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Topic # 204493 4-Oct-2016 11:04
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Team GZ

 

Are any of you currently using Voyager for residential offerings?

 

Considering making a change from VF, and many moons ago Voyager used to be my home ISP back with dial-up.

 

Seems they're now offering residential again and am looking for feedback from those using them.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 


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  Reply # 1645132 4-Oct-2016 11:15
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Yes I have a connection with them - I switched from WXC to them around 2 weeks ago.

 

- Support is very good (however only during certain hours).
- Speeds are good in general.
- The general product (VDSL + VoIP + Managed Router) is also very good.

 

I would strongly recommend them as an option.







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  Reply # 1645136 4-Oct-2016 11:20
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Thanks, am also using WXC as my VOIP provider for work and that is what led me to their residential options


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1645161 4-Oct-2016 11:53
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Yup, was with V/fone but they couldnt offer me what I wanted so looked around and found Voyager could do what I wanted for $80 less :)

 

Signed up on VDSL and been very happy with them - open about any network issues, phones answered within 30s (the times Ive called).

 

 





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  Reply # 1645200 4-Oct-2016 12:37
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I've been with them for a couple of months now.

 

Signed up for the $69 unlimited contract for 24 months.

 

We are rural so can only get ADSL1 at about 5Mbps so can't really comment on the speed but it is no different to our connection we had with Slingshot previously.

 

It works great though and we watch streaming stuff on the AppleTV4 and it comes through in HD no problem.

 

Our VoIP is with 2talk.





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  Reply # 1645202 4-Oct-2016 12:42
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I've also been pondering Voyager. Can someone please do a traceroute to 12.129.222.10?


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  Reply # 1645205 4-Oct-2016 12:46
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We have a bunch of customers with them, and I use them at home. Support is pretty good, though only during business hours, which is a little frustrating. 

 

Pricing is good. Their voice platform hasn't been as reliable as I'd hoped (We don't use it so I am unaffected). I believe they have moved forward projects to cope with improved performance and reliability in that regard. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1645209 4-Oct-2016 12:51
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1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
2 5 ms 5 ms 4 ms 114.23.3.254
3 5 ms 4 ms 4 ms ae-0-942.cr1.mdr.vygr.net [114.23.3.248]
4 4 ms 4 ms 4 ms 203.97.9.97
5 5 ms 4 ms 4 ms be10-2.bgnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz [203.109.130.41]
6 128 ms 128 ms 128 ms 10.123.80.69
7 129 ms 148 ms 178 ms v422.core1.sjc1.he.net [216.218.254.57]
8 136 ms 129 ms 128 ms 100ge1-1.core1.sjc2.he.net [184.105.213.94]
9 141 ms 139 ms 139 ms att-internet4-as7018.10gigabitethernet9-8.core1.sjc2.he.net [64.62.171.66]
10 137 ms 139 ms 139 ms cr1.sffca.ip.att.net [12.122.114.54]
11 135 ms 135 ms 135 ms 12.123.244.5
12 * * * Request timed out.
13 * * * Request timed out.
14 * * * Request timed out.
15 * * * Request timed out.
16 * * * Request timed out.
17 * * * Request timed out.
18 * * * Request timed out


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  Reply # 1645211 4-Oct-2016 12:52
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Behodar:

 

I've also been pondering Voyager. Can someone please do a traceroute to 12.129.222.10?

 

 

 

 

1 unknown (192.168.1.1) 0.270 ms 0.449 ms 0.510 ms
2 114.23.3.254 (114.23.3.254) 3.478 ms 3.471 ms 3.535 ms
3 ae-0-942.cr1.mdr.vygr.net (114.23.3.248) 3.889 ms 3.879 ms 3.959 ms
4 203.97.9.97 (203.97.9.97) 3.978 ms 4.052 ms 4.041 ms
5 be10-2.bgnzftc02.akl.vf.net.nz (203.109.130.41) 4.734 ms 4.980 ms 5.029 ms
6 10.123.80.69 (10.123.80.69) 128.922 ms 128.171 ms 128.141 ms
7 v422.core1.sjc1.he.net (216.218.254.57) 138.526 ms 132.232 ms 134.068 ms
8 10ge7-2.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.118) 127.492 ms 135.533 ms 100ge1-1.core1.sjc2.he.net (184.105.213.94) 138.029 ms
9 att-internet4-as7018.10gigabitethernet9-8.core1.sjc2.he.net (64.62.171.66) 139.891 ms 139.773 ms 139.860 ms
10 cr2.sffca.ip.att.net (12.122.149.146) 137.812 ms 137.844 ms 137.803 ms
11 12.123.244.65 (12.123.244.65) 135.150 ms 134.124 ms 134.224 ms
12 * * *
13 12-122-254-238.attens.net (12.122.254.238) 147.422 ms 12-122-254-226.attens.net (12.122.254.226) 135.366 ms 135.016 ms
14 mdf001c7613r0002.lax1.attens.net (206.16.68.54) 135.115 ms mdf001c7613r0004-gig-10-1.lax1.attens.net (12.129.193.250) 135.117 ms mdf001c7613r0002.lax1.attens.net (206.16.68.54) 135.116 ms
15 * * *
16 * * *
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  Reply # 1645214 4-Oct-2016 12:55
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Thanks. That looks fairly promising :)


