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Wannabe Geek

# 16380 7-Oct-2007 02:47

Hi all,

Thinking about getting broadband and need some advice on getting setup..?

Whats missing... ? ... what could be a betr.... blah blah :Tongue out

I have: 1x Comp, use:surfing net and downloading... some gaming
           2x fone jacks both have fones on them,

nothing apart from comp and fones on line
Live in rotorua CBD

What do I need to purchase when setting up? e.g. the micro filters and spilters etc?

So far planning on ...

Netgear DG834 4 Port Router ADSL Modem $106.25 (

also looking at going with            Xnet for ISP .... River Plan  - (FLS down, 128kb up)
                                                                                         Managed data usage of 25.44GB


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  # 89906 7-Oct-2007 07:47
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Sounds good. Put a filter on each phone jack...

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  # 89929 7-Oct-2007 11:39
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You are certainly on the right track there mate. Nice choice of router too.

The only thing I would point out is, upgrade to a MAX upload, this will ensure you get the best possible speed out of your connection, as opposed to 128kb/s, which doesn't cut the cake these days.


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  # 90000 7-Oct-2007 21:04
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ZIMsar10: You are certainly on the right track there mate. Nice choice of router too.

The only thing I would point out is, upgrade to a MAX upload, this will ensure you get the best possible speed out of your connection, as opposed to 128kb/s, which doesn't cut the cake these days.

River is more than quick enough for me, I don't do alot of uploading and 4.5mb down is far more than enough for you tube, general browsing and downloading stuff, it all depends on what you're doing with it, how impatient you are and how much you want to pay

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Wannabe Geek

  # 90025 8-Oct-2007 03:46

thanks for the help... so good to get some help from experienced peeps! just little things that trip me up ..

so the river plans all good! YAY!

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  # 90041 8-Oct-2007 09:13
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Sounds good. Put a filter on each phone jack...

Only put a filter on jacks with phone/fax/skyboxs connected to them, a filter in itself (without a phone connected on it) does have some line loading, Telecom recommend no more than 5filters across the line (which is also a typical max of REN). So dont put one in a jack if you have no phone in the jack, the less the better. If you have a phone and a fax at the same jack, install a filter/splitter at that jack and put a 2way phone splitter post the filter/splitter to feed those two pots (plain old Telephone) circuits, ie one filter to feed two pots devices is fine.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 90199 9-Oct-2007 00:00

ok .. what type of cable am I after.... whats the best/ fastest?

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  # 90227 9-Oct-2007 09:44
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Ummm, is the cabling already in the walls of your house, if so what type of cable is it. If its Cat3 or Cat5e/6 then is fine, if its the old grey stuff with little twist then I recommend you replace it if possible. Cat3 is white with 2pair (sometimes 3pairs) this is perfectly fine for ADSL carridge.

If you have the ability to do wiring then I recommend that you wire a fixed ADSL filter (MM3200B) into the line at the first phone point in the house. From here use one pair in the cat3 to carry the ADSL line to the point where you wish to site the modem, and the other pair to carry the phone (POTS) circuits through the house. Dont leave a stub on the ADSL circuit beyond the point where you site the modem, and dont place any Y's in the direct ADSL circuit, ideally place the modem as close to the first phone socket as possible.

Alternatively if you have the access to completely alter the wiring in your home, then replace it all with Cat5e/6. Run a pair from the demac point to a central hub (closet in the office), install a wired in filter (MM3200B) at the hub. Run all the phone sockets in the house in star config back to the closet, ideally replace all BT phone sockets with RJ45s so they can be used as ethernet or phone (or both simultaneously). At the hub install a small ethernet patch panel and disrtibute the ethernet circuits from the router from their.



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  # 90232 9-Oct-2007 10:30
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assuming you mean the cables to connect the router to the phone socket and the computer I think they'll both come with the router. The cable from the router to the computer will be an ethernet cable (patch lead) and will plug into the network port on your computer

we should have mentioned earlier that if your computer doesn't have a network port you will require a network card and a space in your computer to put it in (or a usb modem instead of the router mentioned above and a free (unused) usb port on your computer)

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