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#268309 11-Mar-2020 17:58
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Someone else is thinking of getting broadband and mentioned that the wireless option the device can be transported around the home.  I haven't kept up with the technology, how is wireless home broadband like?  They are wanting it for usual internet and maybe a video camera conferencing set-up.  

 

 

 

What is the wireless speed typical like when compared to ADSL or Fibre 100/20?  

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers.  


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  #2436492 11-Mar-2020 18:59
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the only difference to normal broadband is it doesnt require plugging in to a jack (phone/ethernet) in the wall or into an ONT.

 

its not transportable as it requires connection to a power point.

 

Fibre 100 will usually beat WBB in terms of speed but will be way more consistent and should get that each and every time. WBB wont. both will be better than ADSL.


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  #2436498 11-Mar-2020 19:05
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I don't know why anyone would go for 4G when fibre is readily available, barring fibre installation issues.

 

If you have a decent wifi setup your connection is "transportable" around the house anyway.


 
 
 
 


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  #2436500 11-Mar-2020 19:08
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quickymart:

 

I don't know why anyone would go for 4G when fibre is readily available, barring fibre installation issues.

 

 

 

 

+1 and maybe also if you are really really price sensitive AND a low data user wireless can be cheaper. But in almost all cases I recommend fibre where you can get it, then VDSL as a second choice.


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  #2436501 11-Mar-2020 19:10
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If you can connect to fibre or a good VDSL connection I would not touch wireless

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  #2436512 11-Mar-2020 19:52
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We don't have fibre yet, so our main connection is VDSL.

I do however have a home office that runs off grid. It's too far from the house for running a cable or good wifi so I run a skinny 4g broadband modem.

We get 33mbps on VDSL. We go through close to 2tb a month.

I usually get closer to 100mbps on Skinny 4G which is great for work purposes (mostly Citrix/RDP)


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  #2436643 12-Mar-2020 09:13
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I'm currently using a mobile broadband service and I can't complain.

 

While we wait for the builder to complete our new home, we've moved into rented accommodation. This property that doesn't have any permanent internet access and the owners isn't interested in getting it installed.

 

Fortunately, I have my Vodafone Ultra Hub Plus router. This device as well as supporting any permanent almost any form of internet access also has a sim-card, so we have reasonable internet access via the local 4G mobile service.

 

Using my Vodafone TV device plugged into the router, we can access the Sky bundle of channels, Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, etc without any problems. And via a Dish TV device I can also access Spark Sports and Apple Plus. 

 

 




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  #2436651 12-Mar-2020 09:29
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Thanks for all of that :) 

 

 

 

Yep, I think fiber would be a longer term thing and the chrorus equipment would be there and they don't have to go thru the same hurdle again. 

 

 

 

The location they are thinking of getting it is in a rented hall.  If they put in fiber and they pack away their router, could other people simply plug in another router and get free internet?  


 
 
 
 


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  #2436667 12-Mar-2020 09:58
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rayonline:

 

The location they are thinking of getting it is in a rented hall.  If they put in fiber and they pack away their router, could other people simply plug in another router and get free internet?  

 

 

 

 

Yes. But surely it's better to get the fibre installed, keep the router in place, and give out the wifi password or guest network access as part of the hall rental to those who need it.




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  #2436714 12-Mar-2020 10:16
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cddt:

 

rayonline:

 

The location they are thinking of getting it is in a rented hall.  If they put in fiber and they pack away their router, could other people simply plug in another router and get free internet?  

 

 

 

 

Yes. But surely it's better to get the fibre installed, keep the router in place, and give out the wifi password or guest network access as part of the hall rental to those who need it.

 

 

 

 

They are tenants themselves.  The landlord is not paying for it.  


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  #2436748 12-Mar-2020 12:05
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Install ONT in locked cabinet.





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tchart: We don't have fibre yet, so our main connection is VDSL.

I do however have a home office that runs off grid. It's too far from the house for running a cable or good wifi so I run a skinny 4g broadband modem.

We get 33mbps on VDSL. We go through close to 2tb a month.

I usually get closer to 100mbps on Skinny 4G which is great for work purposes (mostly Citrix/RDP)


Just curious to why you don't use an eathernet over power setup? They're cheap as these days

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  #2437592 13-Mar-2020 16:27
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Aucklandjafa:
tchart: We don't have fibre yet, so our main connection is VDSL.

I do however have a home office that runs off grid. It's too far from the house for running a cable or good wifi so I run a skinny 4g broadband modem.

We get 33mbps on VDSL. We go through close to 2tb a month.

I usually get closer to 100mbps on Skinny 4G which is great for work purposes (mostly Citrix/RDP)


Just curious to why you don't use an eathernet over power setup? They're cheap as these days


No power either.

Office is totally off grid.

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