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Topic # 148573 23-Jun-2014 22:18
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I am currently looking in to routers for when UFB installation is complete in my unit. However, I'm finding not much info on here or the internet in general. I understand ADSL Modems and routers, however I don't know what to look for in a UFB compatible router!

Can anyone comment on what one should look for in a router for UFB to ensure its compatibility, and perhaps suggest some good ones? :)

I've seen that Draytek has a Vigor 2130n which is compatible with UFB - but I'd like to explore my options!

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 1072964 23-Jun-2014 22:25
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Whatever you get, it needs to do VLAN tagging.

I use an Asus RT-AC66U as the gateway for my Vodafone UFB connection. They supply the Huawei HG659 modem, but the Asus runs rings around it in terms of performance. I also have Vodafone TV which works perfectly as well connected to the Asus.




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  Reply # 1072980 23-Jun-2014 22:32
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The draytek is a great device and easy to configure.

Mikrotik have very good routers but are not easy to configure.

Of the consumer brands there are some Netcom devices and Huawei will work however they must support VLAN tagging on the wan port.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1072982 23-Jun-2014 22:34
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corksta: Whatever you get, it needs to do VLAN tagging.

I use an Asus RT-AC66U as the gateway for my Vodafone UFB connection. They supply the Huawei HG659 modem, but the Asus runs rings around it in terms of performance. I also have Vodafone TV which works perfectly as well connected to the Asus.


What are your settings for the Asus? I am getting VF fibre on Thursday and won't be using the supplied HG659 either...

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  Reply # 1073001 23-Jun-2014 22:54
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jjnz1:
corksta: Whatever you get, it needs to do VLAN tagging.

I use an Asus RT-AC66U as the gateway for my Vodafone UFB connection. They supply the Huawei HG659 modem, but the Asus runs rings around it in terms of performance. I also have Vodafone TV which works perfectly as well connected to the Asus.


What are your settings for the Asus? I am getting VF fibre on Thursday and won't be using the supplied HG659 either...


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=40&topicId=143367




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  Reply # 1073003 23-Jun-2014 22:57
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Have a look at this mate...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsEaMHWu3hWedHhhdjdEZkhiNTZIYVJKd0pidzB5REE&usp=drive_web#gid=0




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  Reply # 1073004 23-Jun-2014 22:57
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Nice one, thanks.



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  Reply # 1073006 23-Jun-2014 23:04
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corksta: Whatever you get, it needs to do VLAN tagging.

I use an Asus RT-AC66U as the gateway for my Vodafone UFB connection. They supply the Huawei HG659 modem, but the Asus runs rings around it in terms of performance. I also have Vodafone TV which works perfectly as well connected to the Asus.


sdavisnz: Have a look at this mate...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsEaMHWu3hWedHhhdjdEZkhiNTZIYVJKd0pidzB5REE&usp=drive_web#gid=0


Thanks a lot. Pretty much answers my questions :)

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  Reply # 1073049 24-Jun-2014 06:17
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Rappelle: I am currently looking in to routers for when UFB installation is complete in my unit. However, I'm finding not much info on here or the internet in general. I understand ADSL Modems and routers, however I don't know what to look for in a UFB compatible router!

Can anyone comment on what one should look for in a router for UFB to ensure its compatibility, and perhaps suggest some good ones? :)

I've seen that Draytek has a Vigor 2130n which is compatible with UFB - but I'd like to explore my options!

Thanks in advance


Pretty much every ISP offering UFB has a router they either supply for free or recommend.

What ISP are you going with and why are you not using their offering?



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  Reply # 1073057 24-Jun-2014 07:23
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The Fritzbox is quite versatile, and I find the wireless covers my whole 140 sq m house no problems, both 2.4 and 5GHz. Integrated VoIP (with Snap) and Dect is handy too. It is however quite expensive, though subsidized by Snap for me. I hear the Asus is a powerful router, it can run a VPN client itself, and is cheaper.




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  Reply # 1073064 24-Jun-2014 08:03
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corksta:
jjnz1:
corksta: Whatever you get, it needs to do VLAN tagging.

I use an Asus RT-AC66U as the gateway for my Vodafone UFB connection. They supply the Huawei HG659 modem, but the Asus runs rings around it in terms of performance. I also have Vodafone TV which works perfectly as well connected to the Asus.


What are your settings for the Asus? I am getting VF fibre on Thursday and won't be using the supplied HG659 either...


http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=40&topicId=143367

 

 

Careful as that configuration looks to be Chorus UFB specific due to the way they handle IGMP traffic.

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  Reply # 1073068 24-Jun-2014 08:24
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I think this is the BEST router all around including UFB (support VLAN)

http://www.linksys.com/en-apac/products/routers/WRT1900AC





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  Reply # 1073109 24-Jun-2014 09:16
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wired:
Careful as that configuration looks to be Chorus UFB specific due to the way they handle IGMP traffic.


The configuration is actually Vodafone UFB specific, due to multicast TV. You would want to turn on the IGMP routing for any LFC where you have a multicast TV service.



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  Reply # 1073195 24-Jun-2014 10:27
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Rappelle: I am currently looking in to routers for when UFB installation is complete in my unit. However, I'm finding not much info on here or the internet in general. I understand ADSL Modems and routers, however I don't know what to look for in a UFB compatible router!

Can anyone comment on what one should look for in a router for UFB to ensure its compatibility, and perhaps suggest some good ones? :)

I've seen that Draytek has a Vigor 2130n which is compatible with UFB - but I'd like to explore my options!

Thanks in advance


Pretty much every ISP offering UFB has a router they either supply for free or recommend.

What ISP are you going with and why are you not using their offering?




I have not decided between Vodafone and Slingshot yet. However, I don't like either of the routers they supply. I have had bad experiences with routers lately and would prefer to go for something high-end which is going to be much more reliable. Plus 5ghz.

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  Reply # 1073203 24-Jun-2014 10:31
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Tbh the Vodafone huawei is pretty boss, is dual band and has a good cpu running it.




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