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Topic # 27540 29-Oct-2008 23:05
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Hi There,

I'm emigrating to Wellington in Dec and I was wondering if I can use my Belkin wireless modem on the NZ ADSL infrastructure. Here is a link to details of my modem.

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=252506

Also, can I use my UK landline phone voer there? 

Cheers

Craig

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  Reply # 174543 30-Oct-2008 08:23
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Hi, that modem should work just fine here, its acutally sold here but in the -4au version, however I think this only relates to preconfigured setup details for TelecomNZ and Aus ISPs, but all details can be configured manually. Its a pretty common Texas AR7 chipset, which does not have a good reputation, and in this Belkin format I have had several die on the ADSL modem side of things, so personally would look for a better modem.

The current Telecom ISAMs seem to work best with Broadcom chipsets.

Cyril



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  Reply # 174752 30-Oct-2008 22:20
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Cyril,

Thanks for that. Regarding the reliability of the modem, I've never had a problem with it in the 2 years I've had it but then I only ever have it on for 4 or 5 hours at any one given time.

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  Reply # 174773 31-Oct-2008 06:49
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Take a butcher's at this, I think the general agreement is that if you are on good line then AR7 based modems seems ok, otherwise they spend their life reconnecting. Broadcom on the other hand from my experience just seem to keep going, I think my current modem has been up for 8weeks or more currently.

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  Reply # 174790 31-Oct-2008 08:40
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broonie27: Hi There,


Also, can I use my UK landline phone voer there? 

Cheers

Craig

Your landline fone will work here with the exception that  any a button marked as Flash won't work unless there is a switch program option to set this to say 500 ms hook flash time or do it  manually by pressing to hook switch..





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  Reply # 174796 31-Oct-2008 09:03
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If it helps, I moved from the UK and my Wireless/ADSL Netscreen 5GT works just fine in the UK with both ADSL and Wireless.

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