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  Reply # 1645236 4-Oct-2016 14:03
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Just another one from my VDSL connection:

 

mmurphy@parasect:~$ traceroute 12.129.222.10
traceroute to 12.129.222.10 (12.129.222.10), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 gateway (192.168.2.1) 0.693 ms 0.742 ms 0.929 ms
2 114.23.3.254 (114.23.3.254) 19.340 ms 19.379 ms 19.474 ms
3 ae-0-942.cr1.mdr.vygr.net (114.23.3.248) 19.980 ms 19.946 ms 19.919 ms
4 203.97.9.97 (203.97.9.97) 19.986 ms 20.100 ms 20.293 ms
5 gi2-20.akl-grafton-bdr1.ihug.net (203.109.130.41) 21.422 ms 21.416 ms 21.420 ms
6 10.123.80.69 (10.123.80.69) 146.114 ms 143.629 ms 143.824 ms
7 v422.core1.sjc1.he.net (216.218.254.57) 206.568 ms 163.690 ms 186.281 ms
8 10ge7-2.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.118) 143.842 ms 100ge1-1.core1.sjc2.he.net (184.105.213.94) 143.564 ms 10ge7-2.core1.sjc2.he.net (72.52.92.118) 143.729 ms
9 att-internet4-as7018.10gigabitethernet9-8.core1.sjc2.he.net (64.62.171.66) 153.477 ms 153.580 ms 153.361 ms
10 cr1.sffca.ip.att.net (12.122.114.54) 150.990 ms 150.769 ms 154.280 ms
11 12.123.244.5 (12.123.244.5) 150.729 ms 149.547 ms 149.441 ms
12 * * *
13 12-122-254-238.attens.net (12.122.254.238) 153.741 ms 12-122-254-230.attens.net (12.122.254.230) 155.366 ms 12.122.251.190 (12.122.251.190) 153.652 ms
14 206.16.68.46 (206.16.68.46) 153.724 ms 206.16.68.50 (206.16.68.50) 154.752 ms 206.16.68.46 (206.16.68.46) 155.029 ms
15 * * *
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  Reply # 1645358 4-Oct-2016 18:00
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I've been considering Voyager as well, but im not sure how the voip would work with it's current setup.

 

I currently have 2 gigaset phones registered to my ftitzbox - is it a simple case of connect fritzbox to phone1 on the voyager router or ?


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  Reply # 1645359 4-Oct-2016 18:07
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Deamo:

 

I've been considering Voyager as well, but im not sure how the voip would work with it's current setup.

 

I currently have 2 gigaset phones registered to my ftitzbox - is it a simple case of connect fritzbox to phone1 on the voyager router or ?

 

 

There is 2 ports on the router if needed for 2 phones otherwise just connect the phones base unit to the port on the router and bazinga you're away.





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  Reply # 1645417 4-Oct-2016 19:53
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michaelmurfy:

 

Deamo:

 

I've been considering Voyager as well, but im not sure how the voip would work with it's current setup.

 

I currently have 2 gigaset phones registered to my ftitzbox - is it a simple case of connect fritzbox to phone1 on the voyager router or ?

 

 

There is 2 ports on the router if needed for 2 phones otherwise just connect the phones base unit to the port on the router and bazinga you're away.

 

 

Ok, cool. so connect Fritz phone1 to zyxel phone1.

 

The fritzbox is the base station for the handsets, they're both connected by dect.


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  Reply # 1645446 4-Oct-2016 20:48
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Deamo:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

Deamo:

 

I've been considering Voyager as well, but im not sure how the voip would work with it's current setup.

 

I currently have 2 gigaset phones registered to my ftitzbox - is it a simple case of connect fritzbox to phone1 on the voyager router or ?

 

 

There is 2 ports on the router if needed for 2 phones otherwise just connect the phones base unit to the port on the router and bazinga you're away.

 

 

Ok, cool. so connect Fritz phone1 to zyxel phone1.

 

The fritzbox is the base station for the handsets, they're both connected by dect.

 

 

Why not just use the original base station that come with the phones and hook it up via that? The DECT on the Fritz is dodgy anyway... You won't be able to use the Fritz! with a Voyager VoIP line.





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  Reply # 1645535 5-Oct-2016 01:01
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Behodar:

 

Thanks. That looks fairly promising :)

 

 

I think all those traces go via San Jose. I suspect you can save some latency if you find an ISP which goes directly to Los Angeles; best case is RTT ~126ms Auckland <-> Los Angeles.

 

SJ <-> LA is 9ms according to https://ipnetwork.bgtmo.ip.att.net/pws/network_delay.html which looks about right seeing as those posts above were around 135ms :) But I'm not a network engineer, *shrug* ask your ISP about it!

 

(just in case you didn't figure it out, look for the airport codes, SJC => San Jose, LAX => Los Angeles, LGA => New York, etc..)


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