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Topic # 152283 22-Sep-2014 15:32
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I was thinking Vodafone.

Likely to be up on the ECB's or Albany area, is there a list of ISPs that offer no contract termination etc? Probably just want naked DSL around 80GB.

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  Reply # 1133810 22-Sep-2014 15:55
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Hi,

There's a few different options, there's a list at http://www.ispreview.co.nz.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1133814 22-Sep-2014 15:58
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hey thanks for the tip.

i have a friend with a router going cheap, do i just ring them to find if the router is vdsl compatible?

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  Reply # 1133818 22-Sep-2014 16:04
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Gee this doesn't sound like a recipe for disaster at all :) 

/me grabs popcorn



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  Reply # 1133821 22-Sep-2014 16:09
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why do you say that, can you help out and offer some advise? thanks.

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  Reply # 1133822 22-Sep-2014 16:09
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TeaLeaf: hey thanks for the tip.

i have a friend with a router going cheap, do i just ring them to find if the router is vdsl compatible?


You would look up the specs for the router to determine if it has a VDSL modem, and can support VLAN tagging on the DSL interface. Most ISPs do not maintain a comprehensive database of routers.




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  Reply # 1133825 22-Sep-2014 16:11
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yep figured they wouldnt. i think its a latest one from telecom from a broken contract so not sure if it will be unusable on a different ISP anyway.

outside that, any good budget routers that can be recommended?

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  Reply # 1133827 22-Sep-2014 16:13
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For VDSL? What features do you need? The Draytek DV130 is probably the cheapest decent VDSL modem, but I would tend toward the Asus DSL-N66U. Different featuresets and price points, though.




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  Reply # 1133842 22-Sep-2014 16:19
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to be honest im not sure feature wise as its just myself and the Mrs who will be using it for browsing the net and possibly xbox gaming.

value for money is probably what im aiming for, but not junk either.

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  Reply # 1133848 22-Sep-2014 16:25
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The DV130 is very good (as are most Draytek products) but is has no wifi, switchports etc, it's just a solid basic-featured VDSL modem / router. The DSL-N66U includes 802.11n wifi, 4 gigabit LAN ports, USB sharing, etc.




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  Reply # 1133866 22-Sep-2014 16:35
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ok awesome, thanks. and if i cant get vdsl speeds an expensive vdsl router could potentially be a waste of money. its a bit catch 22, until you get connected you can never know 100% certain right?

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  Reply # 1133889 22-Sep-2014 16:48
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ask for a prequal in what speeds you might be able to get





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  Reply # 1133896 22-Sep-2014 16:54
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TeaLeaf: ok awesome, thanks. and if i cant get vdsl speeds an expensive vdsl router could potentially be a waste of money. its a bit catch 22, until you get connected you can never know 100% certain right?


Without a contract most ISP's will probably slug you an upfront fee unless there has been VDSL in the house before,
They pretty much all insist on a master spliter with a tech visit.
(unless things have changed in the VDSL market over the past few months)



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  Reply # 1133897 22-Sep-2014 16:55
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i can just supply an address for that?

thanks all for the help. to be honest we have had no issue with normal adsl speeds so its not a biggie.

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