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# 210601 3-Apr-2017 14:35
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I have been asked by a (non-technical) colleague to recommend an affordable all-in-one router for their VDSL2 connection. I would want to recommend something that will also work with fibre if they upgrade.

 

I don't generally deal with stuff in the home market, so aren't really sure what to suggest.

 

They basically just want an affordable single-box solution (router/switch/wifi), that they can pickup from the like of PB tech or similar.

 

 





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  # 1753833 3-Apr-2017 14:37
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Read this

 

 http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=197871


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  # 1753877 3-Apr-2017 15:44
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Tell him to get a FritzBox 7490 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1754919 3-Apr-2017 17:32
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I've used a Netcomm NF4V on ADSL, VDSL and now fibre. No major issues.

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  # 1754940 3-Apr-2017 18:16
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I bought a NF4V to replace the horrible tripleplay thing that Slingshot provided (shortly before they started issuing the NF4V instead). 

 

I've been happy with it.  It does everything I need including built-in ATA, and it's reliable.  WiFi performance is nothing special but most things in my house are wired from the router's gigabit switch


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  # 1756064 4-Apr-2017 00:10
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Compared to the NF4V the fritzbox is miles ahead it has 5GHz wifi and usb3.0 ports for HDD's so it can act like a NAS and media streamer the NF4V has the same problem as the NF8V dicky DNS which requires you to restart the modem to regain Internet usability 


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  # 1756077 4-Apr-2017 05:25
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Athlonite:

 

Compared to the NF4V the fritzbox is miles ahead it has 5GHz wifi and usb3.0 ports for HDD's so it can act like a NAS and media streamer the NF4V has the same problem as the NF8V dicky DNS which requires you to restart the modem to regain Internet usability 

 

 

pretty sure the NF8AC has had that issue fixed. but you could get around that by manually assigning your devices the DNS servers


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  # 1756116 4-Apr-2017 09:32
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Paul1977:

I have been asked by a (non-technical) colleague to recommend an affordable all-in-one router for their VDSL2 connection. I would want to recommend something that will also work with fibre if they upgrade.


I don't generally deal with stuff in the home market, so aren't really sure what to suggest.


They basically just want an affordable single-box solution (router/switch/wifi), that they can pickup from the like of PB tech or similar.


 



I'm gonna say Asus rt ac68u if he has many old devices, or not many devices; rt ac3200 if he has many new devices or has a lot of money




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  # 1756120 4-Apr-2017 09:39
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joker97:

I'm gonna say Asus rt ac68u if he has many old devices, or not many devices; rt ac3200 if he has many new devices or has a lot of money

 

Aren't the RT models router-only? The AC68U comes in a DSL model as well, which would meet the all-in-one requirement. I have the RT model and it's an excellent router. Improved the wireless reception in my house tremendously.





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  # 1756122 4-Apr-2017 09:42
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HG659,

 

All you need for a home in that device. Seems to be stable and have great features and no traffic handling problems on UFB.

 

You can get these for SFA or free most times. Cant pass it up if money is a factor.


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  # 1756146 4-Apr-2017 10:01
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The range and throughput of the hg659 is very poor compared to my suggestions.

But very very cheap yes.




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  # 1756148 4-Apr-2017 10:03
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littleheaven:

joker97:

I'm gonna say Asus rt ac68u if he has many old devices, or not many devices; rt ac3200 if he has many new devices or has a lot of money


Aren't the RT models router-only? The AC68U comes in a DSL model as well, which would meet the all-in-one requirement. I have the RT model and it's an excellent router. Improved the wireless reception in my house tremendously.



I don't know what you mean by router only? It works for my UFB. Sorry don't know about vdsl. Should do?




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  # 1756150 4-Apr-2017 10:04
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joker97: The range and throughput of the hg659 is very poor compared to my suggestions.

But very very cheap yes.

 

 

 

Yeap i agree its not on par with that you posted but an all round cost effective good device for the home!

 

 

 

 


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  # 1756160 4-Apr-2017 10:17
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I guess we have to ask OP for the budget. The hg659 can be had second hand for $50 on GZ, maybe up to $99 but if you are getting to the 3 figure mark spend a few more quid for the mighty Asus.




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  # 1756178 4-Apr-2017 10:49
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joker97:
littleheaven:

 

joker97:

I'm gonna say Asus rt ac68u if he has many old devices, or not many devices; rt ac3200 if he has many new devices or has a lot of money

 

 

 

Aren't the RT models router-only? The AC68U comes in a DSL model as well, which would meet the all-in-one requirement. I have the RT model and it's an excellent router. Improved the wireless reception in my house tremendously.

 



I don't know what you mean by router only? It works for my UFB. Sorry don't know about vdsl. Should do?

 

UFB doesn't need a modem (the ONT replaces that function) but if the OP is currently on ADSL or VDSL they'll need a modem too. Or they can bridge the RT model to their existing modem (that's what I'm doing at my place with excellent results), but they wanted an all-in-one solution, so the DSL model may suit better.





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  # 1756183 4-Apr-2017 10:56
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littleheaven:

 

joker97:
littleheaven:

 

joker97:

I'm gonna say Asus rt ac68u if he has many old devices, or not many devices; rt ac3200 if he has many new devices or has a lot of money

 

 

 

Aren't the RT models router-only? The AC68U comes in a DSL model as well, which would meet the all-in-one requirement. I have the RT model and it's an excellent router. Improved the wireless reception in my house tremendously.

 



I don't know what you mean by router only? It works for my UFB. Sorry don't know about vdsl. Should do?

 

UFB doesn't need a modem (the ONT replaces that function) but if the OP is currently on ADSL or VDSL they'll need a modem too. Or they can bridge the RT model to their existing modem (that's what I'm doing at my place with excellent results), but they wanted an all-in-one solution, so the DSL model may suit better.

 

 

 

 

OP maybe best to buy a HG659 to mess around with for a few months till they go UFB and get a setup dedicated to that. @michaelmurfy is the pro on that.

 

 

 

We are talking about a device here that covers every single base, ADSL, VDSL, UFB. Thats the HG659. That Asus is a router only. The xDSL capable Asus devices with the same router specs are sub $500


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