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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?
THanks

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  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).
http://www.telecom.co.nz/shop/internet/modems/ 

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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  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.
Thanks 

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