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# 258499 7-Oct-2019 14:19
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I'm a Vodafone cable user. I was previously on a plan with multiple of the old T-Boxes. I decided to change my plan because it was going to be significant cheaper making a few changes to my plan. As part of this, they're insisting on swapping my T-Boxes out for Vodafone TV boxes. 

 

Can anyone tell me if these boxes will the 2nd gen Vodafone TV, which I understand is wifi capable? Basically one of the boxes will be next to the router, and easily connected, but the other is going in a room with no wired internet (previously it had the coax cable there, but no utp to house network). 


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  # 2331951 7-Oct-2019 15:13
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Yes gen2 box for sure and they support only 5Ghz Wi-Fi and Ethernet

Make sure the 5Ghz Signal can reach where the 2nd vtv unit will be placed

I got one last Thursday and it works well but software updates are coming soon to fix a few bugs

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  # 2331955 7-Oct-2019 15:21
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Ok - great.

 

We do have 5Ghz wifi available, and signal will only have to go vertically about 3 meters, through a wooden floor/ceiling...so signal should be ok. Haven't noticed any wifi issues with the Apple TV that's sitting in the same location. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2331971 7-Oct-2019 15:41
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@sub I am on 2degrees Fibre 100/20 and VodaTV has performed really well have not seen any buffering or really any issues, Was very easy to activate and then subscribe to Sky in under 5 minutes


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  # 2332023 7-Oct-2019 15:54
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Good to hear. 

 

I'm on Vodafone HFC Max (400-700 down, 100 up), so should be absolutely be fine on that front. I think Vodafone are likely sending Downer engineers will swap out my old set top boxes, and install the new ones, so I'm guessing I wont have to do too much on the setup front. 


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  # 2332049 7-Oct-2019 16:13
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You may not get the Gen 2 Vodafone TV. See the reply here. If you are buying this outright, then Gen 2. If you are having it as part of a plan, Gen 1.


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  # 2332094 7-Oct-2019 17:12
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littlehead:

 

You may not get the Gen 2 Vodafone TV. See the reply here. If you are buying this outright, then Gen 2. If you are having it as part of a plan, Gen 1.

 

Ok, that's interesting. We'll have to see how Downer try to solve it when they come to swap the set top boxes.

 

I did make it clear to the sales guy that there would be no ethernet/utp connection when the T-Box is removed from that room. He was all 'don't worry sir, they'll just unplug the old box and connect the new box in the same location'. I suspected he didn't know what he was talking about. 

 

I'll be reminding Downer of this when they ring to book the tech's appointment. 

 

I do not want some pointless wifi extender connected to my network for just this device. 


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  # 2332254 7-Oct-2019 21:39
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littlehead:


You may not get the Gen 2 Vodafone TV. See the reply here. If you are buying this outright, then Gen 2. If you are having it as part of a plan, Gen 1.


Ok, that's interesting. We'll have to see how Downer try to solve it when they come to swap the set top boxes.


I did make it clear to the sales guy that there would be no ethernet/utp connection when the T-Box is removed from that room. He was all 'don't worry sir, they'll just unplug the old box and connect the new box in the same location'. I suspected he didn't know what he was talking about. 


I'll be reminding Downer of this when they ring to book the tech's appointment. 


I do not want some pointless wifi extender connected to my network for just this device. 



My in-laws had an install a few months ago with the same situation. The Downer tech decided to run an ethernet cable externally all the way from one side of the house to the other. I think it took them more than half a day...

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