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Topic # 151259 19-Aug-2014 16:03
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Hi

I have a slingshot all you can eat VDSL account. I got a free VDSL modem with it, Energy Imports, it's the standard Slingshot offering.

When I got VDSL, I did not know what to expect, so I figured I'd stick with 'free' and go from there. This modem is now dying/stalling at least once a week, but my browsing and streaming habits are catching up with what VDSL can handle. I have no experience in VDSL devices and I have a basic list of requirements, if somebody has similar requirements to me and can recommend a good modem, I'd be very grateful.

I have a Synology NAS device and want to use the VPN/Web features securely (selective port forwarding only, please).

I have a WDTVLive device and I want to use the streaming/browsing features mostly with no chopping.

My friends and I have smartphones/tablets so I would love some level of guest isolation for guests and good throughput for trusted.

I have a few computers and I work with computers, so it need to be good for large downloads (ISO images, installers etc.).

I use all the network functionality of the Synology NAS, so it does not have to handle DHCP, DNS or anything like that, it also does not need more than one Ethernet port as I have a good switch.

My budget is $200.

Thanks


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  Reply # 1111380 19-Aug-2014 16:20
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I'd recommend finding another $100 and getting the Asus DSL-N66U.  There's not enough product in the VDSL market to get anything better cheaper.  I'd offer you a Huawei but it's a lot of suck.

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  Reply # 1111382 19-Aug-2014 16:24
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Fritzbox, Asus one Glassboy said.




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  Reply # 1111386 19-Aug-2014 16:29
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Defiantly iver a Fritz or  DSL-N66U

My personal preference is the Ftitz ( preferably running the older firmwares..), very handy for self debugging a fault too.  

The asus is the cheaper option however...




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  Reply # 1111399 19-Aug-2014 16:46
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Where can I get a Fritzbox in NZ?

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  Reply # 1111404 19-Aug-2014 16:48
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gundar: Where can I get a Fritzbox in NZ?


Snap are a distributor for NZ, Last i heard, if asked they will straight up sell you one.


otherwise trademe, although it looks like they dont have any right now.




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  Reply # 1111429 19-Aug-2014 17:10
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hio77:
gundar: Where can I get a Fritzbox in NZ?


Snap are a distributor for NZ, Last i heard, if asked they will straight up sell you one.


otherwise trademe, although it looks like they dont have any right now.


I thought a guy from Woosh was the importer.




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  Reply # 1111447 19-Aug-2014 17:21
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TimA:
hio77:
gundar: Where can I get a Fritzbox in NZ?


Snap are a distributor for NZ, Last i heard, if asked they will straight up sell you one.


otherwise trademe, although it looks like they dont have any right now.


I thought a guy from Woosh was the importer.


Haven't heard that one.

Know for a fact Snap do, or atlest used to, sell them upfront, and the only distributor i have seen mentioned on GZ..




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  Reply # 1112385 20-Aug-2014 20:40
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Yes, Snap are the distributors for NZ.

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  Reply # 1112387 20-Aug-2014 20:42
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theEd: Yes, Snap are the distributors for NZ.


AH! there it is!

i could not dig up that link!




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