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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 150618 28-Jul-2014 17:15
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We are currently using a Thomson wireless provided by Telecom about 3 years ago.  We have a lot of drop outs.  So I have borrowed a Huawei modem/router and so far we aren't getting drop outs..  We are in a street that can't get VDSL and ultra fibre won't be available for at least 2 years. 
So our next option is to buy a decent router.
My questions are what would you recommend?  
And I would prefer a modem/router all in one as it just seems easier, but if we were to go for a decent router, what modem do we then get?
We also lose wifi connection in the lounge as its obviously just a little out of range.  So are there modem/routers that have a better wifi range?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1097280 28-Jul-2014 18:04
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Oh and I forgot to ask if its worth getting an AC router? I have read my iPhone 5s can't use 5802.11ac but Im not sure about our iMac

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  Reply # 1098064 29-Jul-2014 18:01
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Telecom actually give out a Huawei modem these days which is semi decent (at least compared to the Thomson/Technicolor crap they gave out in the past). 

You may want to try ringing the broadband helpdesk, you can probably get one free one if you complain about your current modem and/or go on a new 12month contract. 

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1098101 29-Jul-2014 18:56
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Thanks for your reply.  Telecom offered us one for $99 which I have been using for a couple of days as I borrowed one.
We ended up buying a Netgear D6300, and so far everything is working perfectly.

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