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  # 1779551 11-May-2017 12:01
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mdf:

 

Yep, like a champ.

 

Unless you need the custom firmware goodness though, I'd still spend my money on a ceiling mounted WAP first.

 

Gowifi seems to be having a promotional launch for a new range of Grandstream products at the moment. No idea what they're like. If you ask him nicely, you might be able to convince @michaelmurfy (aka Gowifi's #1 customer) to review a shiny new wireless networking product. 

 

 

 

 

Just out of interest - would this cause any Double NAT issues with a Vodafone Huawei HG659?

 

Interested in starting small with a Ubiquiti AP off of a HG659. Is it just simply turning off the wifi broadcast on the Vodafone router?

 


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  # 1779553 11-May-2017 12:06
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Thanks all for the replies.

 

 

 

FWIW I went with a separate wifi AP and disabled the wifi on the router. AP installed in the ceiling and works like a champ:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NETXCL1005/Xclaim-Outdoor-Dual-Band-24GHz--5GHz-Concurrent-80

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Buzzy


 
 
 
 


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  # 1779562 11-May-2017 12:23
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babablacksheet:

 

mdf:

 

Yep, like a champ.

 

Unless you need the custom firmware goodness though, I'd still spend my money on a ceiling mounted WAP first.

 

Gowifi seems to be having a promotional launch for a new range of Grandstream products at the moment. No idea what they're like. If you ask him nicely, you might be able to convince @michaelmurfy (aka Gowifi's #1 customer) to review a shiny new wireless networking product. 

 

 

 

 

Just out of interest - would this cause any Double NAT issues with a Vodafone Huawei HG659?

 

Interested in starting small with a Ubiquiti AP off of a HG659. Is it just simply turning off the wifi broadcast on the Vodafone router?

 


Cheers

 

 

No. Those things are AP's. They don't have router function. No router = no NAT. 


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  # 1779570 11-May-2017 12:44
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babablacksheet:

 

mdf:

 

Yep, like a champ.

 

Unless you need the custom firmware goodness though, I'd still spend my money on a ceiling mounted WAP first.

 

Gowifi seems to be having a promotional launch for a new range of Grandstream products at the moment. No idea what they're like. If you ask him nicely, you might be able to convince @michaelmurfy (aka Gowifi's #1 customer) to review a shiny new wireless networking product. 

 

 

 

 

Just out of interest - would this cause any Double NAT issues with a Vodafone Huawei HG659?

 

Interested in starting small with a Ubiquiti AP off of a HG659. Is it just simply turning off the wifi broadcast on the Vodafone router?

 


Cheers

 

 

^^ What Darkshadow said.

 

I have two APs hanging off a HG659 right now. I disabled the Wifi on the HG659 entirely (cf. just turning off the SSID broadcast), but even that isn't necessary. Once the AP is configured (which is probably more work than it is configuring the router) you basically just need to plug it in and it will work.


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  # 1779636 11-May-2017 13:36
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@michaelmurfy has spotted some PBTech deals on Xclaim APs: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=214430 


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  # 1784881 19-May-2017 17:12
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I called today to cancel my TV service since I hardly watch it now. The retention team offered me an upgrade to FibreX (currently on a legacy 100/10 plan) for $109.

 

I am tempted but I need my own router. I currently use a Asus RT-AC66U which works fine for me and enables me to write routing rules to support international TV streaming services :-)

 

Is this router going to be suitable for Fiberx and fast enough?

 

 

 

 





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  # 1784890 19-May-2017 17:36
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So you are on the old cable network? I'd 99% say yes it will do fine for fibre if/when you eventually get it.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1784891 19-May-2017 17:38
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BTW, is fibreX really any better than the cable service? I certainly wouldnt be interested to pay for such an upgrade myself as I'd question you'd get any significant noticable improvement for the $s?

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  # 1784892 19-May-2017 17:43
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FibreX IS cable, it's just a new name.

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  # 1784893 19-May-2017 17:44
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gzcwnk: BTW, is fibreX really any better than the cable service? I certainly wouldnt be interested to pay for such an upgrade myself as I'd question you'd get any significant noticable improvement for the $s?

 

 

In most if not all cases FibreX plans are actually cheaper than the old cable service.

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  # 1784894 19-May-2017 17:44
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gzcwnk: BTW, is fibreX really any better than the cable service? I certainly wouldnt be interested to pay for such an upgrade myself as I'd question you'd get any significant noticable improvement for the $s?

 

 

 

A few questions.

 

 

 

1. Fibrex is cheaper than my legacy cable ($109 vs $129 for same unlimited data but now Gb versus 100Mb)

 

2. Chorus has just put fibre on my street. Maybe I should move to that? My only concern is I live down a subdivided section. Years ago when I had cable installed TelstraClear ran conduit attached to a fence down a driveway to my house, then under the driveway to my house and then some inconspicuous conduit on the side of the house. For fibre the Downer guys said Chorus could possibly use the same conduit (don't know) or run their own and then again run under the driveway to my house. I guess I have to ask.

 

 

 

3. Can I configure the AC66U for VLAN? I can't see any settings in the router but they could be renamed something different.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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  # 1784923 19-May-2017 19:48
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fibre seems more like $80 a month than 109 so if you have its its a better deal, mor elike they are trying to lock you in, they are ba****ds like that.


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  # 1785153 20-May-2017 14:30
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Have a read of one of the other current threads on FibreX: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=208295

 

I've found FibreX to be significantly improved over the last month to six weeks. But there are still some problems being reported. You might get a better/faster/cheaper service for less than legacy (DOCSIS3.0) cable, but it's not guaranteed. If you have the option of UFB, I think the orthodox advice that UFB > HFC still very much applies.


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  # 1785344 20-May-2017 22:57
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mdf:

 

Have a read of one of the other current threads on FibreX: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=208295

 

I've found FibreX to be significantly improved over the last month to six weeks. But there are still some problems being reported. You might get a better/faster/cheaper service for less than legacy (DOCSIS3.0) cable, but it's not guaranteed. If you have the option of UFB, I think the orthodox advice that UFB > HFC still very much applies.

 

 

 

 

Good point about fibre > fibrex > cable.  Downer just ran fibre down my street and since I am ditching TV I don't really need the cable anymore.  Looking at the UFB providers out there, Bigpipe seems like a good choice. They even have a guide on how to connect using an Asus RT-AC66U which is what I have and they seem to have the fastest plans.

 

The fibre is so new that their address checker doesn't show it yet but that could be Chorus not yet updating their database.





Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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# 1785385 21-May-2017 08:27
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Or it maybe the fibre will not be activated for years.   We have fibre running down the street outside our club and want the speed to do video streaming for an international event in 2019 we are told no.

 

 

 

 


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