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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 14397 2-Jul-2007 01:26
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Hi  I am moving to NZ - Tauranga from the UK in August and have a Belkin ASDL wireless router - will it work or do I need DSL - am very confused please help!

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  Reply # 76547 2-Jul-2007 09:08
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Hi Hannah, and welcome to Geekzone Smile

Yes, your router should work fine.  ADSL is a type of DSL, DSL being the generic term which covers a whole range of protocols such as VDSL, SDSL and also ADSL.  We use the same system as in the UK i.e. ADSL in most places with ADSL2+ being rolled out very slowly to some of the more populous areas.

Tauranga is a nice city, you'll enjoy it.  Bring plenty of warm clothes though because August is the coldest -- and frequently wettest -- month of the year.  The Ruapehu skifields are reasonably close if you enjoy skiing.


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  Reply # 76551 2-Jul-2007 09:37
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Thanks thats a big help- do you know if we use the same connections to the telphone line? - here we use RJ11 cables - Cant wait to get to Tauranga - very excited!!  weather cant be much worse than it is here at mo - its summer and we have had a month of rain!


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  Reply # 76552 2-Jul-2007 09:51
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It will depend on the age of the place you are moving into.

99.9% of the time we use BT connections, however some newer houses use RJ45 or some use the RJ11 as you do.

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  Reply # 76553 2-Jul-2007 09:56
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Thanks a lot for your help!!

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  Reply # 76594 2-Jul-2007 14:12
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Hannah - Bring all your BT gear. It works fine here. Our house is only 9 months old and it has RJ11 points throughout. Your only gripes when you get here may be the speed of the connection and the fact that the broadband packages all have data caps.

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  Reply # 76924 4-Jul-2007 17:24
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The only thing that won’t work here is the power supply & plug.

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  Reply # 76976 5-Jul-2007 03:49
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It's just the plug that will need an adaptor or replacement.   The electricity voltage and frequency are the same.  


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  Reply # 77101 5-Jul-2007 23:34
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An adaptor for your power plug will cost you roughly $15 from Dick Smith Electronics.

With things like TVs, video and HDD recorders, all we did was buy one NZ plug at less than $5 and put that on a UK 4-gang. The same applies to all my computer gear. I have only bought two NZ plugs to run two UK 6-gangs.

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  Reply # 80490 31-Jul-2007 00:14
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We came over from the UK 12 months ago.  All your electrical equipment will all work in NZ without a problem.  I strongly recommend that you buy yourself a box full of 4 socket UK power blocks and get yourself some NZ plugs when you arrive.  Change the UK plug(s) for the NZ plug(s) and away you go. 

You should also look at or and get yourself a UK telephone number that will ring in NZ over the internet - you can call the UK for free too!  Its great for keeping in touch with family as they only have to dial a UK number.

I would even bring your telly because you can buy always yourself a freeview or sky receiver when you get here.   

Its a good country wiith some stunning country side - get out and see as much as you can as soon as you arrive. 

You should be very happy here!

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