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Wannabe Geek

#41945 25-Sep-2009 18:21
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Hi there,

I am new to this forum but thought I would give it a shot.

I am hoping to sign up to xnet's fusion service as i like the idea of cutting my ties with telecom, and it seems reasonably priced.

However, I am not able to get hold of a WAG310g from anywhere, everyone seems to have a three week waiting period.

Does anyone know where i could get one at a reasonable price (around $250), or know of a good alternative to use for the xnet service? I need to be connected by the end of next week, so if i can't find a solution I will have to turn to telecom Cry

Thanks for any help in advance.


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Uber Geek


  #258479 26-Sep-2009 08:18
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Try XNet. They have various spare units. But you need to speak to someone "higher up", like their staff that are active on this forum. They might lend you a cheaper solution until the shops get stock.

I can recommend a Dynalink RTA1320 as a cheap modem, they are under rated (as a cheap modem). But since you want Fusion, you'll need an SPA2102 (or PAP2T which is lower quality) or go for the AG310 which you can get for $100 to $150.

Personally (as an electronic engineer) I prefer keeping the modem and WiFi separate, because both generate a lot of heat and putting them into one box is asking for trouble. I'd suggest the AG310 plus a separate WiFi router. Also, WiFi change so often that you will want to upgrade it at some stage and there is no need in upgrading the modem/VoIP. And finally, you can move the WiFi box to an ideal location for the antenna while keeping the modem/router close to your desktops. (With ideal location I mean so that you can drop the signal strenght which limits spilling into the neighbours, improves your other wireless devices performance, and reduces the heat generated in the WiFi box).

You can never have enough Volvos!

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Wannabe Geek

  #258609 26-Sep-2009 19:42
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Thanks a lot for the response!

Ive decided to go for a Linksys WAP54G Wireless-G Access Point + the AG310 combo.

It came out cheaper than the WAG310 system at around $230 all up and both are available in stockist right now - hopefully ill avoid the overheating problems with this as well!


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