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.


mpc



38 posts

Geek


Topic # 103220 1-Jun-2012 14:57
Send private message

I did post in the main LAN forum but no response thus far - I'm hoping you guys can help out.

So my RTA1025W seems to be slowly dying . VOIP and internet is with Xnet, so I've already got an existing SPA2102 analog adaptor to deal with the voip/phone side of things.

I see that most people are suggesting half bridge with modem and seperate router. What are my options for a modem/router setup with the SPA2102?

I'd prefer not to slap down $90+ for the Draytek Vigor 120 modem and might grab a cheap RTA1320 from Trademe (knowing it will die in 1-2yrs). Any others I should consider?

A number of people seem to be recommending the TL-WR1043ND router; will this work with the SPA2102? I'm not sure if I have to get a router with added functionality to deal with the VOIP\SPA2102 side of things... or is a router that can handle QOS all I need?

Many thanks!


Create new topic
I'm @nate
6291 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 634267 1-Jun-2012 16:21
Send private message

mpc: I'd prefer not to slap down $90+ for the Draytek Vigor 120 modem and might grab a cheap RTA1320 from Trademe (knowing it will die in 1-2yrs). Any others I should consider?


Seriously, get the Draytek, it's not that much and will save you hours of headaches.  Trust me.




mpc



38 posts

Geek


  Reply # 638953 11-Jun-2012 14:18
Send private message

nate:
mpc: I'd prefer not to slap down $90+ for the Draytek Vigor 120 modem and might grab a cheap RTA1320 from Trademe (knowing it will die in 1-2yrs). Any others I should consider?


Seriously, get the Draytek, it's not that much and will save you hours of headaches.  Trust me.


Thanks Nate. Anyone got a recommendation for router options?

 
 
 
 


5019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2051

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 638966 11-Jun-2012 14:36
Send private message

mpc:
nate:
mpc: I'd prefer not to slap down $90+ for the Draytek Vigor 120 modem and might grab a cheap RTA1320 from Trademe (knowing it will die in 1-2yrs). Any others I should consider?


Seriously, get the Draytek, it's not that much and will save you hours of headaches.  Trust me.


Thanks Nate. Anyone got a recommendation for router options?

For VFX I'd go with the SRP527. You can probably get from WxC and pay over three months. If you have any issues with the "modem" side, you can switch LAN port 4 to WAN and use a Draytek there. These will also run your future fibre connection.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


14 posts

Geek


Reply # 645329 24-Jun-2012 06:35
Send private message

Just another Idea in case anyone is interested. I am using a Vodafone HuaweiHG556a, I chose this after trying to find a all in one modem/router/wifi/voip analog adapter and this one fits the bill and I picked it up on trademe for less than $10. I was using a regular wifi modem with a linksys RT31P2-NA for my router and voip with great results but wanted to downsize the desk clutter and stumbled across the Vodafone wifi/modem/router that with some tweaking of settings works as a voip adapter. Although I noticed the voice quality is slightly poorer I am happy with the end result as it is a stand on end unit and is tucked behind my monitor. Now just one unit instead of 2,3 or 4. Cheers

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



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.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.