Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


#293032 22-Dec-2021 20:52
Send private message

Hi there,

 

 

 

I recently moved in a new rent and the previous tenant left a device called Calix GigaHub 812Gv2.

 

Fibre cable from the wall is connected to the device and only Power and Broadband lamps go on when I turned on it.

 

Does anybody know what that mean? If I apply for a Fibre connection to an ISP, should I able to get the internet with this?

 

 

 

Thanks!

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Affiliate link
 
 
 

Affiliate link: Trade NZ and US shares and funds with Sharesies.
Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837078 22-Dec-2021 20:55
Send private message

ONT for North Power fibre customers

I have one behind my TV

Contact a ISP and they can get you connected but you will require a access point that the ISP will courier you

Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837080 22-Dec-2021 21:00
Send private message

FYI it is not abandoned it is meant to remain in the house and is owned by North Power

tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


#2837082 22-Dec-2021 21:03
Send private message

Thanks for the quick reply!

 

In terms of the access point, I plan to buy a travel router as I do need a wireless network for mobile 😅




Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837083 22-Dec-2021 21:06
Send private message

Travel router will not work with the ONT I would recommend 2degrees as they will provide a Fritzbox to connect to the ONT

Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837084 22-Dec-2021 21:08
Send private message

What area approx have you moved into?

tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #2837085 22-Dec-2021 21:09
Send private message

Good to hear that! I'll contact to 2 degrees. Thanks!

 

Linux: Travel router will not work with the ONT I would recommend 2degrees as they will provide a Fritzbox to connect to the ONT

 

I actually considered Voyage as my friend recommended.


tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #2837086 22-Dec-2021 21:10
Send private message

Linux: What area approx have you moved into?

 

I moved into Whangarei.




michaelmurfy
/dev/ttys0
10971 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
ID Verified
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837095 22-Dec-2021 22:05
Send private message

If you want something cheap and cheerful then I also recommend Skinny who currently have a few months free: https://skinny.co.nz/broadband/

 

Sign up to Fixed Line Fibre, 300/100Mbit plan (IIRC it is $78/mo) and you get a pretty good router to go along with it.





Michael Murphy | https://murfy.nz | https://keybase.io/michaelmurfy - Referral Links: Sharesies | Electric Kiwi
Are you happy with what you get from Geekzone? Please consider supporting us by making a donation.


tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #2837149 23-Dec-2021 08:38
Send private message

michaelmurfy:

 

If you want something cheap and cheerful then I also recommend Skinny who currently have a few months free: https://skinny.co.nz/broadband/

 

Sign up to Fixed Line Fibre, 300/100Mbit plan (IIRC it is $78/mo) and you get a pretty good router to go along with it.

 

 

Thanks! I've been with Skinny but they said they can't provide fibre in Northland because they don't have the right 😅


Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837200 23-Dec-2021 08:42
Send private message

tamacky:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

If you want something cheap and cheerful then I also recommend Skinny who currently have a few months free: https://skinny.co.nz/broadband/

 

Sign up to Fixed Line Fibre, 300/100Mbit plan (IIRC it is $78/mo) and you get a pretty good router to go along with it.

 

 

Thanks! I've been with Skinny but they said they can't provide fibre in Northland because they don't have the right 😅

 

 

They do not want to pay for the right more like it


MaxineN
1031 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Subscriber

  #2837211 23-Dec-2021 08:57
Send private message

tamacky:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

If you want something cheap and cheerful then I also recommend Skinny who currently have a few months free: https://skinny.co.nz/broadband/

 

Sign up to Fixed Line Fibre, 300/100Mbit plan (IIRC it is $78/mo) and you get a pretty good router to go along with it.

 

 

Thanks! I've been with Skinny but they said they can't provide fibre in Northland because they don't have the right 😅

 

 

I just threw in my old Whangarei address.

 

Literally ADSL only despite I know there being fibre installed and was with Orcon, MyR and Uber at one point with the 3 years I rented that place.

 

Even Spark offers fibre and Skinny is Spark in almost every way(because Spark own them and created Skinny!).

 

Bizarre.





Ramblings from a mysterious lady who's into tech. Warning I may often create zingers.

 

Opinions are my own. They don't represent my employer.


quickymart
8736 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified

  #2837252 23-Dec-2021 10:49
Send private message

Voyager or 2degrees could both be good options to look at, although 2degrees is a bit hard to get hold of lately.


tamacky

8 posts

Wannabe Geek


#2837279 23-Dec-2021 11:28
Send private message

quickymart:

 

Voyager or 2degrees could both be good options to look at, although 2degrees is a bit hard to get hold of lately.

 

 

Yea, one of my friends recommended Voyager and they were my first thought.

 

But now I'm not sure their router could work with the ONT (Calix GigaHub 812Gv2) in my place 🤔

 

2 degrees provides Fritzbox as Linux mentioned above and Voyager's one might be Huawei HG659.

 

https://helpdesk.voyager.co.nz/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/231/22/setting-up-your-voyager-hg659-router-for-the-first-time

 

 

 

Are they kinda compatible?


Linux
8988 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2837281 23-Dec-2021 11:30
Send private message

What any ISP provides will work with that ONT

Voyager is a good ISP no complaints from me

quickymart
8736 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified

  #2837294 23-Dec-2021 12:08
Send private message

Yep, like John says it doesn't matter what router they provide, it will work with the ONT.


 1 | 2
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

D-Link G415 4G Smart Router Review
Posted 27-Jun-2022 17:24


New Zealand Video Game Sales Reaches $540 Million
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:49


Github Copilot Generally Available to All Developers
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:37


Logitech G Introduces the New Astro A10 Headset
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:20


Fitbit introduces Sleep Profiles
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:11


Synology Introduces FlashStation FS3410
Posted 26-Jun-2022 14:04


Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08


JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05


New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35


Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10


Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01


HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31


Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10


Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.