Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
886 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 267


  Reply # 1873856 27-Sep-2017 21:14
Send private message



I have a landline as I have next to no cellphone signal. 


I think that's a reasonable excuse.


Am trying to work out different set up scenarios, so all suggestions welcome.



It is a good excuse. You could also use Bria on a smartphone, with voip over wifi.

1353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1873857 27-Sep-2017 21:23
Send private message



You could get a Unifi or similar to handle all the wifi...


As it is POE you can position it in the house where you like...





@hairy1 how is that AP different from this slightly cheaper one?



Life is too short to remove USB safely.


2637 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 324

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1873861 27-Sep-2017 21:30
Send private message

There is a good comparison chart here:


Just the range difference between those two. I have the LR and it covers the whole house adequately. I always had the backup plan of buying a second one and turning down the transmit power if it didn't cover the whole house.


Cheers, Matt.

My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

1353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1873869 27-Sep-2017 21:35
Send private message

Thanks Matt,


I know that not all PoE Ubiquiti APs work with the PoE port on the Edgerouter.


But how do you tell which ones do and dont?



Life is too short to remove USB safely.

1353 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304


  Reply # 1874260 28-Sep-2017 18:02
Send private message

I have managed to get 38 devices connected to my HG659b.


20 wired, and 18 wifi. 


I had to shuffle some wifi devices between 5GHz and 2.4GHz to get them all on.


Only being able to see 32 in the router makes managing more devices difficult.


By connected I mean I could ping them all from my laptop, I presume they could all access the internet. I would need to grow a lot of extra arms to verify that.


As an experiment I turned off 2.4GHz on the HG659b and enabled it on an old TPLink router running in bridge mode.


The wifi devices connected to the TPLink show up as ethernet devices on the HG659b and seem to be excluded from the 16/32 wifi limits that @Morm mentioned.


So this may be one way around the limitation, just install a separate Wifi Access Point.


This is going to be my next move, install a dual-band WAP (UnifiAP? will it work with a HG659b?) and see what happens the next time the Mongolian hordes come for the weekend.







Life is too short to remove USB safely.

60 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 28

Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 1874810 29-Sep-2017 15:24
Send private message

Hey @kiwifidget,


The Ultra Hub supports a whole lot more connected devices than the HG659, I can send you out one of those if you're willing to give us some useful feedback? PM me your account details if you're interested.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.