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# 104041 13-Jun-2012 19:24
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hi
Has anyone used a Fritzbox 7390 or any fritzbox, I currently use a vodafone Huawei hg556a and find its not that great. all the reviews I read the fritzbox is the best to get? any other recommendations? thanks


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  # 640356 13-Jun-2012 19:28
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It's a fantastic unit, as for other suggestions it depends what features you're after. If you have no need for VoIP and storage and want a rock solid DSL modem with good wireless a TP-Link for 1/3 of the price will work fine.




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  # 640362 13-Jun-2012 19:40
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great, can you suggest best t link to get?

 
 
 
 


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  # 640366 13-Jun-2012 19:54
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Once again it depends what your requirements are.

Asking which modem is best is a bit like asking which car is best.


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  # 640387 13-Jun-2012 20:28
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dont know if it helps but i use a fritzbox and without a doubt it's been the best modem i have used, it is so stable i have left it on for 7 weeks and it never once dropped the connection . Would buy another one in a second.




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  # 640491 14-Jun-2012 07:47
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vexxxboy: Would buy another one in a second.

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  # 640532 14-Jun-2012 09:23
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Yea I have the Fritzbox 7340 and it's really good now with the new firmware.

Only issues I have had is the VoIP, my phone rings randomly even when no 1 is calling. Not sure what is causing this.
Another thing I noticed which may be specific to my line is when I was on ADSL2+ I lost about 2-3mb/s sync speed over my netgear. This may be different now with the new firmware.

Also if your planning on bridging with another router, currently PPPOE pass through is not working.


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  # 640587 14-Jun-2012 10:57
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VoIP phones ringing with nobody there is typically bots looking for insecure VoIP proxies. It won't happen on a Linksys/Cisco device as you should have Restrict Source IP enabled, but Cisco are the only vender to have such an option.


 
 
 
 


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  # 640593 14-Jun-2012 11:05
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Yea, I have been looking into cisco stuff.

I still had the phantom calls even though I had unplugged the dsl which indicated it was the modem.

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  # 640779 14-Jun-2012 15:02
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One of my old phones would ring whenever the message waiting light came on with the newer handset. Simple solution was to throw the old phone away.




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  # 640794 14-Jun-2012 15:28
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Love the Huawei hg556a, use it for SIP/VoIP, hasn't caused any problems yet. Have updated the firmware on it but that's about it :-)

Just chugs away in the corner. :-)


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  # 642228 17-Jun-2012 21:14
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dcflyt: hi
Has anyone used a Fritzbox 7390 or any fritzbox, I currently use a vodafone Huawei hg556a and find its not that great. all the reviews I read the fritzbox is the best to get? any other recommendations? thanks



Woosh now offers a free Fritz!Box 7270 with their naked/sip plans. that should save you quite a few bucks.




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