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Topic # 56834 25-Jan-2010 16:10
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Hi all,

We currently use Xnet for our ADSL and see that our exchange has recently received ADSL2 capability. In order to take advantage of this, we're lookin' at moving to Fusion.

We use a Belkin ADSL modem at the moment which in all fairness is in dire need of replacing as it tends to overheat and drop connections a lot especially while when we're participating in online games (and yes, i've done everything including hanging it outside our window in the wind ;-) )

Can you please recommend a good ADSL2 Modem/Router that we can replace the Belkin with when moving to Fusion? I see on the xnet site that they recommend a Linksys WAG310G. Is that the modem to get or is there a better alternative out there for us?

The requirement is for it to be abe to plug a phone in for Fusion and have both wired and wireless capability and possibly be more reliable than the belkin we have at the moment.

Thanks kindly
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  Reply # 292907 25-Jan-2010 16:40
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The WAG310 is the one you want, works pretty well and run it myself at home with no real issues.

Phone line is built into the device so it's an all in one




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  Reply # 292910 25-Jan-2010 16:50
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Thanks for that Mav. I'll give it another day to think about this and make our decision then :)

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  Reply # 292923 25-Jan-2010 17:42
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If you want to embrace your inner geek you can also build a cheap Atom box to use as an Asterisk PBX, or less geeky get a Cisco SPA2102 Phone Adapter with Router.... either of which you can then hook up whichever router/modem you like ie: one with Gigabit LAN, Wireless N.

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  Reply # 292947 25-Jan-2010 19:31
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+1 for the WAG310G. I've installed a few of these now, and they pretty much never miss a beat.




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  Reply # 292964 25-Jan-2010 20:01
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WAG310G or if you do not care for wireless then AG310. I've got the AG on a crappy line and no issues at all.




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  Reply # 293373 27-Jan-2010 12:03
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Thanks for all the input folks. I'll look at acquiring a WAG310G once budget has been approved from the wife :)

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  Reply # 293549 27-Jan-2010 17:39
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Niel: WAG310G or if you do not care for wireless then AG310. I've got the AG on a crappy line and no issues at all.

AG310 - if you can get hold of one!

@Maverick, what happened to these, are they gone for good, or is Linksys going to supply some more?

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  Reply # 293572 27-Jan-2010 18:08
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Low stock I believe , was a surplus run for the initial stock as a European order didn't happen so they were pushed down here for a pretty cheap price, not sure if and when they will restock.




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  Reply # 293603 27-Jan-2010 19:40
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Oh, it's been a while since I've looked for one. Search shows up available in Canada for Canadian $150. It was launched just under 3 years. Really impressed with it's stability and means you do not end up with unused old wireless technology.

So WAG310G is the current recommendation.




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  Reply # 293608 27-Jan-2010 19:58
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At the moment, pretty good all round device actually.

It is a little cumbersome in setup due to the nature of the SKU release, they didn't do a generic specific one but a standard one so requires a bit of setting up and it's a little different, but overall pretty good.

Only Wireless G for this build newer models will have N but not in this particular series wag310. There should be a newer lower cost commercial router out shortly which has N and looks to be very very good, testing the Ethernet version for a while the xdsl one is due shortly.




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  Reply # 293610 27-Jan-2010 20:05
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Cool.
Any replacements for the SPA2102 etc on the cards. This is showing it's age, and have definitely noticed the difference in quality moving up to the WRP400 & WAG310G - particularly voice quality.




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  Reply # 296007 4-Feb-2010 12:14
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Well thanks to all your good advice, I finally managed to get everything working on a newly bought WAG310. The chaps at World Exchange technical were very helpful with assisting in the more cumbersome configuration on the router.

The only annoyance was that i wanted to port my number across from TNZ and that took quite a bit longer than anticipated. I didn't mind the delay, but the lack of updates (including letting me know changes to the expected RFS (request for service) date) did not help.

I'm now enjoying a speed boost from ADSL2 :)

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  Reply # 296051 4-Feb-2010 13:56
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Good to hear Deepak, yes it's not the easist of routers to configure I must admit. I will look at the what happened with the porting delays to see if any improvements could ahve been made.




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  Reply # 296055 4-Feb-2010 14:05
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Thanks Mav. Here is my feedback on improvements that "could" or "have" been made:

1. An email notification was given to me when my application was "approved". No date other than 30/1 was given. That was the correct RFS date in terms of getting me on Fusion - however, because the port is controlled by TNZ, any updates on the actual port wasn't given.

2. I assumed that along with the move to VFX, an account will be created on MyVFX. There was no notification to that effect and I had to call World Exchange to manually register on XNet MyVFx. The login name was completely different, so i had to call in to get my password reset.

As customers, we're an impatient bunch and not hearing anything makes us nervous. The more updates we get on progress, the better we feel, especially when provisioning of services are delayed.

Apart from that, the only other feedback was that provided i called between business hours, I didn't have to be on hold for ages and received timely responses to my queries. I would have preferred a more pro-active approach (ie, you call me) but am happy that at least progress information was available on demand.

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  Reply # 296060 4-Feb-2010 14:15
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Hmm interesting, when your VFX line is created you should get a welcome letter as soon as the order is provisoned, this contains your user details , voicemails along with all password details and links to the user guides.

If this didn't happen then most probably we had a incorrect email address, we could have put it down wrong I'm not sure, you should have rxed the email on the 29th and the port happened on the 4th.

I am guessing you didn't get the email, I see that we sent it your work email which would be your name at your workplace address .... the email address looks to be okay could it have nbeen blocked by the company spam filters maybe ?




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