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'That VDSL Cat'
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  # 2332263 7-Oct-2019 22:03
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nztim:

 

hio77:

 

a V5311? those got shunned pretty hard after actually being used in force.. they get quite warm and dont really perform as flexible as just bridging.. 

 

 

Interesting, They have always worked great for me

 

 

They just have a habbit of getting a little too warm..





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  # 2332522 8-Oct-2019 13:36
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Thanks for your advice!

 

 

 

Now I'm also looking at options on 2Degrees as well.

 

 

 

May I know is Wiring maintenance charge on Vodafone and Trustpower is also included on the plan, as I wouldn't able to see the option to select on both website but 2Degrees show the option for extra $3.95.

 

 

 

Also is 2degrees Home Phone Plus differ to the traditional phone lines like VOIP?

 

 

 

I have a cottage next to my house for my parents and they plugged it on the existing phone socket for landline.

 

Lastly, 2Degrees also showing best speed up to 30/10Mbps is it also actually matters?

 

Thanks for all your advice!

 

 

Cheers

 

 

 

Shin

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2332566 8-Oct-2019 13:58
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Broadband compare had the $75 plan for $65 the other day and still the $200 joining credit

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  # 2332571 8-Oct-2019 14:01
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The phone line is VoIP via the access point

Works really well



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  # 2332572 8-Oct-2019 14:04
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Linux: The phone line is VoIP via the access point

Works really well

 

 

 

Is it possible to use existing old phones on landline socket? Because their house is on next door and we are on same lanline cabling.


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  # 2332573 8-Oct-2019 14:04
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Shin:

 

 Trustpower offers $45*12 discount for 24-month contract at the moment.

 

On the face value, Trustpower is way to go,

 

 

 

 

Well in order to get that pricing you have to sign up for 24 months electricity with them and I'd say overall you'd be paying more.


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  # 2332621 8-Oct-2019 14:15
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Yes it is I have my parents connection setup that way

 
 
 
 




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  # 2332625 8-Oct-2019 14:18
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Linux: Yes it is I have my parents connection setup that way

 

 

 

That's cool. Is it also possible to plant the lineline number on mobile phones? Some overseas VOIP provider supports that which is very convenient.

 

 


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  # 2332672 8-Oct-2019 14:35
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Shin:

Linux: The phone line is VoIP via the access point

Works really well


 


Is it possible to use existing old phones on landline socket? Because their house is on next door and we are on same lanline cabling.



How many phones do you have around your house, your current phone line is on a NEAX which has ability to make up to 5 phones ring, running your house phone wiring off a modem those phones wont ring properly depending on gow many you have

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  # 2332745 8-Oct-2019 15:14
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Moved from MyRepublic to VFNZ and have had less problems. MyRepublic sealed it by waiting 10 days to respond to support ticket while they were trying to lock me in for another 12 months. 😅

 

Gained 300Mbps on the switch from 'gigabit' MR to equivalent VFNZ plan (unless VFNZ is paying fast.com). 


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  # 2332892 8-Oct-2019 17:51
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Shin:

 

Linux: Yes it is I have my parents connection setup that way

 

 

 

That's cool. Is it also possible to plant the lineline number on mobile phones? Some overseas VOIP provider supports that which is very convenient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/help-and-support/mobile/products-and-services/landline-on-your-mobile/





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  # 2332897 8-Oct-2019 18:01
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Jogre:

 

Gained 300Mbps on the switch from 'gigabit' MR to equivalent VFNZ plan (unless VFNZ is paying fast.com). 

 

 

Vodafone aren't paying off fast.com.

 

 

 

Vodafone have their own Netflix Caches on network, which is what Fast.com tests against...





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  # 2332918 8-Oct-2019 18:36
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hio77:

Jogre:


Gained 300Mbps on the switch from 'gigabit' MR to equivalent VFNZ plan (unless VFNZ is paying fast.com). 



Vodafone aren't paying off fast.com.


 


Vodafone have their own Netflix Caches on network, which is what Fast.com tests against...



I would not consider fast.com a reliable speedtest server

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  # 2332932 8-Oct-2019 18:44
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I would not consider fast.com a reliable speedtest server

 

yeah... It's pretty good for on network tests, but it is known to over read a tad. particularly if you ramp up the number of streams.. Which introduces a bit of ambiguity.

 

 

 

at the same time, speedtest.net has far more browser overhead and is dependant on a provider having a server (or connectivity to others)

 

Or a provider having a nperf server - not so popular pretty sure there is only one here from memory... Overhead in the browser atleast in my experience is the worst offender here.

 

or a provider having a Iperf server - a Public testable iperf server is asking to be hammered even more than speedtest.net

 

 

 

All in all, there is always a factor of unreliability in all the options unless you have full control end to end.

 

the perk fast.com has over all the rest is through all it's downfalls it doesn't under-read in the edgecases.

 

 

 

Personally i still prefer the mass use speedtest.net given it's universally accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

Overall though 99.9% of "Throughput issues" out there aren't on the provider themselves but the end user or somewhere inbetween the two.

 

It's not like this is NBN where it's to be expected that you can't hit your EIR!

 

 

 

 





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  # 2332957 8-Oct-2019 19:07
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hio77:

 

a Public testable iperf server is asking to be hammered

 

 

iperf is great for testing privately end to end performance between sites (e.g. VPN)

 

 

Overall though 99.9% of "Throughput issues" out there aren't on the provider themselves but the end user or somewhere inbetween the two.

 

 

Agree with you here, Internal Wiring, Cheap Filters, etc

 

 

It's not like this is NBN where it's to be expected that you can't hit your EIR!

 

 

We have it lucky here, my brother lives in a apartment building in Sydney where there is an only a 1gbit feed to the basement and VDSL to each unit (and there is 200 units)

 

 


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