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Topic # 116903 13-May-2013 16:06
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I am with telecom looking to jump to voda because of some deal ...

My question is - is the Voda modem any better than the Thomso 585 that I got from telecom - very poor wifi range ...

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  Reply # 816848 13-May-2013 16:13
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You asked the same question in the other thread you started, Would link to it but in a rush

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  Reply # 816850 13-May-2013 16:14
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Link sorry no BBcode love

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=116777



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  Reply # 816862 13-May-2013 16:31
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I guess the question was too specific for that other thread which was mainly asking about the Voda package whereas I can ask a specific question in the modem forum ...




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  Reply # 816864 13-May-2013 16:34
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Modem works as it should very stable

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  Reply # 816878 13-May-2013 16:45
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They work fine

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  Reply # 821548 18-May-2013 11:51
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But they block SIP and force you to use the 2 built-in analog outputs if you want a voip phone number. Voip traffic gets redirected through some obscure tunneling protocol, probably for QoS but seems to block SIP traffic from going to other VoIP providers.




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  Reply # 821606 18-May-2013 13:41
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webwat: But they block SIP and force you to use the 2 built-in analog outputs if you want a voip phone number. Voip traffic gets redirected through some obscure tunneling protocol, probably for QoS but seems to block SIP traffic from going to other VoIP providers.


I use VOIP provider 2Talk in conjunction with my Vodafone BB connection, as do a number of other GZ users. It's pretty easy to enable SIP on these modems.

EDIT: If you go down this route you'll need to enable Telnet first, then disable it when you've finished.

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  Reply # 821610 18-May-2013 13:55
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might also be worth noting Vodafone have recently changed the modem they send out

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/station/




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  Reply # 821649 18-May-2013 15:56
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Is the station any good




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  Reply # 821656 18-May-2013 17:14
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Don't know about this one. The old HG520 Wireless G modem was nice, and very stable. We had no end of problems with the Broadband Complete - the wifi or ADSL wasn't very stable from memory. Changing to a Draytek Vigor 120 and TP Link TL-WR1043ND fixed it completely though.

The LCD on the station is very cool!

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