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Topic # 151214 18-Aug-2014 03:39
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Could anyone out there help me with a question about what router could be used with a Vodafone cable connection? My mother who lives in Christchurch want to add WiFi to her setup. She currently has a Vodafone cable broadband (ex Telstra). I know that she has a static IP address configured in her PC and the cable modem plugs directly into it. What needs to be done to add a WiFi router to this setup? Anyone else have a similar setup who can make any recommendations? Do Vodafone in NZ help set this up for their customers as my mother will need help. As I live in the UK it's a bit difficult for me to assist. It's not something you can do with VNC.

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  Reply # 1110235 18-Aug-2014 07:51
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Hi, Telstra/Voda HFC cable service uses static assigned IP, and any standard router will do, in the past I have always recommended TP-Link as good value/performance, however recently I got burned with one that keeps doing DNS amplification even with the lattest firmware. But any of the big brands should be fine, ie Netgear, D-Link etc. Voda do provide a router at a cost its a Netcomm that seems to work well enough.

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  Reply # 1110724 18-Aug-2014 18:41
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cyril7: Hi, Telstra/Voda HFC cable service uses static assigned IP, and any standard router will do, in the past I have always recommended TP-Link as good value/performance, however recently I got burned with one that keeps doing DNS amplification even with the lattest firmware. But any of the big brands should be fine, ie Netgear, D-Link etc. Voda do provide a router at a cost its a Netcomm that seems to work well enough.

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Don't suppose you could give me any model numbers as an example?

Thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1110758 18-Aug-2014 19:34
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LondonKiwi: Hi there

Could anyone out there help me with a question about what router could be used with a Vodafone cable connection? My mother who lives in Christchurch want to add WiFi to her setup. She currently has a Vodafone cable broadband (ex Telstra). I know that she has a static IP address configured in her PC and the cable modem plugs directly into it. What needs to be done to add a WiFi router to this setup? Anyone else have a similar setup who can make any recommendations? Do Vodafone in NZ help set this up for their customers as my mother will need help. As I live in the UK it's a bit difficult for me to assist.


What sort of cable connection does your mother have? I presume that you haven't seen it yourself, as you live in the UK.
High speed or ADSL?
Does she now have a modem or a modem-router?
We need to know this before we can offer meaningful advice.

A typical high speed Vodafone cable installation provides two boxes - a (small) Cisco modem and a (larger) NetComm wireless router.

It sounds as if she needs a wireless router - not a modem/router.

I doubt whether Vodafone provide any setup service, except at the original installation.




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  Reply # 1110778 18-Aug-2014 20:01
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LondonKiwi: Hi there

Could anyone out there help me with a question about what router could be used with a Vodafone cable connection? My mother who lives in Christchurch want to add WiFi to her setup. She currently has a Vodafone cable broadband (ex Telstra). I know that she has a static IP address configured in her PC and the cable modem plugs directly into it. What needs to be done to add a WiFi router to this setup? Anyone else have a similar setup who can make any recommendations? Do Vodafone in NZ help set this up for their customers as my mother will need help. As I live in the UK it's a bit difficult for me to assist.


What sort of cable connection does your mother have? I presume that you haven't seen it yourself, as you live in the UK.
High speed or ADSL?
Does she now have a modem or a modem-router?
We need to know this before we can offer meaningful advice.

A typical high speed Vodafone cable installation provides two boxes - a (small) Cisco modem and a (larger) NetComm wireless router.

It sounds as if she needs a wireless router - not a modem/router.

I doubt whether Vodafone provide any setup service, except at the original installation.


I did see it when I was back in NZ a couple of years ago.  She just has a black Motorola (I think) modem that plugs directly into her PC.  She lives in one of the (few) areas where Telstra installed cable so its not "normal" broadband.  Its not ADSL like I have in the UK.  She will need a wireless/router.

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  Reply # 1110781 18-Aug-2014 20:08
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What you need is a plain router, not a ADSL modem.

You can follow cyril7's advice. If the connection uses a Motorola Surfboard then it's not the 100/130 Mbps connection but the slower 15 Mbps connection. Any router would work with that.

Removed all the ADSL suggestions as they aren't relevant.





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