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zacharylisle

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#109522 21-Sep-2012 09:39
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Hi, i recently signed up for slingshot Naked DSL plan and i am wondering since i have two Wireless modems would they (the wireless modems) work with the Naked DSL internet plan or does Naked DSL only support Ethernet.

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  #689258 21-Sep-2012 09:40
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Whether or not you have WiFi depends entirely on the type of modem you're using, not the connection type.

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  #689273 21-Sep-2012 10:04
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so i just need to configure the wireless modem from my other connection which was telecom over to slingshot?

 
 
 
 


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  #689317 21-Sep-2012 11:27
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Yep.

Slingshot won't be able to help you configure it as its not a supported modem. If Telecom has locked the modem you have down, you won't be able to use it with Slingshot services though.
Its unlikely but possible.

Naked DSL is just regular broadband without a homeline. There is actually a homeline attached as usual but it is silent. So essentially exactly the same.

Good luck! :)





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  #689325 21-Sep-2012 11:42
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so if the possibility arises of the telecom modem not working i could easily purchase a slingshot modem off trademe correct?

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  #689331 21-Sep-2012 11:56
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zacharylisle: so if the possibility arises of the telecom modem not working i could easily purchase a slingshot modem off trademe correct?

Yes.  Although you shouldn't have to purchase a "Slingshot modem", any ADSL modem should do as it's fairly rare for a modem to be locked to just one ISP (I've only ever heard of Telecom doing this, no one else).

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  #689339 21-Sep-2012 12:03
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MurrayM:
zacharylisle: so if the possibility arises of the telecom modem not working i could easily purchase a slingshot modem off trademe correct?

Yes.  Although you shouldn't have to purchase a "Slingshot modem", any ADSL modem should do as it's fairly rare for a modem to be locked to just one ISP (I've only ever heard of Telecom doing this, no one else).


Wonder how much demand there would be for a 'total cost of ownership' calculator for bb plans.

Zacharylisle I agree with Murray, you just need a stock standard ADSL2+ modem, then you can move to what ever other provider you like when you like.

But if you've already got two of these things I'd be posting the details of the units and perhaps people can tell you what you need to do to just set one up to work with your provider of choice.

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  #689798 22-Sep-2012 10:14
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OK here are the details for the modems

modem 1: D-Link Wireless ADSL Router, Model No. DSL-G604T

modem 2: Thomson TG585 v8 ADSL2+ Wireless Gateway, Model No.DSL36675830
(can't find by model number on Google for modem 2)

 
 
 
 


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  #689811 22-Sep-2012 10:40
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Hi, put the first one in the bin, or maybe use it as a door stop, the 2nd should be ok as long as you can set the PPPoA login details to the slingshot ones.

Thanks to ADSLgeek for the following: To do that go to the Broadband connection, if its already connected then disconnect, then enter your slingshot provided username and password, when the disconnect button and IP address appear active then your all good to go.

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  #689823 22-Sep-2012 10:55
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cyril7: Hi, put the first one in the bin, or maybe use it as a door stop,
Cyril


...or could we see it in the recycling bin :) :) :)





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  #689852 22-Sep-2012 12:10
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DonGould:
cyril7: Hi, put the first one in the bin, or maybe use it as a door stop,
Cyril


...or could we see it in the recycling bin :) :) :)



Or as a backup if the other died in the middle of the night





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  #690049 22-Sep-2012 23:23
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nakedmolerat:
DonGould:
cyril7: Hi, put the first one in the bin, or maybe use it as a door stop,
Cyril


...or could we see it in the recycling bin :) :) :)



Or as a backup if the other died in the middle of the night

I would say keep for a backup that you can use for testing if the other one has problems but you're not sure whether its caused by modem or line. Always worth having a spare modem that you know works, even though it might not be stable enough to run all the time.

The key is that its an ADSL2+ modem router, both ethernet and wireless LAN are basically routed into the type of connection on the internet side of the modem. However some wireless routers don't have ADSL, so if you go shopping for one of those then you also need a modem to connect with it.




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