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  Reply # 1157361 18-Oct-2014 11:02
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a lot of the ones i saw on trademe said, only works with telecom (which doesnt exist now anyway in name terms).

is there a way they can block the routers from working on competition ISPs?

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  Reply # 1157502 18-Oct-2014 14:47
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TeaLeaf: a lot of the ones i saw on trademe said, only works with telecom (which doesnt exist now anyway in name terms).

is there a way they can block the routers from working on competition ISPs?


should be configurable.


the main issue with ISP routers are VF ones which the customer doesnt get the modem removed from their account and then it can "auto-prevision" for the wrong user.


you should not have a problem using a Spark modem on bigpipe.




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  Reply # 1157641 18-Oct-2014 22:49
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Telecom modems are the easiest to set up actually. Because there's very little settings you can change, there's very little that can go wrong. It should just work, if not, a factory reset will make it work.

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TeaLeaf: a lot of the ones i saw on trademe said, only works with telecom (which doesnt exist now anyway in name terms).

is there a way they can block the routers from working on competition ISPs?


People on trademe don't know wtf they are talking about for the most part.

Telecom modems (that aren't totally ancient) should be absolutely fine. Probably won't need any configuring at all. Maybe a factory reset, but probably not even that.



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  Reply # 1157744 19-Oct-2014 10:12
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given the $20 grabone deal, i think pigpipe seems like a no brainer now :-)

the only choice now is, do i really need vdsl, we dont watch heaps of streaming and its always low definition.

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  Reply # 1157763 19-Oct-2014 10:25
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TeaLeaf: given the $20 grabone deal, i think pigpipe seems like a no brainer now :-)

the only choice now is, do i really need vdsl, we dont watch heaps of streaming and its always low definition.


Why would you limit yourself to low definition? Ick. Gross.

Get VDSL, the first time someone sends an email and your gaming doesnt turn to a mess you will know you made the right choice. 1 meg up on ADSL wasnt enough 15 years ago, and its even more the case that its not enough now.




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  Reply # 1157770 19-Oct-2014 11:04
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because we simply dont care about pixels and we dont game online much.

its likely to be more of an issue downloading files too and from cloud services. im pretty much set on vdsl, will be moving back into fibre zone 2016.

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  Reply # 1158019 19-Oct-2014 19:06
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TeaLeaf: because we simply dont care about pixels and we dont game online much.

its likely to be more of an issue downloading files too and from cloud services. im pretty much set on vdsl, will be moving back into fibre zone 2016.


 

Well sending data TO the cloud relies on your upload speed. VDSL is 10 x faster than ADSL in this regard typically so that would be a major consideration I'd think.



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  Reply # 1158116 19-Oct-2014 22:01
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yep good point, plus its only $10 per month more. and the used telecom vdsl modems go for about $30 if i fail to source a freebie :-)



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  Reply # 1158323 20-Oct-2014 11:46
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I dont want a static IP, not having connected to the net in NZ for years, what do I ask for here? Public IP?

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  Reply # 1158324 20-Oct-2014 11:50
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TeaLeaf: I dont want a static IP, not having connected to the net in NZ for years, what do I ask for here? Public IP?


Dynamic. You will get that unless you specify otherwise. 




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  Reply # 1158337 20-Oct-2014 12:01
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So what is the benefit of public IP? Is it preferable not to be behind the CGNAT?

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  Reply # 1158354 20-Oct-2014 12:07
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TeaLeaf: So what is the benefit of public IP? Is it preferable not to be behind the CGNAT?


99% of home users wouldn't need one. I wouldn't worry about any of this. 


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