers wont be signing up till they get their new routers, which is lost income for XNET.



I totally agree it's a shame. Unless you go for a completely different modem/router setup, you simply CAN'T signup with Xnet. The biggest shame for Xnet is people in a rush (like me) will be forced to go the Telecom/DSL route.

I bet April is going to be a massive sales dip for them.



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  # 121138 4-Apr-2008 17:09
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Griven: Hello Aaron,

A Dynalink rta1320 in half bridge mode to a linksys wrtp54 or wrp400 would be a better performing option (and in most cases cheaper) over the wag54gp2 unless you absolutely must have a all in one unit.


Checked out the prices on these things.

rta1320: Cheapest $69.82
wrp400: Cheapest $181.12

So total is about $250. A good $50 dearer than the best WAG54GP2 prices. Too many reasons not to go this route than to at this stage. So I'll wait until I hear the guff about performance.

Google NZ hasn't heard of "wrtp54". In fact the only result shown is this very forum thread. (which is rather impressive considering your post is only a couple hours old)

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Aaron

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  # 121159 4-Apr-2008 18:29
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Aaryn015:
Not a damn thing, and most retailers who responded to me said that they are looking at mid-May. I have an account at TechLink and they have over 140 on backorder, to be delivered on the 8th May. I am told Ingram Micro have a similar backorder and same date.


techlink IS Ingram Micro's online ordering system - same company so not suprised they have the same lead times.

I just checked, as we have a few on back order, and they were due on the 28th of March, but now they are pushed back to 08 MAY 2008, about a two month delay from when they ran out.

Linksys seem to always have stock problems. Sigh.




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  # 121173 4-Apr-2008 19:10
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I can highly recommend RTA1320 into WRP400 setup. This works far superior to WAG54GP2, that I have had much much trouble with on a very marginal line. Although this line 6.5KM form exchange is a very poor performing DSL connection, the RTA1320 + WRP400 has been the closest setup to achieving a working VFX line.

Also, the other advantage: if fibre rocks up to ya home one day, or you move to Wellington and get on Cable, then you only need to throw away the ADSL box, not the whole all in one device.




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  # 121176 4-Apr-2008 19:44
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Hi Aaron,
Have you tried a supplier in cambridge called Corinthian computers i have just bought a Linskys WRT54G from them and they had plenty more Linskys equipment on the shelf probably worth a call they also offer next day instore on products that they don't have on the shelf.
contact number 07 827 5824 or check out their web site corinthiancomputers

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  # 121191 4-Apr-2008 20:29
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I tried to obtain a wag54gp2 after waiting 3 weeks from one site, only to be told it'll be another 3 weeks. I cancelled the order and bought from www.pepspcs.co.nz (lucky for me) and obtained within 2 days.

I'll been having problems with the modem constantly disconecting and reconnecting (ref: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=20556), however once connected for a decent time, we found it extremely good. We had very little lag online (3 xbox 360s online), and had good speed.

With the current problems, we are running the old modem and using the wag54gp2 as a wireless hub. We don't have vfx connected yet, but hopefully it'll work in the current configuration.

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  # 121247 5-Apr-2008 09:07
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We are extremly disappointed in the supply issue and it is totally out of our hands unfortunatly we have been let down by the duistrubution channels. We are looking at options for supply and will let you know if we have anymore information. 




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  # 121276 5-Apr-2008 12:02
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Check eBay, but make sure you do not get the PAP2T-NA.  I see the WAG54GP2 is AU$99 on the Australian eBay site.

Phil, can you please confirm that it is only the PAP2T where we must check that it is not the "-NA"?  Thanks.




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  # 121284 5-Apr-2008 12:22
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Niel: Check eBay, but make sure you do not get the PAP2T-NA.  I see the WAG54GP2 is AU$99 on the Australian eBay site.

Phil, can you please confirm that it is only the PAP2T where we must check that it is not the "-NA"?  Thanks.

Phil has previously stated that -AU devices are OK (in fact WxC provided one of these to me for eval), and a few weeks ago the question of a -SG (Singapore) device came up.  He said that was OK too.

AFAIK, -NA Linksys devices of any kind are unlikely to be supported by VFX.

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  # 121324 5-Apr-2008 15:50
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grant_k: AFAIK, -NA Linksys devices of any kind are unlikely to be supported by VFX.


This is what my question was, is it only the PAP2T-NA that can not be used or is it all the -NA devices?




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  # 121694 7-Apr-2008 08:40
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Thanks for your replies everyone. I am looking at the rta1320/wrp400 combo a little more closely this week. We are quite keen to lose telecom so we my just have to compromise there. And it is a more stable setup than the All-in-one then it obviously has it's benefits anyway.

Thanks for weighing in Maverick (knocking around popular forums is very cool of Xnet BTW). By no means would a rational person blame Xnet for another company's supply problems. I was just checking to see if you guys had any inside word on the supported hardware.

Cheers
Aaron 

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